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My 10 Goals for 2017 + 2 Habits I’m Working on Developing

Last year, I only set 4 simple goals. Mostly, because I knew that there’s no way I could have a Year of Rest and have a long list of goals. It was good for me, but I am so ready to get back to more formal goal-setting and to get back to our Monthly Goal-Setting Updates here. I’ve missed those!

Here are the 10 goals I have for this year:

Personal Goals

1. Run 3 miles in 30 minutes — I took up running again this year — as part of my fitness plan that my nutritionist put together for me. I’ve never been skilled in the running department, but I’ve started to really enjoy it and am wanting to push myself here and be able to easily run 3 miles in 30 minutes. Right now, I can run a 10-minute mile, but it’s really pushing myself. So we’re working on building up my endurance so that running a 10-minute mile is simple!

2. Make it to Phase 4 of the nutrition plan — I’m currently almost finished with Phase 2 and am so excited to start Phase 3. My nutritionist says that I’ll feel 10 times better than I feel now when I hit Phase 3. It’s hard for me to even imagine that since I feel SO amazing now, but he’s been right about pretty much everything else so far on this program, so I’m going to trust him!

He thinks that at the rate I’m going and progressing, I’ll be able to start Phase 4 by mid-2017! And I guess that when I hit Phase 4, I’ll feel absolutely and utterly amazing!

3. Read 48 books I already own — I didn’t read as much in 2016 nor did I set any reading goals because I let myself have a lot more time to rest, feel, think, process, sleep, and just slowly go through one or two books at time. I wanted to see what that felt like… and I realized it was good for a year, but now I’m anxious to get back to more reading and having a few books going at once! I decided to challenge myself this year to focus on reading books I already own.

So I picked 48 books — a stack of 12 books that were old Christian reprints, a stack of 12 books that were story driven, a stack of 12 books that were about improving your life, and a stack of 12 books to encourage me in my Christian walk. My plan is to try to read one from each stack each month. We’ll see how it goes! (By the way, my top 10 reads from 2016 post is coming this weekend!)

Marriage Goals

4. Go on a 4-day completely unplugged tripJesse and I went to Hawaii earlier this year and it was downright incredible. I left my computer at home and didn’t get online or on social media the entire time. It was BLISS!! We walked for miles on the beach, I fell in love with the ocean, I read 10 books (!), we scouted out the cheapest food options (because the food is SO $$ there! But never fail, we found a Subway we could walk to a few miles away from our hotel!), and we just had so much fun together.

We’re planning to do the same sort of trip of this year, but we’re going somewhere different. We’re currently saving up and looking for deals so that we can do the trip for just a few hundred dollars like the Hawaii trip! 🙂

(If you look closely, you’ll see that the dates on The Confident Mom Household Planner are off. I think I accidentally printed a page from another year. But I just adjusted for this week and will make sure that next week I print off the correct page for the correct year!)

Family Goals

5. Go to South Africa as a family — Our kids have been begging to go back to South Africa and we’ve set a goal to make that happen this year. We’re hoping to find a great deal on tickets like we did last time during a timeframe that works for our friends in South Africa. The kids are already getting really anxious thinking about it (and of course, Jesse and I are, too!!)

Financial Goals

6. Sell our 3 rental houses in Kansas — So, we loved having rental houses and it’s been a great investment for us (we paid cash for them and have turned a profit on them pretty much every single month we’ve had them!), but we have decided that we’d like to sell them (and hopefully turn an additional profit when we sell them) and put that money into our house savings. Then, once we’ve purchased a house here, we’ll start saving to invest in local real estate.

7. Save up to pay cash for a house here in TN — As I mentioned above, this is something we’ve been mulling over a lot this past year and thinking through and have decided to start saving aggressively for in 2017. We currently have around 15% of the total amount we’d like to save set aside in our house savings fund. By selling our rental houses, we should have about 75% of the total amount saved… which will mean, we should be able to save the additional 25% needed this year if we careful and strategic.

And yes, homes in this area are much more expensive than Kansas!! We could move about 30 minutes away and homes would go down significantly in price, but we love this area and we love being so close to our church, to the kids’ school, and to other places we go to on a weekly basis. We’ve also decided we’d like to buy something that would be our “forever home” and would give us enough space to have offices + bedrooms for each of the kids.

