Do you make goals every New Year? Our New Years often seems too busy so we start a few days later. Earlier this week Jared and I sat down with Henry and filled out a few questions to start a conversation about what things we want to accomplish this year (I liked the ones Gabby shared here). We talked about what a goal was, and not making all goals too much of a stretch. Henry suggested I make a goal of finishing a book that I was a couple chapters away from finishing and putting away the Christmas decorations. BINGO. I like those kind of goals!
Besides my yearly goals of eating healthier and reading more books for pleasure, one thing I really wanted to focus on for 2015 is…
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…simplifying. Streamlining. With Jared and I both working full time, house work and family time can get a little chaotic, rushed and balls get dropped all the time. Don’t even ask me how many months ‘look into dental insurance’ has been on my to-do list! I really want to slow things down and feel more organized while being able to spend quality time together.
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We folded up our goals and placed them in a new holiday journal I’m storing with the holiday stuff, as part of my goal to streamline. It’s a place to make a note of favorite recipes, experiences and activities we’ve done each Christmas so we can remember what worked and didn’t work each year. I also dictated some notes and thoughts other members of the family had. Some things I wrote this year were “Wrapping all the presents the night before took less time than we thought and was actually really fun”, “Make sure to get Kendra’s delicious ham glaze recipe for next year”, and “Henry was bummed he didn’t go to the Nutcracker with me- maybe get tickets to go together next year?”
Do you keep notes or a journal of your holidays? What goals do you have for 2015? Is streamlining something that’s important for you too? Another goal on my list was not using our phones in bed (which is so much more of a challenge than I thought it would be!).