Monday, January 18, 2016


I do love a good fresh start to a new year. Although I believe that you can really start fresh any time, any day of the week you want, there is just something about a new year that motivates everyone. I held off on writing a resolutions post because I was going to choose a word of the year but I decided against that. Then I couldn't really come up with what I wanted to focus on this year until I read this post by Bonnie at the Life of Bon. She broke down her goals into areas of her life that she wanted to focus on for the year and I really liked that so I am going to do the same thing. Make sure and check out her post and blog in general, it's one of my favorites.

Spiritual Goals:
-Pay tithing once a week instead of once a month. I used to do it this way and it was way too stressful (mostly cause I would forget and have to go back and look at our income for the month) I have since learned about paying tithing online and I can now pay it once a week when I pay our other bills so I wont forget about it and makes it easier.
-Attend the temple more often. I don't want to set a specific monthly or weekly goal because it is harder with a baby, but I want to make more of an effort.
-Finish the Book of Mormon individually and as a family
-Say morning prayers

Personal Goals:
- workout 30 minutes a day (so far so good on this one!)
-eat healthier and limit sweet treats/ excess sugar to only on Sundays
-less time on Netflix
-more time interacting with Claire (even though I don't neglect her by any means, sometimes I choose to do things other than sit and play with her like fold laundry or do dishes. Those aren't bad but I can do those another time when she is sleeping and I can play with her when she is awake)
-less time on the phone, don't look at Facebook first thing in the morning, read scriptures instead to get ready for the day
- get dressed everyday (being a stay at home mom can be weird sometimes, you have full permission to stay in pajamas but getting dressed just helps me feel better)
-make bed more often

Blog Goals:
-keep posting regularly
-find a blog to sponsor with
 -pin posts to pinterest more often

Financial Goals:
-save money and buy a house
-start saving monthly for Claire's education and our retirement
-budget once a week
-communicate to Zack when I want to purchase extra things

Family Goals:
-date night once a month
-family activities more with Claire
 -email pictures to Rachel once a week (she's on a mission and I know she is missing the baby so I try and keep her updated)
-go camping more this summer

Those are it, really simple and easy. I am going to print this post out and hang it near my office so I can remind myself of these and continue to work on them. What are some of your goals for the new year?


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