At the beginning of every new year I set goals for myself, and at the end of that year I’m never where I hoped to be. Don’t get me wrong I’ve made progress, but not like how I imagined those 12 months before. My priorities shift and my goals change. I am bombarded with new choices, new directions, and new possibilities. Sometimes I feel bad about not reaching my resolutions and other times I can’t even remember what they were. Am I the only one that forgets my New Year’s resolutions? Please don’t say that I am!
This year I’m doing things a little different. No more high expectations, just wishes and hope for myself and my family.
First, I want to strengthen my relationship with God. I feel like I am not the person I could be without His guidance. I need to develop a more meaningfulrelationship.
Second, I want to deepen my connection with J. J and I are best friends, soul mates, and life partners. We work hard at building a life together, saving for our future and spending time with family. Sometimes I feel like we need to work more on our romantic relationship. It’s easy to get weighed down with the struggles of every day and treat our marriage like a job. We show up for one another, we have meetings, and then we go to bed. I want more. I want to go on dates. I want to surprise one another.
Third, I want to strive to be healthier. To develop a desire to eat better, workout more, and be more active. I love Crossfit and have really found a home in the box I go to, but I need to do more. I want to be more active in my every day life. Not just the days and times I’m working out. I want to develop habits now so when J and I do have our own family we don’t struggle and our child is healthy. Don’t get me wrong – I will still enjoy treats and am not setting my expectations so high that they are not achievable, but I think in 2015 we can work at taking care of ourselves better.
Fourth, I want the conscious ability to slow down. I’m tired of racing through life. Always pushing myself to do more, to learn faster, and to commit to everything. I need time to breathe and to relax. I want more weekends just to J and I. I need less stress and more gratitude for what I already have.
Fifth, I want to be more organized and live with purpose. I want a home that mirrors myself. I want cabinets organized, closets cleaned, and my darn keys put in the key bowl at night so I don’t spend 10 minutes frantically searching for them each morning. I want to spend less time searching and finding papers, tools and keys and more time doing the things I want.
What are your goals for 2015? Do you have any New Year resolutions? I’d love to know!