I love goals and I tend to set several goals for myself each year, rather than making resolutions I know I’ll break by February. 2015 wasn’t the best year for me, in terms of meeting my goals, but it wasn’t the worst, either. This year, I’ve come up with several goals that are definitely attainable. Now I have to make them happen.
1. Stick with an earlier bedtime. I received a Fitbit for Christmas, and I’ve been tracking my atrocious sleeping habits. I knew I wasn’t getting enough sleep, but when your average sleep is less than 6 hours per night – over a two week period – it’s time to reevaluate what you can change.
2. Complete one long(ish) race. I don’t know if this means a 10k is in my future, or a half marathon. It won’t be longer than a half, though. And clearly this will happen much later this year – sometime in the fall.
3. Take more photos. And then display them. Our family photos were so fun and I wish I had more photos of my family (not just my son) around the house. I’m going to work on this. I’m also taking on the Project 365 challenge again. I was successful a few years ago. Hoping I can be successful again, since I’ll primarily be using Instagram to pull my photos! (I’m still keeping up with this on my photo blog – picturemylife365.com – in case you’re interested.)
4. Complete more craft projects. I have a scarf I started more than a year ago – it needs to be finished. I would love to make a few things for baby girl’s room. And I have ideas for my son’s big boy room. I’ve also started on a t-shirt quilt and that needs to be completed before I realize just what I’ve done to my favorite shirts.
5. Get back to scrapbooking. I was on and off with Project Life last year. I just want to get at least one book completed so I can move on to others. Maybe I can get caught up on a family scrapbook.
6. Read. I read a lot this past year – it was completely unexpected to me. My goal in 2016 is to read 15 new books. My husband gave me a Kindle for my birthday, and I am so excited to have it as I deal with sleepless nights. (I’ve used it once in the past week when I couldn’t sleep at 3 a.m.!) 15 is a low number of books to read in a year, but it’s more doable for me because I don’t know what to expect past April.
7. Take more breaks from technology. I’m notorious for texting at all hours, reading my phone first thing in the morning and any other chance I can get. I’ve already put a “do not disturb” on my phone (for certain hours, and I have 3 people that are not part of that – my parents and husband – just in case of emergencies.) I read Hands-Free Mama a year ago and I’m having to remind myself of everything I read.
8. Drop the baby weight. I obviously have some time before I have to start on this one, but I really, really need to drop it. For my sanity. So I’ll give myself until the end of the year to lose most of it.
What do you have planned for the year?