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A couple months ago I shared with you my ultimate makeover for 2015: my career.
More specifically, my goal of leaving my “day job” and becoming a full-time blogger by the end of 2015 (woo hoo!). But life took a change unexpectedly and I was let go of my job last month. Talk about scary and freeing at the same time. EEK! I’ve got a community of awesome people (you!) supporting me to make this “full-time professional blogger” endeavor happen (thank you!!). But I realized recently that if I am going to be successful (along with my other lofty 16 goals for 2015!!), I need more types of support: a way to stay focused and track my goals, and an immune system that’s supported to help me reach my goals!
That’s where my big DIY whiteboard and Ester C 24 Immune Support come in!
I had most of the materials to make a big DIY whiteboard for myself, left over from when I recently made one for my mom. But I still needed to pick up some Ester-C 24 Hour Immune Support from Walmart. This year I have set some healthy goals (like taking vitamins daily, getting 7 hours of sleep a night, and eating a “clean,” unprocessed diet!!). Since I clearly am struggling with the sleep thing and the cookies I just downed for lunch, I guess I’ll start with the easiest: buying the Ester-C supplements! 🙂
…Yep, right there in the Vitamin aisle near the Pharmacy. Ester-C is currently on Rollback at Walmart.
Ester-C 24-Hour Immune Support comes in 500 mg or the 1000mg. I decided to buy the 1000 mg supplement because I only want to have to take it once per day with a meal instead of twice per day (recommended twice daily for the 500 mg) with meals. Its daily dose gets into your white blood cells and stays there for up to 24 hours, which is longer than regular Vitamin C*. And since white blood cells are an important part of our immune system, bring on the Ester-C!* Plus, it’s specially manufactured to neutralize pH, which means it’s non-acidic and gentle on your stomach.
Call Me Crazy, But…..
Okay, I know what you’re thinking when you see my list of goals: “She’s crazy!” Many people don’t even set one goal for the year, yet I’ve got a whopping 17! Yes, 17 goals, at least one for the main categories of my life: health, personal, career, family, and money. Here’s a glance at my (ahem) lofty 2015 goals:
It’s All About Focus and Support!
As tongue and cheeky as I like to be sometimes (I’m silly like that!), I’m 100% serious about my goals, which is why I’ve made tracking of my goals and making immune support big priorities for success this year.
Focus is a beautiful thing, my friends. When you track something, you can’t help but to improve it.
Tracking Goals on a Whiteboard
For instructions on how I build this, you can find them HERE.
But here are some things I used to make this one.
I adore chalk paint because it’s easy to use. I wanted something bright and cheerful that will hang in my new office.
I used glue to adhere the trim, then added washi tape that was left over from the DIY whiteboard I did for my mom. It works perfectly! Be careful when erasing, though, not to erase over the washi tape–only inside the boxes, so you don’t mess up the tape.
I’m so excited about this board!
Because I have soooo many goals, I can’t possibly fit them all on my DIY whiteboard. That’s actually a good thing so I don’t get overwhelmed. I decided that it was best to limit it to nine goals at a time, anyhow. Whichever nine are most important or pressing, I’ll start with those and change them out, switching here and there, depending on whichever ones need focus at that month.
My son woke up this morning and scoped out my goals. He saw the goal “Read 1 book per month” and said, “No, Mommy, it’s got t be 3. Here, let me change it.” HA! I could only wish for enough time to curl up with 3 books per month!
I’m sure my “1 book per month” goal was very unimpressive to my 8-year old, but one thing he doesn’t realize is that all these goals aim to keep me feeling balanced: time for health, time for family, time for ME (!!!), and time for my career goals. When Mommy is feeling on track, healthy, and ready for anything, I’m a much nicer Mommy :). LOL.
For the sake of space, too, I only drafted out 6 months worth of goals tracking. Mid-year I’ll update the board with July – December.
Pretty awesome, right?!
Keeping my eyes on the prize, indeed!
So now that you know a little more about the support I’m using to achieve my goals (Ester-C and this awesome new whiteboard) for the new year, how are YOU planning to achieve your goals this year? Leave a comment below and let’s talk goals!