Hello Sunshine! With a fresh start at a new year, without a doubt, most of us are thinking ahead and planning. Making goals, resolutions, or promises to ourselves for the new year.
All this got me thinking about what's the difference between resolutions and goals, why we tend to break our resolutions, and what I wanted for this fresh start.
I had long ago abandoned the thought of setting resolutions and adopted the One Word theme. In years past my one word has been Simplify, Organize, Happiness, and Move.
For me, a resolution is a broad change we want to accomplish. A goal, on the other hand, is the steps leading up to that change. They are the plans to achieve your change. Do ya feel me on this?
I think a lot of the time the reason why I get lost in my resolutions or one words and even frustrated is that I didn't have a plan, goals in place, to achieve my change.
Of course, this isn't the only excuse. Time, excuses in itself, biting off more than we can chew, unrealistic for your season, doubt, fear, lazy. These are some that come to mind but I feel with each waking day we can start anew. We are often too hard on ourselves and we quit without ever really trying.
Toward the end of last year, I started to figure some stuff out and it helped me immensely. So this year instead of making resolutions or one words, I instead will be setting a few goals. These goals go hand in hand with the permanent changes I want for my life.
GOALS FOR 2015
ONE | CONTINUE MY ORGANIZATION JOURNEY
Starting my 'lets get organized' series lit a fire under me. Those few spaces have made me so happy and I want to tackle more areas in my home. I know myself and I must take my time to insure success. Here are the areas I will focus on this year:
The Boys Room
TWO | RESTART OUR DEBT FREE JOURNEY
I am a big Dave Ramsey fan. We took the financial peace class and it changed our lives. Well, when I was laid off and my income was taken out of the mix, I don't have to tell you, but it changed the whole game. We need to:
Replenish our savings
Start snowballing our debt
THREE | STUDY
I have big plans and in order for me to get there I need to study. I need to set time aside each day and dig my heels into reading, math and vocabulary.
FOUR | 1/2 MARATHON
My beginner training started on the 20th of December and though I am not running as of yet, I started! I will have more on this later. The race is in April!
FIVE | BLOG AT LEAST ONCE A WEEK
Expect a post from me once a week! I plan on posting every Monday. Some weeks I may have more to share but I want to focus on bringing new content to you every week.
I feel really good about these five goals, I have a plan in place and support from my family. Have you made any goals for this new year? See ya soon!
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