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02 January, 2017

2017 :: Goals

It's New Year's Resolution time.  Regardless of the date on the calendar, I had a crash and burn kind of semester with having a baby in July and starting teaching my own classes in August. It's literally been sink or swim.  We've made little concessions over the last few months, that are fine. I mean you gotta do what you gotta do. But they're starting to add up and take a toll on our house, our family life, our health, and our marriage.  This week before Christmas and New Year's always seems to be this way for me.  We tried Fall and it didn't work so let's try some new things for Spring.  Summer is it's own beast.

This week I've been reading Emily Ley's Grace Not Perfection and Eric and I watch Minimalism the new documentary from the guys who write The Minimalists

Both focus on the same thing: simplifying your life to make time and energy for what truly matters.

In our discussions this week, Eric and I have come up with some things that need a face-lift around here and came up with plans of attack.   I'll share my ten goals for 2017.

  1.  Reorder nutritional supplements. Set out each week. Take in am/pm as directed. 
  2. Sunday Prep. Review calendar and budget for the week. Meal plan. Make lunches.
  3. Nightly toy and laundry round up.  At 7pm we'll spend 10 minutes cleaning up the downstairs and putting all the laundry in the washer.
  4. Stretch nightly as part of my bedtime routine.
  5. Eat more veggies for lunch. (see#2 for planning)
  6. Have a weekly planning and budget meeting. This is part of #2 but may extend.
  7. Daily transaction check on Mint, desk tidy, and prep for work day. Done immediately after morning pre-school carpool.
  8. Spend one night a week with Eric: game night, talk night, or date night
  9. Maintain grading through out the week so that I can take the weekend off.
  10. Three Pure Barre classes each week. 2 regular PB and 1 Platform (or as best as the schedule works for us that week)
Bonus #11 Blog a little more often ;)

My goals aren't about doing more or accomplishing more. This year they're about streamlining and improving our health, mind, bodies, and spirits so that we have more time to have fun!

What's your 2017 plan?

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