New Year New Me

Cliche, I know.

Hear me out. I have never been one for New Years Resolutions. The fact that most fail is part of the reason. Not only do I dislike failure, but I also like to be my own person. I never wanted to set goals just because it's what people do for New Years. I need real motivation. Doing it for the sake of doing it just isn't enough motivation for me. This year is different because I am motivated to make changes. So, I am taking advantage of the calendar to draw a line in the sand - to mark my new starting point. The past few years have been crazy and difficult and I vow to make the next year better.

My Goals For 2018

Focus on Health

As most of you know I have an autoimmune disease, so much of my health feels out of my control. This year I am focusing on the things I can control.

  1. Drink more water
  2. Eat a healthier more well rounded diet
  3. Get regular exercise

Focus on Mental Health

I have suffered from anxiety and panic disorder for the majority of my life. I have managed with medications, therapy, and exercise. But, as an adult life feels so much more out of your hands. You know that teenage dream of adulthood where life is perfect? The one where you get to make all of your own decisions and you are in full control of your life. Well, turns out the world doesn't quite work that way and that's okay, but I have to learn to deal with my desire to control every aspect of my life. 

  1. Continue with therapy
  2. Start Meditating and Exercising
  3. Pushing beyond my comfort zone

Focus on Family

This may sound bit silly considering I am currently as stay at home parent and most of what I do revolves around my girls. But, I want to focus on being a better family. I want to be more present and enjoy the little things. Parenting is not an easy gig! It's exhausting and there is no handbook.

  1. Have dinner as a family at the dinner table at least five days a week
  2. Sunday morning family breakfast
  3. No Phone Zone - Between 2pm and 7pm no internet use 
  4. One date night per month

I know that's a lot of goals! But, why take little steps when you can make bounds?

Do you have goals for the New Year or are your anti-resolution?
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I am a mother, wife, and creator of many things. Learning along the way I have undertaken many projects for my friends and family. I am a planner at heart, but when it comes to creative endeavors I find that sometimes you just have to get in there and figure it out, which means learning the hard way. Bandages and ice-packs are a staple in my home and you can almost always catch me sporting one. To learn more about me check out my About Me Page!

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2 thoughts on “New Year New Me

  1. Kim Banko says:

    Tiffany, I am so happy we met through the tribe, and now can follow you on your adventures! I commend you for your transparent discussion about your mental health issues. It is so prevalent, and needs more honest discussion. 🙂 I have never been one to make resolutions, for the same reasons you mentioned, but I do have some goals. To focus more on my health as well, exercising etc, Business wise, I want to learn how to improve my photo’s and to work on my pinterest boards-transferring my craft pics on there. Looking forward to 2018!

    • I am so happy too! The tribe has been such a blessing! And thank you. I can’t say I would have been as open a year ago, but taking about it makes dealing with it much easier. I am sure 2018 is going to a great year for us both!

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