New year, new you. Are you tired of hearing that yet? I know I am! Every new year I try to evaluate the previous year and take inventory. I like to review my year on four different levels:
- personal growth
- love life
- professional endeavors
Once I take a truly honest look at the previous year, I decide how and where I want to improve. From that I’ll set goals, then set up steps to achieve them. One rule I follow: do NOT to set a goal about acquiring material items. (However, a material item might be a step to your final goal.)
For me, goal setting is about my journey to be a better person. The more I try to better myself, the more my children will see that self improvement is something that never stops. Realizing that I am always evolving means that if I had a bad day with a particular goal, there’s always tomorrow. This process seems easier to achieve knowing that one mis-step won’t derail my entire goal. Long ago I realized that life experiences, no matter how joyful, sorrowful, or frustrating are all a part of my journey. Each experience I have is unique to me and reflecting on my thoughts about those experiences helps me decide how to move forward as a wiser person.
One of my goals for 2015 is to take better care of myself. I think this is something most moms can relate to. We spend our days taking care of kids, building our careers, cleaning the house, making meals, figuring and re-figuring logistics, and ensuring that every member of our family is happy, healthy, and loving life. For me, that means that some days I don’t get a chance to do things (small things and large things) that make me happy or help to make me a healthier person. This year I am going to make sure I put myself on top of the priority list more often. My brain knows this will make me a better person and a better, happier mom, but some days it’s very difficult for me to actually implement. Thankfully I have a plan!
Did you make any goals or resolutions? I would love to hear about them!