**Not listed specifically, but very important to us: We decided to take a leap of faith and significantly increase our giving this year. We didn’t feel comfortable listing the details of that as a goal here publicly, but we wanted to acknowledge that this was happening. Because honestly, it’s our heartbeat and one of the number one reasons I blog and have a business — so that we can give generously to causes and people near and dear to our hearts.**

Business Goals

8. Release 2 courses — We have plans in the works for me to release two full-fledged courses on two different topics. More coming on that in the next 3-6 months!

9. Start 3 new blogs — More on this coming on Monday! I can’t wait to tell you all about what’s coming and what’s changing here. And I promise I haven’t up and lost my mind… this is something that we’ve spent a lot of time talking through and sitting on and making sure was not over-committing. I think when I explain it all, it will make sense to you, too — and I hope you’re excited about it like I am!

10. Learn YouTube/iMovie — I already told you about this goal! You can follow me on YouTube if you want to watch me learn! 🙂

2 Habits I’m Working on Developing

I decided to choose two very specific habits I want to work on in 2017. Both of these are ones that will make a big impact on our home and family for me to be consistent with. I’m going to use the habit tracker at the back of my new Brilliant Life Planner to keep tabs on my daily progress on these. I think this system will really encourage me to make this a priority!

  • More compartmentalized work schedule — This is one way that I’m saying “yes” to my family. I’ve done a lot better this year at having a compartmentalized work schedule, but I want to get even better at it in 2017. Which is why I’m putting it out here and making it a habit I’m tracking every single day. My official work times starting on Monday will be: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. = Work Time, 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. is Unplugged Family Time. We’ll see how this goes!
  • To bed by 11 p.m. — My actual bedtime is 9:30 p.m. so I can get in a good 7-8 hours of sleep and still wake up by 5:30 a.m. But I’m giving myself a little wiggle room for the occasional later night or for weekends. Which is why I decided to go with 11 p.m. — because I think it’s a little doable longterm and I’ll probably have more success and consistency if I give myself a little grace here. 🙂

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  • Walter says:

    As a fellow runner I just wanted to provide encouragement. I remember a time when I could not run a mile without stopping and now I am training for my first marathon in March. You will get there! When a run gets tough I focus on my running mantra: “but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint” Isaiah 40:31. It really works, at one point I would write the chapter and verse on the top of my running shoes so I would see it each time I got tired. Good luck on this and all your other goals for 2017.

  • Sarah says:

    I had the privilege of reading The Undoing of Saint Silvanus before it was released (and interview Beth!!) and it is excellent! I hope you like it! It is really long though… 😉

  • angela says:

    Hi, Crystal would you please share your nutritionist info. I would love to feel good! Just tired all the time… Thank you

  • Keelie says:

    Good luck on selling and saving! That’s very exciting for you I know. 🙂 I’m also excited you’re going away on a fun trip with Jesse. How awesome for you to invest in your marriage.

  • Katie says:

    This post may help you with the saving money on a four day trip idea.
    Katie put up a post about How to Use an Instant Pot in a Hotel Room.

    I suppose the same idea could be used with a crockpot…

  • whitney says:

    Great goals! Be sure to use a travel agent to plan your vacations with Jesse. Their services are completely free. We support your small business, I hope you would do so in return.

  • My 3 goals this year are to earn a full time income blogging, use the money to pay down our mortgage, and learn to embrace the crazy life we have right now. I am so excited to hear more about your new blogs!

  • Lisa says:

    This kind of specific goal setting doesn’t always work for me but I’ve developed methods that do. Right now I’m working through Susannah Conway’s Unravel Your Year and Find Your Word courses ( so I’ll see what I come up with. It’s freaky how I ended up meeting – and exceeding – most of my goals from last year but not at all in the way I thought!

    I’m a bit at a loss for 2017 because we have big changes happening our family. On January 3 I’m starting a new job and a new career in which I’ll work significantly more hours per week than I have in the past decade. My husband is also in a big career transition which brings fairly dramatic changes as well. Everything from our daily schedules and commute to our mortgage, health insurance, and retirement savings will be different. Very exciting but since we’re not actually sure how things are going to play out we don’t know how to set goals or plan. Same with my job. I have an idea what kind of goals to set but I won’t know until I get into the nitty gritty of things.

