Archive for April 30, 2012

At the start of this year, I shared with you my aims for this year (Welcome to 2012) – not my new year resolutions, but what I aim to achieve this year. Then at the end of both January and February, I gave you a monthly update on how I was doing. So now it’s time for my March update:

  • Eat healthier
    • Been a good month as far as healthy eating is concerned as on the whole I’ve been very good. The one exception to that was Easter weekend when I must admit to having had a couple of cream eggs and an Easter cup cake!
  • Lose some weight
    • Yay, I’m still losing weight but not as much as I did in the first 2-3 months of the year…but I’m definitely still going in the right direction.
    • I’m also happy to say it’s now becoming noticeable that I’ve lost some weight as several people have commented to me recently that I look as though I’ve lost weight.
  • Spend more time reading my bible
    • Been much more successful with this one in this last month, so happy with progress with this aim too!
  • Don’t let pain rule my life
    • Still suffering a lot with pain these days, and sometimes it’s almost unbearable, but I’m still managing to force myself to keep going and not give into it, even though it maybe means my pain levels remain higher for longer
  • Get back to playing tennis as stopped playing in 2003 when I first wasn’t well
    • My target time for getting back to trying to play tennis again was Easter
    • In the last few weeks I’ve considered going to my club for a wee hit around for 15 minutes or so before Mum and I go to visit my aunt on a Saturday afternoon. However each Saturday so far, there’s been no-one playing tennis at my club that I actually know!
    • So maybe next month!
  • Put aside a minimum of 5 minutes each day to spend some quiet-time with God
    • On the whole been fairly successful with this one, as I’ve made a point of trying to spend a minimum of 10 minutes “quiet-time” most days this month
  • Get back to playing the piano regularly as it’s been a while
    • Still not managed this one!
  • Go on holiday – we’ve not been away anywhere since 2002
    • Again, no progress on this one yet!
  • Keep on top of the housework (especially the ironing mountain!)
    • Definitely not getting anywhere with this one again as still too many other demands on my time any my energy these days…and it shows!
  • More patience and understanding of others
    • As I said last month, this is definitely one of my most challenging aims, but I feel I am a little more patient these days, however I would certainly not say I’m a patient person yet!
    • More prayer for patience is still required!
  • Stop procrastinating
    • Continuing to do much better with this, as I’m been much more focused in this last month

So that’s my honest answers to how I’m getting on with my aims for 2012 – To summarise my progress to date…it’s continuing to go OK as I’m still heading in the right direction with a number of my aims. However there are still some which I haven’t made any progress on to-date, so there’s still room for improvement in the coming months.

How about you, are you succeeding with your aims for 2012 so far?

Whatever your aims for this year, I pray you may be making progress in your aims for 2012, and that come the end of the year you will have achieved all God had planned for you this year!