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January 23, 2019

January Goals

january goalsLast week, I shared my 2019 goals and the process I took to determine what was most important for me this year. Each month, I’m going to share which smaller goals I’m focusing on to check off those big goals by the end of the year. Some of my yearly goals may not be fully checked off come December 31…and that’s ok. What’s most important is that I’ve been making progress.

I write all of these smaller goals on my “tending list” through my Cultivate What Matters planner (basically PowerSheets 2.0). You don’t have to do it this way, but this is what works for me. I get excited about filling in the progress bar and keeping up with my daily and weekly goals. Plus, it’s a great way for me to not overload myself in one month.

 

Word for 2019

focus

Last year, I often felt a pinball machine moving from one task to another; often leaving them half done. Many times I’d lay my head down and wonder, what did I accomplish today? In retrospect, I accomplished a lot with what time I had. But instead of working from a place of rest, I was letting tasks run my day.

This year, I want to be laser focused on making progress during the time I have with my family, my business, myself and my friends. I tend to strive for perfection, but choosing that will leave you dissatisfied and defeated. Little by little with FOCUS, I will make progress.

 

January Goals

SIMPLIFY OUR FINANCES

  • Contentment Challenge from Jan-Mar
  • Map out a monthly budget and stick to it

 

LOVE MY FAMILY WELL

  • Spend time daily with each kid
  • Limiting daily distractions to focus on the people that matter most

 

CULTIVATE FRIENDSHIPS

  • Play volleyball every week
  • Respond daily to texts/calls from family & friends

 

STREAMLINE MY PHOTOGRAPHY BUSINESS

  • Evaluate what worked & what didn’t in 2018
  • Create monthly & yearly session goals
  • Finish EBP taxes

 

CREATE A CALMER MIND & BE MORE PRESENT

  • Spend 1 hour or less on my phone daily
  • Read 1 book per month

 

MAKE MY HEALTH A PRIORITY

  • Workout 3x per week

 

RECORD OUR FAMILY LEGACY

  • Write in the girls’ journals twice
  • Create 2017 family album

 

NOURISH OUR OUTDOOR SPACE

  • Determine playhouse/shed design

 

I actually filled out my January goals before January 1st, but as you can see didn’t get a chance to share them until now. My plan is to be more timely in sharing them in the months ahead. I hope this gives you some encouragement to set smaller goals each month to achieve those scary big goals this year!

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