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Getting Motivated in 2014!

Jan 15, 2014 12:00 am

Happy New Year and here's to a healthy and organized 2014!

It's been a quite a while since my last blog post. The craziness of the holidays overtook me, and all of a sudden here we are in the middle of January. I've been thinking about how to get more organized in 2014, a word which really could not be used to characterize my life in 2013…. Sure, I muddled through, and we all came into 2014 more or less intact, but I would love to feel more on top of things. You know, a litle less of this:

 

And a LOT more of these:

(image taken from this article on motivation)



So....here are my 2014 goals - and I expect you to hold me to them! Some are short term, and some are for the whole year. I figure setting goals is an ongoing process, but these are a good start. My highly scientific process was to have 5 goals to match the 5 letters in the word "goals".



Work Goal: Blog every week. This one should be easy, right? (Gulp)

Strategy:
Specify a certain time to write, and put a reminder on my phone.



Mom Goal: Potty Training! It's time to get our 3 1/2 year old out of diapers.

Strategy: The February school vacation is the time to make this happen. I need to read up on potty training before then.



Health Goal: Get more organized with making dinner. Something I am pretty bad at. It doesn't help that I have a really easy-going husband who is happy to eat grilled cheese sandwiches for dinner!

Strategy: Make a weeky dinner plan and grocery list with my husband every weekend. I'm hoping an overflow effect will be teh extra 15lbs I'm carrying might get whittled away a little. I can only hope!

 

Fitness Goal: Do 10 sit ups every morning and evening. Though it sounds easy, this will probably be one of the hardest goals for me, as I'm particualary weak when it comes to exercising.

Strategy: Set an ongoing reminder in my phone for morning and evening.

 

Relationships Goal: Spend time in person with my friends, not just on Facebook. In the past few months I found out about the divorce of not one, but TWO of my friends through Facebook. And one of them lives in my city. It made me realize that Facebook isn't actually connecting me to what's really going on in my friends' lives.

Strategy: Start by having one coffee date a month with a different friend each time.

 


Now, these goals might sound simple, but I'm going to need help in seeing them hrough. I came across a Huffington Post article called The 9 Best Books for Meaningful Change. I was amazed to see that over 35 000 people had recommended it through Facebook. I guess there are a lot of folks thinking like I am at the moment. I'm going to check out the books mentioned in the article, and see what tips I can glean from them to help me on my way.

So, there you have my goals. It's definitely a work in progress! Do you have any goals for 2014? How do you stay motivated and on track? Tell us about it in the comments below!

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New Year, resolutions, Huffington Post, motivation, goals, home, family, health, relationships, friends, Facebook

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