My Goals for 2018
Happy New Year!!!! This year we all went to my mom’s house and had Chinese food and played minute to win it games, it was so fun! I love that each year there is a reset button and we get a fresh start! I am constantly setting goals throughout the year and love to have goals going into the New Year! A lot of them are continuations from my goals last year because they are things I will always be working on and want to always be reminding myself of and some are new ones! So here are few of the goals I have been thinking about for myself and I have also included a few of my favorite quotes that I think will help me accomplish these goals this year.
1. Stay Positive
I want to continue to work on always having good and positive thoughts! And realizing that I have the power to make a situation good or bad based on my thoughts and that I do have control over how I choose to react to situations. And also surrounding myself with people who have that same goal in mind.
2. Be Present
To continue to try to be more present! (which I know I have said a million times gahhh! I swear I am not trying to preach its just REALLY hard to do and really important to me!) If I have 30 minutes with Atticus in the morning before he leaves I want to try to enjoy those 30 minutes. Make breakfast, tell stories, talk with him, and not think about anything beyond those 30 minutes. I have started to set alarms for say when I have about two minutes to get his backpack and go hop in the car – but everything leading up to that alarm is just in the moment. Do you guys have any helpful tips for others who want to be more present?
3. Try New Things
Some things I want to try this year: David and I want to take some dance classes together. I want to take a pottery making class — I always really wanted to do this as a little girl and I think the classes were always pretty expensive so I never got to try it. So I really want to try this! Cooking classes! We love taking cooking classes and I want to continue to take them and learn to be more confident in the kitchen because as of now I would be terrified to cook for a group of people! Rock climbing – I have done this a bunch before but there is a rock climbing wall at our gym and I want to do it more regularly as a workout because I think it is so fun!
4. Spend Less Time on Phone
We definitely made this a big priority of 2017 and I think we did a pretty good job but I want to be even better at it this year. If I have to be on my phone I want to get an activity going for the kids and go in the other room or something.
5. Exercise Gratitude
I want to be more vocal with our gratitude and say it daily with thought behind it. Sometimes (this is so bad to say and don’t judge) but I think we say our prayers at night and occasionally just say the same obvious things we are grateful for. I want David and I to talk about more than the obvious things we are grateful for and to talk about them with the kids. I also want this to bleed into all areas of life and to be content and grateful for whatever stage of life we are in. I get anxious wanting to be in our new home and I want to remember to just be grateful and content for the home we are in now and not look for the next best thing. Basically just being content with all things in life. We are going to incorporate this into the kids bedtime routine and make sure we are all saying 3 things we are grateful for that day instead of just the person saying the prayer.
6. Get Organized
And last one is to be more organized — gahhhhh. I am so unorganized and such a go with the flow person. But I am so busy and have a lot of people (my employees) who are depending on me being organized, on time, and dependable so I am really trying to be all of those things!
What goals or resolutions have you made for yourself for 2018? I think it will be a really exciting year and I am ready for a new start.