New year resolutions are like chocolate. They disappear as fast as they appeared.
This year, I decided to try setting goals for myself since I seem to have issues with New Year resolutions. Here is a list of some things I'd like to do without putting too much extra pressure on myself. You know, to keep things as stress free as possible.
Be more grateful
This is pretty big and vague isn't it? My goal is pretty simple to be honest; every month, I have to write 10 things I am grateful down. I'm also planning to turn this into a mini video series at the end of each month, but we'll see how much time I actually have for that. Writing them down is non-negotiable though. :)
Make a plan
Again, pretty vague. What kind of plan? For what? How? I have been meaning to plan things out, plan everything out: meals, blog posts, family outings... the list goes on and on. In fact, I have so many things I need to organize that I'm drowning in my own thoughts. The goal is simple. Make ONE plan. Just ONE, for anything.
Start my Etsy shop
I've been wanting to branch out for a while now. I have so many ideas about things I want to do. I even bought materials for a whole bunch of handmade things I could make; jewelry, prints, digital designs... I never actually got to it though, it's a lot of work! Planning, making, taking photos, figuring out shipping fees, packaging, shipping, keeping track of finances... I really want to do it, but with my full time job and my babies, it's been nearly impossible. I think I found a way to start things slowly though, and it looks promising. My goal this year is to at least put one item up for sale in my shop.
Finish a project that's been neglected
I'm actually kind of embarrassed about this. I start so many things all at the same time because I have tons of ideas but more often than not, I leave things unfinished. So much that my husband forbade me to buy anything else until I finish some of my projects. Lol. It's actually pretty silly since most of these projects are about 95% done. A goal for this year is to at least finish one of these. Shouldn't be too hard right?
Take care of myself
Since becoming a mom I find that I've literally put myself last. Sometimes I forget to eat because I'm too busy making sure my kids eat. Sometimes I don't shower because I spent a lot of time in the bath with my kids. Often I don't blog, play world of warcraft, do crafts, or take pictures because my full time job takes all of my time. Most of the time I just throw on whatever clothes I can find, and almost never do I pamper myself with pretty makeup or hairdos. I'm not complaining or anything, but one of my goals this year is to remember that I still exist; ME, Julie, not me, the mom, the wife, the employee. Just me.