20 Before 2020!
Can you believe that we are already 4 months into 2019? Crazy right? Well I know the beginning of the year is when people usually make their goal list, but I’m a little behind and I don’t see the harm in creating a goal list whenever! Now I’m gonna be honest, I suck at sticking to goal, but I also know that creating goals gives you something to strive for and challenges you to be your best. Instead of making outrageous goals that I know I wouldn’t probably achieve, I decided to focus on goals that I know are more realistic. So here go my 20 goals I plan to achieve by 2020:
1.Meal prep every Sunday
I’m gonna be honest, (and yes, I’m going to whine) meal prepping is not a fun activity for me. The whole, cooking 3-4 meals for the week in one day, is absolutely stressful for me, HOWEVER I would rather that one stressful day over the stress of cooking everyday after work. Between being tired from working all day, then doing homework with the girls and bath time, cooking is the last thing I want to do, but with meal prepping I eliminate that added stressor. And to be truthful I find that when I meal prep, the meals are healthy, instead of hot dogs, chicken nuggets and fish sticks for dinner.
2.Eat out less (hence, if I achieve #1 this one will be quite easy)
Also a reason for goal #1! While I do enjoy eating out, I do not like the cost. Have you ever looked at your bank statements for the month? Ha, well I did this and couldn’t believe how much our family had eaten out. From grabbing breakfast on the way to the office, or going out for lunch because I was too lazy to pack a lunch, or those nights when I refuse to cook so we go out for dinner, or even those last minute cravings. IT RIDICULOUS! All the money we spend on eating out could be used for something more meaningful or put in our savings account. WE GOTS TO DO BETTER!
3.Say yes to new experience (Step outside your comfort zone girl!)
Ok, so its not like I say no to everything, its just that I shy away from anything that I’m not used to. For example, I came across an event that promoted self-care for women, I really wanted to go to this event, but I never signed up for it, because I would’ve had to go by myself (friends and family were busy). Instead of telling myself,” Yes, Kahla go ahead and go, meet new people, get the information that will be provided.” I said, “No, you cant go by yourself, people will look at you as a loner.” I want to get over this fear of trying new experiences, and start living life!
4.Treat myself to a spa day
Self-care, self-care, self-care! I can not stress how important self-care is! In the past I struggled with this, but I have come to realize that it is a necessity. I have always been one to take of everyone around me and put myself last. If I am not A1 then everything around me will fail, including my relationship with my husband and kids and also my performance at work. The last I got a massage was over 5 years ago, and I LOVED IT!
5.Workout at least 3x a week (I’m trying to look like a snack, not like I ate all the snacks, “INSERT CARDI B” : OKkKUURR!)
I’ve always had a love/hate relationship with exercise. It’s not that I don’t like it, I don’t like having to wait for results. I’m one of those people who are like, ok I’ve worked for a week, I should be looking like Beyoncé by now. In the past, I had a workout regimen and I know it takes at least 4 weeks to see a change, but once I reach my goals, I stop, and then gain all the weight back. For the remainder of the year I want to focus on remaining consistent with going to the gym.
6.Revamp my wardrobe (MUCH NEEDED)
Ok, so like I mentioned in goal #4, I will put myself last in everything. As far as my wardrobe, my family and friends will tell you that I will wear some shoes and clothes until they have holes in them, and not the small snag holes, I mean large visible holes. It’s so frustrating to me when my husband and I have a night to ourselves and I’m standing in my closet and I have absolutely nothing to wear. I promised myself that I would work on refreshing my closet with new clothes, and throw out items that are ruined and no longer fit.
7.Read 6 motivational books
Like they say, reading is fundamental, and really it is. There are all kinds of books I can read, however I want to focus on motivational books. I mean who doesn’t want to achieve greatness? Reading motivational books, makes you want to go out and conquer the world, which I want to do!
8.Drink more water (Put the wine down girl and drank that water!)
Water, ECK! I have a very hard time drinking water, especially the amount that is recommended daily! This goal is major for me and I know water is the healthiest drink out there, but its sooo plain and boring lol. But, I’m going to change that! I’ve been researching some recipes for infused waters that I can’t wait to try.
9.Put more $ in savings (CHA-CHING)
Now, I believe this should be a personal goal for everyone, but I know how hard it is to save, TRUST ME I DO! With kids you never know when something unexpected might happen, so it’s always best to have some money set aside. My issue is actually moving the money over to my savings account. I plan on looking into apps like Digit, that helps save money without even thinking about it.
Hmmm I think this one is self-explainable.
11.Improve Self-Esteem (We are our biggest enemy & majority of the time to hard on ourselves. You are the sh*t girl, OWN IT)
For as long as I can remember, I’ve always looked down on myself. When going out with friends I’ve always felt less than. And in today’s society its very easy to feel les than, especially with the impact of social media. We often compare ourselves to what we see. Instead of being down and out about myself, I want to focus on creating a positive outlook and believe that I AM ENOUGH, and that I am a total BADASS!
12.Call family more often
Between everything we have going on, it’s understandable that we get busy. Sometimes I realize that I haven’t talked to certain family members in months. And yes, the phone works both ways but why wait on them. Everyone likes to be checked on, even if it’s a quick 5-minute phone call.
13. Spend more quality time with hubby
Now who doesn’t love spending time with their significant other? With kids, work, and ALLLL the other crazy things life throws at us, it can be difficult to get that time in. Quality, alone time is definitely needed, whether it’s a romantic dinner, board game, cuddle on the couch for a movie, or even a engaging conversation.
14.Travel to a 3 new cities
I love to travel and basically a necessity for me! Whether it’s with the kids or just hubby and I, its needed. Traveling provides with a break from day-to-day responsibilities. It allows me to take a break and get a fresh breath of air.
15.Pray more (Without God, nothing is possible)
While I do pray every night, I want to star
16.Create a routine hair care regimen
Hair… something I hate doing. And with two girls, I hate it even more. The washing, and drying and styling… AAAHHH it’s too much for me to handle and I get easily frustrated when I have to do it. I hate to admit it but if I could stretch a hair-washing day for three weeks, I will (I know, horrible right) I dread hair day but I’ve got to do better!
17.Commit to Kahla Jas. at least 10 hours a week
My goal is have a very successful blog that can inspire other moms to life their best lives and that they too are important. But without hard work and dedication, I wont ever achieve that goal. With juggling everything for my family, I plan on committing all of my extra time to writing, creating and branding.
18.Spend less time on social media
While social media is entertaining its also a distraction. Before I know it I’ve been scrolling for 30 minutes looking at other peoples lives instead of investing in my own.
19.Be patient with myself and others
Like I mentioned above, I’m one of those people who anticipate results fast. But I need to learn that everything will come together at the right time and not to worry or rush certain things in my life.
20.LOVE MYSELF MORE! Which is actually my mantra for this year!(No one will EVER love you as much as you)
This is a MAJOR one for me! And damn it I mean it! I have to learn to love myself more and not be so judgmental towards myself. If I cant love me, then how do I expect for anyone around me to?
– XOXO Kahla Jas.