Monday, March 3, 2014

March Goals

Every month, around this time (or earlier), several posts pop up in my feed about the goals that have been set for the month ahead.  I believe the idea surfaced around the New Year and people came to terms that it's easy to make a resolution/goal at the beginning of the year, but they generally fall off our radars by mid-year.  The alternative?  Monthly goals.

To be honest, while I loved the concept, I just couldn't convince myself to try it out. (Can I blame it on the lack of energy I have due to pregnancy?)  But this month, something changed.  With Lent beginning on Wednesday, I quickly did the math & realized that we'll be meeting our baby boy in about 40 days or less (Lent ends 4/17, baby boy is due 4/18 & we'll be scheduling a c-section sometime before his due date) and I realized there were a few things I'd like to get in order before he arrives.


Goals for March/Lent:

  1. Read two books this month: Tim Keller's "The Meaning of Marriage" and "Daring Greatly" by Brené Brown.
  2. Go through & clean/organize/purge from every room in our house.
  3. And for Lent - I am putting myself on a shopping freeze. (Big thanks to my friend Lindsey for offering to be my accountability partner through this, because I already know I'll need it!)

Are you setting monthly goals or you still following your resolutions?


Linking up with Hayley of The Tiny Twig.

12 comments:

  1. 40 days!! Excited for you! And, love your goals. We have quite a bit of purging to do, as well. Hope your March goes beautifully :)

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    1. Yes, I know! I can hardly believe it.

      Hopefully some of that nesting/end of pregnancy energy kicks in to get these done :)

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  2. Such an exciting time for you! I am also doing a shopping fast during Lent. :)

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  3. How exciting to be so close to meeting him! I love your Lent idea, it's perfect!

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  4. Well first, congratulations since I'm new here =) I love your goals- I really want to read Daring Greatly. It's on my short list!

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  5. i'm going room to room and cleaning too! it's such a mess. but so worth it... i think, haha

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  6. Good luck with your shopping freeze - you can do it! A couple years ago, I did a shopping freeze for three months, and it was easier than I thought...just avoid all malls! Stopping by via Hayley's link up :)

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  7. So exciting! And yes- get as much done now, before baby comes! ;)

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  8. Those are awesome goals! I need to purge stuff too--yikes! We may be moving in the near future so maybe that will motivate me :)

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  9. I'm wait-listed at the library for Daring Greatly and can't wait to open it and read!

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  10. I am rereading Daring Greatly! It is such a good one!

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  11. Congratulations on your soon to be arrival! I loved Daring Greatly, and The Meaning of Marriage is on my list. I'd love to hear what you think!

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