I’m not going to lie, this is actually the hardest post I have written for a long time. I have come back to this post 5 times now and not even written a word and why? I actually don’t know. There are lots of things that I want to do, there are lots of things I feel I need to do and there are lots of things that when I speak to people, they think I should do. Sooooo, what are my personal goals for 2017?
As I sit here in a hotel room in Birmingham, thinking that I should probably be asleep cause I have a 3 day trade show ahead of me, I want to confess that my goals are going to be mine and only mine. For me to own and feel proud of. I will refocus and review them regularly and for this reason I am only going to share with you my 5 top goals for the year and take it from there.
1. Be true to myself
I am going to put myself first, now I don’t mean in a selfish way, but all too often I say yes to things that actually I’m trying to please the person rather than doing the thing for myself. So this year will be all about refocussing on me and what I need/want rather than just trying to please others.
2. Get out more with hubster
Since having children, hubster and I have not focussed as much on our relationship as we did previously. I want to make sure we get quality time to chat, not just about the children, but go out and have fun like we used to when we were child free.
I learned Transcendental Meditation after my father died. I was struggling to come to terms with his sudden parting just after his 60th birthday and I needed some way of escaping so I paid to learn TM. Now at the time it cost me a pretty penny, but I have got out of the way of doing it – again since having my children – but I need to work on this. Not only does it make me feel calm and well connected, it refocuses my mind and kind of rejuvenates me in a way that nothing else does.
4. Focus on Family
My family is really important to me, the importance of my children and their happiness and feeling of security is paramount. I had a lot of insecurity whilst growing up and I want my boys to have as stable and well rounded upbringing as I possibly can. That focus has to come from me and Hubster and it’s about teaching them all about family and love and helping them to develop life long skills to set them up in their adulthood – well to the best of my ability.
5. Catch up on my sleep
Now this is something that is hard to do when your children wake you up every night. Well the youngest is the worst, very rarely does Buddy do it these days. But I have realised since breaking the caffeine and alcohol habit, that I have slept much better. No this is not to say that I am being religious about not drinking these, I had a fair amount of Prosecco last night, but it’s about, not doing it often and trying to settle down for the night and get a good solid sleep. This starts tonight – I have a few nights in a hotel and I am missing my boys, but hopefully I’ll get a full night’s sleep and be thankful for it.
What are your goals for 2017?