Tackling Your Goals: 2018

January 6, 2018 4 Comments

It’s that time of year again. We are ready for a fresh start. Another chance to tackle our goals. I found myself writing down my goals for this year and thinking, “are these really going to happen?” I felt hopeful, but unsure.

The only person that can complete my goals is me. Captain obvious wanted to send a quick reminder. We are in control of this. We may be knee deep in laundry, diapers, and legos. But we are still in control of tackling our goals. And it is possible!

Every year I pray that God will send me a word. Just one word that I need to focus on for 2018. I kept coming back to the word “Simplify.” That’s what my goals will center around this year. Simplifying my home, my schedule, and my life. As moms, I feel as if we live in this overwhelmed state. The “I can’t catch up because I don’t even know where to start” mentality. I’ve made a few changes in our routine and gotten rid of SO MUCH STUFF in the past few months. Why are we holding onto all this stuff? I kid you not – at least 20 trash bags have gone out of my house and into the homes of others that were in need. And guess what – I don’t miss it. I don’t regret it. Emily Ley, author of A Simplified Life recommends that you only hold onto the best, the favorite and the necessary. That made my decluttering process so much easier. To learn more about simplifying, I highly recommend reading A Simplified Life. Game changer for sure.

Another goal we have for this year is to spend more quality time together. My husband started working from home a few months ago. It has been wonderful having him around more, but not without its challenges. We had to really buckle down on our schedules to give each other work hours as well as some quality time together. We deemed Friday night as family night. I don’t cook (can I get an amen?) and we either order take out or go treat ourselves somewhere. Whatever we do – we stay off our phones and devote our time to each other. And before you start romanticizing that idea, remember that we have two toddlers. It’s quality, yet chaotic time together. But we make the most of it.

We also decided on twice a month date nights. Unfortunately, my parents and my husband’s parents live out of state. Between paying a babysitter and what we spend on the date – we decided to limit it to two a month. Another way my husband and I try to spend time together is in the car. Once the girls are buckled in and (hopefully) happy, it’s a great chance for us to catch up.

What are your goals for 2018? Comment  below so we can encourage each other to make and complete our goals this year!! Can’t wait to hear from you.

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4 Comments

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    Bethany

    January 6, 2018

    LOVE Emily Ley! Simplifying is definitely on our agenda this year too.

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      jennypitts

      January 10, 2018

      Awesome. Good luck! Emily Ley gives some great tips for sure.

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    teachermomtalks

    January 10, 2018

    I’m looking forward to yoga in the park and I blogged about seven other goals too. I feel like I want to keep adding goals like waking up once a week to sit with chai tea to blog or edit videos but I think I’m going to wait to reflect and readjust my goals next month. Your Friday night sounds like ours. Even when I started staying home, I was going to cook Friday night to save money because I no longer had an income and my husband was like, “What are you doing? We eat pizza on Friday nights.” So I was like, “Well, okay, if you insist.” 😉 Hope you have a happy 2018!

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      jennypitts

      January 10, 2018

      Haha! We are big fans of pizza over here too. It makes it so fun to have a scheduled time together. Definitely gives us something to look forward to! I definitely agree about adjusting our goals. Things change, so it makes sense to adjust as we go! Thanks so much for the feedback 🙂

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