So, it’s finally the end of the Spring 2016 Semester. I figured it was about time to go over my goal results with you guys. So here goes.
Put energy into my friendships. Schedule at least one hangout time a week.
This has made all the difference in the world. Making time with friends a priority, has built an awesome support system for me. Success.
Be hydrated! By the end of the semester, be drinking 64oz of water per day. Preferably before the end of the semester.
Really really bad at this one…
Write and post at least twice a week on Sara Strives.
Most weeks. Success.
Make more As than Bs.
Unfortunately, I wasn’t successful this time around. I let myself get lazy as the semester was finishing. I made 2 As and 3 Bs.
Follow a study schedule to increase productivity and increase goals.
I found the study schedule to be too constricting for me. I’ve just been working quickly and working as soon as I can instead of putting it off. I will likely try a less specific schedule next semester because I have 3 online classes that I’m taking.
Eat vegan, or at least vegetarian for most meals. One to three cheat meals per week. This is primarily for health reasons which is why I am allowing myself “cheat” meals.
This hasn’t worked as well as I hoped, mostly because of availability. The vegan cafeteria is all the way on the other side of campus and closes at 7pm which is when I usually get hungry for dinner because I eat lunch at 2.
Find a study spot that isn’t my dorm.
I was using the time I’m at work to do homework, but I’m finding I don’t have the motivation to do that right now. I should probably find a new space. I didn’t end up finding a new space…
Put 10% of income into savings.
I didn’t end up doing this towards the end of the semester.
Get rid of excess stuff for a tidier and less stressful room.
This has been great. I feel like I’ve cut down quite a bit. Success.
Take a minimum of 10 minutes of quiet/prayer/bible reading time 5 days a week.
I haven’t done very well with this one. I let myself get swept up in the busyness of school and work. If anyone has suggestions for making sure I make time for this, let me know. I did make quiet time for myself, not much time in the Word though. Half success.
Find a way to take lecture notes that works for me.
I think I’ve done fine with this. I made a B on one test and an A on another. Success.
Make my bed every morning. Again, for a tidier and less stressful room.
This hasn’t been happening and it makes my room stressful. I’ve been oversleeping a lot. I want to get back into this. For the majority of the semester, success.
Read one fun book!
I haven’t really been working on this very much. But I have a book started. I haven’t finished it, but I ended up buying a different book the last week of school that I am very excited to read. Half success.
Submit my degree plan.
I submitted my degree plan and have gone to all my meetings. I now have my official degree plan in hand! Success.
Find a cleaning schedule, whether alone or with a roommate!
I have been cleaning on Sundays mostly. It’s a nice quiet time to get ready for the week. Success.
Ultimately, I didn’t do as well as I wanted, but I learned that it’s okay not to meet goals sometimes. Especially when a class might be more difficult than you expected. Or a diet doesn’t work for you. How did your goals turn out? Anything you would do differently next time around?