Friday, August 12, 2011

One of my favorite blogs that I read,  talks often about living purposefully and thoughtfully. She often sets goals for herself, but doesn't seem to beat herself up if she doesn't reach them. 
Purposeful living is something that I am occasionally good at, but mostly I feel like I am running a day late and a dollar short. Especially lately. 
I think I want to try to set some goals, nothing huge but still some things to keep my mind and soul focused on life, not just day to day tasks. 

I am still mulling over this, but I do know I want to:
1. Be more consistent about devotional and prayer time. Pray a lot, but I am wondering if my ADD prayers might not be the most effective way for ME to pray. Maybe they are. 
2. Devote some time every day to Bible Study- Reading- learning about things that aren't usually in my line of sight. Also this ties into work learning - I have a need to learn some specific things, and I need to set time to do that.

3. Learn how to knit socks. I have wanted to do this for over a year. My goal might be to knit a pair of socks before New Years. Or at least start a pair. That's probably more realistic.

4. Plan out menus and shopping so that my time is not wasted frantically thinking of what has to be done

5. Restart Flylady - not full blown, just her basic principals. Really helped me years ago, and I think I need to just jump in and do it again.

6. Plan things with the kids, and DH to make some structured family time or at least some more memories to add to the mix! 

I have so much wasted space in my day. Not down time, not quiet time, just wasted space. I want to take that down time and make it into something that is enriching, not just time wasting! 

What are your goals? What do you want to do?


Cristy said...


Quiet time consistently. This is a challenge when I wake up too early by the sound of chirping children and then hit the ground running.

Speaking of running.... I just started the Couch to 5k a few weeks ago and I want to finish it and become a runner. (stop laughing)

Read more to the kids.Since the older two girls started reading, I read to them less and less. Nothing sweeter than a lap full of girls and a good book.

And my biggest goal? Leave 4 children for the weekend. Haven't left them since Aria came. WE NEED IT. Now that Ry will be married, I think they can handle the crew.

Suburban Correspondent said...

The sock recipe in Stephanie Pearl-McPhee's Knitting Rules is what got me started on socks. Other people swear by Silver's Sock Tutorial (Google it - it's somewhere on the web). And I really love what you saw me doing on the weekend - Two-at-a-Time Socks Toe-Up (the book is by Melissa Morgan Oakes).

The HomeRoutines app is excellent for keeping track of basic Flylady routines.

I'm just full of advice today, aren't I? Sorry I didn't get to say good-bye on Wednesday - we were rushing out to meet friends at their pool across town. Will the boys not see each other until May?

Navhelowife said...

@SC, We will be up one more time for SURE once we have accepted an offer on the house and before we close.

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

I really like your list--except for the knitting socks part;) My goal for fall is more time on my knees in prayer. I neglect that area so badly.

Mrs. G. said...

My goals are to comples to list here, but I admire yours!

Navhelowife said...

Mrs G, thanks for stopping by!
I do have more complicated goals, but those are too hard to knock off a list...and some of these are actually part of those little building blocks. Of course, I currently have the attention span of a gnat on crack, so.....