Resolution is such a hard word. Sure, I make resolutions, but I almost always ditch them by February or March. This year, I resolve to set goals. I’m not great at setting goals, mainly because I am afraid of failure. If I set a goal and don’t achieve it, I beat myself up over it. My general approach to things is often all or nothing. Because of this, making smaller goals may help me focus on actually achieving them. I am going to approach this year in quarters with goal setting. I think that if I break it down into more manageable amounts, I am more likely to stick to my path. So this year, I resolve to meet my goals.
Today I am sharing my goals for the first quarter of this year. I plan on coming back to this post and holding myself accountable, and I hope you all can too!
Organize the kids’ bedrooms // This may seem like such a silly goal to put first, but achieving this will take a huge weight off of my shoulders. Pregnancy and a newborn kept me from fully unpacking and getting us as moved in as I would like. I want to get these rooms settled and organized, so that the kids can learn to keep their spaces clean. All tips on getting kids to actually clean up after themselves are very welcome! 😂
Create a play and family space in our basement // Our basement is a great space, but we are not using it well. It’s a dumping ground for things we haven’t unpacked or don’t have a place for. It would be the best play room and family room. Josh and I just need to buckle down and work on it to make it functional.
Focus on blogging // Riley definitely took a toll on my blog schedule. I want to get into a routine where I have time daily to focus on the blog. I love this space and I want to grow it further this year.
Implement a cleaner lifestyle // From diet, to beauty, to home, I want to clean up. This means removing toxic ingredients in our everyday lives and living as cleanly as possible. I am phasing out certain foods in our pantry, as well products in our home.
Make working out a priority // Workouts have not come back the way they usually do for me, and I miss feeling good in my skin. I need the energy and endorphins!
Focus on the positive daily // This is such a struggle for me! I need to do this not only for my own mental health, but to set a good example for my kids. They’re echoing my own complaints, and I want to make sure that we all have positive attitudes going forward. Do you have recommendations on how to do this? I’m thinking of starting a gratitude journal for our family to use.
What are your goals for 2018? I hope you have a fabulous weekend! -XO