I know "fall goals" is broad, but I like to set generic goals without specific timeframes so that I can feel better when I accomplish them. Also, I'm still in the student mindset where everything happens in a semester timeframe. Anyways... lately that I've been getting a lot more down and depressed then I care to admit. I'm frustrated with the lack of steady 9-5 job (though I know that won't solve all life's woes) and I think it's because without that title and official-ness, I feel like I'm not accomplishing anything. So, I thought...maybe setting my own personal goals will help me get out of that rut a little. Here are some things I want to accomplish. I'm looking to not only hold myself accountable, but for advice on what you've found helpful as well!
+Create: I feel better about myself when I'm creating something. In St. Louis, that meant blogging 5 times a week. Anything. Creating blog posts, school papers, editorials, crock pot recipes...something.
+Celebrate: I get down and out on myself far, far too often. Depression has become a far too constant, and willing, companion. I'm hoping that by stating something I'm grateful for every day, I can start battling those dark thoughts and making more light in my life. I still haven't decided if I will do this via a journal, twitter, or monthly-round up blog post list. Any suggestions for me?
+Exercise. I want to be healthy, and I want to form healthy habits. Grad school (and three jobs) make for an insanely hectic time, and I know that exercise is a great way to process that and ease stress (and the stress hormones that make you fat). I also would like to look attractive for my roomsicle's wedding wink wink. I struggle with this because the gym turns into "one more to-do" on my really long, long list. How do you combat that? I'm hoping tagging along with Not Entirely Perfect's monthly goal setting link up (fitness themed for September) will help this one get off to a good start!
What type of goals have you set lately?
What's your best tip for holding yourself accountable and tracking progress?