March Goals Check-Up & 12 Goals for April

For my first month of goal-setting, I’d say I did so-so. There were many areas I fell short in. But I’m still proud of what I was able to accomplish, especially considering that our schedule got thrown off a little this month with family members visiting.

First Kevin’s mom and dad visited us and we had a great time sight-seeing the Grand Canyon, going to a Leadership Institute parent’s lunch, golfing, and hanging out by the pool. When my mom and sister came to visit us, we went on a beautiful 5-day hiking trip to the Grand Canyon and Sedona.

Suffice to say, I was pretty busy this month! I wish I had accomplished all my goals, but I’m okay with what I did accomplish and even more determined to work harder in April. Failure to complete all our goals is not a reason to never make goals. Instead, every failure is an opportunity to evaluate, what worked, what didn’t work, what can I do better next month? If we want to live an intentional life, we can’t let set-backs keep us from moving forward.

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Here’s my March Goals Check-Up:

Spiritual

1. Read Bible every day

Week 1- 7 days; Week 2- 6 days; Week 3- 6 days; Week 4- 4 days

I’ve found that I stay on track best when I have a daily time of Bible reading on my lunch break from work. It’s very relaxing to come home and eat lunch while I read a chapter or two.

2. Finish memorizing Romans 1 by the end of March

Not completed – I’ve mostly memorized verses 1-29. Still working on 30-32. And working on getting to the point where I can say the entire chapter out loud without needing to look at the first word of a paragraph, etc.

3. Start serving weekly at church

Completed! I attended our Volunteer Orientation and started to work at a welcome table. I love the opportunity I get to welcome first time guests to our church.

Marriage

4. Complete acts of service 4 times a week.

Week 1- 2 times; Week 2- 3 times; Week 3- 2 times; Week 4- 1 time

This one has been hard for me because I think I need to better define “acts of service.” In my mind, it seems like these should be grand acts, but that’s not what is even meaningful to Kevin. Acts of service to him means more like, getting him a glass of water, picking up his plate from the dinner table, etc. Seeking to improve this in April by narrowing my focus.

5. Read The Love Dare daily together

Week 1- 6 times; Week 2- 4 times; Week 3- 5 times; Week 4- 3 times

Not only do we want to be more consistent in this, but we want to discuss our thoughts on the devotion after we read it.

Health

6. Eat vegetables 4 times a week

Week 1- 1 time 😦 Week 2- 1 time 😦 Week 3- 3 times; Week 4- 3 times

I’m pretty disappointed in my lack of vegetables. Definitely needing to put more intention into our eating habits!!!

7. Price a Gold’s Gym Membership and decide if we want to join

Completed! Found out that the gym we are looking into is actually called EOS Fitness (but owned by Gold’s Gym). The price is really great, but as Kevin and I will be moving in about a month, we decided to wait to join until we move.

8. Wear my retainer at night 4 times a week

Week 1- 1 time 😦 Week 2- 2 times; Week 3- 4 times; Week 4- 2 times

Relationships

9. Give someone a genuine compliment or expression of gratitude 3 times a week

Week 1- 2 times; Week 2- 3 times; Week 3- 4 times; Week 4- 1 time

Personal

10. Finish reading The Power of Habit

Completed! What a great book! Planning on writing up a review of it for you.

11. Clean my car

Completed! It needs a nice car-wash on the outside and a little dusting on the inside but I’m happy with at least getting rid of all the trash and random papers!

12. Make wedding photo CDs for parents before they visit

Completed! At least, I made them CDs before they left to go back home, so that counts right?


Goals

Last month it was those routine goals that got the best of me. I’m striving to put more effort into those areas!

Here are my goals for April 2015:

Spiritual

1. Read Bible every day

2. Memorize through Romans 2:16 by the end of April

3. Spend time praying over a prayer list once a week

Marriage

4. Complete acts of service 4 times a week

5. Read The Love Dare together daily (and discuss!)

Health

6. Eat vegetables 4 times a week

7. Wear my retainer 4 nights a week

8. Drink only one soda a week

Relationships

9. Give someone a genuine compliment or expression of gratitude 3 times a week

Personal

10. Read Have a New Husband by Friday

11. Sew cloth diapers for a friend

12. Make a mistake and learn from it!

What are your goals for this month?

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