February Goals

February Goals
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Reflecting on January: Blogging

I admittedly slacked off quite a bit in January, going an entire week without blogging at all, and others where I only posted two or three times. Something about the cold and dark of winter strips me of inspiration and creativity, leaving me with absolutely no idea (and no motivation) to write. That said, I have spent this month working on my social media approach, primarily by putting more time and effort into Facebook and Goodreads. I haven’t seen too much in the way of results yet, but I’m hoping that they’re coming!

Reflecting on January: Life

I’m going to go ahead and be the millionth person to say this, but I can’t believe how quickly January went. The winter months tend to drag by for me, a way-too-long ellipses between fall and spring; so it goes without saying that I’m pretty happy about how quickly this month went, even if it does mean that I can’t think of any recognizable changes I’ve made in my life or big events that have happened.

Favorites From January

5 Tips to Nail the Job Interview

On Charlie Hebdo and Freedom of the Press

On Depression: An Important Confession

4 Reasons to Thank a Feminist Today

February Goals

Focus on Reading One Book at a Time I have a ridiculous habit of reading four and five books at a time. I picked it up years ago, as a kid because I get bored quickly at the beginning of books and never quite got over it. Unfortunately, it ensures that it takes me three times as long to finish a book because instead of finishing one book, I get about halfway through three or four books (ex: in January, I finished three books and got halfway through two more).

Go One Week Without Meat Remember that time back in December when I said I was going to go a week without meat? Well, I completely forgot about it and so it never happened. I really want to do this in February though.

Spend More Time Away From the Computer After reading Alicia’s post on counteracting the effects of sitting in a cubicle all day, I started to realize that work isn’t the only place I spend the majority of my time in front of a screen. As a blogger, I spend a lot of time sitting in front of the laptop at home as well. This month, I want to focus on unplugging once in a while.

  • http://www.gorjaeous.com/ Jae

    I’m actually doing a “meat detox” this week, only limiting myself to fish and chicken with lots of vegetables. Today’s been so far great, although I think I’ll have to wait until Day 3 to really get the hang of it. I hope you get on this, too!

  • http://bellebrita.com/ Brita Long

    Skipping meat for awhile is also good for your budget! I’ve never limited my consumption for health reasons, but I’ve definitely been a fake vegetarian when money was tight.

  • http://jaybirdblog.com/ Alicia | Jaybird Blog

    My screentime outside of the office was a big reason that I decided to cut back awhile ago. It’s so easy to get sucked into social media, or using a second screen while watching a TV show or something, and I’m trying to be more intentional about what I’m doing on the computer. Thanks for linking to my post!

  • http://www.kati-rose.com/ Kati Rose

    You’ll have to let me know what you think about cutting out meat and if you notice any physical/mental/etc cons or benefits. It’s an idea I’ve played with more than a time or two.