It's the beginning of a new month and that means a new Monthly Family Goals printable for you! I can't believe it's been a full year now since I started sharing these printables with you.
I hope you've found them useful in helping you live more intentionally as a family and achieving your goals together!
February Family Goals printable
Click this link to see how we use our monthly family goals sheet. And stay tuned each month as I share a new printable so you can also set monthly goals in your family.
If you'd like to print ahead for the whole year, you can find all the monthly goals printable sheets in the Printables tab at the top of this page.
Here's the printable for February:
I really hope this printable helps you achieve your goals this month in your family!
Achieving Balance in 2014
Earlier this month I shared my word for the year: balance. I've been working towards this through the month of January. The biggest change this year for me is working on establishing new habits, one at a time, instead of a whole bunch at once. So far it's going well.
In January, I worked on utilizing short amounts of time better. For example:
- If I have 5 minutes after breakfast before I have to drive the kids to school, I will unload the dishwasher
- When I have a couple minutes while my lunch is heating, I'll clear the kitchen counters and wipe them down
- While I'm making dinner I'll wash the dishes from my kids' lunch bags and any dinner prep dishes
You get the idea. I'm finding it less overwhelming to do a bit here and there instead of having to clean the whole kitchen at the end of the day when I'm tired.
I also wanted to try to read a book every month, by reading a bit every day. I should have followed my own advice and just started one goal at a time, because I didn't get very far with my reading goal. But I will work on that one in February, before starting anything else!
My kids have jumped on the one word bandwagon too. My son is going to work on being more generous this year, and my daughter is going to work on being more peaceful. They picked their own words... I had nothing to do with it :) And as a family we're all going to focus on being more grateful (that was hubby's suggestion and we all decided to extend it to the whole family). At our monthly family meetings, we'll reflect on the previous month, set new goals to help us live out our "words", and celebrate the journey towards becoming better versions of ourselves this year.
If you haven't set family goals in the past, this month is a brand new opportunity to set some! Have a family meeting and discuss what you'd like to accomplish this month and write down your ideas on this printable. It's a great way to help you live more intentionally!
A Quick Look Back at January
January has been mainly about the 365 Items in 365 Days Declutter Challenge. I've been blown away by how many people have joined! It's been exciting to see people jumping in and getting rid of clutter in their lives. Our Facebook group has been very active as people are sharing before and after pictures, asking questions, and encouraging each other. If you want to purge clutter from your life, you can join the challenge at any time! And if you're feeling overwhelmed, this challenge is perfect because you only need to purge one item every day :)
If you've missed any posts last month, you can read all the January posts here.
Last month, I set 3 goals for the blog. And I'm happy once again to say I achieved all 3 of them!
- I launched the 365 Items in 365 Days Challenge
- I continued to organize my kitchen and share tips to help you organize yours (although I had planned to do more kitchen posts than I actually did - the declutter challenge took up more time than I expected but that's a good thing!)
- I wrote 2 Organizing Ideas for the Weekend posts
What's Coming Up In February On The Blog?
I'll be showing you lots of my kitchen in February and I'll also continue sharing decluttering tips to keep momentum going in the challenge.
Here are my goals for February:
- Continue organizing my kitchen and sharing tips to help you organize yours
- Continue sharing decluttering tips and update my progress in the 365 Items in 365 Days challenge
- Write at least 2 Organizing Ideas for the Weekend posts
I'm also really excited to be promoting an upcoming sale on a bundle of amazing organizing printables!
I can't tell you all the details until Friday, when the sale starts, but I've seen the bundle and it's incredible! Something for everyone, to organize any area of your life!
So, what are your family, personal, or blog goals for February? How are your 2014 goals coming along?