How is it already mid-January?? I hope you have had a wonderful start to 2014! I know I have. It has been spent with lots of cuddles, family time and goal-setting. Like I said before, I've been making my way through Lara Casey's Goal Setting Series with hopes to really put time and prayer into setting these goals. I hope to be finished and ready to "start" by February 1! I'm almost done, so looks like that won't be a problem. Today I'm going to share my first two goals!
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Goal 1 // Clear the physical and mental clutter in my home and in my car.
This is tricky for me. I am a bit of a hoarder if you will. I hold on to everything. Anything with sentimental value, I keep, anything that I might need if I ever go to a 90's rave skating party - I keep. I mean seriously. I go to throw something out and my head comes up with (the most unrealistic) excuse to keep it! It's a problem. And I fully believe that physical clutter is mental clutter, so for my first goal I am focusing the next 6 months on clearing the clutter. My One Word this year is Simplify and that is what I want for my home. I don't want a home filled with "stuff." I want a home filled with laughter, love and memories and all this "stuff" gets in my way at times. So I am making my way through closets, cabinets, garages and more and purging. If I don't have a use for it right now (a GOOD use), then someone else deserves it. Sheila wrote a post a while back about giving and stated that it's easy to forget, but giving is supposed to hurt. It's not supposed to be easy. That is why God calls us to do it. To use this sometimes hard process to make room for Him to change our heart. So through the purging, my prayer is that God will change my heart. Allow me to continue to let go of the "stuff" that doesn't matter at all, and make room for what does.
Goal 2 // Make healthy eating a priority for my family.
This is something that we started this year but something I can always work on. The main part of this "goal" that I am hoping to make a habit, is the planning process. Matt and I have decided to plan our meals weekly to ensure that we will always know what we are having for dinner. Since Georgia has come into our life, if we don't plan our meals weekly then every day around 4 pm I have a panic attack and we end up ordering take-out. AKA not healthy, and not cheap. It is also important for me to teach my baby girl that eating healthy is not a chore. It's not hard and it's not overwhelming. I want it to be a way of life for her. I want her to learn to nourish her body every time she eats. I want her to take pride in food and enjoy it for what it is meant for. This goal is also an excuse to break out my Pinterest board and get to cracking on some of those yummy recipes.
So that's a start. My start. Those are two of my five goals for 2014. Any of y'all have similar ones? Anyone have suggestions for success in mine?