I was inspired by Emma at A Beautiful Mess to create realistic, smart goals for 2013. We have a big year ahead of us, with baby coming in May, but I think setting some well-thought-out resolutions will still make sense for me to do. I don't typically do this and last year's goal was way too unrealistic for me (organize one thing a day...yeah...). Here goes:
1. Walk at least 3 weekday mornings per week. I put it on our calendar and we already got to this one today. We take walks sometimes during our free time, but if we take one in the mornings before we start our day we will both feel better!
2. Organize one thing a month. This is much more realistic for me. I need to sit down and make a list of things to organize for the year. 12 things is much less overwhelming than 365! Poor goal-setting last year :)
3. Get rid of at least 5 things per month. This could be anything...selling some of those things on eBay or at the consignment shop, recycling those things, giving them away to Goodwill or just throwing them away if they're not usable anymore. We've both gotten better at going through things, but this will keep it in the forefront of our minds and with a baby coming (and lots of stuff with her!) this will become even more important. It will make our next move SO much easier, too!
4. Be ok with sitting down and putting my feet up! This may seem like an odd 'goal,' but even though I'm 5 months pregnant, I still feel a bit guilty every time I sit down and I'm not doing anything. Making lists and goals of what I can do will help me feel better about actually relaxing a bit. This will become very important once Baby Bird gets here, too. For a while I will need to recover from child birth and will also need to soak in the loveliness of little one, so I need to stop feeling like a slacker for sitting, enjoying, being still.
I hope you'll be inspired to sit down and make some smart goals for yourself. Follow Emma suggestions of being specific and realistic. This was a great exercise for me! Happy New Year's Eve!