Last year I had listed my goals by category. This was a great idea and they looked like this ...
Health GoalsLose 15 pounds
Exercise 2-3 times a weekDrink more water
Eat well-rounded meals (including all four food groups)
Complete Suze Orman's "Women & Money" goals over the allotted 5 monthsShop for Christmas gifts year-round
Continue with "Smart Cookies: Women & Money" group once a month for motivation
Homemaking GoalsOrganize menu plans and shopping lists weekly
Sit down and eat at least one meal daily as a family at the tableDeclutter!
Finish basement renovations and make into a play/games/movie room
Family GoalsContinue family nights once a week (Saturdays)
Enjoy date night once a month with hubby (and get a babysitter booked well in advance!)Focus on each moment with the kids - the house can be clean when they move out
Limit interests to Reading, Crocheting, and Pen Pals
I did find, however, that there were too many areas to focus on and too many specific items that would be better off in a to do list as I forgot what they were. Instead, I am going to repeat the following statements to myself daily so I have a better chance of success and a daily reminder of happiness for what I have versus what I need.
I am a healthy, trim size 6
I am a money magnet. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!
I am an educated and successful money manager and investor
I appreciate what I have
I love my family and the precious time we spend together
I am a creative individual who completes beautiful projects