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It’s already July! Wow, I can’t believe this year is halfway over. Today’s post is an update on how I am doing with my new goals for this year. (I changed up my goals. Read about it in this post.) I will also include an update on my habits for the year.
Read 6-8 books related to personal growth
This goal is going fairly well. I changed the number of books I plan to read by the end of the year. This has helped me feel much more relaxed. Right now, I am reading Me, Myself and Lies. This book has been life changing for me.
Get to and maintain goal weight
I have made some changes to my eating routine. I can tell a difference and see some weight coming off. Exercise has been another key to losing weight. The consistency factor during the summer is challenging but I will keep at it.
Read 6-8 marriage books by December 31, 2017
Currently, Jonathan and I are reading Crazy Little Thing Called Marriage. This book has challenged me to look past myself and serve Jonathan more.
Serve Jonathan in at least one way a day
The summer months tend to be busy so I have to work at being intentional about this goal. It has been a good focus for me.
Pray daily for Jonathan
I love this goal because it reminds me to pray for the most important person in my life. This next month, my focus will be praying for Jonathan throughout the day and letting him know that by a text or Voxer.
Read 6- 8 parenting books by December 31, 2017
So far, I am on track with this goal. Right now, I am reading Wild Things. It has been eye-opening for me in understanding my boys more. If you are a parent of boys, I highly recommend Wild Things.
Have one on one time with each kid 1-2 times a week
This goal has been challenging for me. You would think it would be easier with the summer months, but I am finding it is harder. I’ll keep working at it.
Pray for 10 minutes 4-5 days a week in the War Room
This is another goal that has been challenging for me this summer. But, I will keep pushing through because prayer is powerful!
Send out Birthday cards to extended family each month
This has been another fun goal. I have enjoyed sending out cards. Hopefully, the recipients have enjoyed it too.
Habits for 2017
30-second kiss daily– So far, this habit is going well. I need to be more intentional when my days get busy though.
Pause for 5-10 minutes in the middle of the day – Phew! This one has been tough. I know how beneficial it is to pause but I have not been taking time for this. Hopefully this next month, I will make this habit a priority.
How are you doing with your 2017 goals? I would love to hear an update from you too. Please comment below.
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