I have definitely been doing better in this area but I still have a long way to go. In order to help me with this I have decided do a monthly goals post starting with October. Simply writing this post is forcing me to think more clearly about which specific goals I want to work on for the month. Writing out my goals here also gives me accountability to actually stick with it.
I did list some goals in earlier posts for the time management series. However, I am learning I struggle with some of these goals more than I anticipated. Therefore I may need to adjust them to be more realistic for me. For example, getting up early five days a week to exercise is not happening right now. I do know I need more exercise, but I also need a more practical exercise goal.
Aside from being more practical with my goals, I am also learning that I need to be more disciplined. I was thrilled when I found out that Hello Mornings is doing a book club challenge on Crystal Paine’s book 21 Days to a more disciplined Life. I already had the book but haven’t been disciplined enough to actually read it so this was definitely the push I needed. I plan to write a post about this once a week as well.
- Schedule at least 30 minutes of time with God everyday.
- Write in journal five times a week.
- Choose four bible verses or passages to memorize (one per week). Write them on my bible memory cards (<–click the link to learn how to make your own and get a FREE printable).
- Gideon Bible Study – complete homework five days a week.
- Plan a date night out (I am hoping to be able to go out of town for a couple of days, but that might depend on my husbands work schedule).
- Write my husband an encouraging note or e-mail.
- Read one marriage book (listed below).
- Spend quality time together at least two nights during the week.
- Be more purposeful about spending time together on the weekends.
- Exercise three times a week, for at least thirty minutes.
- Eat breakfast everyday.
- Keep a stock of healthy snacks to eat like almonds, veggies and hummus.
- Create a homemaking schedule.
- Plan meals for the month, at least one week at a time (week one already done!).
- Use meal plan to write a grocery shopping list ahead of time and shop no more than once a week.
- Clean and organize the fridge.
- Try a new recipe.
- Write monthly Goal Update (you’re reading it!).
- Schedule each post the night before.
- Stick to weekly posting schedule of five posts per week (using the topics below, starting next week):
- Once a week update about the discipline challenge.
- One recipe post a week.
- One devotional type post a week.
- One thrifty type post per week.
- One fun post or anything else I want to post per week.
- Write contributing post for Young Wife’s Guide by the 20th.
- Consistently post on social media at least three times a day for both Twitter and Facebook.
- Participate in at least three link-ups per week.
- Start working on blog post plan for November and December.
- Only do blog work Monday through Friday and a couple of hours over the weekend if necessary.
- Complete two crochet projects – I am thinking maybe a couple of granny square dishcloths to start with so I can get the hang of it again.
- Read three books (Referral links via Amazon associates provided below).
- 21 Days to a More Disciplined Life by Crystal Paine
- iBloom in Business: Equipping You to Build a Successful Business while Living a Life You Love! by Kelly Thorne Gore
- Beyond Ordinary by Justin and Trisha Davis
- Fill out budget spreadsheet for the month.
- Use expense spreadsheet to keep track of every purchase throughout the month.
- Organize my digital photos and other files on the computer.
- Schedule a dentist appointment.
Are you in the habit of making regular goals? If not what is keeping you from doing this?
What are your goals for this month?
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