February’s 28 days always fly by so quickly! Here’s how I’m doing with my goals for 2013.
1. Memorize praise passages: Luke 1:46-55; Revelation 5:8-14; Psalm 145; I Chronicles 29:10-19. In February, I memorized Revelation 5:8-14. Two passages done for the year!
2. Begin daily devotions with ten minutes of prayer. Consistent with this last month.
3. Send a note or e-mail of encouragement to someone every week. I accomplished this goal for the month.
1. Read through my book list. I finished three books on my list last month and started a fourth.
2. Publish an e-book. I’m making progress! I’m doing one final edit, then the content will be set.
3. Try something new each month. This month I made a new salad dressing recipe and we visited a local Italian restaurant. I also decorated the dining room for Valentine’s Day (I usually don’t decorate at all for February 14th) and joined Pinterest.
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. Due to several Sunday nights being taken up with other events, the girls did not have their date nights in February. However, my husband and I were able to have our date!
2. Plan one fun homeschool day each month. We had a pajama day in February. Usually the girls are dressed for the day when we begin school, but this day they did all their school work while still in their pajamas.
3. Purchase a special dinner plate for celebrating accomplishments and use it for each family member at least once a month. I got the plate, but haven’t used it yet. Must do better with this in March!
1. Exercise for 20 minutes at least 4 days a week. Done.
2. Eat 3 servings of fruits and vegetables at least 4 days a week. Done.
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. I actually created a simple spreadsheet so I can just check off my progress each day. I keep track of these physical goals and a couple of others. (If you’re interested, you can view the sheet here. I keep this on the front of my refrigerator and so far this approach is working well!)
How are you doing with your goals for the year?
You are doing so well with your goals! What are you going to do when you've gotten them all completed in June? Make new ones? I'm especially impressed with your physical goals because I am not that dedicated!
Thanks for the encouragement! Most of my goals are ongoing ones, so I hope to meet them every month this year.
As for the physical goals, I really enjoy walking for exercise, but the "eating right" goals are more difficult for me. I'll do really well for a few days, then seem to lose self-control. That's why I didn't take an "all-or-nothing" approach, but just set the goal for four days a week. That's made it relatively easy so far, and I might have to think about making it more stringent in the coming months. My weight tends to fluctuate in a five-pound range, but I'd love to have it steady at the low end of that.
Hope you have a great weekend!
Way to go! I like NOT taking the "all-or-nothing" approach to start out, too. JB needs "all-or-nothing" but it makes me feel trapped & I give up faster in the beginning. 😛
Yes, my husband is that way, too. He'll be very strict with himself if he's cutting out carbs (or limiting his eating in some other way) and has enough self-discipline to not eat them at all. I'm afraid I'm not quite that strong!!
aurie good says
Woohoo – way to go 🙂 you are making great progress!! I might have missed this, but what is your ebook about?
I am taking the blog series I did on the Proverbs 31 woman and expanding it a bit – adding more information to each post and including questions/study material at the end of each section. I tend to edit…and edit…and edit.
I hope to be done with that part in March; then I'll just need to find someone to do a cover and wrap up any other non-writing details. I've enjoyed the project, but am really looking forward to finishing it! 😉 Also, the writing is easier for me than the "techie" stuff, so we'll see how much of a learning curve there is on that end!
Thanks for asking and have a great night!
Thank you for your "praise" passages. I have recently started using the A.C.T.S method of writing out my prayers and I want to start a list of these passages. I appreciate the head start! 🙂
I have used the A.C.T.S.method for prayer before, too, and thought it worked well. Glad you found the praise passages helpful!