As you know, I love to share my goals here on the blog whether it be monthly or yearly editions. Now that the calendar has turned over to the new year, I thought I would sit down and share my resolutions and intentions for 2018. I spent some time after Christmas mulling over what I wanted to focus on, and wrote everything up in my Erin Condren Life Planner.
Let’s dive in and discuss my new year’s resolutions!
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Blog and Business
2017 was the year I launched lisa3d.com and I’ve been very happy with where I’ve taken it in a year’s time. This year, I want to do more and branch out.
My first goal is to continue posting consistently and growing my following consistently.
I also want 2018 to be the year I launch my Etsy shop for planner accessories. There’s a LOT to do in this category, but I’m possibly the most excited about this goal over all the rest.
I feel like this category is always the largest in my goals list, and this year will be no exception. I plan to keep adding to the list of house goals as the year goes on, but here’s what I’ve got so far. Firstly, I want to re-do the guest room closet. This closet is what I use for my “overflow” items that don’t fit in the master. I want to tear down the rods and install a custom Elfa system from the Container Store.
If all goes well there, I’d also like to undertake the same kind of project on the office closet.
D’s figurine collection has gotten a little large, so in 2018 we’d like to purchase a new figurine case for all his collectibles. We’ll also have to do a little bit of furniture rearranging to accomplish this.
Another goal is to finally take care of the insulation problem we have with our front door.
And lastly, I want to sell a ton of the furniture that’s currently unused and taking up space in the basement!
Fitness and Health
This is perhaps the most important category of my resolutions, and the one I’ve neglected year after year. First up, I’d like to begin a sustainable weight loss journey. I have the first big goal in mind, and I’d like to see if I can hit it.
I also want to join another StepBet this year, since I’ve had so much success with those in the past. Now that we own a treadmill, this should be even more fun.
I want to start a regular exercise routine, take my vitamins more regularly and hydrate better on a daily basis.
A lot of the goals in this category are things that I’ll need to track on a daily basis, so I will be utilizing my life planner quite a bit!
Personal and Fun
I always need to create a category like this so that I make sure I’m doing things that are not just “all business”. First up, I want to read 12 books this year. It’s time to make more time for reading!
In the “Fun” category, we’re planning two trips: Disney World and New York. We will likely travel other places too, but those are the two that are the most important.
Something that will be a little hard to measure but that is still extremely important is to stress less and enjoy life more. This is CERTAINLY something I’ve struggled with in recent years.
I’ll be sure to check back in at the end of the year to let you know how I ended up doing on these goals. I will also have my usual monthly goal check-ins, which cover the small steps I’m taking toward these bigger goals. Stay tuned to see how things turn out!
What kinds of goals are you setting for yourself this year?