Does anyone else feel like there should be like one more week left in November? How is it December?! Do not get me wrong, I am so, so excited for all things Christmas this month, I just can't believe we are here aleady, the last month of the year! There is so much festive goodness going on the next several weeks but I still want to sit down and set a few goals for myself as we wrap up 2018. Before we dive into December's goals, let's take a quick look back at November and see how things went.

November Goals:
Continue my gratitude journal
Eliminate alcohol and added sugars for 21 days
Institute iPhone timeouts during the evening hours and weekend
5 minutes #mindright meditation three days a week post-workout

November went really pretty well, you guys! I continued my gratitude journal throughout the month and missed just a handful of days; once in the middle of the month and then again when we were traveling for Thanksgiving. I figured the time traveling for Thanksgiving, I was feeling and giving a lot of gratitude being with the family those few days in Chicago so I'm giving myself a pass. Still, it is a goal that I love and has become pretty habitual each day.

The alchol and added sugars goal went about as well as gratitude journaling. I had a few, what you could call slips, but they were actual, intentional decisions to have a cocktail or a sweet snack. And, that's the best outcome. I didn't have one drink and then throw in the towel with the goal. I enjoyed a glass of wine one night but then continued to stick with the goal until Thanksgiving. Same goes for sweets, I had a few treats with my kids but didn't allow that to turn my sugar dragon into a sweets craving and binging monster. I kept things in control and I couldn't have asked for more.

The iPhone timeouts is the goal with the most room for improvement. My screen time was down several days this month from previous so I'm moving in the right direction but I do still need to be more deliberate with putting my phone down and being more present.

My five minutes #mindright meditation is going strong and I have no desire of stopping this anytime soon. It won't be a featured goal for December because I have made the decision to just continue this for the foreseeable future. It is the best ending to my workout and leaves me feeling so energized, refreshed and ready to begin my day.

December Goals
Continue my gratitude journal
Read one new non-fiction, self-improvement book
Attend a new workout class
Plan a get-together with old friends

Continue my gratitude journal
I could remove this, as this is something I am going to be doing ongoing, but because I still haven't completed an entire month, I want to keep this on the goal list. My goal for December will be to continue the practice and aim to hit each day this month with ten things I'm grateful for.

Read one new non-fiction, self-improvement book
I love to read but lately it has been taken a bit of a backseat. My goal for this month is to finish my current read, A Mind At Home with Itself, which has been taking longer than expected and then find a new good read to finish out the year. If you have any suggestions, I am all ears!

Attend a new workout class
Last week I wrote about ways to keep motivated with workouts through the holiday season. One item on that list was to attend a new or different workout class. I've been in the same routine for the last several weeks with half-marathon training but I want to make an effort to take one new-to-me class this month.

Plan a get-together with old friends
I am so blessed with all of the new friendships I have made over the last year. That said, it is still important to me to place value and importance in friendships that go all the way back to high school. Since being back in Champaign, I am so much closer, distance-wise that we should meet up more often. To that end, I want to try to get together with these old friends this month. December is a busy month but I hope that we can pull it off!

December is sure to be a busy month with Santa breakfasts, family get-togethers, holiday parties, Christmas shopping, present wrapping and a whole lot in between but I am looking forward to every moment.

Do you have any end-of-the-year goals? I'd love to work with you to set a few goals for the month and work as a team to help complete them!