Saturday, October 03, 2020

Some goals for October


We're three days into a brand new month and I'm thrilled to welcome October -- arguably my favorite month of the year.  Here are some goals for the month:

 * Memorize at least 4 Bible verses and review some older ones
* Participate in the 31-Day Cry Out! prayer challenge at Revive Our Hearts
* Post in my blogs and on Instagram as often as possible
* Continue our discipleship study with new believers
* Have folks over for Sunday lunch a time or two
* Complete some estate responsibilities
* Work on the cottage we are fixing up
 * Walk and/or exercise at least 4 times each week
* Get back into Flylady's homemaking zones of the week
* Do something creative each day
* Continue planning for family birthday gifts and crafting any handmade ones
* Spend a little time on some UFO craft projects
* Redouble my efforts in stocking my Etsy shop and continuing to sell vintage items
* Write at least 4 encouraging notes to friends and family
* Plan a getaway and time at a couple's retreat with my hubby
* Attend some edifying fall meetings at local churches
* Help and encourage my local daughter as I'm able
* Continue to encourage and support my hubby as he works through a pastoral search for our church
* Begin a 40-day sugar fast
* Help our widowed friend Terry with the challenges of life in general
* Get to bed by 9 pm each night  
* Pay much more attention to drinking enough water each day
* Read several books  
HEALTHY HABITS FOR OCTOBER:  Drink more water/get more sleep/walk regularly/limit sugar
MY WORD FOR 2020: Diligence


  1. Does that 40 day sugar fast give you time to complete before Thanksgiving? 😉 Your lists are always so detailed.

    My daughter came for supper today and she spoke of not getting anything done today. When I pressed her for what she had accomplished, she rattled off a long list. If she'd written a list, she might have felt more productive. I am more that kind of person, write down the list after the fact.

    1. Yes, it does! We planned it carefully to end the day before Thanksgiving.

      Writing down the list after the fact can work too! But I know myself and, as I've said many times, if I aim at nothing I will be sure to hit it. Having that list nudges me into action. If I get to a point in the day when I can't think what to do next, I'll look at my list and pick an easy task I can do quickly and cross off.

  2. I should probably follow your example and set some realistic goals for myself each month. October is also my favorite month, except for September because it is my birth month. We are enjoying some cooler days finally and that always inspires me to start working on more things. Summer is a bummer (hey! that rhymes) for me...just too hot and humid to feel like getting involved in much of anything. I think I will make a list for the rest of this month, and then long range for Nov. and Dec. After the holidays I tend to rest a while...

  3. Good for you, Pamela, to make a list for the rest of this month. Will you post your list, or just keep it yourself and cross things off? Either one can work, of course. Long range lists for Dec. and Nov. are a good idea too. I have a Christmas notebook but I have done almost nothing in it this year. It's been such a strange year! I am doing well to keep up with the grandkids' birthdays.


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