Several of my favorite bloggers regularly share their thoughts on goal setting (The Tiny Twig and Elise at Elise Joy). I love hearing how others work through their goal setting process, and seeing the specific goals that come out of that process.
I tend to be much more of a jump-in-and-do-it kind of girl than a plan-it-out-and-get-it-done girl. Meaning, I jump into things pretty quickly and assume I really CAN do it all, and that there will be no shock to my system in pursuing a goal. I usually do okay making progress toward the goal while the passion and energy are alive, but I rarely stick something through past the end of the initial wave of passion and energy.
Recently, goals have been rolling around in my head and begging to be written down. I couldn’t write goals down on just any piece of paper, though, so I started using Elise’s goal tracker. I love this approach! I have three yearly goals, and I am using three separate sheets – one for each goal. I know – 100% – I’m going to miss days (maybe even weeks) of working toward certain goals. It’s just how life goes. But I also know that the goal is met by doing my best, not by being perfect. The visual of these templates helps me see that.
I thought I would share my goals with you, both my yearly goals and monthly goals, and track overall progress here – a monthly recap, if you will.
1) Study the Bible daily. I’m planning to use the She Reads Truth studies throughout the year, and am also using the SRT #365daysoftruth year long Bible reading plan.
2) Practice yoga daily. I love the flow of yoga and the way my body feels when I’ve completed a session – even just 15 minutes of stretching makes a huge difference. I want to make this a daily practice.
3) Wake up “early” each day. Working from home breeds the temptation to lay in bed until 7:59AM and work the whole day in jammies. Been there, done that, and it’s not all it seems to be. By the middle of the day, I’m yucky feeling, sluggish, bored, etc. When I wake up earlier in the morning, I ease into the day by reading the Bible, drinking hot tea, showering, and eating breakfast. For me, the benefit of waking up early is substantial.
1) Complete She Reads Truth’s Esther study, and start the Lent study.
2) Continue reading through the #365daysoftruth reading plan.
3) Wake up ten minutes earlier daily each week. This week, I’m up at 6:30. Next week, I’ll be up at 6:20, The following week, up at 6:10 and so on. The goal is 5AM :-).
4) Complete a yoga session each day. I use and LOVE the Yoga Studio app which offers a variety of classes, and tracks the date and time of each class completed. My goal is to work up to a 45 minute beginner session by the end of February.
5) Eat less sugar.
So there you have it. I’ll report back on goal progress at the end of the month. I’d love to hear any goals you’ve set for this month or year!
Joining Hayley at The Tiny Twig for Goals with Grace.