2015: Start as you mean to go on

It's funny how when you've got two glorious weeks of a family-centred staycation stretched out in front of you that you think there will be time to do ALL. THE. THINGS. and then those last few days pass in a blur. Such is how it's been at our house, and oh my goodness the family time we've had with our staycation has been glorious.

One of the things that I've appreciated most is the time off to get to all that "stuff" that you always mean to do, and then somehow it gets put off or shuffled to the bottom of the priority list. Doing a major re-org of our office/my crafting space has been one of those things that I've been wanting to tackle for a while and while I'm not done yet, I made such a good dent over the holidays that it's enough motivation to keep the momentum going.

We also did a huge top to bottom clean, tidy and organisation of the flat and that feels good too. It's a nice way to start the new year, and we did in style with some of our friends from Mr. H's school, his buddies and a few work friends too with an Open House to welcome 2015. It turns out our flat isn't too small for entertaining folks, so hopefully we'll do that again soon.

So what do I mean by "start as you mean to go on"? Well, it's easy to get caught up in the excitement and newness of a new year, all jazzed and energised before we catch ourselves backsliding into familiar (not necessarily always bad!) habits. I'm the first one to recognise that when my energy levels start to flag that I'm not as motivated or as efficient as I could be.

My goals then for 2015 are pretty simple: keep up my energy and keep building momentum. And while that might seem simple and vague, it's flexible enough for me to make it work how I need for me. Am I feeling tired and cranky? To keep up my energy why not try getting to sleep earlier, or going for a run? And what do I need to do to keep building momentum? Well there's being more focused, for a start, setting CLEAR goals (as opposed to SMART ones) with various projects, and making sure I'm using the right tools for the job to get it done, and done well.

What goals are you setting for yourself for this year? I'd love to hear about them - and your plan for making them happen!