New Year, New Goals

Happy New Year Friends!  I hope everyone had a nice and relaxing Christmas break. We were so lucky that Kyle was able to take the week after Christmas off so I decided to stay off of here and try to enjoy time together as a family.  Today I wanted to share my goals and resolutions for 2018.  I'm tried to make them realistic so that I can stick with them as much as possible.  I am also hoping by posting them hear I can keep myself in check, we'll see!

One. Put the phone down and be more present-  this one has always been a struggle for me! I want to document everything that my kids do that I find myself not enjoying the moment when I'm in it because I'm so obsessed with trying to capture all the perfect pictures.  I've been working on this a lot over 2017 and I'm hoping to continue to do in 2018.  I also need to not always be on it checking Instagram, Facebook, etc all day long.

Two. Figure out a workout routine and stick with it- I had a great workout routine for about 2 years and then my trainer stopped the classes she was doing and I've just been awful ever since.  I always feel so much better when I workout as a person and a mom so I know I have to get back into it.  I'm working on a loose schedule for what I want to do each week and I'm hoping I can stick to it in 2018.

Three. Drink more water- this one used to be so easy for me but when I was pregnant I hated water and always struggled to drink it. For some reason this hasn't gone away 3 years later!  I know that I need less coffee, Diet Coke and wine and a lot more water!! My goal is 80oz a day. We'll see how it goes.

Four. Say NO without feeling guilty- this is another thing I've struggled with pretty much my whole life.  I tend to be a people pleaser when it comes to people asking me to help with things and I always take on too much which leaves me feeling stressed out and overwhelmed. I just feel so bad saying no so I end up agreeing to it, even if I can't do it! This year for the sake of my sanity and my family's sanity I'm going to work on saying no to things that I think are too much and not in line with what I want to do.

Five. Make time for myself- this is another one I've mentioned here from time to time. Since having kids I've had a tough time making time for myself, even though I need it.  This year I'm going to work on carving out little spaces of time just for me.  Even if it's a simply taking a bubble bath after the kids go to bed or maybe even taking a girls weekend away with friends.  

Six. Read 10 Books- I really hope to get back into reading this year so I set this goal to help me get there. There was once a time I could easily read 40-50 books a year!  I'm hoping setting this goal low will help me reach it and maybe surpass it.

Seven. Blog three times a week- I really, really want to get back into a blogging schedule.  I miss doing it consistently so much and I miss reading everyone's blogs.  I'm really hoping to post three times a week but I'm also not going to put pressure on myself if I can't keep up.

So there you have it! I'm hoping to check in every few months and let you all know how it's going!

Did you set any goals or resolutions for 2018? 

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  1. These are great goals, mine are pretty similar. Great post!

    xx, Elise

  2. Love your goals and I have many of the same goals for the year! All reasonable and attainable!

  3. These are some great goals! I have several similar ones I posted about, too, and I am starting by getting organized. It feels good to purge and simplify! Happy New Year!

  4. I am so with you on putting my phone down and saying "no" without feeling guilty. Both are so hard, but they're attainable! Good luck to you! Happy New Year!

  5. Number one is so hard for me, but they all really are. I'm just going to follow your goals!

  6. I love your goals! I totally understand your feelings of wanting to capture all the moments but also wanting to be more present. I am going to make an effort to use my nice camera more and put my phone down, that way I'm not checking social media 24/7 while taking pics

  7. I need to get back into reading this year too, so badly! I am treating this week as the first week of January since NYE threw me off last week (slash it was just depressing going back to work and it was freezing....)
    xx Taylor
    The Sarcastic Blonde


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