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Dec. 31st, 2010 11:59 pm 2010 Resolutions

I intended to post this sooner, but, better late than never.  Post dated at the end of the year, for ease of checking on 1st Jan 2011.

January 2010 - My 2010 resolutions are

  1. Ask for help/support more - getting better at this but could still improve
  2. Complete diplomas with The Coaching Academy (to futher my professional development as a Coach)
  3. Be lighter by 26th August (my birthday) and keep the weight off
  4. Get my paperwork 'system' truly sorted
  5. Set myself a really character-building challenge for lent this year - maybe hardcore veggie?
  6. Donate at least 10% of my income to charity (realised it slipped to 6% in 2009)
  7. Sort out my retirement planning / will etc
  8. Be better at keeping in touch with friends/family
  9. Start writing a book
  10. Read more
Let's see how I do with that little lot then!

Update - As of 3rd Dec 2010

1.  I have asked for help/support more, though probably still not as much as I should.
2.  Nearly!  I have Coaching certificate, and also have a qualification in Coaching Supervision (from another organisation).  And, I am doing and enjoying coaching, and getting great feedback (and some money from it) but, I need to press on with the boring bits of paperwork to finish off the Diplomas.  I have done all the coaching hours needed, and been awarded distinctions in all of my practical assessments (where they hear me coach) but I have a couple of essays to write to actually get Diploma level qualifications.  Need to stop procrastinating over the paperwork!
3.  Failure!  Well, I lost about half a stone, then fell off the wagon and put it all back on again.  However, I started again at the end of the summer, and have lost 1 stone 5 lbs since then, and hope to have lost 1 stone 10lbs by Christmas day, and reach a 2 stone loss in the New Year.
4.  Almost succeeded - I have made huge strides with my paperwork, but all is not as it should be yet - need to keep at it in 2011.
5.  Succeeded at hardcore veggie during lent, along with no chocolate or alcohol.  Very character building!  ;-)
6.  Succeeded at donating 10% of my income to charity - will continue this in 2011.
7.  Failure!  Haven't sorted this out at all - really need to in 2011.
8.  Partial Success - I have been a bit better at keeping in touch with family, but I think I need to plan it into my diary to make sure it happens - something to think about in 2011.
9.  Success - I have started - still in the planning stages, but at least I have made a start!
10.  Success - I have read more.  I want to read even more in 2011, but I think I will as I recently scheduled reading time in google calendar, which seems to be proving effective in prompting me to allow myself time to read.  This is a good thing.

So, I think some of these resolutions need to appear in my 2011 list.  But overall, I am glad to have made some progress with things, particularly since 2010 has been quite a challenging year.

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Date:February 21st, 2010 05:05 pm (UTC)
Good luck! They all sound good.

Date:February 21st, 2010 09:46 pm (UTC)
Me too on 9. and 10.! Also, the ask for help more definitely sounds like something I should do too. Great resolutions.
Date:December 4th, 2010 11:40 am (UTC)
Fantastic Work :-) Your determination and sheer willpower are an inspiration, not just to me but to everyone you know. :-)