After reviewing my status on my 2019 annual goals and recognizing that there are two more months in this year, I refined my goals to what I want, really really want:
- Hit the 160 lbs weight target,
- Finalize two research papers for publication (not submission), and
- Publish 10 more posts on this site to get up to 44 posts and an additional 10 posts to 54 posts (twice the number of posts from last year).
By the end of the year, I would hopefully have accomplished four goals: 2 career goals (certification, research papers) and 2 personal goals (weight and blog posts).
The research papers are doable because my collaborators and I are revising one paper…I have to do my revisions, and I had already revised the other paper which was resubmitted as a new paper.
Frankly, I need two full days to make my revisions on the current paper, another to review all documents, and part of one day to prepare the figures and make the resubmission. This is going to be difficult with the deadlines I have at work as well. I will have to make it work.
Publishing 10 more posts to 44 posts is also not a problem as I am not stipulating the number of words or the type of posts. The main intention here is to keep writing and making my writing visible.
The problem goal is the weight loss goal to get to 160 lbs. This is doable but I tend to backslide with small weight losses as I am now learning certain healthy eating skills.
Also, I do not handle stress well…I tend to eat or drink sugary stuff to soothe. So, I need to learn to deal with stress better.
The losing weight goal is the one I need to monitor closely.
Regardless, to finish the year strong I need to keep these goals visible, track my work behind them, and develop the skills and habits to accomplish them.