I received the Cultivate What Matters Power Sheets to test out and help plan my 2019 New Year’s resolutions and goals. All opinions are my own.
Happy Monday! Hope you all had a wonderful weekend! Brad, Henry, and I spent the weekend indoors as we were hit with a winter storm. The storm started Saturday morning around 10 and continued through Sunday morning. We got hit with a covering of ice, at least 8 inches of snow, and then the temperatures plummeted to single digits and fell below zero. It was the perfect weekend to stay in and spend time together as a family. I made a few recipes from the Magnolia Table cookbook (if you haven’t gotten this cookbook, get it!), we watched 7 Marvel movies, and picked up the house. Did you get hit with the winter storm this weekend?
Even though this month is almost over, I figured it’s not too late to talk resolutions. Today I’m sitting down and sharing with you a few of my 2019 New Year’s resolutions that go along perfectly with my word of the year. These resolutions were created as a way to motivate me, not something to cause stress in my life.
2019 New Year’s Resolutions:
Prioritize Self-Care //
Prioritizing self-care has literally been the last thing on my list. I’m a wife and a mom and taking time for myself seemed absolutely impossible and made me feel so selfish. Little did I know that just a few minutes a day to take care of myself is exactly what I need to be a better version of myself. A stressed out mom/wife is not a good mom/wife. This year I want to take a minimum of 20 minutes a week for self-care. Even if it’s just a long bubble bath at the end of the night, doing something simple that doesn’t evolve household chores, taking care of anyone (but myself), logging off social media/emails/XO, Alexis business related, is exactly what I need.
Get My Sh*t Together //
Ha, does anyone ever have their sh*t together? But seriously, I need to start getting mine together. Things I hope to work on this year include not procrastinating on writing blog posts and shooting blog images, staying on top of our house by cleaning more often, picking things up around the house, and doing/putting away the laundry so it’s not piling up, and just feel like I’m ahead and not constantly feeling behind. My husband asked me to make a chore chart so we both know what our daily, weekly, bi-weekly, and monthly expectations are. This way we both can help tackle things around the house better.
While this might seem silly to most, but working from home with Henry home with me leaves me absolutely exhausted and I just put off housework. If I could just stay on top or ahead of things, the overwhelming feeling won’t be as bad. If you work from home with your child, I’d love to hear any advice on how you do it all in the comments below!
Continuing Growing XO, Alexis //
In 2019, I hope to continue growing XO, Alexis not only with followers/subscribers but with my content. I really hope to make XO, Alexis a resource for new moms, newlyweds, women looking for affordable fashion, and women on the go to find ways to make life simpler whether it be in their business, beauty looks, or their day-to-day lives.
Collect Experiences, Not Things //
In life, it’s so easy to get swept up in having the best of the best or collecting items that everyone has, but this year I want to shift the focus and experience more. Making memories through travel and doing more activities is a high priority to me. Brad and I have planned a handful of trips throughout the year and I’m so eager to get out and see new places. I’ve also learned over the last couple of years that I don’t need to have the latest and greatest. Once the hype is over about the item, it just sits in a desk drawer or in a box. The minimalistic lifestyle isn’t for me but that doesn’t mean I need to collect everything under the sun and it’s important to go through items and donate what we are using.
Present Over Perfect //
This resolution is a little self-explanatory. At the end of the day, being present with my family is more important than being perfect or trying to be perfect. I don’t need to have a Pinterest worthy home or an Instagram perfect photo if that means that I’m sacrificing time living in the present with my husband and son. I hope to read the book Present Over Perfect by Shauna Niequist and Grace, Not Perfection by Emily Ley this year to really help me develop the present over perfect mindset.
What is the PowerSheets Intentional Goal Planner?
If you are looking to be more intentional this year and actually achieve your goals, the PowerSheets Intentional Goal Planner is for you! This planner is essentially a workbook that gets your mind thinking by helping you define who you are, what are your values, what your 2019 looks like to you, and so much more. The PowerSheets prep work is designed to help you create goals that are perfect for your season of life.
In addition to the prep work, there’s coaching on each page to help you make the most out of your PowerSheets. After you’ve completed your prep work, move on to the goals section. This section is all about goals, obviously, but it walks you through your prep work and helps you find ‘threads’. These ‘threads’ will help you determine what your goals should be for the year. Then use the monthly tabs to set up a plan on how you are going to work towards crossing a goal off of your list by writing down things you want to let go (stressors and fears) and preparing for the month by writing down important dates, important tasks to do, and things you are excited for. Next, complete the ‘make what matters happen this month’ section which should be tasks to help achieve your yearly goals.
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I know my resolutions look different than most but I just didn’t feel traditional resolutions made sense to me. I don’t want to feel like a failure if I didn’t read 10 books this year. However, if I spent my 20 minutes a week reading, that would make me feel like I accomplished something because I took time for myself.
At the end of the year, if I can look back and say that I focused on myself through weekly self-care dates, got my sh*t together by staying up on cleaning our house and managing my time better, grew XO, Alexis by creating more valuable content and working with 5 dream brands, collect experiences and donated useless things, and was present with my family over trying to perfect every aspect of my life, I will say that I crossed all of my New Year’s resolutions off of my list. After all, my resolutions should go along with my word of the year and these go along perfectly.