I love times of reflection and times of looking forward, and the beginning of each new year is the perfect time for both. After looking over my goals for last year and thinking towards the year ahead, I made some intentional goals for 2015.
I tend to easily overcommit to things and to fill every minute with something. The past few weeks off were a great reminder to me of how awesome it is to just be still and not have every second planned (more on that later). This year, my overall goal is to Be Present.
It's really easy to be involved in many things, but to fully enjoy them and life, we have to actively Be Present. This means setting aside the continual multi-tasking, filling in every "free" minute with something, and having less things on the to-do list to cross off.
It's going to be a challenge for me to become more laid back, but it's worth it. I want to fully Be Present in every aspect of my life.
- Do regular Bible study.
- Memorize scripture individually and with the boys.
- Do a daily devotion with Kevin and with the boys.
- Put God first in the morning.
- Spend more concentrated time in prayer.
- Take a trip with Kevin somewhere we haven't been together.
- Spend time at the beach as a family a few times.
- See another lighthouse.
- Have our family over to eat dinner more.
- Have one-on-one dates with the boys.
- Take the boys to Charleston.
- Run more miles than in 2014.
- Run at least 12 races.
- Do some form of cross training.
- Continue weight training.
- Run a race as a family.
- Save X.
- I have a few other financial goals that I won't share publicly.
- Read at least one book each month.
- Donate things and clothes we don't use.
- Get caught up on photo books.
- Scrapbook the boys' schoolwork.
- Make more meals at home.
- Take lunch to work more.
- Try new recipes.
What are your goals for the new year?