March Goals 2012

It’s only March 6th, but we’ve have some crazy warm days, and my flowers look like they are ready for spring! The daffodils are already busting through!

After setting goals in February, I decided I really like this idea of making monthly goals. So, I’m going to stick with it, making goals again this month, and then hopefully break them down into weekly goals as well.  I just started reading Eat that Frog, and that is one of the author’s first suggestions for increasing your productivity, creating monthly, weekly, and then daily goals.

For the most part, I did pretty well with last month’s goals, but it was a busy month and some of the things just didn’t happen, like working out 3x a week, or date nights with my kiddos or hubs. The cleaning schedule also didn’t go so well either, so I’m going to try a new approach this month.

This list is long, and I might be overdoing it – but there’s always so much to do! And some of them are simply continuations, or rolled over, from last month.

March 2012 Goals

Work:

  • Blog 3x/week on Live Renewed
  • Make my posts/pageviews for Babble
  • Write at least 15-20 minutes every day.

Family:

  • Continue to memorize a verse each week with the kids – practice the verses we learned last month.
  • Continue reading from chapter books each day. Pick up some new chapter books to read at the library.
  • Continue with “Less TV Month”, finding other activities for the kids instead of watching TV.
  • Date Night with each child individually – this didn’t happen last month because we were so busy. Definitely want to do it this month!
  • Date Night with hubs – this didn’t happen last month either – and we need it!

Home:

  • Try a once a month cleaning plan, and maintain daily chores
  • Continue being more regular with Meal Planning
  • Finish putting together/organizing the upstairs office/playroom
  • Work on two DIY/Homemade projects

Personal:

  • Read two books — Eat that Frog from my reading list, and Grace for the Good Girl, and listen to When Helping Hurts
  • Work on weekly schedule to make the time for all of the things I want to do every week, including work time, and time to workout
  • One girls night out with friends – this didn’t happen last month
  • Wake up early and do Bible Study/Pray – it’s still a struggle to make my Bible study a priority when I have so many other things I’d love to do with that early quiet time.

Kids:

(Adding a new category, because I have some specific goals for my kiddos)

  • Continue to work on sleeping through the night in their own beds, and going to sleep on their own.
  • Continue potty training with Brenden
  • Work on curbing disrespectful talking and words from both kids
  • Make outside play-time a priority as often as possible

We’ll see how it goes!

Have you tried setting monthly goals? How did it work for you?

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Comments

  1. says

    These seem like awesome goals! I especially like that you want to have a date night with each of your kids. What a great opportunity for some time to talk to them without interruption! I think that I should do this, my almost 4 year old takes a back seat to the 19 month old a lot of the time due to the urgent. I think she would enjoy this!

  2. Andee says

    I love the idea of setting monthly goals! I admire this in you. And you can count me as your biggest cheerleader!
    xoxo
    Andee

  3. says

    My daffodils looked like yours today. They will bloom soon. We have beautiful crocus up too.

    I like your idea of of your way to organize. My husband and I are having a date night tomorrow night. Time seems to fly and so we don’t do it as often as we should.

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