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The transition from one year to another is the perfect time to examine our lives. Close your eyes and think about what you want your life to look like. How would you spend your time? Would you spend more time reading to your kids? Take up a new hobby? Make time for weekly bubble baths? These will all make a fantastic New Years goal for homeschool moms!
I’m not a fan of the word resolutions. The dictionary defines ‘resolution’ as the firm decision to do or not do something. I prefer to work towards a goal. Progress is better, and more sustainable, than perfection. If I’m making progress, even small baby steps, that is still working towards my goal.
A Productive New Years Goal for Homeschool Moms
My goal this year is to be more productive. It is kind of a large overarching goal that covers a lot of territory. Being more productive would allow me to squeeze more out of each day:
- teaching my kids AND just having ‘mom’ time with them
- spending time with my husband
- accomplishing work goals
- relaxing with a good book
- and so much more!
Being more productive won’t happen by accident. Good thing I have a plan! (Thanks, type A personality 😉)
There are many productivity strategies. It would be great if there was one perfect approach, but in reality our lives and personalities are too complex for one strategy to work for everyone. I found a book that breaks down many of the most popular productivity methods (over 50!) into quick simple steps. A Year of Living Productively makes it possible to try multiple productivity strategies quickly and without the need to buy dozens of books. I started reading it a few weeks ago and have identified a few strategies that are already helping me get more accomplished each day – exercise, proper nutrition, and a paper planner. I’m sure there are more methods, so I’m still reading.
These productivity strategies bring me to the next parts of my plan.
2-27-1 Challenge: I know that eating well makes me the most productive, so I’m joining the 2-27-1 free challenge where I will be committed to following my own nutrition plan. My Intentional Bites Planner is ready to go!
Erin Condren Planner: A few weeks ago I splurged on an Erin Condren Planner and have been amazed at the difference it has made. Each day has three sections that can be organized any way you want. I devote one block to household tasks, one to homeschool and mom to-dos, and the final block to work tasks. The beauty of this planner is that it forces balance among those three things. When my household box is full, I know that I need to stop assigning tasks to that category. This has encouraged me to really think through my week and break bigger things, like cleaning, into smaller jobs. I like to add these planner stickers for a bit of color.
Aerial yoga: I have always loved yoga, but recently discovered aerial yoga. Instagram videos make it look so easy, but it is hard. Two days after my first session and my arms are still ridiculously sore! The class is only offered once a week, so I need to add some other exercises in each week too – I’m still deciding what sounds appealing.
Can you suggest another New Years goal for homeschool moms?
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