Lyssa: 2016 Completed Goals That Don’t Deserve Individual Posts

8. Greet people more instead of looking down or away

I’m the type of person who likes to be invisible, but volunteering at the hospital has taught me just how important it is to look someone in their eyes, smile, and say “hello,” so I tried to incorporate that into my daily life.

One can’t measure this type of goal, but it was something I was regularly conscientious of. I’m happy with the results.

25. Reduce waste, continue to clean our street, basically help the environment

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We continued to clean our adopted street, but for every good thing I did, I probably did something terrible for the environment. I reduced my usage of Keurig pods, but bought a bunch of iced coffees in plastic cups from Pret. A toss-up.

26. Buy all things online (do not go into stores, except grocery and drug stores)

You may recall that I went all of 2015 without buying any clothes, shoes, or accessories. Not only did I want to continue to keep my shopping to a minimum in 2016, but one of my biggest pet peeves is going into a store to find something specific and walking around the store 100 times trying to find either the product or a human to help me find the product, so we bought a majority of our regular necessities on Amazon. We now get laundry detergent, vitamins, soap, toilet paper, dog food, coffee, etc. shipped to our house. THIS was one happiness-increasing goal.

30. Go to a networking event and force myself to mingle and engage in wretched small talk

Not only did I attend a happy hour AND a networking event, I attended two work holiday parties, which I typically avoid. Baby steps.

34. Do meal prep for the week on Sundays

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Though my organization suffered due to losing all of my meal prep containers, I consider this one a success. The point of this goal was to avoid rushing in the morning, which I didn’t experience as much in 2016.

There that is! In these last few days of 2016, I’m still trying to learn how to skateboard and execute every position in the Kama Sutra, which I’m not sure how I’ll document.

– Lyssa

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