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If you can believe it, we are already a quarter of the way through the year. And if you are using my favorite goal setting tool, Powersheets, you get to do a quarterly goal refresh!
Even if you aren’t using Powersheets, now is a good time to check in on your yearly goals. Please feel free to totally change up your goals if you need to. So much can happen in 3 months that you may realize during your quarterly check-in that you need to scrap a few goals and add in some new ones. That is not at all failure. That is progress.
I like sharing my monthly goals on this blog every month as a way to stay accountable to my goals. It is always good to have an accountability partner as you work to make progress throughout the year. If you want to read about how I came up with my yearly goals, check out this post.
Have Two Date Nights: We have family coming in this month and while we are super excited to spend time with them, I am old enough to know that my in-laws are maybe a little more excited to spend time with their granddaughter than they might be about her parents.
Which might give us an extra free night this month where we can go on a child-free date!
Fund Retirement Accounts: One of my goals for the year was to be a better steward of my money. And since my husband and I have joint bank accounts, that means that both of us have to be on board with all financial decisions.
We sat down with a financial planner last month and mapped out some goals for our retirement and our daughter’s college fund. We have made some changes to our budget so that we can add to our new savings accounts monthly.
It feels good knowing that we have a financial plan in place, but we have to take the action to follow through with it.
Read a book: My yearly goal this year is to read 15 books and I have finished 4 and am part way through 2 others. Slowly working through this reading list!
Workout 3x a week: All winter I have used my Peloton bike to get workouts in. But now that the weather (in Texas at least) is warming up and the sun seems to be shining every day, I am taking more of my workouts outside. My little girl is obsessed with her bike helmet so she likes getting in her bike trailer and making me haul her around in the sunshine every day, so I have taken more of my bike rides outdoors recently.
As long as I am getting some physical activity in three times a week, I feel good about that however it happens!
Make Cinnamon Rolls on Saturday: This year, I wanted to make it a priority to start some family traditions and make memories together. One of the traditions we have started is to make Cinnamon Rolls (Pillsbury, of course!) every Saturday morning. Ideally, we can all eat sweet cinnamon rolls in our pajamas every Saturday morning, but there will obviously be a few Saturdays were we may be eating rolls without icing in the car on the way to a birthday party.
It has been fun getting to watch Kinsley get excited about helping put the icing on the rolls (with minimal accuracy) and I hope she is always happy to help me make cinnamon rolls every Saturday morning.
Read the Bible: I fell behind in my one year reading plan this past month, but I am trying to give myself grace about the idea that I might not finish reading the entire Bible in one year. Because it is really more about pushing myself to be in the habit of reading my Bible every day and knowing more scripture.
Write Something: This was a goal of mine last month and I made it 12 out of 31 days. But I really liked the creativity it brought out in me when I did sit down for a few minutes just to write anything. Looking to make a little more progress there this month.
What are your goals this month? If you are using Powersheets, let me know how your quarterly check-in went in the comments below!