I get overwhelmed easily, especially when it comes to making a decision. When I get overwhelmed, I tend to retreat and just give up, never setting forth in accomplishing anything. However, if something is already categorized and made simple for me, my life suddenly becomes easier.
That is why I don’t set resolutions, instead I set goals.
I break my goals down into six categories that cover every aspect of my life.
Breaking Down the Goals
I included a few of each of my goals within each subcategory as examples. You should not be limited to just one or two goals, feel free to set as many you feel necessary. The bigger your goals are, the harder they are to achieve, but if they are smaller and broken down; they become more achievable.
- Deepen my understanding of the Bible, especially how it applies to me as a wife and mother.
- To grow in wisdom.
- To be able to discern where the Lord needs me to be serving and spending my time.
- Exercise a minimum of 4-5 times a week, for 30 minutes at a time.
- Increase my knowledge of natural methods of healing for my family in areas such as cooking healthier and becoming more educated about essential oils.
- To pray daily for my husband
- To be able to demonstrate the fruits of the spirit in all areas of my marriage.
- To live out 1 Peter 3 within the boundaries of my marriage.
- To pray daily for my children.
- To ensure that my children are receiving quality time with me on a daily basis.
- Prayerfully focus my energy on training up my children the way they should go, so when they are old they do not depart from it. (Proverbs 22:6)
- To continue working as a family at becoming debt free.
- Make my house a home, through improved methods of cleaning and organization.
- Organize my home in the most efficient and effective way to meet my family’s needs.
- Live out Proverbs 24:3-4, “Through wisdom, a house is built, and by understanding it is established; by knowledge the rooms are filled with all precious and pleasant riches,” and, Joshua 24:15, ” As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.”
Wrapping It Up
On index cards or within a journal, I write one category on the top of each page. Then I write down my specific goals under each topic. I keep these goals in several areas.
- Wall: Personally, I center my goals around my office area and in my bedroom. They are a visual reminder that I see when I walk by
- Bible: Daily readings and prayer time is a great time to be reminded of my goals and keep a Godly perspective on them.
- Journal: This is where I write down my frustrations, minor victories, and prayer requests/praises over my goals
- Dresser drawer: This one is easy, every day I put on clean underwear, and in order to get to my underwear I have to move the paper with my goals on them. One more way to be reminded.
After you have decided what your goals are, have written them down, now it is time to find places to post and put them. My examples work for me, but you may have different areas that would work better for you.
Stephanie, Training Keepers of the Home