Wednesday, January 1, 2014

One Word 2014 Progress: 2014 Goals

Last year I had one word picked out to sum up my goals and I really liked the idea! This year I have my one word chosen as I've been thinking and praying about my goals for the year ahead.

I chose the word progress because that's exactly what I want to do! Make progress in several areas of my life. I will never be perfect but I can work toward my goals each day and make progress toward a better me. After reading a post from Only a Breath on making and setting goals,  have chosen several areas and several goals for each area. After thinking about my goals I have picked something I can start doing right away to work on that goal. Each month I will update with how things are going.

1. Family Bible time
2. Pray with my husband daily
3. Spend more one on one time with each of my children
4. Date nights with my husband 
5.. Use more encouraging words with my husband and children

In January I will have daily Bible time with my kids. 

1. Track my calories
2. Cut out the sugar
3. Get into an exercise routine and stick to it.
4. Cut out processed foods 

In January I will use a book called Sugar Detox to get the sugar out of my diet and beat the addiction to it. 

1. Get savings and checking accounts opened.
2. Take the 52 week savings challenge
3. Keep up on bills and pay on time
4. Tithe

January's action is to get accounts opened. 

1. Read Bible daily
2. Spend time with the Lord before the children get up
3. Start and complete Bible studies with others 
4, Spread the gospel

In January I will be starting an online Bible study through Proverbs 31. 

1. Continue to post regularly
2. Prayerfully think about new ways to encourage and uplift readers
3. Connect with other bloggers to learn more and encourage them
4. Interact more with readers through posts and social media. 

January goal is to post at least twice a week. 

1. Spend less time online
2. Keep up on household chores 
3. Be consistent with children to get chores accomplished

This month I will setup a home management folder/binder and find a plan that works for me. 

Looking at it all typed out it seems like a lot. But then I have to remember, I have this entire year to work on these things. My goal isn't perfection but PROGRESS. I know with God's help I can make progress in these areas of my life and I'm excited to see what 2014 will hold for me! 

What are your goals for 2014? 


  1. I was considering doing the 52 Week Savings Challenge, but I don't think I'm quite there yet. I automated a set amount I felt could afford. I hope this goes a long way in making a dent in my debt. Anyways, I look forward to reading about your journey of PROGRESS in 2014. Happy New Year!

    1. Thanks and happy new year to you! I really want to do the 52 week challenge. Will have to convince my hubby of it though. Thanks for sharing!

  2. My one word is "efficiency," It's not as romantic a word as I usually choose, but I really want to focus on doing everything WELL this year without squandering time or money. :)

    1. Sounds like a great goal! Thanks for visiting!

  3. I wish you all the best as you work towards your goals this year. Interestingly enough, my husband and I filled out a yearly goal sheet together last night. It included several of the things you posted, including spending more time in the Bible and tithing more.


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