The Adventure Starts Here: Monthly Goals | January 2015

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Monthly Goals | January 2015

Happy New Year!  There's something about a new year that really gives you a fresh start.  This year, I decided that instead of making resolutions for all of 2015, that I would focus on a few monthly goals.  I think it will make me focus on more specific things and keep me more accountable.  I also love reading other bloggers' monthly goals, including Tawnya at All of Life's Little Adventures, so I thought why not give it a try!


January 2015 Goals  

Go for a walk with Noah at least twice a week  
In the warmer months this would be easy and we would take more than 2 walks a week.  But with the winter weather, I think this is a fine goal.  Ideally I'd like it to be around our neighborhood, but if the weather gets too frigid or snowy, I plan to take our walks to the mall (but not to shop).  

Do my yoga DVD twice a week during Noah's nap
While I love my computer time, I should really be more productive while Noah naps.  I figure that if I don't get to it during the week, I can at least make up for it on the weekends.

Cut out caffeine
Thankfully, I'm not and never have been a coffee drinker.  So my caffeine comes in the form of Diet Cokes.  I want to drink more water this month and if I do need something fizzy to drink Ginger Ale instead.  I did it when I was pregnant with Noah and it wasn't so bad.  

Be more cognizant of my spending
Chris and I have both discussed that we need to budget more this year.  After this past year of buying and decorating a house, it seemed like all we were doing was spending money.  Target trips and online shopping can add up quickly, so this month I really only want to buy things we need.  We have some big expenses coming up, so I'd rather keep the discretionary spending to a minimum.  This will definitely be the hardest goal for me.  

Organize our kitchen closets
I feel like we finally have the house decorated.  The part that I feel is lacking right now is the organization part.  I like to be clean and tidy so I'd really like to put a system in place for our pantry, closet, and drawers so that the kitchen is a more organized place.  Hopefully I can show you the finished product in February!

Are you a resolution person or do you find monthly goals more attainable?

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7 comments:

  1. I love these monthly goals :) Happy New Year
    Chelsea @ thewilliamsjourney1.blogspot.com

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  2. Love your monthly goals!! :) I also love reading others' goals, give me some inspiration! :) Thanks for the shout out love! xo

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    1. Thanks for linking up with us, love! xo

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  3. I'm writing about this next week! Call me crazy but I feel like setting goals is so much more attainable than a resolution. I feel like resolutions already have a ban connotation because you always hear about people "breaking their resolutions" and working towards goals seems so much more achievable.
    I think you set some really great goals for January!

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  4. Love reading these goals! So inspirational. I'm not much of a resolution type gal, but I do tend to make goals. Writing them down is like setting yourself up for success! So much easier to attain because it is on the forefront of your mind. Good luck!

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  5. Great goals - spending cognizance and the weekly walks are two I should probably add to my list. It's tough in the winter (and harder as I'm getting heavier and baby is lower) but walking is sooooo important for health!

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  6. How have I never come across your blog before????

    Great goals! Thanks for linking up with us! :)

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