I have a Plan. I’ve been thinking about it for the last couple of months. But I realised that I needed to get November and December out of the way before I started working on my Plan. My Plan is so important that it comes with a Capital ‘P’.
2011 was good and better than 2010 but not as great as I had hoped it would be. I accomplished some of my goals, but not all of them. But I have a Plan. And I am determined to make it work and I am determined to blog about my Plan and my goals.
So, the first is to lose weight. I know, I know. How many times have you read here that I plan to cut back on lattes, and eat more salad? But the thing is, the ‘weight thing’ is holding me back from one of my HUGE goals: to date. So, I want to lose at least two stone and then to start dating. I don’t have the confidnce to go ‘look at me’ when I know that I really should show off more of my personality. Friends have suggested that I carry around baked goods in little bags to entice a man, but I like the idea of having more to offer than just being able to bake a sponge. I’m going to find a nice, current photo of myself and join a dating agency and try to look more presentable (and approachable) in the hope of finding someone when I’m out and about. It doesn’t matter if I’m not dating someone for ever, just that I start dating more.
My third goal is to celebrate. Not just birthdays and cultural events, but the day to day things that happen. I keep reading and reminding myself that I should live more in the ‘now’, but I sometimes forget, or think later that I really should have done more with an opportunity. I’m planning to entertain friends either in the summer or next winter, and to bake and cook and feed and water them and entertain them. That’s my Plan.
My final part of my Plan is to stop worrying so much. This is probably the biggest one for me. Worryingly, I worried less when I had my breast cancer scare in the summer than I did about leaving a heater on (plugged in, but switched off on the actual heater) at work the other night. One sleepless night occured. And I worry far too much about work and what people think of me, and whether I am good enough, and if I will be in trouble. Must stop that. It’s damaging my health.
So, a Plan to accomplish four things: lose weight, date, celebrate more and live in the ‘now’ and to stop worrying.
Do you have a Plan for 2012?