Hi guys! I know we are already almost halfway through January but I figured it’s never too late to set some goals! I always set resolutions, but this year I decided to set some goals. Nineteen to be exact ;)! The list below is a bit random, but these are all goals I’d love to achieve this year. Do any of my goals resonate with you guys?!
Wake up before Charlee and have time for myself! I have actually been doing this since the New Year and it has been a GAME CHANGER for me. I am lucky in that Charlee loves to sleep and has been sleeping until at least 7:30 or 8 most days. I try and wake up at 7 to have my coffee, tidy up and shower. I am in a much better head space when I get her out of her crib and I’m able to be more focused instead of running around like a crazy person!
Complete 10 full push-ups in a row. I was able to lose the baby weight I gained in 2018, so my goal this year is to get stronger. I would love to be able to do a full 10 push ups in a row!
Sign Charlee up for swimming lessons. We will be traveling a lot this summer and I want Charlee to feel comfortable in the water. I would love to get her into a swimming program. If you are NY based and have any suggestions please let me know!
Invest in some nice bras. This is a weird goal but I just need to bite the bullet and invest in some nice bras and lingerie. I have always had a smaller chest, but after baby that all changed. I need to go get measured and actually wear the correct size bra. This may sound like a dumb goal but I had to add to my list haha!
Meditate a few times a week. I’d like to eventually do this every day, but I figure I should start with a smaller goal and work my way up. I just downloaded the Simple Habit app and am going to start trying to meditate right after I wake up.
Organize photo books. I have been printing family photos since Charlee was born but I haven’t gotten around to actually organizing them. I want to get all the printed photos into a photo book!
Delete the “bad” photos on my iPhone. I am constantly taking photos of my daughter, my family, myself etc. The problem is that out of every 10 photos, I post only 1 and never delete the “bad” 9. Therefore my phone is filled with SO MANY PHOTOS. If I just kept the one I liked I’d have way more space on my phone.
Sing more! I miss singing so much and I really want to incorporate singing back into my life.
Declutter! Matt and I got rid of so much stuff when we moved into our newest apartment. We are in decent shape but I always feel like we just have so much STUFF. I want to continue to declutter and have everything that I own have a “place.” I am the kind of person that really needs to have a home for each thing I own or else it doesn’t get put away!
Take a romantic trip with Matt. Matt and I did a few overnights just us last year but we really want to take a longer trip together in 2019. Somewhere tropical, just us. I am already excited!
Spend time with my nephew. My sister had a baby boy in October of 2018. I really want him to know me and that means a lot of trips back and forth from NYC to NC. I am up for the challenge ;). Also thank goodness for Facetime!
Spend less time on my phone. I run a blog and a huge part of that business is being engaged on social media. I want to start leaving my phone in another room for a few hours at night to disengage and just be present. I am so passionate about my platform and engaging with my followers (I LOVE you guys!) but I feel like I need to take a pause once a day, even if it’s just for 30 minutes!
Take Charlee on more adventures. I have Charlee by myself everyday from 3-5:30 P.M. I love this time and really treasure making memories together. That said, we have gotten comfortable playing at home in our own space. I want to take Charlee to more classes and museums during this time in 2019.
Create more video content. I’d love to provide more engaging content for you all and I feel like video would be my way of taking it to the next level.
Drink more water. I drink a lot of water, but not as much as I should. My goal is to start getting used to drinking 3 L a day.
Put myself first in regards to my health. I had a baby 17 months ago and I am still dealing with some residual health issues from birth. I have been lazy about following up with doctors etc. because life and other responsibilities (Charlee) tend to come first. This year I am going to take care of myself and my health. I know this is super important.
Focus on one thing at a time. I am super high energy, and sometimes I get frustrated with myself because I have a difficult time focusing on one thing at a time. I can get overwhelmed with my to-do list and try and do a bit of each at the same time. This clearly doesn’t work! I want to start taking a breath and focusing, AKA be present.
Write in my Mom journal every night. I have this amazing One line a day Journal that I rarely write in. I would love to write in it more often so I can remember the little things.
Focus on how far I have come, not how far I have to go. 2018 was a year of incredible growth for me. I had my baby in August of 2017, and 2018 was spent trying to get not only my body back, but to get back to feeling like myself again. I worked really hard on getting to where I wanted to be, but not doing a great job of acknowledging where I had been and how hard I had worked to get there. I want to focus this year on being happy with where I am and honoring the work I have put in. It’s time to be a little less hard on myself. Any other Moms relate?