Since my goals are fresh in my mind during January, I usually feel like I get off to a good start for the year!
Here’s how I did in this first month of 2013.
1. Memorize praise passages: Luke 1:46-55; Revelation 5:8-14; Psalm 145; I Chronicles 29:10-19. In January, I memorized Luke 1:46-55.
2. Begin daily devotions with ten minutes of prayer. I was consistent with this and it is working well!
3. Send a note or e-mail of encouragement to someone every week. I believe I did this every week, but I need to find a way to track it so I can be sure I’m meeting this goal.
1. Read through my book list. I read books ten books this month and five of them were on my list.
2. Publish an e-book. I have been working on this for fifteen minutes most weekdays and am enjoying seeing a bit of progress.
3. Try something new each month. I made three new recipes this month – two versions of Sausage, Kale, and Potato Soup, and a Chicken Cordon Bleu. My ten-year-old also taught me how to make tassels, a skill she learned in one of her homeschool co-op classes.
1. Continue monthly daddy/daughter date nights for my husband and each of the girls and quarterly husband/wife date nights for my husband and I. My husband took both daughters on a date in January and he and I have a night out planned for February.
2. Plan one fun homeschool day each month. On one of the nice (unusually warm) January afternoons we’ve been having, the girls and I took a “camera nature walk.” Each of them had a camera and I asked them to take pictures of things that reflected the season as well as anything in nature that they thought was pretty. I expected it to be a 15-20 minute walk, but we were out for 40 minutes! They asked if we could do this again in the spring.
3. Purchase a special dinner plate for celebrating accomplishments and use it for each family member at least once a month. I ordered the plate early this week so we should start using it in February.
1. Exercise for 20 minutes at least 4 days a week. In spite of our wacky weather, I was able to do this each week.
2. Eat 3 servings of fruits and vegetables at least 4 days a week. I would say I did this at least three of the four weeks this month. Still need to do a better job of tracking it.
3. Keep a food journal to track the goal above as well as to note if I’m continuing to limit my sweets to one per day. Some days I get this done, and some days I don’t.
So how are you doing with your goals for 2013?