Now that we are officially a few weeks in to 2020, I’ve had time to really sit and think about what I want from this new year and new decade. I have always been a goal setter, but like most people I often burn out somewhere near mid February and abandon my “new year new me” changes. This year I knew I wanted to take a different approach to setting goals. After doing research and watching many YouTube videos, I decided to purchase the Cultivate What Matters Powersheets Goal Planner. The planner is designed to help you achieve your goals…little by little by little. Realizing that I don’t have to focus on every aspect of every one of my goals in JANUARY made me shift my mindset.
When creating my 2020 goals this year, I started with the big picture like I always do. However, this year I narrowed each of my goals into smaller, more attainable action steps that can be focused on each month, week, or even day. I’ve only been using the Powersheets for half a month, but I can honestly say I LOVE them. I don’t feel like I will get burnt out on my goals because I can see the progress being made. In an effort to hold myself even more accountable, I am sharing the goals I have set for myself in 2020!
Health and Wellness
Now that I am 6 months postpartum, my number one goal for 2020 is getting the baby weight off and leading an overall healthier lifestyle. The number on scale is not what’s important here. While I definitely want to fit back into my pre pregnancy clothes, I mainly want to have energy to keep up with my kiddos and have fun with my husband and friends. I also want to set a good example for my kids by modeling good nutrition and an active lifestyle. With the Cultivate What Matters Powersheets, I was able to narrow this huge goal into smaller achievable action steps. Some of these include: drinking water, working out 5 times a week, eating better while allowing myself to indulge at times, being mindful of not overeating, and drinking less alcohol.
Establishing and Improving Routines
With five people in our family, routines are basically the only way I stay sane! I have already established a meal routine, an evening routine, and a monthly task routine. However, with the kids just starting daycare and Alex about to go to high school, all of these could use some improvement and tweaking. Also, adding a morning routine to my day is a HUGE goal of mine for 2020. Having a calm morning sets the tone for the entire day. I plan to do this little by little….in January I am only focusing on waking up earlier. Once I have achieved that component, I will add something new to my routine. Finally, I also am hoping to eventually get a better cleaning routine in place. It’s on my overall goal sheet for 2020, but it is not a top priority at the moment, so I will focus on this later in the year.
Strengthen My Faith
God is a huge part of our life, but I hate to admit that since we’ve had Audrey we have not done the best job at getting to church every week. While I know faith is so much deeper than going to mass every Sunday, it is so important to me that I raise my kids in the church community. Some other action steps I have set for myself include practicing gratitude each day, completing a daily devotional and continuing to say nightly prayers with the kids before bed. I bought this daily devotional and this gratitude journal for 2020, and I am LOVING both of them!
Practice Self Care
As most moms know, self care is usually the first thing that goes out the window when you have babies at home, and I’m okay with that. I know those tiny humans should always come first. However, this year I am making it a priority to do ONE thing for myself each week. This could be as small as taking a 15-minute bubble bath with a glass of wine, getting my nails done, or doing a face mask. Or it could be something like sleeping in on a Saturday or going to get a massage (hint hint Jason!) I truly think taking a small amount of time for myself each week will help me be a better wife and mom.
Nurture My Marriage and Relationships
When I shared this one with my hubby his first response was, “What’s wrong with our marriage?” Nothing is wrong with our marriage, in fact it is actually in an amazing place at the moment. That is exactly why it is so important to continue to work at it, because anyone who is married knows it’s sometimes hard! Jason and I are making it a priority to have a date night at least once a month (preferably more). We also have some really exciting vacations planned for 2020. I also want to make time for my family and friends who often fall to the side with the craziness of life.
Build Financial Stability
Finally, Jason and I have set a few financial goals for our family this year. We are in the process of starting to house hunt, have a teenager who will be going to college in no time, 2 small kiddos, and lots of fun plans for our family in the future. We want to make sure we are being financially responsible and setting ourselves and our kids up for success. Some of our goals include spending less money on takeout, less frivolous spending on things we don’t really need, continuing to build our savings, investing, and setting up college funds for the kids. Will all of this be achieved in 2020? Probably not, but little by little we will work towards these goals!
I’m so excited for this new year and new decade, and even more motivated now that I have shifted my mindset with achieving my goals. What are some of the goals you are hoping to achieve in 2020?