I look forward to making resolutions and goals each year. It hasn’t always been that way but recently I’ve really enjoyed it. And here’s why:
As a mother, it feels like just about everything I do today, I’ll probably have to do tomorrow. Make meals, feed meals, clean up meals, bathrooms, laundry, vacuuming, mopping, dusting, homework, lessons, practices, and the list goes on. Sounds familiar for most moms, right? When I focused on those things and made goals regarding those things, I never felt fulfilled because there was never an end. I could never say, “Well, that’s finished. Let’s move on to something else.” So here are 2 secrets to making resolutions and goals
Last year, I focused on making goals that had an end. I decided to write until I got published. And guess what, I did it plus a couple of extra published articles, on 3 different websites. Talk about sense of accomplishment! I also made a fillet crochet piece. Can I tell you how beautiful it is? And the sense of fulfillment I feel when I look at all those tiny knots. So that’s one secret to feeling good about making goals. Make sure it has an end.
My second secret is a fun little program on The Power of Moms website called the “Bloom Game.” I started this game last year and it really helped me focus on ways to improve myself and my interests. First, you take an assessment that shows you where your strengths and weaknesses are, focusing on Self, Family and Beyond (meaning work and community). It also encourages you to record those special mommy moments, what I call “payoff moments.” and they call those Serendipity. So you make goals, update and check-off (because who doesn’t love check-off lists, right) on their website every week. Smaller goals every week feels doable and measureable and eventually leads to greater progress. I just retook my assessment for the New Year and I was surprised at the progress I made. I’m definitely feeling better about myself, being a mother and my ability to contribute beyond myself and family. It’s exciting to see the progress!
So those are my secrets. #1. Make a goal with an end. #2. Use the bloom game to help you focus on small steps to find big progress. So if you are interested in trying out the “Bloom Game,” click on the button and get setup. There’s an easy free membership sign-up and bonus free programs. The Bloom Game is available for a small yearly fee. It’s been totally worth it for me. What are you waiting for?