July Family Goals {Free Printable} | From Overwhelmed to Organized: July Family Goals {Free Printable}

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

July Family Goals {Free Printable}

Happy Canada Day!  I hope all my Canadian readers enjoy a wonderful holiday today! 

It's also the beginning of a new month and that means a Monthly Family Goals printable for you!

I'm so excited it's July!  The kids are home for the summer and we're all happy to have a break from the school year routine.  I know some of you have been in summer mode for awhile already, but my kids just finished school on Friday.  We're taking it easy this week and enjoying a slower pace.  On Friday I'll be sharing some of our summer plans.

July 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 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 July:

{Note: I've switched from Scribd to Dropbox for sharing printables.  If you have any problems downloading this printable, please let me know!  Thanks to the readers who let me know that Scribd was no longer a free service!}

I really hope this printable helps you achieve your goals this month in your family! 

Achieving Balance in 2014

In January I shared my word for the year: balance.  I've continued working towards this through the month of June.  I've been working this year on establishing new habits one at a time, instead of starting several at once.  So far it's going well!

  • In January, I worked on utilizing short amounts of time better
  • In February, my new habit was planning our dinners for the week every Sunday
  • In March I started drinking a 16 oz glass of water at least 4-5 times per day
  • In April I worked on eating more fruits and vegetables
  • In May I continued drinking water and eating more fruits and vegetables
  • In June I set a goal of going to bed by midnight

Ummm... epic fail on that one.  I did go to bed by midnight more than I did in the past.  So that's progress I guess. But I had several nights where I stayed up later.  I need to keep working on this one! Some habits take me awhile to form :)  I'm doing a lot better with the water, fruits, and vegetables though.   And I have continued using short amounts of time well and menu planning each week.

As a family, we're continuing to work on being more grateful, my son is working on being more generous, and my daughter is working on being more peaceful.  These were words we picked for the year and when we set goals each month at our family meeting, we're thinking of ways we can achieve them.

At our latest family meeting we talked about how we can develop these traits during the summer and we set goals to help us do that. 

If you've never set family goals, 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 June on the Blog

Last month, I set 4 goals for the blog.  I'm happy to say I'm back on track and I achieved all 4 of them!

  1. I wrote 3 posts on being organized for traveling
  2. I updated my progress for May and June in the 365 Items in 365 Days challenge
  3. I launched a new series called "We Did It! So Can You!" featuring participants in the 365 Items in 365 Days Challenge
  4. I wrote 2 Organizing Ideas for the Weekend posts

    If you've missed any posts last month, you can read all the June posts here.  

    One of my favourite posts this month was a guest post from my friend Leslie called Why Simplifying is More Powerful Than Organizing.  If you haven't checked it out yet, I hope you will and that you love it as much as I do!

    What's Coming Up In July On The Blog?

    With my kids home for the summer and my organizing business getting busier, I'm planning to only post twice a week for July and August, instead of the 3 of 4 posts I usually write.  I actually did that for the last few weeks in June and it really helped me feel less overwhelmed.

    Besides, let's face it, those of you who have been following me for awhile know that I didn't plan on scaling back the last 2 summers and both times I ended up taking an unannounced/unplanned blogging break.  So this time I'm planning on publishing less often, so I can hopefully keep up.  And you'll still get to read some posts all summer :)

    So that's my only goal for July:  publish 2 blog posts a week.  I'll plan on posting on Tuesday and Friday mornings and it will be the usual mix of content:  Organizing Ideas for the Weekend posts, 365 Items in 365 Days updates, and a few summer organizing projects.  I hope you'll join me all month!

    I'm looking forward to July both personally and on the blog!

    So, what are your family, personal, or blog goals for July?  How are your 2014 goals coming along?  What are you most looking forward to this month?

    Happy organizing!

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