This picture has nothing to do with this post, but aren’t her tootsies so cute?!
My friend Crystal from moneysavingmom.com has inspired me to be more intentional with my goal setting.
I love how she comes up with her goals and then posts them for the world to see, along with weekly and monthly updates. I’ve decided to do the same (thank you, Crystal!).
I’m a little late to the party (just like I was with my 2012 book list), so I’m planning my goals from here to December. I’ll start fresh in January. Also, Crystal’s goals were so good, I just copied some of them. Want to see what mine are? Here you go:
Goals for 2012
Read the Word every day. Every day. I’m going to read through the Bible in a year using the ESV One Year Bible
Read through my 2012 book list (so excited about this)
Only have coffee as a special treat, not everyday (I’ve noticed that my face is clear when I don’t drink coffee – mainly because of all the creamer/sugar I have in it)
Make one new, healthy recipe per week
Focus on one habit a month
Work on loosening my grip on social media
No more texting/social media while driving (I know, I know! No more!)
Shower more (um, yea)
Work towards having more energy
Work towards being at peace/content with my life (I struggle with “calling” and what I should and shouldn’t be doing)
Have monthly date night with my man
Focus on really loving my husband this year – marriage is taking priority this year (I’ve let it slip)
Go on a weekend getaway for our anniversary in August (What do you say Suz?)
Read the bible every morning to the babes during breakfast
One on one focused time every day with each child, even if just for 15 minutes
Monthly dates with each of my children individually
Begin first grade work with Ella (I will post what we’re doing soon)
Go on one field trip each month
Read at least 10 read-aloud chapter books to the babes
Invite in-laws over for dinner every couple of weeks
Spend time with friends every couple of weeks (I will be intentional!)
Send cards for birthdays; send thank you notes/have my kiddos send thank you notes (I’m terrible about this)
Do laundry every day but Sunday (seriously)
Decorate my dining room/get over my fear of decorating (Logan, help!)
Clean my sheets once/week (and for the love, get a new comforter and sheet set! I’ve been using the same one for 6 years and it’s ready to be retired)
No work on Sundays
Stick with blogging/writing/conference planning game plan
Finish writing Having a Martha House the Mary Way
Focus on making SarahMae.com excellent
Per Crystal’s brilliant idea to post how she is doing with her goals on a weekly and monthly basis, I too shall do that. I’ll be posting my goal updates on Fridays (beginning next Friday). Here’s to an intentional life. WOOT!
P.S. Do you have a reading list? Link it up here!