Sunday, January 4, 2009

True Confessions: I make a lot of lists!

If you didn't already know, I am a list-maker. An obsessive list maker. They are all over my house!! I keep thinking that we should put up a list of resolutions or whatever...things we want to work on. I know that if we write them out and post them, we are more likely to actually do them! So...I read somewhere (sorry I don't remember where!) about making 31 daily goals, 12 monthly goals and 1 goal for the year. I know that sounds weird but I thought I'd just start typing and see what comes out.
1 Read the Bible.
2 Drink more water!
3 Don't eat after 8pm.
4 Eat more fruits and veggies.
5 Speak with respect to each other.
6 Put away our clothes.
7 Put away our 'toys' (even adults have 'toys'!).
8 Wash the dishes.
9 Brush teeth 3x a day.
10 Watch less than 65 minutes of TV. (I admit this one is hard for me!)
11 Create something.
12 Eat 6 meatless dinners.
13 Get to bed by 9, 9:30pm at the latest!

1 Stick to the budget.
2 Exercise more (3x a week?/20 miles a month).
3 Have a date night, family outing, women's outing and men's outing.
4 Give.
5 Read an educational book.
6 Write a goals update post on the blog.

WOW - this is harder than I thought...I think that lately I have been trying to 'upgrade' our eating habits. When I make a random list about things we want to change this year, things like continuing to keep HFCS out of our house, eliminate convenience foods, eat out less, eat more whole grains, etc keep coming up. Another thing our family has been talking more about is what we, as Christians, should really be doing in this world. The first book of James, our new pastor's current sermon series and just some thoughts about how we are living the good life and able to make others' better are affecting some decisions in this house. So I don't know that I could really make a single goal right now.
I guess I need to come back to this list and add to it obviously....
Do you make resolutions or goals? Any suggestions? What would your goal for the year be?

1 comment:

Joyce said...

Wow, that's quite a list! Isn't it funny how many of our resolutions have to do with food? But you've got the ones like "treat each other with respect", etc. that are so important. I need ot add afew of those to my list.