    The good news is I’m invigorated by the challenges this new phase of our lives will bring. This year I decided I need at least a month to get my bearings and figure out what to work towards. Regular journaling, both personal and professional, will be crucial this year so that’s my one goal so far. But for January my focus will be on just keeping things running with the family (basic household management and relationships) while we all adjust to our new life.

  • Mary says:

    I’m looking forward to hearing more about your trip budget (specifically how your Hawaii trip cost only a few hundred dollars) and your new nutrition plan (like if it has a published name, or is it specific just to your nutritionist). I hope you’ll share!

    • Christina Neal says:

      I second this…would love to know how you did Hawaii on a couple hundred dollars.

      • MA Mom says:

        I am sure using all her hotel points and airline miles…they add up every quickly especially considering all the travel she posts about.

        • Yes, that’s what it was! We got our hotel and flights for free. We almost always stay in the same hotel chain and use the same airline when we travel (for work or personal) + we have status with both (which means we get extra points) and it really pays off! So our only expenses were for food + transportation from the airport to the hotel — and we did those as inexpensively as possible.

          I highly, highly recommend that if you travel at all (and especially if you or someone in your family travels for work), that you look into points programs for hotels and airlines. If you are strategic in how you “work the system” with these, it can really pay off over the long haul!

      • Kimberly says:

        That’s what I was going to ask!

  • Jaime says:

    Good for you on your health journey! There’s no way I could give up coffee (or chocolate), but I’m learning to enjoy them in moderation. 2017 is going to be a great year for physical health!

    I ran my first 5k this past September and I love how I felt. My goal for 2017 is to run 4 of them, one per quarter! You can do this!

  • Melissa says:

    My word for 2017 is health, I am going to use “choose health” as a basis for my goal setting. This applies to physical, emotional, relationship & financial health. Not exactly sure what the specific goals are in each category yet, I am actually taking tomorrow to review the notes I made & journaling I did during your 15 Days to a Healthier You series & get my goals set. I really loved that series! It changed me for the better in many ways & I can’t wait to review it again.

  • Amy says:

    I love reading your goals for 2017. My goals are to limit my time on social media, lose 20 lbs (I signed up for your course!), be consistent in spending time in the Word every day, work on writing more compelling content for my blog and simplify my schedule.

    You are going to rock your 3 mile goal. And you have no shortage of options for 5k races should you decide to run one. Downtown Franklin seems to host them all the time! I hear you on the house cost. It’s expensive, but we love Middle Tennessee. I’m so glad you do too!

  • Jessica says:

    I met my 2016 goal of learning how to knit socks! I just cast on my 9th pair this evening. I have made socks with traditional heels for me and tube socks that will accommodate my kids’ growing feet. I also learned how to knit cables, short rows and a few other techniques. In 2017, I want to learn how to read knitting charts because so far they stymie me. Because after understanding charts, I want to learn Fair Isle and do more with lace knitting, but most of those are in charts rather than written out.

    I wish I could run a mile. I have exercise-induced asthma and asthma that is triggered by respiratory infections. I can walk miles but not run them.

  • REBECCA says:
    I am sharing a link of a video I made of some of my goals for 2017. Thanks to your book, Say No to Survival Mode, I have taken one chapter at a time and created these goals!
    Work: Use planning time to be more productive…grade papers, plan lessons
    God time: Read 2-3 chapters a night; pray for people
    Family: Date night with my hubby; listen, communicate more effectively
    Weight Loss: lose the 50 lbs I’ve put on due to stress
    Me: pamper myself, read more books
    Home: declutter the home…less is more is my new motto for 2017; I’m also trying the 10 item wardrobe!

    Thank you for your mission in helping people! We are blessed by your work!

  • Erika says:

    Hi Crystal,

    I really like your goals and habits list for 2017.

    Here are my goals and healthy habits list for 2017

    Family Goals:
    Make more moments
    Insist on better quality family time
    Get ahead financially to pay down mortgage and bills
    Get more organized

    Healthy Habits:
    Get back to being fit and healthy
    Try not to stress so much
    Get more sleep
    Take more spiritual timeouts with nature

    Personal Goals:
    Join $10 tribe (actually, I just did) and give more to the charities and causes I’ve been giving to
    Suspend coffee more often
    Keep Pushing even though I don’t have any support and most people we know think blogging is easy and requires no work, yet they always want my support for whatever they are doing or selling and I always do.
    Get back into photography

    Business Goals:
    Finish my books
    Finally make money on my main blog as well as pet blog, hopefully full time
    Increase my social media followers
    Keep Pushing even though I don’t have any support and most people we know think blogging is easy and requires no work, yet they always want my support for whatever they are doing or selling and I always gladly do.

