“You were someone before you were their mom, and that person matters.”
I remember one of the first resolutions I ever made. My goal was to write in my journal every week. As a youth, I didn’t quite understand the whole resolution thing, but I was determined to do it. I’m happy to say that I did it. I felt pretty accomplished about it.
As I’ve gotten older, my resolutions have changed a bit. The resolutions have become more meaningful, and some a little harder. With little extra spare time nowadays, I always desire to create goals for my own personal development, and also so my kids can witness their MOM sticking to and working towards goals as well as the importance of doing so.
I love hearing other’s goals and accomplishments. So, I thought I’d share mine and hope it helps inspire you to make some goals as well.
1. Get Active 3 times a week
I have to be honest. I despise specific weight loss resolutions. I do; however, love to think of it as GETTING ACTIVE resolutions. Whether it be yoga, weight lifting, hiking, running or just taking a walk with my kids, getting active is IMPORTANT physically and mentally. I love to get new gear and make new goals to keep me motivated. I honestly love Target’s brand of active wear. It is stylish, comfortable, and affordable.
Although my overall goal this year is to be active 3 times a week, a major part of that goal is to run another Half Marathon. This time I want to run it under 2 hours. I came so close years ago. It is time to finally achieve this goal. You can follow my progress on @thesnippykit stories on Instagram and Facebook.
2. Be More Organized
Time is precious. As a momprenuer, I don’t have a ton of it. It is important to keep track of everyone’s schedule. I know the older they get the harder it will be. While I love my google calendar, I find that I need to write things down. I keep a great planner near by to keep me in check and organized. Seriously this planner has my whole life in it.
3. Read a New Book
I love to read a good fiction, but honestly I haven’t had the time to sit and relax. My goal is to read 1 book once a quarter. That is 3 months to get a book in. I think that is enough time to get a couple pages in a week. I have also discovered the magic of audio books. This way I can drive and listen. I am currently listening to”The Life-changing Magic of Tidying Up” by Marie Kondo. She is amazing and so inspiring. Have you read this one?
4. Grow My Blog
I think it is important to grow ourselves in many different aspects. With my kids in school, there are tons of mundane chores that will waste your time or make you feel like you haven’t accomplished much. Growing my blog helps me to feel successful and motivated. Is there a hobby you’ve always wanted to spend more time on or business you wanted to start. Make a goal to at least get started and start doing what you love.
5. Allow Myself “me” Time to Take Care of Myself
Wait, what? ME TIME? What is that? It’s true; most of us are stretch too thin and even exhausted; but, as my mother said “You can’t draw from a well that’s dry.” Take time for yourself!
6. Be Present and Less on the Phone
I love social media, surfing the web, and playing games on my phone, but is that what is really important? This year I am purposing leaving my phone on the counter and spending the evening with my family. It is important to set an example for my kids and make memories together.
Settling New Years Resolutions or goals are a great way to start off a new year. Are you more of a goal setter, fly by the seat of your pants, or somewhere in between?
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