2019 Goal Setting
With Lara Casey's Powersheets, pt. 2
Yesterday I shared in my 2019 Goal Setting, Pt. 1 blog post about my reflections of 2018 and what I learned throughout the year. Today I am excited to share with you what my goals are and some of the small steps I will be taking to reach each of them!
Much like my goals wayyyy back in 2014, I have found that I am still very content with the idea of enough. I simply want a healthy and happy home life, I want to do everything I can to raise good, God-loving kids, and I hope to contribute to my community in a positive way. So while my goals may not seem all that exciting at first glance, I am really excited at how much I know I'll grow as a person through the work I'll be doing to achieve them!
Without further ado here is what I have so far for my 2019 Goals and the steps I plan to take to achieve them this year:
Cultivate a deeper relationship with God.
Attend church weekly (we’ve gotten out of this habit)
Use my Write-The-Word journal 2-3x/wk
Update the scripture/affirmation cards hanging on my bathroom mirror and meditate on them daily
Read: Fervent (again - I loved this so much last year!)
Continue to nurture a stronger, healthier marriage.
Continue with weekly date nights
Pray for Tommy daily
Kiss Tommy daily
Read: You and Me Forever
continue to Give more focused, quality time with the girls.
Monthly one-on-one dates with each girl (this worked great last year!)
Social Media Free Sundays
No phone/tech time in the car with the kids (including listening to Voxer messages)
Aim for 1-2 good "bedtime golden hour” convos per week with each girl
Read: The Lifegiving Home
Improve physical health
Do ten unbroken push-ups on my toes
Do the “Sally” push-up challenge once per week
Do any warm-up push-ups on my toes
Show up at the gym 3-4x/wk
Continue meal planning on Sundays (and keep Daily Harvest meals coming!)
Register for 1-3 5k Fun Runs and include family members
Superhero Fun Run
One more I’ll keep an eye out for…
continue improving mental health.
Read & begin The Miracle Morning routine
Meet with my counselor 1-2x/month to talk through life’s questions
Meditate daily (including scripture meditation)
Work towards becoming more financially responsible.
Choose and read a book about healthy business finances (any suggestions?)
Request a copy of my credit report and analyze it
Buff up my business saving’s account even more
Book & pay for a full family trip to Great Wolfe Lodge from my personal income
Be more intentional about protecting my work/life balance by setting more strict boundaries and working smarter
Use block scheduling and add tasks to my calendar (not a to-do list)
Set strict office hours of 9AM - 4:30PM daily (with the exception of outdoor sunset sessions)
Work through The Blueprint Model course material and complete the course
Do not work more than necessary. Know what “enough” means and stick to it.
Read: The ONE Thing
I know many of these are not S.M.A.R.T. goals, but I do have smart goals written in my power sheets. I have to keep some things to myself, you know. :)
Here are ten action steps I've either already taken or I plan to take in the next couple of weeks to start reaching my 2019 goals:
Read The Miracle Morning (done!)
Begin my own TMM ritual (started this week!)
Schedule dates in February for special dates with each girl. (done!)
Register and begin training for an upcoming 5k race.
Line up accountability for the Sally push-up challenge song (done!)
Set an alarm on my phone on Sunday mornings for "Social Media Free" days and move social media apps to another screen. (This plays a trick on my mind and when I go to the usual app location out of habit I am reminded that's a social media free day!!) (done!)
Update scripture and affirmation cards in my bathroom.
Gather all of my quiet time / journaling (my miracle morning) materials and place them in a basket near my favorite reading chair. (done!)
So that's that! Let's see how this goes!