Wednesday, January 11, 2017

2017 Goals

Like most, I don't do resolutions. I really never have and if I did, I usually didn't stick with them. I am more about setting goals for myself and also not being too hard on myself if I don't achieve them.

However, I thought I'd jot down some goals I have for this year in hopes of following through :)

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  • Lose 5-10lbs
  • Work on patience
  • Eat healthier and smaller portions
  • Go to sleep earlier
  • Read more books
  • Minimize time on social media

  • Come up with a posting schedule that works for me (possibly 4x times a week)
  • Possibly start a link up (anyone interested!?)
  • Take better pictures
  • Connect with more bloggers
  • Help promote other blogs (pinterest, sharing, etc)

  • Be more understanding
  • Don't sweat the small stuff
  • More dates (out and and at home)

  • More patience/less yelling
  • Spend more one on one quality time with each child
  • Volunteer as much as possible at kids' schools

Home/Family Life
  • Keep the kitchen counters de-cluttered
  • Maintain a cleaning a schedule and stay on top of houseshold duties
  • Create a chore chart for the kids
  • Give Brayden's room a makeover (and drilling it in his head to keep it clean)
  • Give Avery a big girl room
  • Try out new dinners and introduce new fruits/veggies to the kids
  • Have family game night 2 x a month

Most of all I just want to relax more, worry less, and enjoy this year with the people I love the most.

What are some of your goal/resolutions?

*linking up with Mix & Match Mama & Jessi's Design


  1. I like all of your goals! I feel like you took a page out of my mental list of things I want to work on. :) Date nights and patience are two things I need to work on. Happy New Year!


  2. Lots of great goals to set for yourself! I'm guilty of having a kitchen counter get cluttered now and again and it drives me nuts! haha

  3. Love your goals Lizzie! I could use a BIG, HUGE dose of more patience myself. I am really trying this year but man, it is so hard.

  4. These are great goals, Lizzie! You've got this. I know you will succeed! I need to jot down some of these myself. Maybe I should add 'stop procrastinating' as my first goal. ;)

  5. This looks excellent! Cheers to you and these goals for the new year!

  6. Ugh, our kitchen counters are always hideous! Our island is the catch-all for everything and most of the time I can't even see the top of it! Haha. Last year I worked really hard to keep it cleaned off so I'm going to try to continue to do that this year. It really does make the room look better!

  7. I can relate to so many things you have listed here! I definitely need more patience and it's something I am working very hard at. Our counters seem to be a dumping ground for everything and I hate it because I like my counters and want to see them. Beautifully Candid

  8. I was shaking my head at many of your key points. One area that I'm backing away from is being plugged in all the time. Taking an extra day off each week from blogging and leaving my phone upstairs while we are together in the living room has really helped me connect better with James and Connor.

  9. Such great goals, Lizzie! I have many of the same. I'm right there with you on the patience & those damn smaller portions. ugh. ;)

  10. Great goals and I am so glad to have connected with you :) I feel like I am always trying to reign in my social media time and contain the clutter for sure! I love your blog goals too...I am still figuring out the whole pinning thing for blogging. xoxo ERIN

  11. It is like we are the same person. I have so many of the same goals. I love link up and if we can think of something awesome, I would be down to co-host with you.

  12. Good goals!!! Definitely down for a link up if you are still interested / need others!