I shared how I did with my 2014 goals last week and thought I’d share my 2015 goals too. Some of these goals, you could almost think of a “daily goals” that last all year. Even if I don’t complete them every day, they are more like goals at “life-change” instead of something that I fail at if I don’t get it one day.
My priorities are: God, my husband, my children (including homeschooling), our home, my health, and our supplemental income opportunities.
I tried to write my goals for this year for these priorities.
So, here are my goals for 2015:
Read my Bible daily and write in my blessings journal. For now, I am following the Motivated Moms reading plan. If I don’t get that done on a particular day, I want to make sure I read my Bible anyway (even if not a long passage). If I miss a day, I’m not going to just quit for the year; it will just be my goal again the next day. My mom has been such an example to me with faithfully reading through the Bible year after year. I think she’s been doing it since before I was born.
Read 12 read alouds to the children in the year and at least 10 picture books a month to the younger two. Ruth and Elijah often read to Isaiah and Gideon, but I find that I miss reading to them. I wanted to add in the picture book goal since they’ll soon be too big to want to curl up with picture books.
Use the Motivated Moms planner regularly. When we use it, we get a ton more done. I am using a combination of the daily half sheet planner and the android app this year to see which I like more. The ability to sort by room is my favorite feature so far on the app.
Clean “long term storage” out of our living spaces. This is an ongoing battle, and I want things that we don’t use daily to be kept out of the main living spaces. I am trying to work through all the living spaces as well as set up more storage shelving in the basement. I made this a goal for the year instead of a short-term goal since I think I will constantly fighting things creeping back into the living spaces.
Exercise 3 times a week. (Again, if I don’t make 3 in a week, I’m not going to just quit for the year, but this is my long-term, habit-forming goal.)
Read at least 12 non-fiction books in the year. I want to pick books related to my different priorities as my topics (Marriage, child-rearing, educatingl, blogging, organizing, and Christian living are some of the ideas. I’m always open to suggestions.)
Have at least 1 date a month with Seth. We don’t often have “exciting” dates especially because Seth doesn’t eat out with Celiac, but we just enjoy getting to spend time together and having uninterrupted conversations.
Have at least one “couch” date or game night a week. A “couch date” is where we get a movie from Redbox or the library, rearrange the couch, have special snacks, and purposefully sit down to spend time together. Committing to doing this or playing a game together each week means that I set aside my “to-do” list to reconnect with Seth.
Write 12 posts a month for the blog (with Seth’s help). We wrote more than 200 posts last year, but we didn’t always gets 12 for a month. Having this goal encourages both of us to continue writing.
Did you set goals for 2015? If so, what’s on your list?
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