2018 Goals and Dreams of a Large Family Minimalist
I’ve never been big on New Year’s Resolutions but goals? Those are totally different. As the saying goes, those without goals will reach them every time.
Or something like that.
I think the biggest thing my life lacked in 2017 (aside from peace and rest- which I can’t always control) is time management. In 2017 I did a horrible job of managing my time. There are plenty of reasons (or excuses) for this. Most are totally are legit too. I am exhausted. All the time. I don’t sleep well at night. I am living with and in charge of a variety of kids with special needs. Chuck leaves for work at 5 am and doesn’t get home until 7 pm. One of my children is bipolar and there is no controlling that. I ride the waves of his manic behavior as much as he does. But there are plenty of days that I could have managed better.
I met exactly zero of my goals in 2017. But that’s okay. Every day is a new day and 2017 was a rough year for our family. For 2018 I have divided my goals into three categories blog, business, and personal.
Personal Goals for 2018:
Walk (or exercise) two times per week.
Take vitamins daily.
Eat a salad for lunch two times per week.
Read my Bible everyday (anyone know of a good yearly Bible reading app?)
Plan Apollo’s homeschool days in advance.
Continue to declutter and minimalize my house.
Business Goals for 2018:
Plan business Instagram posts.
Post on business Instagram twice a day.
Submit monthly to stock photography agency.
Double my income.
Blog Goals for 2018:
Facebook twice a day.
Three well-written blog posts per week.
Start email list.
Plan posts in advance.
One review per week on Large Family Reviews.
That list might seem like a lot, but many of these goals are overlapping and can be done at the same time (planning Instagram posts, for example). Some (like taking vitamins) will take mere minutes and just need to get done. I don’t believe any of these is out of my reach but all hinge on planning my time well.
For example, I have the tendency to drop Apollo off at school on Mondays and Wednesdays (the only two days per week he has school) and then come home and stare at my computer. I have so much to do. So much I could be doing but I get overwhelmed and accomplish nothing. Having a simple ongoing list of tasks (both large and small) that need to be done will make a world of difference. In essence, planning is my bff for 2018.
I was going to add some of my favorite resources to this post but I think it is long enough already so I will do that seperately.
What are some of your goals for 2018? Please share in the comments so we can inspire each other. If you have a blog post about your goals feel free to post a link in the comments so we can all go read it.