Have you abandoned your New Year’s Resolutions yet?
I’ve been doing really well this year, but to be honest with you, I rarely set New Year’s Resolutions. I prefer to set goals at the beginning of the school year, because my life is dictated by my kids’ school schedules.
I have one long term goal which I started working on a year or so ago. It is: Do at least one thing every month to improve my preparedness.
The one thing can be practically anything. Some months, I buy some additional food for food storage,
or I learn a new skill (like baking bread, patching holes in clothes, using old clothes to make a blanket or other useful item, or making my own spice mixes),
or I inventory what I have on hand and see if anything needs to be replaced or used before it expires,
or I purchase non-food supplies such as soap, first aid supplies, laundry or dish detergent, blankets, batteries, etc.
When I’m really on the ball, I do more than one thing!
This year, I set some real resolutions. Want to know what they are? You don’t have to twist my arm. I’ll share. Here they are:
1. Index 1 batch a week and arbitrate as many batches as possible. (Indexing is part of genealogy. I use a free computer program to view historical documents and input information from it into the program. The data is used to create a free, internet, searchable database used to find your ancestors. You can find the database and info here.)
2. Exercise more regularly. This is pretty self-explanatory!
3. Read Old Testament (This is a 2-year goal.) I started this several years ago, but I stopped after finishing Numbers. I’m determined to read the entire thing cover to cover within the next 2 years.
4. Intelligently add to food storage. This is a continuation of my prior goal, but more focused. I want to increase the variety in my food storage and make sure I store things I’ll actually use.
Well, what do you think? How are you doing with your goals? What keeps you motivated?