July 1, 2017. Today marks the beginning of the seventh month of the year, signifying that we are officially half way through the calendar year. What a perfect day to create new personal goals for remainder of the year! This year has gone by tremendously fast, and while I’ve had some really good moments, the majority of the year has not gone as I would have liked.
I wrote a post in January about my word of the year: fearless. I talked about my good and not so good moments of 2016 and how I wanted to let go of fear and grow into a better me. I’ll be honest and say that it’s been really hard. Things are not going as planned and I’ve experienced a lot of heartache and disappointment in the first six months of the year.
I’ve decided though, that I don’t have to finish this year the way it started. I’m setting new goals and revising previous ones to end this year better than it started.
Personal Goals for my Personal New Year
July not only marks halfway for the calendar year, but also the month of my birth. In 21 days, I’ll be a year older and I hope to make different decisions to make this a great year. Here are a few of my personal goals to help get me through the remainder of this year.
1. Rising Earlier
I woke up really early this morning and couldn’t go back to sleep. Being the only one awake made me realize that having time to myself is okay and necessary. I’m able to hear myself think and work out how I want my day to go. I’m making a goal to wake up earlier than my children and husband so that I can have some processing time to myself.
2. Getting more organized
I used to be an avid planner and fell off of that after college. It has hurt me and I have to get better with that. From planning blog posts (or lack thereof), work, and home, I have learned that organization is crucial. To do better with this, I’m exploring different planning options and trying to come up with the best system for me. As soon as I’ve figured this out, I plan to share so stay tuned!
3. Capturing more moments
At the end of last year, I broke my camera and was devastated. I’ve recently purchased a new camera and I’ve enjoyed learning more about a growing passion of mine, photography. I want to do better about capturing more moments on camera with my family. My children deserve to be able to look back at family photos and I know I can make that happen.
4. Blog more. Read more. Share more.
I started this blog as an outlet for myself. I have been unbelievably slack with it and that’s no one’s fault but my own. I’m vowing to blog more regularly and make this into what I know it can be. I plan to read more, especially from uplifting bloggers and share what I’ve read to help others.
5. Have more fun.
Depression sucks. It can turn what should be a beautiful moment, into something terrible. My family deserves a better me and I deserve a better me. Whether it’s a girls night watching movies, or a fun outing with my family to the park, I am determined to have more fun in life on a daily basis.
Have any of you revised your goals for the year half way through? Does it help you stay on top of things? Let me know in the comments below.