This is the first year I really sat down and made “New Year’s Resolutions” – really just goals – and wrote them down and am following up on them.
I’ve always had goals. My style of making goals has always been a little daydream-esque – I have an idea of how I want my life to be, a mental image if you will, and I try to chase it. For example, I picture myself having coffee on my patio every morning as the sun comes up. I picture myself reading every day. I can imagine the mountain of craft projects I could complete. In my mind, I’m a pie-baking, barefoot, laundry-hanging stay-at-home-mom with a bunch of children running loose in the backyard. And throughout the year I’ll think about those daydreams, that “ideal life” I have so firmly in my (very visual, introverted, ADD) mind.
But let’s be real: that’s never actually gotten real results. I’m too scatterbrained for that to work, and I have too many dreams and ambitions. Already at 30, I’m 100% sure that I have too many wonderful daydreams to ever accomplish them all.
So this year, inspired by some fellow momma bloggers and vloggers, I actually sat down for an afternoon and wrote down some goals and resolutions. I pared down the 234098256 ideas running around in my brain and tried to be reasonable about what I could accomplish. I know it’s really important for goals to be tangible, time sensitive, and specifice, so I made a particular point to try to mold my zany mental images that way.
I came up with goals in each area of my life – homemaking, family, self-growth, blogging, and YouTube.
In each category, I tried to make no more than 4 or 5 goals. That totals out to a lot, but such is my life!
Overall, ******** spoiler alert ********* I think I’m doing okay. About half successful.
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How are you doing on your goals this year, if you set some?
Have one in particular that’s exciting you? Frustrating you? Let’s chat in the comments!