2015 Family Goals
The start of every year is always a great time to reflect and set goals for the next 12 months. We almost always have high hopes for lifestyle changes and usually 2 weeks into the new-year, these grand plans are long forgotten and we have fallen back into old habits. Family is a great source of support when it comes to embarking on new journeys and perhaps this year roping them in would make all the difference in reaching goals, following through on resolutions and creating stronger family bonds.
Part of why resolutions can often seem unreachable is we start by setting them unrealistically high. Starting small and staring within is the best you can do for yourself. Resolving to be kinder to each other as a family can do a great deal for not only improving family relations but also improving your mood for dealing with people outside of your home as well. Using magic words like ‘please’ and ‘thank you’ really does go a long way and picking your words wisely will most likely help avoid unnecessary arguments.
Health in 2015
Health is always on top of the list of new years’ resolutions for most people and is almost always the first one we throw the towel on. Making it a collective family mission will most likely make it more achievable. A good idea is to kill 3 birds with ones stone; save money, get healthy and spend quality time with your family by starting your own small vegetable patch in the garden.
Set a goal to start eating food from your own garden by April and get everyone involved in making it happen. Not only will you feel an immense sense of pride at achieving this but you will also save you a few extra coins.
Teaching your family healthy habits also includes getting everyone off the couch and moving. Going jogging isn’t for everyone so find what works uniquely for you and your household and what fits well into your schedule. Whether it’s a brisk walk to the store or dancing in the living room for a few minutes a day, every bit counts.
It is never too early to start saving and sometimes going back to basics is the best way to save money. Everyone in the house can keep a personal piggy bank for extra change. You would be surprised how much money we waste simply because it happens to be in your purse. Couponing is now also a lot easier and can be done on your mobile phone so it’s worth looking into for getting extra savings on your monthly groceries.
Lastly, keep in mind that your outlook matters more than your circumstance. In 2015 try to look on the bright side of life, it can sometimes be blurry but it is always there. Best of luck and Happy New Year.