By Erin Hines

New Year, New Family Goals

Happy Math & Music Monday!

Happy New Year! I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday! Are you ready for the New Year? I thought it would be fun to share with you what we do in our home to get ready for another year. We hope you find this encouraging and hopefully helpful for your home too!

Fun Quote:

“A goal without a plan is just a wish.” Antoine de Saint-Exupery

I am a super goal setting person. But I think this quote is a great reminder that without a PLAN you can’t really get to the goal. For me, I have to really break it down to what time of day I am going to actually do something. Meaning, if I want to work out, for example, I have to plan a set time that I am actually going to do it, or it will never happen. I’m not perfect at this, but this year I’m going to work on being better and sticking to it. I am realizing as I get older that life is always going to happen and be crazy, so if I truly want to accomplish something, I better not wait for everything to be perfect.

So here are our 3 categories that we picked this year. I think these are things we can really stick to and accomplish! We’re going to do these for both family goals and personal goals.

  1. Something NEW everyday:

So, for this one, we are doing things like… Make beds everyday (no we don’t already always do this) or for the girls, practice piano or practice tumbling. These are things that we can add to our daily lives. Our next step will be planning a time when we will actually do these different activities.

  1. Something NEW once a week:

For this one, we are all going to write gratitude or encouraging handwritten notes to someone every week. I picked up this idea from a friend. My grandmother taught me the importance of writing thank you notes, but I love the idea of writing an encouraging note to someone new each week. We plan to do this as a family every Sunday afternoon.

  1. Something NEW that might be challenging, but going to do it anyway:

I think I am most excited about this one. I’m finding that it’s a good thing to challenge myself and step out of my comfort zone.   For this one, our family goal is to do Family Yoga! We plan to get up every morning and do 20 min. of family yoga. To accomplish this, we are having to change our whole morning routine, but I think it’s going to be GREAT! I’ll keep you posted on this one too! lol

I think this year is going to be exciting, challenging and the BEST YET! Thank you all for your support! Here’s to a GREAT 2020!

Don’t’ worry…we do have some SUPER Fun things planned this week! Be sure to follow us this week on our Facebook Page and Instagram! You won’t want to miss it. We have a fun NEW Christmas Joke on Tuesday for “Tell A Joke Tuesday!” A super fun Christmas “Projects with Pais on Wednesday” and a really yummy one on Saturday for “Cooking with K!” PLUS lots more in between!

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