I recently wrote about New Year’s Resolution Planning for Families and anyone who knows me in real life is privy to the fact that I am on an endless mission to grow. As a dreamer, I’ve always had aspirations that were lofty, an endless mill of ideas tumbling through my head, plans laid, refigured, and relaid. Going into 2018, this year is no different, in fact, it may even be the loftiest of all.
I’ve heard that when you share your goals with others, put them out there for the world to see, the accountability makes you more likely to attain them, so I’m here to do just that.
On the agenda for 2018:
Get (mostly) out of debt. Gain control of finances, and make all of our hard work work for us.
Save time and money, and prioritize family over workandeverythingelse.
Make major life changes around where we live — we’d love to move into our ideal neighborhood, possibly build a vacation house in the years to come, and find happiness in our community. Small steps in 2018 in a move toward happiness and community building.
Sort out school decisions. Just shy of a year ago I shared that I was trying my best to bloom where I was planted, and, well, I see I have something of a pattern.
Write a book. Yes. That’s right. Write a book. Details to come!
I know what this takes. This takes an inextricably intertwined combination of reflection, forward thinking, growth, and change.
Well, hello, 2018.
*Leave us a comment below if you’d like to put your goals for 2018 out into the world! Go ahead and share!*
The start of a new year is upon us. This new beginning presents us with a time for reflection, change, and growth. Last year, our family established a tradition of making resolutions, both as a family and individually. We even encourage our 3-year old daughter to set goals for herself in the coming year. Because of the abstract nature of goal setting, I put together a resolution planning worksheet to help her reflect on the year, and use forward thinking.
When making resolutions for the New Year with young children, it’s important to keep some guidelines in mind, and our Resolutions planner (see the free download below) makes it easy!
Set specific, attainable and realistic goals
Set out to learn new things, and improve on the great things that are already happening in your life and in your family
Put health and wellness on your to-do list
Consider charitable giving
Be sure to include quality family time and fun activities
Now… for the planner! I’m excited to share the 2018 New Year’s Resolution Planner with you as a free download. Just enter your email address below to sign up for our mailing list to access the download, and get planning!
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