Monthly Goals for April {2018} | Enduring All Things

Monday, April 2, 2018

Monthly Goals for April {2018}

Hello, beautiful people! I hope you all had a wonderful Easter weekend and that you're ready to start fresh in this new month.

For some reason, Easter is always a somewhat depressing holiday for me. I should specify that the reason for the celebration is not depressing. Praise the Lord for He is risen! Jesus paid the ultimate sacrifice on the cross but he conquered death and sin when he rose three days later. And because of that, because of Him, we can have eternal life. We can be saved. We are free!!

But I digress. In all honesty, for me now, Easter is just another Sunday. Which is true. God never said anything about celebrating Christ's resurrection on a special Sunday once per year. We take communion and celebrate his death, burial, and resurrection every Sunday. We celebrate His life every day just by living! But furthermore, now that Pearson and I live so far away from family (and have lived far away for the last five years), there is absolutely nothing special about Easter.

Growing up, my whole family always went to my Grandma's house on Easter Sunday, took pictures in our new dresses, ate a wonderful feast, and searched for eggs in her backyard. We also competed in the Lads to Leaders convention every Easter weekend. And then when I was in college, we enjoyed Spring Sing on Easter weekend.

Now, we don't even have family to take pictures with. Anyway, sorry for all of that. I didn't mean for this little rant to take three paragraphs. Let's just get to the monthly goals, shall we?

How I did in March:

Spiritual:

  • Read the book of Mark. I thought about doing some devotional or reading a great Christian book, but decided to go back to the basics and read straight from the Bible.
    • Yeah. This didn't happen. At all.

Physical:

  • Stick to the Keto Diet with Pearson. We will be starting this month with the basics of the diet.
  • Work out 3X per week. I'm going back to the basics of working out and doing what I feel my body needs that day rather than following a specific routine.
    • This didn't happen. I decided to focus on the diet and add exercise later.

Mental:

  • Read Career of Evil by Robert Galbraith
    • Epic fail. I blame Breaking Bad. We binge watched it in like a week.

Marriage:

  • I'm going to be very basic here and set the goal of not treating Pearson like a child.
    • I think I did pretty well on this one
  • I'm also setting the basic goal that I set pretty much every month of going on at least one intentional date per week!

Blog:

  • I'm setting a very basic goal to post twice per week!
    • This happened every week except the first

Home:

  • Clean at least 10 minutes per day.
  • Finish decorating and setting up everything. We're almost done but there are a few more decorations I want to buy.
    • Didn't happen because we sort of went on an unofficial spending freeze before I bought all the decorations I wanted
So I guess I met about half of my goals. That's not too bad, I suppose. Now for April.

Resetting in April:

Spiritual:

  • Read the day's devotional thought from "Breaking Free Day by Day" at least 3 times per week. I am not going to worry about catching up. I think that's where I always start to truly fail. I will pick up the book and read that day's date regardless of whether I read the day before or not.

Physical:

  • Stick to the Keto Diet, only cheating at most once per week on the weekends.
  • Do something active every day whether it's go for a long walk, or do something at the apartment gym or just do something at home.

Mental:

Marriage:

  • As always, I'm setting the goal of going on at least one intentional date per week!

Blog:

Home:

  • Clean at least 10 minutes per day. I'm gonna set a timer and see how much I can get clean.
  • Finish decorating and setting up everything. We're almost done but there are a few more decorations I want to buy.
I'm trying to keep it minimal and simple again. I think I can do these 10 goals, what do you think?
Do you set monthly goals? Share the link in the comments!
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