Catch up week is almost done, I am here today to share my goals for 2015 because let's be honest everyone else has already talked about theirs and I figure maybe, just maybe I will feel the need be a little more accountable for the goals I have set.
I know what you are thinking, these are New Years resolutions.. but they really aren't. I think we should all always have goals that we are working towards and I look at the New Year as a blank slate. 2015 is a whole new year that can bring all new things, some of that I will have control over but I am going to assume most of it I wont and I am working really hard at being good with that. These are some of the things I would like to work on in 2015...
1. I would like to lose weight.
Whoa way to jump out with the most cliche New Years goal right? I knew you would think that which is why I wanted to get it under the way. I have gained A TON of weight in the last six months and I need to do something about it because I do not feel good about myself at all. I could make all the excuses in the world as to why I have gained the weight but that is what has gotten me here in the first place. I have already changed my eating habits, as I know I feel so much better on a daily basis when I eat healthier, I have been inhaling water and green tea and plan to make a lot of other adjustments to achieve this goal. I know what I need to do and I know if I do it I will see results, so that is exactly what I am going to do.
2. Be a Better Blogger
I suppose this is an ongoing goal as I really worked towards this last year as well. I felt that I often fell into spells where I wouldn't post for a week because I just didn't have anything to say and although I think that is acceptable I would like to work harder at having posts in my drafts so radio silence wont last so long when I've got nothing to say, I would like to explore the idea of guest posts more. I would like to improve and expand my content, spend more time taking quality pictures and editing them so I am not constantly apologizing for grainy iPhone pictures. This blog will always be a work in progress, I will always have things I can improve on but although there are things I can work on and plan to I am really proud of this little place of mine and I am beyond grateful to all of you who stop by and share it with me!!
3. Read More
This one shouldn't be hard but for some reason I feel like it last year it was. I absolutely love to read and sometimes will read book after book and then other times I wont read anything (besides magazines and blogs) for months. I really enjoy books of all sorts and although its a crap excuse that they are a little harder to get my hands on around here I really do want to read more in the New Year. I have a Nook that I love and its high time I put it to better use! I actually have a book review coming Monday so please stay tuned for that. I have set a goal to read 50 books this year on Goodreads.com although I hope to surpass it, if you have any book suggestions or care to share an author or book you are loving please feel free to do so at all times!! I am also looking into joining an online book club, I have always wanted to be apart of a book club.
4. Stress Less
This will probably be a lifetime goal of mine, I sometimes do really well with it and find my life to be abundantly happier when I can do so.. other times not so much. I need to learn to let the little things go and focus on what is most important in my life. Let me tell you the things most important in my life, do not bring stress to my life so why do I always have so much? Not this year, I won't do it anymore.. I have so many things to be grateful for and bring joy to my life I refuse to let the people and things that prove not worthy to bring me down. Not this year.
Easier said than done I am sure but this is something I am really striving for.
5. Be More Positive
This relates to stressing less. I have a lot to be grateful for, I have an amazing husband, a beautiful home (that I don't see often but that's besides the point), I have opportunities that a lot of people would love to have and really the list goes on. I need to stop focusing on the things I don't have and the things that really in the grand scheme don't matter and be grateful and happy about the things I do have.
6. Start Writing in a Journal
I love to write, that is in major part how this little place you are visiting now came to be.. I have always love to write! Although I share most things here there are obviously things that I like to keep private and I think a journal would be a good way to work towards a few of my other goals. I can talk about my stress instead of bottling it up, I can make it a priority to document the things that are positive every single day and its also a wonderful creative outlet that I know I would enjoy. I should have asked for a journal for Christmas!
I think the key to being successful with your goals and sticking with them is making them realistic, not setting too many and knowing how you plan to accomplish them in a reasonable way. These are the goals I am starting with this year, maybe they are small but for me this is what I will start with. My year will be full of goals, some I will accomplish and some I wont.. that's just life, but I feel confident that I can do these things.
What are your goals for the year ahead and how do you plan to accomplish them? I would love to hear all about them!