Mandy’s weekly planning posts over at Biblical Homemaking have always been inspiring to me, so this week I decided to write my own! I think what I am so drawn to is the fact that she lists attainable or realistic goals. I am a list maker by nature, but often tend to put EVERYTHING on the list. I end up so overwhelmed by it that I never look at it again. My goal in making this list is to be mindful/intentional about how my time is spent this week, all while giving myself grace even in the making of it.
| DO |
Fold all of the laundry that is presently clean.
Pack for our weekend in MI.
Take care of backend blog/youtube stuff.
Continue to review reading lessons with Greyson.
Cut boys hair.
| READ |
2-4 hours of The 4-hour Workweek.
The Bible | Galatians & Daniel
| LEARN |
Catch up on sermons that I have missed this month due to illness/work.
My friend, Laurie, recently mentioned that when she homeschooled she had to give up all preconceived notions of what school should look like. I want to explore this concept more (find resources on this idea.)
| BE |
Present – Goodness, am I guilty of not being present with my family. Not only am I distracted the internet/social media, but I am distracted by the cooking and the cleaning and everything else that needs to be done. I want to have intentional time with each boy (including the hubs, ha!) along with involving them in the things that I need to do. Their “help” is sometimes just the opposite of help, but they LOVE to help and those moments can be some of the sweetest throughout the day if I just slow down.
Mindful of Expectations – I recently heard somewhere that every time we get mad about something it is because an expectation of ours was not met. It makes perfect sense when you think about it. I need to be better at voicing my expectations, and at letting them go when expectations that I have not made known are not met. Also, Mark has a TERRIBLE memory, so I need to have grace even when voiced expectations are not met.
Joyful – We are finally recovering from illness and the winter blues over here. Praise God!! After all of that, I just want our home to have a different tone. Bring on the open windows, the music blasting (as much as I can with close neighbors and littles), little boys running through the house giggling, and blanket forts all over the place! Making a conscious effort to be joyful when things are good, will prepare our hearts to be joyful even if one of us gets sick again.
| WRITE |
Write for 20min/day.
Publish 2 blog posts.
| EAT |
Spicy Tuna Wraps
Loaded Baked Potatoes
Chipotle Style Taco Bowls
What about you?! Are you a list maker or do lists overwhelm you? Let me know below!