At the beginning of the year instead of focusing on resolutions I wanted to focus on goals. I honestly believe when they are framed as goals they are much easier to accomplish and do not feel as stressful or daunting.
I thought it would be fun to do an update of how my goals are going so far.
Finances: At the beginning of the year my goal was to have my car paid off by December. Well that goal is coming a long much better than I anticipated it to. When we received our tax return we decided to use that as a principle payment on the car loan and that made a huge impact. As of right now if we continue on the path of making the regular payment as well as additional principle payments each month we will have my car paid off in October. That is 2 1/2 years early!! We are thrilled. Once that is paid off we can shift focus to our credit card, it is the only one we have but it has 0% interest so that is why it is not a focus right now.
Health: My goal was to get better about eating breakfast and lunch. I run on a consistent basis and drink a ton of water but those two things alone are not enough to make a difference. I have actually done really well with this. For breakfast I make homemade oatmeal with either granola or a small amount of brown sugar. For lunch it's either a salad with shredded chicken or grilled chicken and brown rice. I am proud that I have been keeping this up. Something I want to add to this is actually prep my meals in advance, I need to start doing that.
Be More Present: My goal was to have at least 2 hours daily where there are no electronics. I have been good about it but it does not happen daily like I know it should. However, I have noticed that the easiest time of day to accomplish this is in the morning right after E gets up. That is when me, her, and Kyle will spend time together before Kyle goes to work. While it doesn't happen everyday and it may not be two hours we still make the most of time together.
Declutter: We have done a TON of decluttering so far and I know it will continue right until the movers come. One thing that I need to get done is shredding documents and going through old sheets/blankets. Also, I need to figure out what curtains (if any) that we are taking with us.
I have to say that the goals I set are coming along nicely and I hope that I can continue on this path. Of course it's not going to be perfect all the time but we are moving in the right direction. This will likely continue even after we move.
Did you set goals or resolutions this year? If so, how are they going?
I hope you all have a great weekend! I'm heading home day after tomorrow so I'm going to enjoy the rest of the time with my family.