I've got some goals that I wanted to share on my blog that I'm really excited about! Every year I think I set goals and then fail them within the first week. Hahaha, anyone else? Some say it isn't a good idea to set goals because you're just setting yourself up for failure but I love the way goal setting makes me feel.
2018 was a difficult year for me emotionally which affected 99% of everything in my life. It was a heavy year of grief and missing family/friends and dealing with new change every single day. I decided to get a job around August, but where we live, jobs are not very available. We live too far from two major cities where there are probably more jobs so that was also difficult. I've been working since September and it's been pretty good so far. I'm temporarily working full-time until the middle of February probably and it's gone by pretty fast. I have loved meeting people here in our town and socializing too!
Though I have come to really like it here, I still miss my family so very very much. I had a friend ask me what my life plan was the other day (friend, if you're reading this, you rock! lol) and Brady and I will be staying here another year. We are good where we're at and he likes it here and with my new job, I'm starting to really like it here too. Our friends and family have been up to visit us which is always fun and I have some plans to spend more time at the lake this summer!
Let's get to the nitty gritty! ;)
- I want to start journaling weekly. Maybe just a recap of how I've done emotionally or how I'm doing and what I'm doing to work through it. I think checking in is always a good thing.
- Facetime, Marco Polo or call family members when I miss them. Find an activity to do when I'm feeling really homesick.
- Attend the temple each month by setting a date the month before. Plan out which session to attend and reach out to any friends or family that might want to come with.
- Start reading the Book of Mormon in my new journaling edition that I got for Christmas.
- Start prepping Sunday lessons the day before, each month, I'm scheduled to teach.
- Make an effort to attend my Sunday meetings by getting up an hour early to get ready and eat breakfast. (Our church time is staying the same so I can get up at the same time each week.)
- Write out my meal plan on a piece of paper and hang on the fridge so that I can see it each day. Grocery shop for the coming week on Saturday's and meal prep on Sunday evenings. Plan accordingly if I need to drive to a big city to purchase items not at the local grocery store.
- Get up an extra 40 minutes each morning to exercise for 30 minutes, and have 10 minutes to wake up and get dressed for exercise. Lay clothes out the night before.
- Continue following the plan I have set up with Karli (treats on M/W, Soda on Sat, and cheat meal on Fri.) while implementing old meal plans.
- Drink more water at work by bringing smaller water bottles or cups.
- Meal prep dinners in the mornings so that I can have dinner ready to go or to be finished when I get home from work.
- Have our emergency fund fully funded by 5/31/19. Take the steps necessary to make this happen in my budget binder.
- Start paying the extra amount decided towards debt to have credit card paid off 50-100% by the end of the year.
- Pick up extra shifts when needed/available.
- Read 50 books of different genres and track progress on Goodreads.com.
- Declutter closet of clothing that no longer makes me happier or that I no longer wear.
- Make an effort to get up early to do my hair and makeup, if not just my hair.
- Clean a room/do a chore each day when I get home from work before relaxing.
- Keep up with goal progress on the blog or in a journal.
Obviously, these are all detailed and there's quite a few of them but these are some things that I really want to work on to become a better person today than I was yesterday! I'm excited and feel hopeful about some of these!
Have you set goals? What are you hoping to achieve in 2019?