Saturday, January 2, 2010

My Goals for the New Year

I don't make resolutions, but I do make goals. Every year shortly after Christmas I start mulling over what I would like to accomplish in the new year. Sometimes my goals are very achievable, but other times they seem almost insurmountable. This year Organizing Mommy at Organized Everyday has set up My Goals for the New Year. After reading hers, I was amazed at how similar mine are. I asked her if I could just use her list and add one of my own. She agreed we could work on them together, and that the one I added was also one hers... but you'll have to go to her blog to read more about that :o).

Anyways, for my records, here are my goals for this year:

1) Time Management: a) To spend more quality time with the Lord and my family.

Objective: No computer time until I have done my morning devotions. Limited computer time when the children are up.

Weekends are predominantly for family things. Geocaching, board games, crafts, baking together...

b) To use my free time wisely for my creative outlets.

Objective: Again, limited computer time -- unless it's what I am using for my creative time.

2) Home Organization: a) To Eat Consistently More Healthy

Objective: Get back on track for meal plans again. Try at least one new recipe a month.

b) To keep up to date with the children's and my chore packs.

Objective: Do regular checks to ensure that both the children and I are on track and consistently doing our work.

3) Decluttering: To have a tidy home with a place for everything and everything in its place.

Objective: Focus on decluttering one room per week for 15-20 minutes each day.

4) Enrichment/Learning: a) To regularly be learning new things.

Objective: Read at least one book every other week. Take another online course.

b) Continue to improve my photography skills.

Objective: Get instruction and advice from the real pros. Read, read, read. Shoot, shoot, shoot. Continue to push myself to the limits.

5) To get in shape again. This means shedding some extra baggage too :o).

Objective: This is a tough one! I always start out the new year with gusto. Rising early, sweating it out, only to get a migraine and skip a day or two or ten ;o). Or sleep in because sleep is so much more appealing in the cold depths of winter than getting up in the pitch black and sweating it out in a cold dark basement. I'm going to try again. This time though, I'm only going to do fifteen to twenty minutes a day and it won't be early in the morning unless I want it to be.

I'm also going to go outside regularly with the kids and shoot hoops, or toboggan, or play frisbee, or whatever the weather and season will allow. Geocaching is great for this too.

Maybe as the week goes on I'll think of a few more, but this is a good start for this year. Be sure to check out Organizing Mommy's blog for her list and for lots of great tips and tricks on having a more organized 2010.

There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under heaven. Ecclesiasties 3:1


  1. Good luck!!! I set goals, too. When we returned from friends early New Years Day, I wrote out my goals for the year before bed. Now, I just need things back to normal routine so I can regain some focus...I love Christmas but it sure does throw the routines off!!! Happy New Year!

  2. Happy New Year to you and your beautiful family! As hard as I try, I rarely keep any of my New Year's resolutions, but I still make resolutions and goals anyway. By the way, I love how detailed you got with your goals for 2010!

  3. And maybe ten minutes a day completely alone, listening to heavenly music or writing a prayer.

  4. You've done a great job with making your goals realistic... how you plan to achieve them. I'm sure you'll do wonderfully!

    And,judging by the post below, we are definitely thinking along the same lines! Although, I predict much weeping and wailing and gnashing of teeth at my house...


  5. Hi, it's a very great blog.
    i could tell how much efforts you've taken on it.
    Keep doing!

  6. Well, I want to get in shape too ! It just seems so lame to keep putting it down EVERY year! Oh, if I just didn't love to eat so much!


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