Happy Wednesday, Friends!
I'm so excited about today. Our first Workin' It Wednesday of the year is finally here! Shay and I are pumped to be joining you once a month to share (and read how you do it too) how we work to keep it together. Let's be real some of these topics I'm going to be really good at and others I'm going to be taking all the notes from you. ;)
Today, we're talking New Year's Goals.
I must tell you I'm not one for setting some crazy high goals for myself that are simply unrealistic. For instance, no chips and salsa in 2017 would probably make my jeans fit better, but that's an unrealistic goal. NEVER GONNA HAPPEN.
I tried to brainstorm important goals that are realistic.
My Real-Gonna-Make-Them-Happen 2017 Goals:
*When it comes to blogging, I try to stay a day or two ahead of my posts so I'm not frantically typing away at night finishing a post. I do a pretty good job of this, but in 2017 I'm going to be better. I will stay at least one day ahead on the blog, so there are no night time blog posts happening from this girl. It makes me nervous. I become frantic! I'm NOT a procrastinator. I remember being the one student in college who would actually make an outline when the English professor told us too. #iwasthatgirl It also takes time away from my family at night and in 2017 it's not happening.
-How I'll WORK IT- I'm going to get up early daily to get #alltheblogging done before kids are up. #ithinkican #ithinkican
*To go along with that, I'm shutting the work down at 2:45 p.m. So far (we're only 11 days in) I've been making great to-do lists and listing them in order of importance. If it's 2:45 (time to pick up the kiddos), then I'm closing my computer for the night. Not often but some times after picking up the kids they'll go off to play and I'll find myself in my office working on vacations, blog, etc. In 2017, I'm prioritizing my time better in order to be sure that doesn't happen.
-How I'll WORK IT- I'm going to continue sticking to my to-do lists in order of importance. I can easily find enough things to do to keep me working after pick up, but these moments with my children are fleeting. I am going to make sure my mom roles dominate my evenings. If my to-do list is crazy long, then I'll get up EARLIER that day.
*I'm going to give more GRACE! God loves us enough to give us who deserve anything BUT-grace on the daily. He does that because he loves us. Surely, I'm not the only one but when something happens I'm quick to hold onto my grace a little too tightly...with Tab, my kiddos, friends, neighbors, strangers on the street. Watch out world, I'm dishing out lots of grace in 2017. It's my word.
-How I'll WORK IT-I think this scripture, "Grace and peace be yours in abundance through the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord." 2 Peter 1:2 will be a good reminder that when I think I've given them enough grace I need to give a little more. It's mine in abundance through Christ. Also, I'm always messing up and wanting or asking for extra grace from my people. I want to make sure I'm giving it to others abundantly in 2017.
*I hope I'm not the only one who does this, but sometimes I just get selfish. I'm focused on MY family, MY chores, MY to-do lists, MY laundry, and...you get the idea. I'm so focused on things I need to do that I miss out on seeing others, helping others, and blessing others. In 2017, I'm looking up. You look up too and maybe we can help each other out?! :)
-How I'll WORK IT-STOP being selfish! haha! No, I kid. I have to be more intentional daily about my family and friends. I plan on adding it to my to-do list until it becomes more second nature.
*HAVE FUN! I've learned how short life is. I want to soak up ALL THE MOMENTS! My family and friends are so important to me. I want to enjoy each and every moment I get to spend with them.
-How I'll WORK IT-I'll HAVE FUN! ;)
Thanks so much for stopping by today! I'm so glad you came. Please join us next month on the 8th of February when we share how we work at keeping our marriages strong.
It's gonna be a fun year. I'm glad you're here. XOXO