I don’t know about you, but I love hearing other people’s goals or resolutions. It’s kind of like seeing what they have in their bag or grocery cart – I just find it interesting to get a glimpse into other people’s lives like that.
So with that, I wanted to share what my goals for this year are – plus, my word of the year. I’m going to be sharing some resources that I’ve created in my newsletter next week so if you’re into goal setting or want to know my general resources for supporting my yearly goals, definitely sign up for that. I’ll also be sharing organization office supplies on the blog tomorrow.
For now, let’s get into my 2022 goals.
My word of the year: focus.
Each year, I pick a work to keep front of mind in anything I do. Last year, my word was intention. This year, I’m choosing focus. I want to “clear out the clutter” and focus on the things that really matter in life. As cheesy as it sounds, I’m focusing on a “less, but better” approach. Less screen time. Less social media. Less clutter. Less over comparing myself to others. Less shopping for things I don’t need. You get the idea.
I’m hoping this approach will allow me to focus on my goals for my business, quality time with my family, and keep me energized and motivated to create the content I love and enjoy. I’m also gearing up to launch my new product line and brand this year, which requires a lot of my attention and focus.
MY 2022 GOALS TO SUPPORT ‘FOCUS’
+ Limit “scroll” time. While my job requires me to be on my phone and using social media apps, I went into my settings and limited my “scroll” time to 2 hours a day.
+ Unfollow accounts that don’t create joy or inspiration. Sounds harsh, but it’s so important to protect your mental health from accounts that cause self-doubt or just don’t make you feel great. Trust me, it works.
+ Boundaries with social media. This is a tip I picked up from Lauryn Evarts. I do not get on social the first hour I wake up and the hour before I go to bed. THIS IS A GAME-CHANGER. Think about it…you can be the most content person, but social media is designed to share people’s highlight reel. And while it’s fun to get inspired and learn new things, it can also mess with your head and cause unnecessary feels of comparison and self-doubt. Since implementing this boundary, it has helped my anxiety and overall wellbeing significantly. It’s allowed me to start my day in the right headspace and go to bed more relaxed. Can’t recommend this enough!
+ Protecting my peace. I worked a lot last year and I’m very thankful for that. But it was hard to do my job well, be a wife and mom, and create a new business/product (that will finally launch this year!). I was starting to burn out. And even though I love my job and being an entrepreneur, I knew something needed to shift. So, I’ve been limiting the jobs I take on. I’m learning to say no to events and other things that don’t serve me or a certain goal. I’m *trying* to build better boundaries around texts and requests from others, too. I have to protect my time and peace in order to leave room for me to fill up the buckets that matter most.
+ No more multitasking. I used to pride myself on the art of multitasking. But I realized that while it felt like I was getting a lot done, it wasn’t allowing me to give my full attention to a project or task. And in most cases, resulted in me needing to go back and correct it. Time blocking and giving your FULL attention to a task is the way to go.
Do you have a yearly word or goals?
I am a retired first grade teacher and also a mother of 2 grown boys and 2 grandchildren. I follow your blog and marvel at how organized you are and do so much. I read your goals for the new year and they seem to be well placed in your busy world. I read about the time limits you have placed on social media and they reminded me of what I think is a prized saying that I read in our church bulletin this past fall. It was written by a young women like you who most likely would appreciate your goals. It read like this-COMPARISON IS THE THIEF OF JOY.
I hope you can appreciate these words of wisdom and they help you find more joy in 2022.
As a former first grade teacher and mother of two grown sons and two grandchildren, I admire all your accomplishments. I read these words of wisdom, written in our church bulletin this falll and thought they might help in your approach to social media. The quote is COMPARISON IS THE THIEF OF JOY. Hope this help you achieve your goals.
Sarah Borg says
Ashley, I love this – you inspire me 💖
I love this post so much, Ashley. So well written and hits home for me. Thank you for sharing and HNY!
I feel like you are speaking to me. Thank you for sharing these tips and resources. I just signed up for your newsletter! If you have a minute, can you share a “sample” morning routine? Or just a glimpse into something you do every morning to help you stay on track or focused? Trying to be better about that this year. Thanks!