It is no secret that I am a huge fan of goals. Goals keep me focused and motivated as I try to better myself. With the new year right around the corner I decided to share a few of my new goals.
It’s fairly common for many of us to make goals….and then a few weeks later forget about them. (please tell me that’s not just me!!)
Here are a few tricks I have started doing to make those goals actually happen.
- Write the goals down
- Include Action Items (what steps will you take to meet these goals)
- Tell Someone (this keeps me accountable!)
This year I decided to choose a word for each goal category. The goal is that this word will be at the front of my mind and remind me of these resolutions.
Personal 2019 Word of the Year: Prioritize
It’s so easy to allow my priorities to slip. This year I want to make time for the things that are truly important to me personally. My health and daily scripture study are the two at the top of my list.
I have scheduled time each day for exercising. I decided to do this in the evening because it just hasn’t been happening in the evenings! I am hoping my husband keeps me accountable. I have gotten into a habit of reading my scriptures daily, I am hoping to continue that into the new year with a focus on more STUDYING what I read.
Family 2019 Word of the Year: TIME!
As much as I have tried to stop them, my kids continue to grow!! ;( Every time I blink they seem to be a little older and a little more independent. This year I want to focus on TIME, enjoying the time I have with my kids NOW, before that time is gone.
We have made a goal to go on a small family trip each year and have one planned not to far from home. I am also going to work on spending more intentional time with each of my children. I have made the goal to take them each out on monthly dates and to put my phone away when they are in the same room as me.
Business 2019 Words of the Year: Organize and Monetize
My business gets two words this year!
Last year I launched my business Sweet Frugal Life on a complete whim. I assumed nobody would care about my opinion and that I wouldn’t even enjoy it. I have really enjoyed blogging and watching my business grow. This year I am no longer growing it on a whim and instead want to organize it and be more professional and intentional with the time spent on it.
I would also like to learn how to turn this business into something that actually makes money! I am learning everyday and have committed to learning what I need to do to make this business successful.
Financial 2019 Word of the Year: Growth
This is an obvious word! We all want it! We have spent a lot of money the past few years (building a house is expensive!) and now I want to start seeing growth.
We are increasing our emergency savings by 6%, increasing retirement savings by 1% and trying to save $5,000 for a new vehicle.
What goals do you have for the new year? Let me know below in the comments!