Last week I told my email friends about the way I set my intentions each week. I don't call it goal-setting because I'm a recovering perfectionist and I tend to beat myself up if I don't "achieve" the things I've committed to as goals, and beating oneself up is neither healthy or productive.
You too? Good, we're on the same page!
I asked you guys on Insta if you like hearing about other people's goals. Some of you said yes, some of you we're all mehh, not really. So if goals aren't your thing, here's a great recipe for you to try this week!
Now, for those of you who DO like talking about goals (y'all are so my people), here is how I approach it in a way that doesn't kill my soul:
1. What is life-giving for me right now?
2. What is life-draining for me right now?
3. What inspires me/makes me feel absolutely alive?
4. How can I filter all the things I must do through that lens of inspiration? (Because us creative types don't really like to do things that feel uninspired, do we?)
P.S. I made these into a little worksheet if you're a visual kinda gal. Download it here.
Here's what I've got for August (this is me being accountable):
- get into a good school routine (because my baby is going to KINDERGARTEN)
- complete the 21 day sugar detox
- read 3 books
- schedule bill pay ahead of time
- exercise 3x
- bible study/journal
- hand write 1 note/letter
- schedule social media/blog stuff instead of flying by the seat of my pants
- 1 email and blog post for you guys
- drink water (yes, I legit have to write that down. It's like putting "shower" on my to-do list. #momlife)
- 7 hours of sleep
- no phone after 9 pm
- talk to Jesus
- read to the kids
- remember to eat breakfast
- have a real conversation with Trey
That's it! No pressure, no stress if it doesn't work out. This is just where I feel the Lord leading me, so I'm pointing myself in that direction.
Do y'all write your goals out? What are you focusing on in August?