Every year, like most people, I like think about a new years resolution (or more likely, resolutions) – what goals can I set in the new year, things I would love to accomplish and ways to better myself.
This will be the first year, in however long I can remember, that my first new years resolution is NOT to loose weight… (I could stand to loose a few pounds, but I am having an easier time finding happiness in other aspects of my life, so those 10 extra don’t seem so bad)
By writing my goals and plan to achieve them, I hope to hold myself more accountable. My 2015 goals will be out there – in the big blogosphere – for all those following along to judge (or not judge!). They will also be there for me to look back upon and remind myself in times of weakness.
This year, all of my resolutions could be summed up in a couple words – to grow.
Lofty, right? Well, here’s the breakdown, it will seem a little more reasonable…
Professionally I would like to grow my capacity. I know I work hard, but I don’t always work efficiently, and there are behaviors in my everyday life I could eliminate that would free up and speed up my ability to work. I am self-employed, by increasing my capacity I hope to be able to make more money as well as be able to dedicate more time to growing 3Peppers, a small part of my business.
Steps to take:
- Identify and eliminate time sucking behaviors – I’m not going into more detail here, we all have them, and I could do without mine.
- Set up a daily schedule and stick to it.
- Record and monitor work time to more efficiently complete projects
- Organize business processes to more efficiently get things done
For my home, my goal is to grow, quite literally. Ever since I was a little girl I have had a romantic dream of a vegetable garden where I could go and pick that night’s dinner. In 2015, I want to make that garden a reality. Last year I made an attempt at a large vegetable garden and my lack of planning and time turned it into an overgrown mess by November (you can check out last year’s garden here: Backyard Garden – The Beginnings ). This year I’m doing it right.
Steps to take:
- Plan out the space appropriately
- Plan a full year of crops for the seasons and not to overplant
- Build a potato bin
- Set up water catchment system
- Compost, compost, compost!
- Control the “pests” from the start
- Record the whole process (and hopefully write an e-book about the journey to my dream garden.)
The third way I’d like to grow in 2015 is to grow our family. I’m not saying we will have a kid by the end of 2015, but we will be taking steps to make that a reality in 2015. I’m realistic that over 30 and first child, things might not go at the speed I hope, but I’m confident that we can make some things happen in our life that we will be working on that baby by the end of 2015.
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2014 has been great, got married and started our company. Now I’m even more motivated to make 2015 better then the last and I feel empowered by putting it down on paper and out into action. Bring it on 2015.
What are your goals for the new year? Do you ever write them down? How do you go about accomplishing your goals? I’d love to hear from you and what you’d love to accomplish in 2015.