Saturday, December 1, 2012
As I reflect on my November Goals, I made progress on both, which I am so thankful for! I not only did something new this month with my blog by vloging, but I also did some great brainstorming and have some great ideas about what is going to happen next. I also did a bit better about getting somethings done. It did however discover one thing that I am horrible at and DESPERATELY need to work on this month
Daily maintenance is hard for me. I truly struggle with doing things daily. Sure, I eat, drink, get stuff done for my kids on a daily basis, but when it comes to things I don't "HAVE" to do daily or things that I can put off, I don't bother with it. I have been reading this great book Beautiful in God's Eyes by Elizabeth George and while not only being a great read, has been really challenging to me personally. If you are looking for a book that will challenge you as a woman of God, this is a good one. (Side Note: This really is a great book, and if you choose to purchase it if you could please do it through the link I would greatly appreciate it as I do get a small percentage of the sale. I would not recommend something I didn't truly enjoy. Thanks for helping support me and my blog!)
There has not been one specific thing I can point out that led me to this thought process, but basically I have come to the conclusion that I am an extremely undisciplined person. I don't really know where and when it happened, but over the years the lazy part of me has crept out and claimed more and more of my time. I know that part of it is the exhaustion of not having slept a good solid night of sleep in over 2 years due to pregnancy and babies, however I have been using that as an excuse for far to long.
For the month of December I am going to start a challenge for myself personally. It may seem dumb and many of you probably already do this, but I am going to make sure that my daily list is done every day this month. I am sick of seeing this things undone and being too tired to do anything about it before bed. So I am going to each day create a list of things that need to be done before bed and do them, NO EXCUSES. Help from hubby and/or kids is allowed. The one main thing that will be on the list every day is dishes, and the other days will vary so that I can get more done on nights that I don't work. For example, I work 3 evenings next week (Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday) plus have 2 other nights with church related events (Thursday and Saturday). So this coming week will be a great test run as it is my craziest week of the month, plus throw in holidays and traveling as well and if I can do it this month than I think I can do it all the time.
I am excited to start this challenge this month so that I can become less homemaking challenged. What goals do you have this month?