November wrap up – Of failed goals and lessons learnt

It’s December already! Time really does fly doesn’t it? I know all the other bloggers are writing amazing festive posts and participating in Blogmas and I don’t want to be a killjoy by writing this post, but I promise, this will be short and hopefully will have something positive to bring in the last month of the year๐Ÿ˜Š

So these were the goals I had set for myself for the month of November, despite knowing that I was also moving continents with my family and would have to settle into a new house, settle into work, have my toddler settle into a new daycare, deal with a difference in the way work is done between the two countries, blah blah- you get the picture hopefully.

  • ๐Ÿ™„Participate in NaNoWriMo again (this was my 2nd attempt) and try to write 50,000 words of a coherent story. I wrote for two days and wrote 3000 words. Sigh..

  • Read at least 7 books or half the books I had scheduled to read as part of my November TBR list. I managed to read just two books, one of which was re-reading Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets! Ahem

  • Re-start my running/exercise routine after all the Diwali sweets and fried food I had hogged on. I went for ONE day. Literally ONE day. I died running just 2.5 km. I’m that unfit right now. I really need to get my exercise act together, but I seem to have a million excuses to not exercise.

So many failed goals. But did I learn anything from all this? I like to keep track of my failures just as much as I like to keep track of my successes, so I can learn from them and figure out where I went wrong. What could I have avoided doing and what I could’ve planned better. So here is what I learned from all my failures in November:

  • If you’re going to have lofty goals, try and have just one thing you can achieve. Don’t over plan, especially if you know you’re going to be in the middle of another major event in your life around the same time. For me, trying to do NaNoWriMo while I was moving continents was just that. Over planning.
  • It’s OK if you don’t read all the books you wanted to. Calm down.
  • You need to exercise. You really need to. That’s one thing I really need to focus on, on getting exercise or running to become a part of my daily routine. There can’t be any excuse for not doing this.

Alright, I think now that I’ve written that down, I feel much better about myself and not such a big failure๐Ÿ˜Š Here’s to a better December and looking forward to reading some amazing end of the year posts and reviews from my fellow bloggers!

 

Have you ever felt like you over planned or over committed?

How do you tackle your goals?

Please give me some tips on keeping an exercise routine that I can stick to! So far running outdoors seems like the only thing I like to do๐Ÿ˜Š

P.S.: Major thanks for a fellow blogger (The GrayGal), who introduced me to the world of Bitmojis and using them in blogs..aren’t they just adorable!! I want to see all us bloggers in our Bitmoji avatars soon!! hahah

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