I’ve shared several goal-planning resources with you over the past week. I hope you don’t mind me sharing a few of my goals with you. Nowadays, I like to read other people’s goals to give me ideas and inspire me.
The truth is that I used to read other’s goals and become discouraged! Now, I just realize we are all at different seasons and stages of our lives. Five years ago, there is no way I would’ve set these goals — it just wouldn’t have been feasible. There is grace for wherever you are and whatever you are going through in life!
Also, I would encourage you to take a retreat! If you haven’t yet made goals for the new year, take a few hours away to set some and reflect on your life. There’s no need to feel guilty about taking time away…if you struggle with that, check out this lovely post by Sally Clarkson. She’s such an encouragement!
Here are a few of my goals:
Read through the Bible in a year with the [easyazon-link asin=”0736902392″]The Narrated Bible in Chronological Order (NIV)[/easyazon-link].
Grow in hospitality (by inviting others into our home regularly)
Explore adoption (this is also a personal goal, as well — they all kind of go together).
Pay off our home mortgage as quickly as possible.
Save towards replacing John’s 30-year-old truck.
Try a 1-month cash-only challenge.
Complete another 1/2 marathon
Complete [easyazon-link asin=”B002QZ1RS6″]INSANITY[/easyazon-link] and [easyazon-link asin=”B005PO7ABI”]P90X2[/easyazon-link].
Work-out 4-5 per week throughout the year.
At least two date nights per month + 2 at-home date nights per month to save on babysitting costs.
Two overnight getaways together during the next year.
Hold and cuddle each child daily. (I don’t come from a touchy-feely family, so I don’t gravitate to this naturally. And now that they are getting older, and we spend so much time doing school and other activities, I just don’t think about it!)
Apply principles from [easyazon-link asin=”0966378660″]Wise Words for Moms[/easyazon-link] and the book [easyazon-link asin=”0972304649″]Don’t Make Me Count to Three[/easyazon-link].
Take each girl on a mommy date (one per month).
Read 12 non-fiction books + 5 fiction titles (list to come).
Write a workshop and present it at three churches.
Make home management, homeschool, and blogging binders. (Get ready! This is an upcoming 30-Day Challenge. I have a special treat for you, too. I’m so excited!!)
Continue to simplify my life. (We’ll start a 30-Day Challenge tomorrow!)
Become better at planning ahead. Make a yearly, monthly, and weekly plan.
Put tighter limits around blogging and non-blogging time to prevent burn-out and give enough of myself to my little ones.
What are some of your goals?