To be successful with my blog and my personal life, I have found that I need to write goals for myself each month and reflect back to see if I actually accomplished those things. Here were my goals from January 2017. Let’s see how I did!
Help Skylar be more independent GOOD
Set aside reading/ writing time every night for her GOOD
Have a date night with just Tommy and I GOOD
I set aside time for my family this month which was nice. This is so important to do, no matter how stressful and busy life is. We had a huge change in my little family this month and it has been nothing but stressful and a lot of work. (We moved!) It’s always good to remember that if you are stressed out, the kids are definitely stressing out so try not to get angry with them and listen to their needs. We had a few meltdowns with Skylar this month and we are trying to make everything go smoothly. She has slept in bed with me the past few nights because she was having bad dreams. We put up her lil fairy door to help with nightmares. We told her the fairies are going to scare the nightmares away.
Cut down on groceries GOOD
Make payments on time GOOD
Only buy 2 coffee drinks (I can do it…right???) BAD
Put $100 in savings BAD
Money has always been a struggle for me. I have school loans to pay off and some credit cards as well. This year I am really focusing on getting a lot paid off. I am so bad at saving money because I just want it all to go to my debt. I know I should have some in savings so I don’t end up putting more on credit cards, but it’s really hard!
Lose 3-5 pounds BAD
Eat healthier BAD
Meal plan BAD
Cut back on sugar!! GOOD
Go to the gym 3x a week BAD
This is so bad! I didn’t do anything for myself this month. No wonder I have been so stressed lately. This is so important and I failed at it this month. I have cut back on sugar, so that’s a start. I also didn’t GAIN any weight, so that’s good too. I definitely worked out a little more than I have been so I just need to keep the momentum going.
Get 400 followers on Instagram GOOD
Get 800 followers on Pinterest BAD
Get 50 more likes on my Facebook page GOOD
Write 4 blog posts BAD (close though)
I was totally motivated to get myself out there on social media. This is so time consuming, but worth it! My page views on my blog have definitely gone up and and that is thanks to my readers (you!). I hope you will come back again. I had a bunch of blog post ideas but I just didn’t have time to sit down and put them together. Hopefully this month will slow down in my life so I have more time to write.
So I didn’t do horrible last month, but I can definitely tell I need to work on myself more. If your a mom, I am sure you can relate. We really don’t set time aside for ourselves but it is so important to keep us from going insane! For this month of February, I am making it a goal to do something for myself and thinking about what I am eating. I was talking to my mom the other day and I was asking her how moms find time to workout! I don’t understand it. If you work full time and you are a mom, there are literally not enough hours in the day to go to the gym. I am going to have to get into a habit of working out at home. I have to get past the fact that “I’m only motivated if I take a class.” I need to get myself out of that mindset and push myself to workout alone. What are your goals for the month? Do you set aside time for yourself? I encourage you to write it down! It really helps to keep yourself accountable.
Now lets talk about my February goals!
Have a family outing
Look at rings
Talk about wedding plans
Only spend $20 on coffee
$100 in savings
Only eat out 4 times (1x a week)
Buy something for me
Drink more water
Lose 1-2 pounds
Eat more veggies
Get 500 followers on Instagram
Get 900 Pinterest followers
Get to 200 likes on Facebook
Write 4 blog posts