    Live, Love and make darn sure to Laugh!

    Wishing everyone a Happy and Blessed New year!


  • This was great to read- and fun to see that you’re using the Brilliant Life Planner too- I just bought this too after using the SAME boring planner for at least 8 years. I’m still getting the hang of how I want to use it. I like how you’ve gotten clear on different areas of life. I’ve put all of my focus on my business goals so this is a good reminder to set goals in other areas of life too- thank you!

  • Victoria says:

    As a fellow runner your #1 goal makes me smile!

    You probably already know this but one of the best ways to build endurance to run longer faster is wind sprints in the last 5 minutes or so of your run.

    I love #4. I think my husband and I are going to need to do that too after 5 1/2 months on the road with two teenagers and a full grown child in a RV.

    WOW! To number 9. I know you can do it with a great team though.

    My goals for the year are very simple since I want to fully SOAK up the trip.
    – 1. Run a half marathon
    (this will be late fall so I don’t have to start training until we get back)
    -2. Curl 3 sets of 10 with 20 pound dumbbells
    (I have no idea why I have so much problem with arm curls I can lift more with other moves, I think it is a head thing and I want to bust through it)
    -3. Maintain my weight
    (I want to enjoy the local food as we travel so if my current jeans fit at the end of 2017 I am good with that)
    -4. Produce one product for the blog
    (something much smaller than my eBook coming out in Spring)
    -5. Improve my doodle art
    (I love to doodle while I process things but have never tried to make it look like anything. I thought the trip provided the perfect time to do this so I bought a how to doodle book to bring along)

  • Joanna says:

    I have 3 goals: limit social media use (confession time – I’m SAHM and this year is the first since kids were born that all are in school and I was enjoying this free time too much by staying on computer instead of being productive and than rushed with doing dinner, homeworks and all other household things in the afternoon instead of spending time with kids 🙁 … so my goal is to only use computer after I do daily chores and cook dinner in the morning so when the kids come I can spend time with them). 2. Loose 15lb , not as huge goal as some people have but since having kids I just can’t get rid of those extra pounds and I feel really ugly with them – I plan to do it by drinking much more water since I have a problem in this department, drinking water witn lemon instead of cofee in the morning, spend 30-60 minutes in the morning excercising and since I know myself and know that I hate excercising to make sure that I do something on the days that I don’t feel like it I at least Have To Walk For An Hour -this is something that I don’t have a problem with but don’t do often enough. 3. Pay down one of my credit cards – it’s 5,000 and that’s 1/3 of our debt, but the rest has very low rate, again not a huge goal compared to some, but since quiting my job after my son was born, leaving on one salary in NYC is pretty hard and I can hardly save a doklar here or there 🙁 even though we don’t go/eat out, don’t buy new stuff etc… this year I made the goal to not use cc so we didn’t accumulated any more debt and paid off some with tax return and what we were able to save… in 2017 I’m planning to actually put big chunk of tax return in my acct to have some money to be able to stack up on groceries when things that we eat are on sale and this way save more money and put that toward cc… also I’m listing some baby/kids for sale on fb sale groups to try to sell and put that in cc also. So thise are my 3 little goals… Happy New Year to you and your family 🙂

  • Jess says:

    That is so cool to hear about your goal to go back to South Africa! Where did you go before? I have been 4 times! The Wild Coast is amazing. My goal for this year is to just stay put and decide what I want to do for school!

  • I am looking forward to your goal updates each month. I always enjoy those! I set 12 goals for myself for this year. Here are a few of the highlights:

    Spiritual–Pray the Psalter six times
    Read one spiritual book each month

    Family–Enjoy one family outing each month
    Have one date night (in-house of out of the house) each month

    Personal–Read 100 books
    Run 365 miles

    Business–Attend one writing/blogging conference
    Create two more products for my blog

    I’m excited to learn about your new blogs!

