Goal Setting for 2019

Do you start your year with resolutions or goals? I normally do. I have learned over the years it is great to be as specific as you can when it comes if I want to get anywhere. When I am goal setting I look at my history, I also give myself breathing room and realize things can and do shift sometimes in an instant but it always better to go in with a plan and an idea. So how am I goal setting in 2019?

I have started with some good books, some inspiration from favourite podcasts and self-improvement leaders and I even have a coach/mentor. A good way to start the year, right?

As I started to write out my goals I also took a look back at a Strength Finders test I did in 2018. It definitely in bring clarity about what I am good at.

So as I approach 55 this year I have some real concrete goals and objectives that I need to see happen. I thought I would share them with you as a way of keeping myself accountable!

My goals for 2019

Financial Life

  1.  There are some major purchases and obligations this year. We are yet to give my dad a proper resting spot, my sister and I want this to be the priority for 2019.
  2. I will be getting a new bed. I am already on the hunt for this and hope to have one by the end of the month after breaking my old bed in late 2018.
  3. Rachel will get a new cell phone.
  4. A new laptop for Rachel is also a need but she will pay for this out of her college funds.
  5. I will restore my emergency fund that was depleted in 2018 as I looked for work, I went through these funds faster than I had wanted.

Career/Business

  1. I have a full-time gig with benefits, that is a blessing! With that said though, I am very underpaid for my skill set.  I will work on finding a new job.
  2.  Rebuild the CommonCentsMom community.   Make it about helping you more.
  3.  Share more about essential oils, something I have been learning about for 3 years now. Help at least 50 people use oils in a way that benefits them.

Relationships

  1.  Have fun with friends at least once a month.
  2. Go on at least 10 dates. I am not currently dating anyone special. I haven’t been in a very long time. I will get out of my comfort zone and date.
  3.  Have a mom/daughter night with Rachel at least once a week.

Fun

  1.  Go to Niagara Falls with Rachel
  2.  Take in at least 4 musical concerts or festivals!
  3. Go to the beach more often
  4. Take at least 4-day trips to explore more of Ontario with Rachel.
  5. Canada’s Wonderland seasons pass. Looking forward to the Halloween Haunt and Winterfest.

Health

  1.   Walk 6x a week.
  2.  Drink more water– at least 4 glasses a day.
  3.  Make appointments for my colonoscopy and mammogram.
  4.  Go to the dentist
  5.  Eat a vegan meal at least once a week
  6.  Eat a meatless meal at least once a week.
  7. Participate in a half marathon in the fall.

Personal Goals

  1. Read 12 good books that can help me grow.  I started with Becoming and now reading The Success Principles.
  2. Read 12 novels just for enjoyment.
  3. Get back into scrapbooking.
  4. Do more family history research, a renewed passion in 2018.
  5. Go for more photo walks. I loved birding and exploring my city in 2018.
  6.  Cook 10 new recipes.
  7.  Go to Nova Scotia on vacation to see family.

Blog Goals

  1.  Grow the CommonCentsMom brand in a way that is genuine and real. In a way that helps families with their day to day lives.
  2.  Partner with brands that I love only.
  3.  Share more useful info on how to save to money, how to earn money and I also want to talk about preparing the future.

If you are a goal setter like me, would love to know what goals you are setting for 2019!