Saturday, December 31, 2016

Personal Goals for 2017

I took a look back at my goals for 2016 just the other day and I had some pretty lofty goals. I met my blogging goals for the most part and at least made an attempt at my personal goals, many of which I accomplished at least halfway.  I am hoping that if I set less lofty goals (but no less important) that I can reach those goals in the coming year.  Many of them will remain the same as last year.
I recently found on Pinterest the post appropriate image for my goals this year . . .
I got a good jump last year on taking care of myself physically, I have been going to physical training since spraining my ankle last January. They have also assisted me with the neck and back pain I have been experiencing for years. I plan to continue until they discharge me and then start personal training. Last year I also had loads of blood work done, got off some meds and started others. I got my cholesterol under control and have so much more energy now that I am taking a vitamin D supplement. Now it is time to take care of myself mentally. I have been way over stressed too much in the passed year, it is time for me to hand over the reins a little more often and take a step back when I need to do so. In order to do that I plan to do a few things
~ Do something creative each week (making cards, coloring, crafting)
~Take some time for me (get a babysitter at least once a month during a weeknight)
~Not get over worked (do not let the boss call me in on my vacations)
I have also really been enjoying using Instagram (@easternsunset9) and will continue posting there but I am not going to push myself to post every day (though I would like to occasionally post daily tags).
I did manage to get my Etsy shop up and running but I haven't been able to update with new items, I would like to get better at that and really get it operating (with regular new listings and sales).
That will also tie into me being more crafty, I have really enjoyed making greeting cards this year and hope to continue making cards. I also will be trying to color in some of the many, many adult coloring books I own. I still haven't worked on the scrapbooks like I wanted to last year but hope to spend some of my crafty time doing that as well.
I made a big jump last year in getting organized but the second half of the year it really fell to the way side, I have recently found new motivation in this and have started purging the house again. I also started using my planner more but again the past couple of months found it not even being opened. I have started setting it up for the new year and plan to spend some time this weekend doing that as well.
Also in the new year as a result of taking better care of myself I hope to be a better wife and mom.  It is nice that several of you have told me I am doing a great job, and it is so nice to hear that, but I still see lots of room for improvement.  I am hoping with taking more time for myself that I will be able to reduce my own stress so that minor infractions from Munchkin don't send me flying off the handle. We unfortunately have extremely similar personalities with all the stubbornness and defiance that goes with it so often butt heads, (as my Grandma pointed out the other night, that at least I know that he will be intelligent and also be able to stand up and speak out for what he believes in) but I hope that we will be able to find some kind of compromise so we aren't constantly arguing.
So there are some of my personal goals for the coming year, mostly just take care of myself, reduce my stress so that I can be more pleasant to be around.  My headline goal for the year is 'I am a work in progress, I will get there but not on my own.'
What are some of your goals or resolutions for 2017?


  1. Yes! I'm right there with you. 2016 was supposed to be the year of "No". I was trying to learn to say no and not put myself under to much obligation. I failed miserably. And have been miserable. I'm going to work on that again. I have to figure this out! Good luck to you!

    1. No is such a simple word yet a difficult one to use. I have to say I got very good at saying it to people outside the family, maybe a little too good. But now I think I need to start using it with family and make them start doing some things on their own so I can save some sanity for myself. Good luck with it this year!

  2. Love this! It is important to make yourself happy. I love the idea of doing something creative each week.

    1. It is really important, I never realized how much work it was though, but I will certainly be trying. I can't wait to be creative, I have so many ideas but have never really taken the time to sit down as much as I would like so hopefully it will all work out and I can spend more time creating cards and coloring!