I love goal setting. Sitting down with a planner or note book and jotting down goals, is my jam. I *try* to do it at the beginning of every month, because that just seems like the most logical time to do it. I come up with the number of books I want to read, or how many times I want to work out, or how little I want to eat out.
Truth be told, at the end of most months, I haven’t done half of the goals I’ve come up with.
And another truth be told: I’m fine with that.
I can be even more honest and tell you that I used to struggle with it really hard. At the start, or end of a month I’d look back on the previous and realize how I didn’t accomplish many, if any, of those goals. Goals that I sat long and hard thinking about. Goals that I thought this was the month I’d get done.
I feel like there’s a lot of pressure today to get those goals done. To be the list making, goal setting, doer of all the things type of mom.
And while that works really, really well for some people…it doesn’t for everyone.
It’s not that I don’t enjoy goals, or setting them. But I’ve learned to give myself some grace when it comes to them. To not freak out when they don’t get done, or get upset when I’ve had the same goal for the last six months.
Grace, ladies. Grace.
If you’re like me and you like setting goals, but carrying them out is a different story, be ok with that. Let’s be ok with not doing all the things, and getting everything done.
Those things didn’t get done because I was playing with Em, and maybe doing some more of one thing that wasn’t on the list.
But if you are a goal setter and doer. Get. It. Girl. If this works for you, making the list, checking it twice and getting it done, do it!
As mothers, we’ve got to realize that not one of us will do it the same way someone else will. So make those goals, or don’t. Get them all done, or don’t. Whatever you’re doing for you and your family…is perfect.