Happy 2017! A new year means a clean slate. Everywhere I turn friends and family are talking about their resolutions or goals for 2017. Don’t get me wrong, setting goals for the day, week, month, year, whatever are important. I tend to lose motivation on my resolutions so this year I wanted to do something a little different. While I still want to set attainable goals, I decided to create monthly goals so I don’t get overwhelmed. I figure by sharing them with you, I will be more motivated to achieve my goals.
My first goal for January is to publish a new blog post once a week. My life is really busy right now but continuing to grow my blog is important to me. I want to share my thoughts and loves with the world. I may even be able to help a person or two.
I would like to spend less time on my phone. I’ve notice that I get very anxious if I leave my phone at home to go the store or even leaving in on the charger in another room. I find this absolutely ridiculous and I want to spend more time talking to people around me instead of being glued to my phone.
My final goal for January is to drink more water. I find that some days, I will go hours or even a whole day without drinking more than a glass or two of water. Obviously, this is incredibly unhealthy and I want to take better care of myself. I got a new 24 oz water bottle for Christmas that keeps water cold for 12 hours. My goal is to refill and drink at least 3 bottles of water.
I decided to start small for January and only focus on a few goals. In order to remind me of my goals, I’ve written then down right next to my computer so I see them every morning. Let me know what your resolutions for 2017, or just January, in the comments below. Here’s to making 2017 better than last year!
Every year at Christmas, I can’t believe it’s the end of the year. Well, this year is no different. 2015 was a year of ups and downs for me but honestly, I’ve grown so much this year that I wouldn’t trade the bad moments for anything. Looking forward to the coming year, I’ve set some goals for myself.
Send birthday cards.
Sending cards is a dying art form. I’m very inconsistent with sending birthday cards to friends and family but want to get better about sending them. I always make sure to send a text or call but sending a card with a handwritten message is much more personal.
Write in journal 3-4 times a week.
Journaling is something that I did for years and really enjoyed it but somewhere along the way, I stopped. There’s something about documenting the good and the bad that is very cathartic and freeing. It’s also fun to look back and read my thoughts from years ago.
I started this blog but kind of fell off the band wagon towards the end of the year. My goal is to blog at least twice a week; Sunday and Wednesday. I’ve been planning over the past month some things that I want to do. I definitely want to make my blog a priority in the new year.
Prior to college I always had a savings account. Now, as an adult with ridiculous amounts of student loans, I’ve struggled to save money. However, it scares me to not have a safety net in case of a financial emergency. My goal is to save at least $50 each month. It’s not much but it’s a starting point.
I love to read but it always seems to be the one thing that I stop doing as soon as I get busy. This year, I’d like to read more. At least 2 books a month.
While I try to find the humor in life, I can be a somewhat negative person. I’d like to work on not being such a ‘worst case scenario’ kind of person. I’d like to hope for the best and take a leap of faith that things will work out.
What are your goals for 2016? Leave me a comment. Happy New Year!