It's never too late for a good start!
I wanted to share an idea that I'm trying this year. I found it on a blog I visit from time to time. This "suggestion" comes a bit late because of a few visits to the Emergency Room, but I loved this approach to goal setting and this was right up my alley! This has just intrigued me. It's simple, fun, and motivating! I took the initial idea and have embellished it a bit for myself. Here's the plan. Set a theme each month and then all other goals would focus around that theme. I loved this idea because it adds some incentive to the already set goals for the year, for example: home and family oriented goals. This has been on my kind a lot during all of my cleaning and organizing this past few weeks as I was really pondering my personal goals for 2016. I know, I'm a little late in getting started, but it's never too late to set a few goals and make a plan of how to reach them! So, for example, this month's theme, for me, is "Organized Living". The month is the perfect time to dejunk, clean, lighten the load in the home, calendar and plan for the years events, take a look at finances....you get the idea. This major undertaking of planning a wedding and going through the things we have verses the things we need has turned out to be a good way to improve the organization in our lives. As for "relationship" goals going along with "organized living", I'm finding ways to praise and motivate my kids better to keep things picked up or have them clean up after themselves, and they are getting along better. It all sort of spills over from one thing to the next. Our family calendaring and scheduling for the year is a goal this month...knowing what to plan for this year is both good for the finances and less time consuming too. I'm liking the plan!!! And, by doing the monthly themes, you don't have to feel overwhelmed by the thought of doing something for the whole year. It's more like, "this month, I'll work on improving the organization in my life and next month, I'll be thinking of ways to show I love my family more...." Next month, my theme will be "Share the Love". I'm already thinking of ways to improve the feelings of love in our home and family. I want to reach out to a few others outside of the family in specific ways too. I want to create something in my home next month, probably photo related that makes our home feel more loving and warm. You get the idea. I'm loving this. I'll share more as I move along!
Here are the themes that I've selected for each month:- The "friendship" I have with my laptop may be soon coming to an end if it does not stop being so difficult! Have I mentioned how much I hate computer issues??!!