|Enjoying beautiful sights and weather in Vail, CO, last week|
October is one of my favorite months of the year! The colors and flavors of autumn seem to be at their peak during these weeks. Our schedule also seems to get fuller as the month progresses, but I’ll try to take that all in stride this year.
During September I was more intentional about focusing on my goals and I think that helped me be more successful at actually meeting them.
1. Review two memory verse passages each month. I got back into the swing of this during September.
2. Send a note or e-mail of encouragement to someone every week. Done in September.
3. Continue writing my “list of gifts” each morning. Fairly faithful with this last month.
4. Keep a prayer journal. Continued with this as well. How encouraging it is to look back over the past year and see the many answered prayers!
5. Start each morning listening to good music. I remembered to get music going most mornings last month.
1. Read through my 2014 reading list. I read six books from my list last month, leaving me just eight more to finish this year.
Take a cooking class.
3. Devote 30 minutes a week to writing projects. I did this two of the four weeks last month. I’ve signed up for Jeff Goins’ My 500 Words Writing Challenge, so that should cover this goal for October.
1. Continue monthly date nights for all.
2. Do one specific thing to encourage my husband each week. I did this 3 weeks in September.
3. Plan one special homeschool day each month. We had a “school-on-the-road” day. I had a doctor’s appointment mid-morning in another part of town, so my daughter brought along her schoolwork. Between the commute and the waiting in the doctor’s office, she got everything finished so that we were able to do a bit of shopping for her and have lunch together before picking my older daughter up from school.
1. Exercise at least 20 minutes a day, 4 times a week. Done in September.
2. Eat 3 servings of fruits and vegetables at least 4 days a week. I’m pleased with how well I’m doing with meeting this goal most days. I’m trying to have a salad for lunch four to five days a week and that’s been going well – as long as I have this homemade poppyseed salad dressing ready to use! I triple the recipe now so that I don’t have to make the single-serving size every day.
3. Follow along with Crystal’s 12 Months to a Healthier You Challenge. September’s challenge was to declutter your home. I’ve worked on this in bits and pieces throughout the month and had two bags of stuff that I dropped off at Goodwill yesterday.
How are you doing with your current goals?