Thank you all so much for the sweet comments on Tuesday’s post! I love hearing so many people wanting to do no spend months and focus on what we need not what we want.
So remember when I said I wasn’t going to set any goals for myself for 2015? Well, this post isn’t about setting any goals, but more about setting my priorities. Life is very, very busy right now and I have been overwhelmed with all I have on my plate. I know that my “goal” of not setting any goals probably isn’t going to be 100% realistic for me for the whole year. My main goal is still to just live my life and enjoy 2015, but I know that if I want to stay home with Little A and grow my essential oils business I’m going to have to set some small goals along the way. I’ve been reading The Compound Effect by Darren Hardy and it has been an eye opener for me. One thing he says is “Goals that are not written down are just dreams.” I mean how true is that?! Unless you write it down it’s just floating around in your head and you can’t really focus on it.
So with that said, here are some of the things I want to make a priority this year.
Priority: Quality time with my family. Yes I spend a lot of time with my family, but that time isn’t always “quality” time. I want to be there for Little A and not just in the room, if you know what I mean.
Actions: 1 hour of electronic free time daily (more on days I don’t work) // Family walks & park days // 2-3 family trips this year
Priority: Spend more time with God. After my brother passed away I struggled with my relationship with God. But after a long battle I’ve finally found peace and want to re-focus on my church and my faith and get Little A involved in the church as well.
Actions: Read Bible 3-4 times per week // Get a study Bible // Church 2-3 times per month // Little A in Sunday school
Priority: Workout 3-4 times per week. Because I’m so busy right now it’s hard to get a workout in every day. But if I can just get my body started I can usually get a decent workout in at least a few days a week.
Actions: Write it in my planner // Run 2-3 times per week // Do something! Even if it’s just going for a long walk, get moving!
Priority: Keep our home clutter free. We’re still slowly working on our organizing projects and once a room is complete I want to keep it that way. I don’t want to bring unnecessary stuff into our home. Less is more!
Actions: Put away mail every day // Clean out our “junk drawer” each week // Clean our office & organize it each month
Priority: More quality time with Huebie. Between Huebie and I we have 5 jobs (if you consider this blog a type of job). 5 jobs! That’s just insane. Throw a toddler into the mix and that’s a recipe for never getting any quality time together. I really want us to focus on our relationship and staying connected, especially right now while we’re so freaking busy!
Actions: Plan date days/nights 1 month in advance // Be deliberate // Plan at home date nights
I guess one other priority is my essential oils business. My goal is to be home with Little A and I’m really hoping that I can share the wonderful power of essential oils with more families so people can have the same benefits of healthy, natural living that my family enjoys.
Question of the day: What is your #1 priority for 2015?