January 7, 2023

January 2023 - Goals

It's a fun time of year, setting yearly and monthly goals.  I think I'm particularly into habit goals this year, but I still like my Monthly goals as well.  I meant to post this earlier, but here's the January list:


  • Finish 2022 Photo Album
  • Update kids albums for Dec 2022
  • Family trip to Castle or National Trust
  • Take family long weekend in Forest of Dean (already booked!)


  • Book Physio Appt
  • Get a Massage
  • Use my 5 class yoga pass before it expires
  • Take 1/2 day off for my birthday.


  • Try to involve friends in other activities - kids or sport.
    • (this is actually a very social month for me already, so I don't plan on making more goals because I already have so much fun planned!)


  • Contact potentially helpful career people (1-2) in a casual new year way
  • Plan out my Q1 work goals
  • Think positively about my contribution at my job - work on imposter syndrome (vague but true!)

House Goals

  • Get quote for half-bath remodel (ie moldy cold room to tiled functional room)
  • Buy new kettle

Habit Goals

  • Eat 5 fruits and veg a day
  • Keep a food log
  • Keep a time log
I bought Andy the 2023 Almanac for Hanukkah this year:
It's a very twee collection of tides, moon charts, daylight hours, seasonal recipes and other monthly miscellany.  January's intro was particularly good:


  1. I love that quote from the almanac! Don't fight the darkness! Wonderful. And your goals are so great -- I also have "get a massage" as a personal goal and I hope you and I both accomplish that one!

  2. OMG, please tell me your strategy to work on imposter syndrome, because God do I need help! ;)

    1. Reading! I'm reading "Playing Big" by Tara Mohr now and it sort of talks around it. I also liked "The Authority Gap" by Mary Ann Sieghart. And I spend my time thinking "Wait, that guy doesn't know more than me!" in meetings. Good luck!

  3. Love that quote. I told my husband this morning: I am craving beef and barley soup. Like give me all the warm, hearty comfort foods please. And we light candles almost every night at the dinner table and I LOVE it. It really does make such a difference to my mood and instead of the darkness feeling oppressive, it gives this opportunity/excuse to light candles and relax into a meal differently than we do when it's light outside.

    Re a 2022 photobook. UGH!! I am feeling so stalled on this. I started months ago but there are so many pictures and I got tired, so I stopped. But I want/need to do this ASAP because it feels SO good to have it done (it's one of my goals every single year, so I always do it...but the earlier in the year the better because then we spend way more time looking at it). Gotta get on this...