My 2016 Goals

My 2016 Goals

We are well into 2016 but I thought it’s still relevant to share my goals for the year.  I already feel a bit behind on these because being sick for the first 3 weeks of the year kind of threw a wrench into things!  I rarely set deadlines for my goals – I just like to make sure I’ve made some progress on them by the end of the year.

Anyway, on to what I plan to work on this year:

TRY NEW THINGS. Every year I like to try at least one new thing – and if I try more than, bonus!  So far I’ve decided I’d like to take a barre fitness class (there’s a studio a few blocks from my house) and a graphic design class.

Last year I tried curling – D and I joined a team and while it was fun, we didn’t sign up again this year.  It was way harder than I thought it would be and we sucked at it.  So I don’t think curling is going to be my thing but I’m glad I tried it out!  I also started my blog, which thankfully, I was more successful at.

ONLY BUY WHAT I LOVE: I’m a bit of a shopaholic and I love a good deal – which has resulted in me buying things that I really don’t like and never use.  About halfway through last year, I was going through my closet and finding a lot of things I had only worn once or not at all; I decided then and there that I needed to be more mindful of my purchases.  I think I did okay last year, but it’s something I want to improve on even more this year.  One question I like to ask myself is, “If I don’t buy this, will I still be thinking about this a week from now?” and “Do I really LOVE this?”.  The last one is really important – if I don’t love it, it’s not coming home with me.

BEING PRESENT.  This is definitely something I need to improve on.  I’m guilty of doing multiple things at once and I end up doing none of them well.  Obviously there’s times where multi-tasking is required – but sitting down at dinner isn’t one of them.  I need to learn to put my phone/iPad/laptop away more often and just enjoy watching a movie, having a conversation or playing with Maggie.  This is going to be a hard habit to break but I’m determined to make some progress on it this year.

GET ORGANIZED. I’m dreading this one because it’s going to be A LOT of work but I know I’ll be relieved once it’s done.  We moved 2 years ago but we still have a bunch of stuff that wasn’t unpacked/organized properly after we moved.  It’s taking up a lot of space in our basement, so my goal this year is to get it all organized – whether it be given away, thrown away or designated its own place.  It just needs to be dealt with and I refuse to push it forward another year!

BETTER MY BLOG.  As I mentioned above, I’m really enjoying blogging so I want to focus some effort on improving Classic Maggie this year.  Right off the bat, one of the first things I’m working on is a new header (one that isn’t blurry!).  I also want to ensure I stick as close as I can to a consistent posting schedule – I know how important this is but it’s so easy to let this slide!  Lastly, I also want to improve my photography!  As the year goes on I expect there will be other improvements as well but I’ll start with those 3.

And those are my goals for 2016 – what are yours?  Let me know below!

Thanks for reading!

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