Happy New Year everyone! I hope you all had a wonderful holiday season filled with family, friends, joy, and fun. I know I certainly did! After celebrating with friends and family and some much needed time off from work, I’m ready to take on this new year. As is our annual tradition, my family and I have created out yearly list of goals for the new year.
It’s hard to stay accountable with goals and promises we make to ourselves. I know I struggle when the success or failure affects only me. If someone else is relying on me though, I have no trouble. Does this sound like you? Take comfort knowing you know not alone. It’s a common phenomenon that many people suffer from. Some people have very strong personal accountability instincts and have no problem achieving any goal they set for themselves. Others, like us, need a little help. When no one is counting on us, it’s really easy to say think that failing to accomplish the goal just doesn’t matter. But this just isn’t true. Personal accountability and accomplishing our goals is so important. Our needs and desires are just as important as those we love. We need to ensure that we’re caring for ourselves, and our goals, in the same manner as we would our spouses and children.
To help keep myself accountable, I’d love to share my goals for the new year with you! I’ll update quarterly on our progress with our goals. Seeing others succeed can give us a boost to succeed ourselves. Let me be your motivator, encourager, and accountability partner. If you need help figuring out how to craft your goals, check out this post. Share your goals for the new year in the comments below and let’s keep each other accountable this year so we can all reach our goals!
Goals for the New Year
My goals for the new year fall into three categories: Family and Financial, Business, and Health and Fitness. I put family and financial into the same category because the goals in both categories affect both myself and my family. They can’t really be separated.
Yes, they’re lofty goals. I’m worth it! The bigger the goal, the harder I have to work. Bigger goals also mean larger rewards. I don’t want to set my goals low. I’d rather aim too high and miss than way too low and achieve it, all the while wondering what more I could have accomplished.
Family & Financial
- Finish fixing garage door (by summer)
- Schedule monthly date nights (scheduled by end of January)
- Clear out all eBay stuff (by end of summer)
- Complete office make-over (by end of summer)
- Pay off more than 12 months of loan (by December 31)
- Save 70% needed for next year’s family cruise-about $1750 (by November)- Cruises are the BEST family vacations!
- Reach $2,000 per month from this blog.
- Action steps
- Complete EBA Course (by September)- I’ve heard amazing things so I’m giving it a try!
- Dedicate 10 hours per week minimum to blog (make a plan by February)-Using Rosemarie Groner’s 10 Hour Time Block Strategy
- Come up with a product idea (by December 31)
Health & Fitness
I didn’t include Andy’s goals in this category as those are private goals for him. Although, I can say that he’s on the same new eating and fitness plan to get healthier!
- Lose 45.2 lbs by December 31-less than 1 lb a week
- Action steps
- Reduce soda consumption-allowed when eating at a restaurant or during a movie
- Drastically reduce added sugar
- Eat out no more than once per month
- Be active 30 minutes five times per week.
- Plan quarterly check-points (March 31, June 30, September 30)
- Get tooth taken care of-I need to have one pulled!
- See allergist (by end of summer)
- Eye exams for Kira and Andy (by spring)
Now it’s your turn! What are your goals for the new year? Tell me below! Let’s conquer all our goals this year!
Check out my Quarter 1 progress update!
-To your Better Life-