Goals, Not Resolutions, for 2013

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I personally prefer “goals” rather than “resolutions”. A goal puts just the right amount of pressure on me to work towards each task and less pressure on me if I don’t quite make it by the end of the year. It is totally acceptable for goals to carry over, in my opinion.

Choosing goals is easy for me, but can be a bit overwhelming since I tend to create too many, so I often have to reel myself in. For 2013, I have the following goals in mind:

  • work less, without sacrificing income by streamlining/consolidating tasks
  • work on my life list
  • take more travel with family
  • tie in more exercise and healthy eating habits into my routine
  • create more real-life social time with family and friends
  • take more action in charities and volunteer work

Here’s to a new, fresh year!

What about you? What goals have you set for 2013? I’d love to hear in the comments below!

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Amy Bellgardt

AMY BELLGARDT is a wife and mom of two boys, as well as founder and lead blogger at Mom Spark. Amy also manages Mom Spark Media, a social media marketing firm.

4 Responses to “Goals, Not Resolutions, for 2013”

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    Sarah — December 30, 2012 at 9:34 am

    I like goals rather than resolutions. Most people ignore resolutions, but everyone knows it’s good to have goals!

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    • Mom Spark replied: — December 30th, 2012 @ 11:13 am

      I totally agree!

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    Jaime — December 30, 2012 at 7:51 pm

    I agree. I like to say “goals” and it’s not because I pooh-pooh on resolutions it’s because of the snarky comments when using the word “resolution” (You know those people: I don’t believe in resolutions. Resolutions set you up to fail, etc.). I resolve to meet my goals! Goals are always good and a new year is like a fresh, clean plate to start again and challenge yourself to strive and meet these goals!

    I have essentially ignored my blog for too long and I have set a goal to post more often (I haven’t set a goal for how many times per month to post). I also have a goal to get my business of the ground and take a leap of having faith in myself. To eat at home more. To be a better parent and to give my daughter more QUALITY time with me. I feel that some days, I just don’t give her enough. I will actually work on my post with my goals tomorrow! (After work, naturally!)

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