Tending the Temple

Revisiting the Resolutions

At the beginning of the year, one of my informal “resolutions” was to become better at goal setting. Ideally, I wanted to have some daily goals for myself, some weekly and monthly goals, and a few annual goals.

My daily goals include keeping the living areas of my home picked up, flossing my teeth, reading scripture and daily meditations, and calling friends. Weekly goals include some self-care activities, going to church, writing my blog posts, sticking to my meal plan, keeping on top of the laundry (still working on that one!). Monthly goals include staying on top of sending invoices, keeping a written monthly budget, create something crafty. And my annual goals were to powerwash the house and have the carpets professionally cleaned.

It has recently come to my attention that in “tending my temple,” the goals I’ve set for myself, especially the annual ones, are heavily weighted in favor of my domicile. Now, I think having a nice, clean, and tidy home is pretty important for a sense of well-being. But do I really want that to be my top priority?

I think I need to take another look at my goals. I need a more balanced approach. I need to put my kids and my health more prominently on the list. So over the course of the next few weeks, I will be tweaking my goals a little bit to more accurately reflect my priorities.

I’m not sure exactly how I’m going to do this. But I’m going to start with one major goal for the year – have an annual physical. It’s way overdue.


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