Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Some goals for the new year

I don't really like "new year's resolutions" because I feel I make them on a whim and I never really stick to it and accomplish them, however, I do have some goals for this new year. These are just some things I would like to accomplish this year; in fact, I wanted to accomplish some of them last year! I decided to make two categories of goals, one for health and one for homestead. I did place them somewhat in order, but that is open for change as time goes on. My original plan was to work on one goal a month throughout the year, but  as I was making my lists I realized I really would like to accomplish some things sooner than that. Therefore, my plan now is to tackle one goal at a time and progress as I feel I am able. I don't want to take on too much at once but I also know I can work on some of these at the same time. So are you at all interested in what my goals are? Well, if not, you can quit reading now but I have a feeling if your weren't interested, you wouldn't have read this far! So here they are -

Health Goals
  1.  Eliminate all processed sugar from my diet, this includes any food that contains processed sugars. I will allow myself honey, sucanat and raw sugars.
  2. Drink my coffee black or use only stevia. 
  3. Consistently drink 64oz of water daily.
  4. Exercise two times a week. I know most people say three, but I am focusing on a doable goal right now.
  5. Eat fruit at least two times a day. I have not been doing good at getting enough fruit in my diet.
  6. Eat RAW vegetables at least twice a day.
  7. Keep kombucha made.
  8. Learn to make 2-3 fermented foods that we enjoy, using Nourishing Traditions.
  9. Learn to make kefir.
  10. Learn about 5 herbs and their uses.
  11. Find a properly combined bread recipe. This is one of those I will work on throughout the months as I have time, I just hope to have come up with one by the end of the year.

Homestead Goals
  1.  Follow my home management binder consistently. 
  2. Work on Christmas presents throughout the year.
  3. Keep track of all of our spending.
  4. Increase my pantry/preparedness stock.
  5. Declutter each room thoroughly.
  6. Keep meals and bread in freezer at all times.
  7. Keep up with my sewing.
  8. Have a better garden this year and preserve more of the harvest.
  9. Make a family favorites cookbook.
  10. Make soap.
Well, there you have it. Those are the things I would really like to accomplish by the end of the year, hopefully sooner!

Have you set goals for the new year? I would love for you to share them with us.


1 comment:

  1. I really don't make new year's resolutions. I start everyday with a prayer to our heavenly Father to "help me to honor Him with everything I do and everything I say".