Before I made any goals or resolutions for 2015 I decided to reflect on 2014. I usually do this every year but this time I wanted to do it in depth. I’ve been a bit more navel gaze-y recently, which really isn’t like me.
If you look at the goals and resolutions I set for myself at the start of the year, 2014 has been one big fail. But I actually think I had a great year.
My family is the reason I gave up work and I couldn’t be happier with my relationships with my husband, children and close family. Obviously there is no room for complacency here but family will always be my priority and I know that’s going to be very important in 2015.
Is my home immaculate? No. Do I mind? Not really.
I don’t like to think of myself as a perfectionist. Unlike some people I don’t think it’s a complimentary word. But I’ve found a lot of times my procrastination goes hand in hand with perfectionism. If I’ve been planning a task I prefer not to start it until I know the end result will be perfect. Funnily enough though, if I tackle something on the spur of the moment I’m much happier to experiment.
This makes it tricky because I can tolerate a lot of mess. One of my completely useless skills is being to able to look at a mess and estimate accurately how long it will take me to sort it out. So my husband will just see a big pile of mess and I will see a project that will take me 20 minutes to sort out.
My plan for 2015 is to go through my house and look at the ‘messes’ – the areas that need decluttering and organisation then estimate how long each will take to complete. Generally, I’m not going to plan on the basis of whole room projects – except for my home office.
I am and always have been better at working to deadlines, working under pressure so to speak, so I’m going to find a way of setting dates for completion and making myself accountable, even if it’s only on social media.
And my other goals for 2014? Well most of them have become goals for 2015 but, in fairness, they always were long term goals. I just didn’t make much progress on them in 2014.
At the end of this post I’ve linked a video where I talk about my goals and resolutions but if you can’t be bothered to watch –
My goals for 2015 are
1. Lose 20lbs by the end of April 2015
2. Finish my study/home office declutter and organisation by the end of December 2015
3. Complete my Postgraduate Certificate by the end of October 2015
4. Complete the first draft of a 90000 word book by the end of July 2015
I also have some resolutions but too many to list here.
I also decided I would have 2 words for the year. The first relating to performance is CREATIVITY and the second relating to behaviour is INTENTIONAL and I talk a little more about this and how they relate to my goals and resolutions in the video.
This blog and my YouTube channel will hopefully keep more accountable.
Did you make any goals or resolutions this year?