Goals for 2014

Goals for 2014

I have been thinking a lot about my goals for 2014. There are a lot of things that I want to accomplish this year but most of those are just things. This year I want to focus on being. Specifically, I want to live more intentionally and less reactionary. I do that way too much. So often I let life run me, instead of running life.

The thing is, life is busy. Homeschooling my son (which is totally worth it!) and my classes at GCU suck up so much of my time – along with making time for God (!) and home making and working on my blog and Etsy shop and other stuff. It is is (for me anyway) to become reactive instead of proactive. And for me, that often means forgetting what is really important to me. So this year, my goals are to:

1. Live more intentionally.

2. Be more proactive.

3. Be more loving and giving to others.

In order to make these goals into actionable steps I am going to:

1. Be more faithful to my allotted prayer times. (Prayer must comes first, even before course work!)

2. Exercising 3-5x week so I have more energy to do what I have to do.

3. Get up at 6:30. (I have fallen into the habit of not sticking to this and always regret it.)

4. Create a functional yet flexible schedule that allows me to run my schedule and not the other way around!

What are your goals for the new year? Let us know in the comments!

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  1. I like the way you word that: living intentionally. Taking charge instead of reacting. That’s a good way to look at it. I want to live in the moment more this year, too–be ready and willing to leave the work cares in the office and not let them roar in my head when I’m supposed to be doing things with my family. Right now, with Christmas Break in full swing, that is happening. Whether I’ll be able to sustain it….well, there’s always Lent, too. 🙂
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  2. SimpleCatholic says

    Beautifully put, Kathleen. I can totally relate as that has been the same to me for me and I really want and need to change that. And yes, Lent and other times are the perfect change to reset our goals. 🙂

  3. I love your intentional way of looking at things. It’s something I embrace, too. Everyday is a choice. I am in “rebuild mode” as we had a terrible year last year and now it’s a new business, new state, new schools, new blog, new friends . . .pretty much everything is new but God and family. So I’m blogging my way through it. Thinking intentionally about goals, about how to keep our house/family running smoothly, about my God time, about my relationships with others. I guess that IS my goal this year: rebuild by thinking/planning on those subjects over and over again each week. I include bipolar in my blog title kind of to help people understand what bipolar is because it is a common disorder but so misunderstood. I’d like to think that if people got to know me they’d realize it’s as life threatening as diabetes, but as manageable, too.

    • SimpleCatholic says

      Thank you for sharing your comment, Jennifer. I am sorry you had a terrible last year and I applaud you for taking the steps to rebuild this year. I will pray for you.

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