I see this word a lot on social media. “Squad goals”, “Relationship goals”, “friendship goals”. It has become one of those weird words that young(er)* people use without an explanation. Under a picture of a happy couple – “goals”. Under a picture of someone eating an icecream cone – “goals”. Under a picture of a six pack (of either beer or abs) – “goals”.
Well, I may not have icecream goals, and I’ve already reached my relationship goals, and I’m not really 100% positive what a squad is, unless you are referring to a group of cheerleaders, but I do have some goals for 2016. And with this being the last day of 2015. And with the fact that I have been completely slacking in the blog department. I thought I would share them.
- Whole 30. I am going to start my first Whole 30 on January 4th. I spent a good part of 2015 taking steps to become healthier, both physically and mentally, and have really been wanting to try this. I don’t really care if I lose any weight or not, I just really want to reset my body. I want to see how much the unnecessary junk I put into my body really effects me. I want to establish healthier eating habits for both myself and my family. I want to focus on nourishing my body, practice mindful eating, and if I lose a couple pounds in the process – great. My ultimate goal is to complete this every couple of months throughout the year.
- Simplify. I have already started on this one. My intention is to get rid of things we don’t want/use/need. We live in a pretty modest sized house. Holding on to things just for the sake of holding on to them has caused a lot of clutter to gather in our modest house. The clutter has started to make my brain feel like it is going to explode. And then we just buy more stuff. It’s time to stop. No more clutter. No more unnecessary things. No more wasted money and space.
- Celebrate. I want to celebrate every day. I want to wake up and have dance parties with my kids simply because it’s a Tuesday. I want to celebrate friendships. I want to celebrate my husband coming home after a long day with the kids. I want to celebrate life. I want dinner on a Thursday to be a celebration because we are all together, and happy, and healthy, and alive.
- Mindful living. This includes less screen time, being more present in the moment, paying more attention, doing things with purpose.
- Make moves. I have a couple personal goals that I have been sitting on, and I have every intention of moving forward with them this year. I will share them when the time is right.
As far as mom goals go, I have high hopes that I will continue to simultaneously keep myself and my children alive, that my daughter will be potty trained before her 30th birthday, that my son will eat something other than chocolate for breakfast, and that maybe we’ll get one full, eight hour night of sleep. 2016 I’m coming for you.
*There is a good possibility that everyone of all ages use this termonology and I’m just really that un-cool.