Better late than never right? I really wanted to get this up yesterday but let’s just say that yesterday was one of those days. You know, the ones where it feels like everything went wrong? I’m just glad that it’s over and now I can just get the post up today instead šŸ™‚

I’ve never done goals before but I thought it was a fun way to keep track of accomplishments and helps me to keep pushing myself to be better. I made a goals list about halfway through November but never posted them so I want to start by posting that and how I did with them and then list what I plan on focusing on for the month of December.

November Goals

+ focus on words you’re saying/listening wellI wouldn’t say that I did this as effectively as I wish I did but I did find myself stopping and trying to listen better a few times this month, which is a start.
+ focus on submitting –I still feel like I have a lot of work on this one.
+ spend more time in the word/journalingĀ  -I spent a significant more amount of time reading my bible this month and I can tell it had a huge impact on my moods, the way I handled problems, etc.
+ find a time of day that works best to journal/readĀ your bibleĀ -I wrote about the first day I tried reading my bible in the morning hereĀ and it didn’t go so well but I preservered after that and I’m so happy to say that I love love love reading my bible in the morning now. It’s easily become one of my favorite things to do.

+ workout twice a week -I did work out once a week since I started the goal which is an improvement but not quite what I was looking for. Tommy and I also set up a schedule to work out on Tuesdays and Thursdays so hopefully this will help keepĀ us on track.
+ eat less refinedĀ foods -This one was hard to track becauseĀ I don’t really know how much refinedĀ foods I was eating before making the goal to really compare, but I think I did a little better. I also bought a real food eating plan and course about what is good and bad and recipes to go along with it so I’m excited to start that.

+ finish reading Love and Respect
-Done! I wrote a review for it here- it was great!
+ read two other books -I started One Thousand Gifts but didn’t finish it.

December Goals

+ focus on words you’re saying/listening well
+ focus on submitting
+ continue spending mornings with Jesus
+ thank Jesus for “mundane” gifts
+ finish the advent she reads truth bible study

+ workout twice a week
+ eat less refined foods
+ do 5 lessons from real foods eating course

+ finish One Thousand Gifts
+ read a book on submitting

+ focus on putting Tommy first more
+ focus on being more of an “intentional” friend

+ increase posts to three times a week

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