My 2018 Goals

my goals for the new year

Happy New Year!!

Yesterday I shared a post on how to help your family set goals for the new year (check out the post here if you’d like — it includes a free printable of the chart we use!).

Setting goals is really important for me, and I feel like writing them out sets the entire tone for my year. I’ve spent the last few weeks thinking about mine, and today I want to share a couple of them.

setting goals for 2018
the five minute journal

These aren’t all of my goals, but here are four of my big ones for this year.

1. Re-learn how to play the piano

I took piano lessons for YEARS when I was younger. I think I started when I was six and then took them until I was fourteen. Now I can hardly play anything. B is taking lessons now and it’s making me want to pick it back up. I’m determined to make time each Sunday to sit down and play through some stuff and get this skill back.

2. Put my phone away for the night everyday by 8pm

Pretty much every night we put the kids to bed and then I go sit and stare at my phone for at least an hour. It’s mindless and stupid, and it takes away from time I could have with Philip. So I’m going to turn it off each night after the kids go to bed and not touch it again until morning. We’ll see how I do.

3. Run a 5K every week.

In the last six months I’ve started running again (after years of not), and I’m currently running right around 2 miles three times a week. My goal is to make one of those runs a full 5K.

4. Keep a gratitude journal

I’m not great at journaling, but I want to get better. I got myself the Five Minute Journal and I’m going to try to use it at least once a week. I think once a day is setting myself up for failure…but I think I can do once a week!

 

Do you guys set goals for the new year? Tell me one that you’re excited about!

 

8 Comments

  1. Rachael Hohmann says:

    Elisabeth (who is almost 5) set the goal to learn to read this year. As for myself, i need to be on my phone less. So i have a 60 min limit for the entire day. I’ve also been thinking a lot about sacrifice. Am and willing to sacrifice more often for the greater good? I’m goiNg to try.
    The thing that has Helped me most witH pIano is Being willing to sub in Primary on occasion. They are super forgiving and repeat things ofteN so i get a lot of practice. Wait to do this until you are ready, but its helped me a lot.

  2. Kayla says:

    When i stare at my phone After putting the kids down i call it “intRoverting.” Im trying to switch it from my phone to a book but honestly i need that time to recharge from Having small people hang on me all day!

  3. Brooke says:

    I really cant beleive you Think you dont have time to Journal every day–you can do it. You have been given so many blessings and not to make time for GRATITUDE every day really defeats the purpose of it, right??. How about put your phone down at 7:55 pm and journal for those 5 minutes?? Really hope this comes accross as encoueaging as it is meant to be!

  4. Morgan says:

    Love your list! My goals include sewing my first ever dress… your blog has inspired me! Read more books, for leisure (just graduated from an intense masters program, ready to read something other than a text book!). After reading your list I have decided to add re-learning the piano to my list, too! I have missed playing it so much and it is something I really enjoyed doing. Hope you and your family have a blessed 2018!

  5. Amber says:

    Hi!! I was just wondering where your blue journal is from? I love that it looks like you can easily change out the journals, yet have a nice uniformed covered.

  6. Emily says:

    Check out Hoffman Academy for you and your son For piano help. You could probably even have Your Younger son start playing around with the help of their videos too.

  7. Indie says:

    tHESE ARE GREAT GOALS! i JUST DELETED iNSTAGRAM TO GET MYSELF OFF MY PHONE AND NOW i NEED TO TACKLE MY TIME SPENT WATCHING yOUtUBe. i ALSO LOVE THAT YOU DIDN’T MAKE YOUR GOALS SOMETHING THAT HAVE TO BE DONE EVERY DAY. i’M LISTENING TO fINISH BY jON aCUFF (HIGHLY RECOMMEND) AND HE SAID MOST GIVE UP ON THEIR GOALS BY THE SECOND DAY BECAUSE THEY’VE ALREADY FAILED AND TO COMBAT THAT WE SHOULD EITHER CUT OUR GOALS IN HALF OR GIVE OURSELVES A LONGER TIME PERIOD TO COMPLETE THEm. hAPPY nEW yEAR!

  8. GruSer says:

    Any goal is feasible if well planned. I recommend trying the iSmart.Life app. I use this app to planning my goals, tasks, projects.This is a very simple and free web app. Has many useful features: goals, projects, budgets, notes, reports, etc You can see the demo and decide whether it suits you or not…

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