  • April says:

    I want to be more persistent with my blog, my writing work, and my parenting…and maybe even more persistent with washing my face! Persistent is my word for 2017.

  • Katie says:

    I do monthly goals so here are mine for January as well as a look over how December went for me.

  • Bonnie says:

    Wow, that is a lot! 2016 was a difficult one for my family. It started out great and I had a lot of ambitious resolutions that I stuck with, but then my family faced some tough times. One by one a number of supports seemed knocked out from under us. I knew God was telling me to pull back some of my ambitions and focus on loving the people closest to me. This year, I have just one goal apart from loving my husband and kids better – learn to play the piano! I am super excited about it, and have lessons lined up. Other than that, I really plan a year of rest like your 2016, Crystal. I was too focused on performing for the world at the beginning of last year. I was too caught up in projecting that “perfect” image and doing a lot for others outside my home. This year, I am withdrawing a little 😉 Good luck with your goals, I am excited to see what changes you have coming!

  • Carol Tedford says:

    I am a stay at home mom/homemaker….

    1: Clean each room in the house ceiling to floor monthly(and then start over!)

    2: Use my treadmill everyday and strength train every other day

    3: Meal planning and sticking with it!

  • Laura says:

    So do you think you’ll only be working 9 to 3 weekdays or will you do some extra on nights and weekends?

    It’s amazing how much you accomplish in that time!

    I’m really trying to commit to less work hours in 2017 and have more time completely unplugged. My kids are only little once, and I really don’t want to miss much of it because my mind is always in “work mode.” Since having baby #2 this summer and watching my daughter turn 2 I’ve realized how fast time goes and I’ve gotten better about spending more quality time with them even if it means sometimes disappointing my customers or readers – even though that’s super hard for a people pleaser like myself.

  • Love this, Crystal! I’ve really enjoyed following you this year, and look forward to more from you in 2017. Blessings to you, Jesse, and your family!

  • I love these goals! Will and I are away for a couple days on a retreat together next week, and I hope to make mine then! YAY on the goal for the house!! I’m so excited for y’all!!! HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

  • Rae says:

    I love all of this! I have this planner and wasn’t sure how to use the Habit Tracker. Thanks for the inspiration! Happy New Year & good luck conquering your goals in 2017.

  • Carrie says:

    Hubby and I are closing our house (our first!) in a matter of weeks, so that will open a new chapter in my life. I’ve never been good at decorating (mostly due to fear of what other people think 🙁 so I need to really work on that.

    I posted my 2017 goals here:

    Mostly it’s about habits, of which I am a HUGE fan.

    Continue moving my body daily (adding stretching to the mix)
    Continue hugging my 7 kids at least once a day
    Write 3x weekly on my main blog, 2x weekly on my niche blog
    Send my newsletter weekly
    Read 17 books on Personal Finance
    Continue daily French practice
    Continue daily Bible reading

    One change: limiting social media use to my work hours. I removed apps from my phone to help me with this.

    Also implementing a “Family fun hour” – with older teens and so many going in different directions, it’s a challenge for us to spend an hour together weekly as a family!

    Also adding “weekly spa hour” with my big girls – face masks, mani-pedis and all that girly stuff. 🙂

  • Kayley says:

    Those are some great goals! I decided to make my New Year’s resolutions as a blog post too! 🙂

  • Would you mind sharing the process you and Jesse are using for determining criteria of needs/wants for your new house? The current house you are renting is adorable, but it will be exciting to see you and your family find your “forever home”!

    And I’m surprised about the goal wanting to sell all current 3 rental properties? What has changed that prompted wanting to sell all your rental (100% paid for, positive cash flow) properties? You will typically see greater returns on properties you’ve held for awhile. But if it’s just for closer location, have you considered a 1031 exchange (which would defer any capital gains tax due)? You will spend $$ through realtor commissions & capital gains taxes, so please make sure your plan is well thought out!

  • Terrie says:

    Thanks to your post, I bit the bullet and started writing a blog!

  • Maruki says:

    I love that one of your goals is to go to South Africa again! As an international traveler, I cant wait to travel again. Hubby and I are pausing to adopt a baby. If you would like to see our journey, feel free to drop by.

  • I always love your goal posts! I have a number of goals this year including 30 minutes of exercise a day. I’m fine with 3, 10 minute sessions, 2 15 minute sessions or the 30 all at once. I just want to get moving everyday!

