January 2013 Goals

Happy day-after, day-after, day-after Christmas to you. 

We're off for a walk and a visit to family today but I've been doing some mini-goal setting and thought I'd share it with you.

This is my second month of goal setting. I had fun doing this last month and it helped me concentrate on making December more productive and happy. I've deliberately kept it shorter than last month as I believe January is a month to be kind to yourself. Also, my word/theme for the year is focus and I need to keep my lists more manageable in order to hopefully achieve more.

January always feels like a long and dreary month to me but I'm determined to make it a happy month and a good start to 2013. Here's my list:

1. Set up my home office space in our bedroom. New desk is on its way.

2. Spend less on groceries and keep up spending diary on a daily basis.

3. Buy a good pair of evening/smart day-wear black trousers.

4. Cook at least one recipe from new cookbook The Little Paris Kitchen.

5. Declutter wardrobe post Project 333. Donate excess to charity.

6. Book a music/festival/comedy event for the summer.

7. Plan mine and youngest son's birthdays (February).

What are your goals/hopes for January? Please share.



  1. My goal for January, and indeed the whole of coming year is to have less, less of everything, and to Blog about it as I go.

    Just the thought of going even more minimal than we currently are is making me feel lighter!

    Sue xx

  2. I like your idea of monthly goals. I might try this. So far it is do not spend a single penny and go to the gym everyday! perhaps a bit unrealistic but I'm certainly heading in that direction! Heather x

  3. Great goals ... think I will have to plan something similiar ... it would be a great way to keep on track ... I am going to try and be more organised this year ... Bee xx

  4. I always write a few goals for the year in my diary of things I hope to achieve. It is good at the end of the year to look back and see if I have made it. Normally I do, and it is a good feeling.
    I found you via Sarah 'Down by the sea'.

    1. Hi Rosemary. Lovely to hear from you and thanks for following. Shall be over to yours soon xo

  5. This is a great idea - blogging is such a useful way of setting and reviewing goals.

    I bought that Paris Kitchen cook book last Spring and cooked a lot from it, it's a really good book.

    Gillian x

  6. Good luck with your goals!

    I have six mini goals for January and I'm hoping my New Year focus will help me to achieve them all :)

  7. Great goal list - good luck with them. I loved watching Little Paris Kitchen, I have such a crush on Paris! I'm just doing my goals for next year, my list is getting a little out of control so I think I should follow your advice and focus a little :) x

  8. Such a good list. You have inspired me to think of a list of things to achieve in January too and such a good idea to blog about them, I am sure this will make them more easy to achieve. Good luck!

  9. Good Luck with your list Dolly. (Bizarrely thats my nickname for my little Girl - her name is Holly Dolly :-)

    My January goals were to declutter the kids bedrooms but I have started early because I was fed up of falling over toys in the living room. I have now decluttered all their toys into donation bags and they are now in my room - both kids rooms are done so my room now looks like bagland. It did occur to me afterwards that some of the toys I could bundle together and list them on Ebay for a few pennies so I may try this as well.

    Apart from that I need to make a start on my cross stitch project that I was meant to give for Christmas to my nan but didnt get anywhere near completing! In fact it barely got started.

    I look forward to reading more of your blogs and getting to know you better
    Sammy x x x

    1. Hi Sammy - great to hear from you and thanks for following. Well done with the decluttering - I shall be dong some further decluttering myself next week xo


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