In my word of the year post, I wrote about how over the past couple of years, my goals have been really similar each year, and this year is not an exception. My goals are very, very similar to last year’s. And you know what? That’s ok. I made progress last year, even if a lot of it was derailed by morning sickness at the end of the year, but they’re still goals I want to work towards. I’m not sure if I can even call them goals — they mostly represent a lifestyle I want to cultivate, and show my overarching priorities for not just this year, but for my life.
This is my second year using Lara Casey’s PowerSheets, and they just cannot be beat. I love the prep work, really being honest with myself, what’s working, what’s not, cultivating and finding out who I am as a person. I think they’re one reason that my main goals are more about cultivating a lifestyle for myself and my family, and I’m not mad about it!
I’ve really come into my own over the last couple of years. Blogging has helped me do that (along with PowerSheets) — but that’s probably a post for another day. I have plenty more self-discovery to do, and I know that I’ll keep changing and evolving throughout my life, and that’s ok. But it’s a win to me that I know more about myself than ever before.
As I mentioned above, as you read through my goals, you’ll notice that they are very broad because these are the overarching areas I want to improve in my life this year, and and then I break them down into smaller, more manageable (actual and measurable) goals that will help me progress in my life. This life is a journey, we’re always progressing, we’re never going to be perfect. Which is why I enjoy having both broad and measurable goals to progress towards and keep me in check.
So below, I’m sharing my overall goals, with an example of one of my measurable goals for each one (all of them have more than one, I’m just sharing one so you can see how I create smaller goals that help me get closer to my large goal).
- Become closer to Christ and closer to being like Him.
- Read some sort of uplifting material each day.
- Cultivate an even more meaningful relationship with Kyle.
- Go on monthly (kid-less) date nights.
- Create meaningful and loving relationships with my kids.
- Go on bi-monthly dates with each child.
- Take stewardship of my body – become healthy and create a healthy lifestyle.
- Go to the gym 3x a week (after baby comes) and 1x a week while pregnant.
- Revamp budget and grow our finances to a great place.
- Save xxxxx amount of dollars.
- Create a clean, holy, welcoming home environment.
- Complete our basement renovation project.
So there you are. The areas of my life I’m going to be cultivating and working on this year, and small examples of how I’m going to do this. I know this year might be a bit crazy, but I also know that I’m more than capable of making progress in my life and in my goals — even it’s just small, baby steps, it’s something.