New Year’s Goals, Not Resolutions

It is that time of the year, the time when we start making our new year resolutions. I have always thought of doing resolutions, but end up defeated by the second or third week of the new year. This year. I am going to go with New Year’s Goals.

Goals are something that I can work on little by little. The nice thing with goals is that I can set some big goals for the year, and work on reaching those by setting small goals for each month or quarter.

So, what are my goals for this year? Well, I got this sweet planner from Mary&Martha. I don’t usually grab planners that are set up with different times. I don’t like planning my days like that, but this year I want to be more intentional with my time, so I am going to work on using this planner with the times. 

I also want to work on exercising at least 3-4 times a week. I am going to set a time each day for me to do this. It could be walking outside, walking inside, or circuit training. I figure this will be a healthy thing for me to do. Having a backup plan for when the weather doesn’t let me get outside will help me keep this goal for the year.

Not only am I looking at making goals for me and my self-care, but I am also making some goals for the kids with school. I want them to get used to doing school at the same time each day, so it becomes part of that routine. However, I also want to add some things like handicrafts and extras, so if I do that little by little, they won’t be so overwhelmed by the changes and add ons.

I feel that by making goals instead of resolutions and sitting down to break those bigger goals into smaller goals throughout the year, I will have a better chance at making the changes I want for 2022 without setting myself up for failure.

What do you make in your house, goals or resolutions? Do they work for you? I would love to hear from you in the comments!