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Monday, January 03, 2011
New Year goals for 2011
I don't make New Year's resolutions, but I do like to set some goals at the start of a new year. When I thought about setting goals for this year, I went back and looked at last year’s goals, as I usually do. This year I also worked through some questions I had found on someone’s blog last year but hadn't taken time to consider. Although I have made progress on many of last year’s goals, all of these areas still need work, and I’ve added a few new ones. So...
Here are some of my goals for the coming year. Many are them are the exact same goals as last year. They are in no particular order, and I'm sure I will think of more later, but for now:
1. To go to bed earlier than I do now.
2. To exercise and drink plenty of water every day; to eat more healthfully and get more sunshine and fresh air.
3. To make my daily quiet time with God ever more meaningful.
4. To grow in the areas of perseverance, self-control and unselfishness.
5. To continue to grow in the practical skills of homemaking, money management, and time management. One specific goal in this area is to spend less money on groceries in the coming year, remembering the principle that money not spent is money saved.
6. To get back to and then stick with the housekeeping routines that work for me and to declutter the entire house.
7. To continue to grow spiritually and to use my talents and my spiritual gifts for God's glory. To spend more time in Bible study in the coming year, and to apply what I learn to my daily life. One goal is a study of Psalm 119.
8. To use my God-given interests and abilities to help bring in some household income.
9. To be more of a help to my husband; to make our home more of a refuge from the world for both of us; to nurture our relationship with little getaways and regular dates.
10. To learn and profit from the lessons that God has for me so I that I won’t have to learn them more than once.
11. To stay in closer touch with my friends and to be a better friend and encourager.
12. To do something creative, no matter how small, every day.
I live in scenic northern New England with my handsome husband. We're empty-nesters with a bunch of adorable grandchildren. We love (tent) camping and traveling, but don't get away as often as we'd like to.