simplification

i am starting a quest to simplify my life
i desire to become more patient, more focused on Christ’s work in my life, more focused on my husband and daughter and my roles as a wife and mother, more laid-back, more cheerful, more loving, more humble, more disciplined, and more organized
here are a few of my ideas on how to accomplish these goals (or at least work towards them)
1. deactivate my facebook account (DONE! as of today)
2. watch less t.v. (basically narrow it to my thursday night of grey’s anatomy – my weekly ‘me’ time, and then our Netflix movies and shows we get twice a week or have access to online)
3. spend time daily reading Scripture (how many times have we ALL made this a resolution?!)
4. focus on Mylin when she is awake (don’t text, don’t always watch a will&grace episode, don’t change the laundry and wash the dishes…)
5. spend time talking to and listening to Joel every day without Mylin (its amazing how infrequently this happens!
6. have a date with Joel every other week (going out or staying in, without the baby!)
7. surround myself with Christian women and couples (to challenge me and keep me accountable)
8. complete graduate school!
9. spend time exercising 3+ times a week
10. get up at 6 a.m. (or earlier) most days (for chores, getting ready before Mylin is up, and some time with Joel to begin our day)

ok these were just off the top of my head and in no particular order
it helps me to have a list written down, and to tell others so I can be kept accountable
i have one goal complete! and nine more stated…probably many more to come!

what goals have you all set in your lives lately?
which ones have you accomplished?!

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4 responses to “simplification

  1. WOOHOO!! I know you can do it!

  2. Hey Roomie :)I haven't seen you FOREVER, but I found your blog a few weeks ago and have been enjoying the updates on your life recently. I applaud you so much for these ideas in your post! Aaron and I recently got rid of our TV, and it was such a great change. Your daughter is adorable 🙂 Hopefully we can catch up soon. Love you and miss you!Jill

  3. Okay… you've motivated me. I need to make one of these lists. Nice job and good luck with sticking to it! Life seems to be so much more enjoyable when we live simply, thanks for the idea.

  4. Yes, great list! I did this not that long ago. How our lists are similar (minus Mylin 🙂 Mine included: check facebook less, tv less (we do Netflix as well, have no television), get up with Art at 4:30 and stay up!, spend that 1st hour after Art leaves studying and praying (or else it just doesn't happen!), finish school (got my last semester classes today :), and I'm sure other random things :)You'll have to let us know how the other 9 go 😉

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