>> Thursday, September 1, 2011
I'm a big fan of lists and goals. I often times fall short, but I still love the security of having a To-Do list (ok, so it may be multiple to-do lists!)
I've been a big fan of MaryAnne over at Mama Smiles. She writes one of my favorite blogs and has this fabulous idea of setting monthly goals. I had been doing this for awhile, but then just stopped. Now that summer is over and I'm getting back into a routine, it's time to start back up with planning some monthly goals!
What I love most about her monthly goals is that she has 5 different areas to target - like peace, charity, gratitude - and her goals revolve around those. I just LOVE this concept! So, inspired by Mama Smiles, here are some of the areas I will focus on:
Health: Planning healthier meals for my family, getting more exercise.
Family: Planning family time, eating dinner together, keeping in touch with extended family.
Community: Spending time with friends, honoring volunteer committments.
Gratitude: Making time to focus on what we have and to be thankful.
Charity: Reaching out to others less fortunate, sharing what we have with others.
Faith: Attending church services, praying for others and my family, regular quiet time with God.
Creativity: Encourage my children (and myself) to indulge in our creative side.
Homemaking: Remember to try to keep my home peaceful, organized and a welcoming place for friends
Goals for September:
Work on FRG (Family Readiness Group) commitments; Reach out to families, soldiers and spouses - Community
Have family time at dinner at least 3x a week (pending My Marine's schedule) and plan a date night with My Marine - Family
Start easing back into a workout routine and planning meals/menus - Health, Homemaking
Prayer time and reflection; Attend church services - Faith, Community, Family
Start to take the girls shopping for items for Toys for Tots and Operation Christmas Child donations - Gratitude, Charity, Family
Begin to make Christmas gifts for friends and family - Community, Family, Creativity
Keep my chaos at home organized, try to stay on track with chores and finances; Start listing new items on eBay; Set up reward system for the girls' chore charts - Homemaking, Family
So do you have goals for September? Come link them up with Mama Smiles!