Do You Set Goals for Yourself?
I’ve never been one for New Year’s Resolutions, but I’ve been especially self-reflective this New Year. My crazy mama brain has been spinning with ways that I can promote positive change in myself, my family, and my business in 2014. So when my sweet friend MaryAnne of MamaSmiles invited fellow bloggers to join her in sharing Monthly Goals for 2014, I knew that it was perfect for me. What better way to promote that positive change than with small monthly goals and a community of other supportive mamas? So throughout 2014, on the 31st of each Month, I will be sharing my “Monthly Mama Goals” for the month ahead. Here are my goals for January…
January’s Monthly Mama Goals
I’ve decided to make just one goal for each “category” of my life. Might not seem like much, but it keeps it simple and manageable. I’m going to try to make goals that are measurable, but I’m not stressing about it. I’m just shooting from the heart. Here goes…
- I generally shy away from religious or political topics here, but I’m just going to go for it, Mamas. I’ve been agnostic for nearly 10 years, but have been feeling pulled to explore my spirituality (possibly a return to my Christian roots?) for a couple of months now. So in Janurary, I will visit two different local churches: the local United Methodist Church and a Unitarian Universalist Church.
- A couple of months ago, the kids and I started using ChoreMonster to set and track a chore and reward system. They loved it! But for some reason, we got out of habit. So in January, I will set up ChoreMonster again to get the kids in a better routine of helping around the house.
- Did I tell you that we’re starting homeschool next week?! The kids and I are so excited, and I’m sure a post with more details on that decision is to come. But one big goal I have for our homeschooling is to connect with other homeschoolers for mama support and some kiddo social interaction. So in January, I will find and meet (in person) with a local homeschooling group.
B-Inspired Mama Goal
- I’ve been really mulling over this one. I’m not quite sure where I’m going with it, but I’m feeling some big changes coming to B-Inspired Mama. (Any suggestions?!) I pretty sure that some of those changes will include connecting and collaborating more with other (AWESOME!) mama bloggers. So in January, I will participate in two (or more!) collaborative projects with other bloggers.
Whew – that’s it. Doesn’t seem like much to you, but it’s HUGE to me! I’ll let you know on January 31st how I make out.
Monthly Goals Link Up
Wanna join in the monthly goal setting fun? Just post your monthly goals on your blog and link your post up below so we can support you, too. Don’t have a blog? Let us know your goals in the comments below. Maybe we can offer some help and support.
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