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Now that all the champagne from ringing in 2017 has worn off, it’s time to get down to business. A New Year brings new resolutions, and I for one love New Year’s resolutions. They get a bad rep for broken promises, empty goals and giving up by February 1st. I love having something to strive for, but I’ve found that I need to make my goals specific, and give myself a road map for how to get there.
A healthy, active lifestyle is very important to me. I would love to have my resolution be have a beach bod, then I could wave my magic wand and make it so, washboard abs and all. But, I’m trying to break it down into more manageable steps, so instead my goals are:
- Consistently Work Out 3x/Week – The trick to working out is consistency. I know it, you know it, everyone knows it. Doing it, that’s another story. 3 times a week is completely manageable with my current lifestyle, I use to always do this, and then life got a little crazy and I fell off the bandwagon. I just need to make it part of my routine again.
- Finish a Round of Whole 30 – I did a round last year and loved it, time to get back on track! So far I’m 10 days in!
A healthy work/life balance is the ultimate goal. That can become so difficult. Life gets so busy, work takes over, and the next thing I know I’m working 6-7 days/week, neglecting my health and happiness all for my work. So, in 2017 I want to make a conscious effort to:
- Take a Vacation – A real one, not just to visit family. Preferably, one involving a beach, bikinis and mai tais with the handsome hunk.
- Get Out and Explore – Washington state is beautiful with so many places I’ve never been. Once a month I want to get out, go on a hike, and reconnect with this beautiful place! First hike of the year is already in the books!
- Write Weekly Letters – I love snail mail, and I know other people do too. It’s such a great way to connect with someone in a digital world.
Is there anything better than coming home to a cozy place you love at the end of the day? That warm fuzzy feeling is the one I get the instant I walk through the door. I’m lucky enough to live in a home that I love. But, there is always room for improvement, so I would like to:
- Set Up my Home Office – Not the most exciting thing on the list, but boy it will be so nice when I have it all set up! Right now all the office stuff is scattered through the whole house AND garage. Yikes! I’ve been dreaming about my perfect home office.
- Get my Bedroom Cozified – Isn’t it funny that the room the most for us, is the one that gets neglected the most? I need to put some time and effort into my bedroom to make it a calming, cozy sanctuary. My guest bedroom is cuter than my room! I’m glad my guests have a cozy place to stay, but I need one too.
I am so lucky to have an amazing relationship with a great guy, and I would like to keep it that way! Taking time to be intentional about my relationship is very important to me, so in 2017 I will:
- Have Weekly Date Nights – Best night of the week! It doesn’t always have to be extravagant, but making sure we make time for each other with our busy schedules is one of my top goals for 2017.
- Plan a Weekend Getaway – A romantic getaway to one of the surrounding islands, or maybe a weekend adventure in Portland. Don’t know what it will be yet, but something fun!
What are your goals for 2017?