So I had every intention on posting my 2016 New Years goals, I will not call them resolutions…resolutions are always broken by February. But, I got sidetracked and behind about getting them posted. So here you go…my goals and aspirations for the New Year.
This was a list I found and adapted to work for me and my 2016 goals. But the more I looked at it…the more it seemed too vague. So I had to dig deeper. The best way to reach your goals is to have a SMART plan…be SPECIFIC, the goal should be MEASURABLE, and ACHIEVABLE, it must be REALISTIC and have a TIMEFRAME to be accomplished. So I got more specific…
1 – Have More Patience…with Ethan. He is only 4 and I forget that he is figuring everything out himself. I must cut him some slack and not lose my shit with him.
Bill too…I unload a lot of crap onto Bill and he doesn’t deserve what I dish out.
2 – Drink More Water…really that means drinking less Dr. Pepper. I am sad…but it has to be done
3 – Go On More Adventures…do more ‘things’ and outings with Bill and Ethan. A monthly family outing, the Zoo, a play, etc. And a monthly date night with Bill.
We loved doing stuff in 2015…and we will do more stuff in 2016
4 – Learn More…sign up for some art/design classes. Learn more graphic design on line. Read more daily…books and magazines.
I’m not going to dis magazines and only say books…that is too pretentious.
5 – Get More Organized…get my shit together. Clean my closet, hang up those close when they are clean.
Get the office and garage under control. Toss the stuff I don’t want or need anymore
6 – Clean More Often…Bill takes care of most of our housework. I need to help him more and be more of a team player
7 – Explore More…try things that are out of my comfort zone. Try new recipes and cooking techniques.
Go somewhere new. Meet new people.
8 – Play More…again, with Ethan. He loves to play and being an only child he does not have a built in playmate.
And get him out of the house more to play with his friend Cannon and in the back yard, we don’t utilize it enough to play
9 – Get More Sleep…I don’t mean naps. But I need to go to sleep before midnight during the week. I am always tired…must sleep more
10 – Forget Doing More…don’t put too much on my plate, especially at work. Focus on what I can get done and get it done.
Yep…that’s better. More specific and most of these are measurable, achievable, realistic and kind of have a time frame (the year and my lifetime). Then it hit me…number 5. That goal summed up what I really needed to do for 2016…
2016…the year I get my shit together and I will try my best to get it done! Except for number 2…I broke that one today…and didn’t even make it to February!