January Goals :: 2014

I love a new year. And I love setting goals for the year. {Here are my goals from 2012 & 2013.}

This year, I made some resolutions and am breaking them up into monthly goals. And to put a little fire in my pants, I’m going to share 2 things each month: my new monthly goals & how I did the previous month. Yikes.

january goals

Before I do, though, let’s clarify 2 things:

One: for those who are discouraged by my goals – don’t be. we’re all different people. you do things I don’t do; I do things you don’t do. whatev. just take the next step you need to take and don’t be concerned about others’ progress.

Two: for those who think my goals are dumbYou’re awesome. you know it. & I love you.

Okay, let’s get this party started! Here are my goals for January:

  1. read 1 book {definition of book: not Llama, Llama Red Pajama or other such kids’ books, but an adult book. I’ll share the one I chose next month.}
  2. read for 15 minutes to kids after lunch {only Mondays – Fridays as weekends are a bit of a different schedule}
  3. continue my reading through the Bible plan
  4. ______ {I can’t say this one because it’s a secret. lame, I know. but if I accomplish it, I’ll spill the beans during my February goal sharing post.}
  5. exercise 125 minutes/week. {this evens out to 25 min/M-F. but gives a little wiggle room in case I forget a day or something. So far, I’ve been doing workout DVDs because it’s easiest to do those with 3 kids. Running is not an option unless my hubby is home to watch the kids. So running has definitely taken a backseat. No biggie.}
  6. memorize Ephesians 1.
  7. read every night from 10-10:30 and go to bed by 10:45.
  8. spend 15 minutes/day on facebook {or less}
  9. begin & end every day in God’s Word {either reading a Psalm or reviewing Ephesians}

So, that’s it. 9 goals for January. I’m semi-excited. And semi-nervous as to how things will go.
I promise to post an honest recap at the beginning of February – even if I fail miserably.

So, did you make any goals for 2014? Or monthly goals? I would love to cheer you on! Share them below – or if you have a link to a blog post you wrote about your goals, please share so we can all cheer you on!




p.s. Not sure how to make good goals? here’s how to make goals that are awesome.


  1. Laura says:

    I love the idea of monthly goals! I like to set goals for myself but tend to either forget what they are or set too many and get discouraged. Have you found that setting monthly goals helps to not forget? Or, do you have any other tips for how to remember your goals?

  2. Christa says:

    Blog about them! 😉 lol! kidding 🙂
    Really, though – I write my goals down – both for the year and the month. Maybe you could write yours down on fun paper {or print them out if you don’t love your handwriting!} and put them on your mirror or dresser – or some other place you’ll see every day? Hope that helps!
    Happy goal-planning!! 🙂

  3. Andrea says:

    I’m not sure why, but I get inspired by other people’s goals. I especially love your goal of memorizing Ephesians 1. Will you memorize it all in January or over the year? I’ve been thinking about memorizing a chunk of scripture to focus on throughout the year. Good luck!

  4. Christa says:

    thanks for the encouragement, Andrea! I’m hoping to memorize the first chapter this month. But I’ve already memorized the first 11 verses, so it’s not as extreme as it sounds. 😉

  5. Oooh, I’m loving that #8, I so wish I could do that. I’d be doing really well to drop down to an hour a day, sad to say – but I think I’ll give it a try. I could actually get my life back! You’ve inspired me 😉

    Hugs ~ Mary

  6. Christa says:

    Amazingly enough, this is one of my favorite goals. Funny how I feel liberated by a boundary I’ve set for myself. I’ve been mulling on that idea for the past few days, actually…

  7. Rachel says:

    Just now read through your list of goals (via your links I love post from today)! Was especially motivated by your Facebook goal…going to try to set (and follow!) that one for myself. Thanks for the inspiration and I look forward to hearing as you share your progress. =)

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