Tuesday, January 1, 2013

New year; its time to set some goals!

The start of a new year is a great time to set some new goals; both personal and as a family.  Most of mine involve the family in some way, but are personal as well.  Here are some of the goals we are setting....

1. We've let lots of processed foods, sugar, and just plain junk (can we even call it food?) creep into our home over the past weeks and months.  It's time to clean out and most importantly; not let any more in.

2. De-cluttering is a constant goal/battle.  As a family we are going to work on being very mindful of what we are bringing into our home, as well as getting things out that are already in our home.

3.  I've been slack in managing our finances, not being a good steward of what we have been given.  I need to have better self-control and be wiser in where/how I'm shopping.  These are things I know to do, but application is a whole other matter.

4.  Unfinished (or not even started) projects abound around here.  I hope to enlist the kids in working on some of these things and not starting new ones unless absolutely necessary.

5. The goal is that we would not have so much stuff cluttering up our lives requiring our time and attention so that we may better focus on the relationships in our lives.  To be spending more time studying God's word, applying His word, and serving one another in love.

As I go along working on these things I'll try to give some updates and let you know how I'm doing (and maybe encourage you along the way too?).  How about you?  What goals are you setting?  What areas do you need to work on?  How are you going to go about accomplishing these goals?

1 comment:

  1. I've started the New Year's purge too! Deep cleaning all over the place--what a mess my house is! That's one bummer about such big projects--I can't hide them in my tiny house. It looks like my closets all threw up into the living room. ; )