I did a lot of thinking during my break from the blog through the holidays. I reflected on my goals from 2015, and wondered if I was focusing on the things that would make me the most happy and fulfilled in 2016.
When it all came down to it, there are four areas of focus that I seem to gravitate toward. These are the things I think about the most often, the things I pin on Pinterest, and I’m excited to push myself to execute some of the things I research and “plan” to do.
So, what made my list?
If you’ve been checking out the new blog design a little, I bet you can guess. Although, in my header, they are in no particular order…
First and foremost, my goal has always been to be a fun mom for my kids, to set a great example, and teach them all I can. Some of my previous goals definitely distracted me from this, and I am determined to bring this back to the forefront!
- Spend more quality time together
- Plan projects and activities for us all
- Be present
- Read more
- Focus on healthy eating and exercise in a fun way together
Next, I’ve always tried to focus on setting a healthy example for the kids. This year, I want to be more concrete with the things I change, healthy recipes I try, healthy habits I put in place, and increasing my activity level.
- Focus on small changes
- Serve healthier meals and snacks to the family
- Get active together as much as possible
- Schedule and plan
- Take time for myself and make it a priority
We bought our home before having kids and we’ve definitely outgrown it. However, we aren’t finding much in our target area and our mortgage is so low, we are looking into more ways we can make our home work. Add to that that I’m a bit of a pack rat and have some severe hoarding tendencies, and organization and decluttering is an area that is pretty important to me. I’m determined to make some changes here!
- Tackle small tasks
- Deep cleaning schedule
- More effective planning and scheduling
- Making our small home work better for our growing family
I work part-time from home and my husband has recently changed professions and is working his way back up, so money saving is an important thing for me. I want to continue to stay home and, to be honest, I definitely get a bit of a thrill out of saving money. The more we do for ourselves and the smarter we are with our money, the further we can stretch what we do have.
Money Saving Goals
- Finding small ways to save
- No spend periods
- Savings plans
- Making things at home
A lot of these areas overlap, and that’s when I really love it! My goal is to check something off each list each week. I’m looking forward to it!
What are your goals for 2016?
Do we have some in common?