Agh, I fresh smell of the new year. We all see it has a beginning, a chance to change, alter and start over. So, along with millions, I have been thinking about my goals (some called them resolutions) for 2011 and what has been accomplished for 2010. I must say that I truly believe in the power of motivation and envisioning your goals coming to fruition.
While enjoying New Year’s Eve Day with family yesterday, I thought more about goals for 2011 and the different categories I place them under: personal, family and professional. I am sure to be adding to this list over the next week and will allow myself some flexibility in modifying in but it is the outline that will guide me in some choice I make this year.
*I am good at hugging and saying I love you each day as it comes naturally to me but I strive to work on patience and always want to make sure family members feel valued.
*On a daily basis, be sure to let them know how thankful I am for each of them: my gentle, kind and sweet daughter. My strong-willed and sensitive son. My loving and laid-back husband.
*Sell this house
*Take one or two (fingers crossed) family vacations
*Continue family game night and family movie night
*Reach out and connect to more relatives
*More fitness, family and lifestyle posts on my blog
*An online show with at least one of my food blogging friends
*More energy into supporting other bloggers
*Speak at least one conference -> Camp Blogaway this spring so check that one off but maybe one more!
*Attend Mom 2.0 and Blogher Food
*Write for at least one of my favorite food and/or family magazines.
*Launch new blog. I have been working on and off on a very personal blog since March but have been to chicken to publish so I will do it, this weekend seems like a good time.
*There are also a number of companies I hope to work with and will work towards those goals so that I can share my passion of families cooking and eating real food as well as relishing the every day moments. This would also enable me to remain at home with the kids and contribute to the family income however, that the money is not the focus but the message is.
*Finally start my new series featuring moms, their food philosophy, relishing the family moments and whatever else I feel like asking them.
*More Yoga and Pilates
*Participate in the Whole Living 28 Day Challenge (more in a separate post)
*Stick to exercising 3-5 times with increased aerobic activity and decrease body fat (hitting over 40 does make a difference.)
*Increase water consumption
*Less coffee, more tea (this will be challenging)
*Strive for 7 hrs sleep a night
*Friends: Focus my energy on genuine friends. There are some people you connect with and they have your back no matter what. Then there are the people you hope and want to get to know better but are not interested in reciprocating. I need to move on from that and focus on the true relationships.
*Trust my instincts and listen to my gut.
What are your goals? Have you written them down?