  • Rhonda says:

    For me it took finding Bullet Journal before I was a successful journal girl 🙂 But now that I’ve found it I don’t see myself ever going back to a preprinted planner 🙂

    • I keep wanting to try a Bullet Journal… but I look at all the pretty and creatively written pages and think, “I just don’t think I’m that committed or artistic!”

      • Laura says:

        A bullet journal doesn’t have to be fancy at all. I just use the same pen & my normal handwriting but it’s still very helpful in tracking & planning my life & seeing where I’ve been.

      • Diana says:

        It’s a lie!!! 😉 You didn’t think you were a weightlifter either… 😉 😉 😉 (Please read that in the most joking tone of voice you can imagine!! I just had to say it 🙂 )

        I actually feel the same way about Bullet Journals. I know that if I took lots of time, I could come up with some fun stuff, but I already find it way too easy to take so long making a list that I don’t have time to get up and DO the list. And I think having to draw out my calendars and things would make me procrastinate, and then the journal would just sit empty.

        However, I love pen-and-paper planning (read: daily to-do lists) and I’ve had good success with the Poppin planner. I’m an at-home mom and I don’t have any side jobs, so I don’t need the fancy business ones. I love the Poppin one because it has a space on each week for “notes” where I write down my weekly goals/tasks. Each day is blank (no lines or times), so I can fit in as much as I need to (say, if company is coming) or just write “survive” if it’s been one of those weeks 🙂

        My kiddos get upset if I’m on the computer too much b/c they want to watch videos, so I love having my planner separate from an electronic device so I can access as needed without provoking fits. 🙂

        Great goals, and I’m looking forward to seeing how things work out for you in this new year!

  • Tracy says:

    I have always used a physical planner to keep track of stuff, in addition to Google Calendar, because I really like having something physical to write in. This year a new goal was to upgrade to a goal setting planner to do more than just keep track. I purchased the Passion Planner, and sat down yesterday to start mind-mapping and goal setting. At first I thought it would be really overwhelming, but I’m liking it a lot, and think this will help me FOCUS, which is my word for the year!

  • K Ann Guinn says:

    Well, I am challenged to work on my goals starting this week. I feel a little behind everyone else (or so it seems), but in my house the Christmas season is just barely ending and our tree won’t come down until this weekend. It was a busy but good Christmas with family visiting, but we needed the rest of last week as mostly down time. So this week I will start to make more specific plans for the new year.

    One thing I’ve struggled with I guess for my whole life is getting to bed at a decent time. I’ve tried and worked on it some, but have failed to make it a better habit. Now that I’m working a part-time job that I like (since the last two years have been changes and transitional jobs), my hope is to create a more intentional schedule and goals. Getting to bed earlier will be at the top of my list.

    LOVE the Brilliant Life Planner (and strongly considered buying it), but I think I would do well to use a free one that was part of a bundle I purchased in 2016 for now. Using a planner is another habit I wish to work on.

    Thanks for sharing your plans with us. 🙂

  • Janell says:


    Maybe you touched on this in another post, but I am AMAZED that you plan to read 48 books in a year. That, according to my figures, is about one book/week. An average book has probably 10 chapters. That is more than a chapter/day. How do you manage that? Are you a speed reader, do you have an hour/day set aside for reading, or what is your secret?

    • Ha! I usually read at least 70 to 90+ books, so 48 isn’t actually very ambitious for me. 🙂 I love to read, so that helps!

      Here’s how I’m fitting it in right now:
      10-15 minutes of spiritually encouraging books in the morning with my Bible reading
      10-20 minutes in the afternoons/evenings of a non-fiction book or story-driven book
      And then I try to find at least another time either one night or on the weekends when I can fit in another hour of reading.

      Between all of this, I can easily get through an average of at least 1-2 chapters of a book every day. It’s all about just making it a priority and finding pockets of time for it and then making it a habit.

  • It’s funny, even before I read your post this year, I wanted to differentiate between my goals that I wanted to set for this year, and the habits I wanted to develop or maintain. Last year, I set 25 goals and achieved half of them (and I had habits mixed with with goals), this year I’m setting just 5 goals, and then I will strive to maintain 2 habits. It’s doable, and I like it!

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