Creating New Year goals to me means evaluating yourself and what you did and did not accomplish, own up to it and make the necessary adjusts to make the most out of the New Year.
I will admit, I could have, should have accomplished more both personally and professionally. And I am the only one to blame as I held myself back thinking I could not accomplish certain things or taking on too much affecting my overall performance.
So with a New Year, it is time to make the necessary adjustment, both mentally and physically to show my true potential and accomplish what I set out for myself.
So here goes, here are the goals I am setting for myself this year.
Disconnect more. I find myself being consumed by technology and my family has definitely been affected by my lack of physically being present. No more!
Have more fun. I feel as if I am losing a part of me that lets her hair down and goes with the flow. I feel I have made life to be more serious than what it is and am unable to just shut it off and let things be.
Spend more time with friends. I love my friends dearly and value them immensely. I need to dedicate time to growing our friendship.
Open up more. I definitely don’t divulge much about myself, but doing so will allow me to hold myself accountable for my actions.
Read. I have always been a bookworm, but since having kids I have not made the time (due to being utterly exhausted) to read and feel like my brain is slowly deteriorating as a result.
More puzzles. I LOVE jigsaw puzzles. I don’t know what it is about putting them together but it brings me a form of inner peace.
Take care of me. Time to put myself on top of every to-do list I create. It is time for me to put in the effort and create a healthier, happier me.
Exercise. I have 5lbs of baby weight I NEED to take off!
Love myself more. I tend to blame myself for pretty much everything that goes wrong. It is time to stop doing that and take them as teachable moments.
Respect myself and worth as a writer. I need to give myself more credit and respect what I do. I need to go back to the basics and write because I love to, not because I have to.
Stop thinking I’m Wonder Woman. I need to get it through my thick skull that just because I CAN do it all, it doesn't mean that I SHOULD do it all.