3 in 30 – January

As I mentioned yesterday… I like to make lists.
Big, ambitious, over-achieving lists.

Some of the the things I want to do in 2011 are activities and projects but some of them are habits that need to be worked on. I think I read somewhere once that it takes 2 or 3 weeks to create a habit.

I’m pretty sure it takes me at least a month.

Enter the “3 in 30” challenge, thanks to Meghan and Ashley. So with a little bit of support and accountability, I’m ready to make 3 habits this month. Are you?

Here are the 3 habits I’m going to work on for January:

1.) Get back to a morning routine of “coffee with God” (coffee, my bible & prayer). I have no idea if I’m going to be able to keep up but I’m also going to join in the Bible in 90 Days beginning on January 3rd. That’s like, DOUBLE accountability or something. 😉

2.) Get all the dishes and laundry done before going to bed. I did this for about a week in mid-November. It was so nice! My day ran so much more smoothly when I woke up with no dishes or laundry to do. Then Thanksgiving threw a kink into it (I let it) and it’s been hit or miss since then.

3.) Start using my home management binder again, daily. I need to update it and re-organize it first, so I’m going to start working on the first two right away and spend this week getting the binder ready for use by next Monday.

All three of these goals further my pursuit of a smooth running, well oiled home. These three goals are also in keeping with my One Word for 2011 – “Well-Functioning.” (I’m looking a better, snazzier sounding word for that, by the way, if you think of one.) ;0) Got any suggestions?

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January 2, 2011 2:37 am

Browsing thesaurus.com looking for inspiration.
I think, perhaps, that “purposeful” might fit for my One Word. All the definitions for it apply. Intentional, serving a designed purpose, determined. Each thing purposefully done, to serve the overall purpose.

your Mommie
your Mommie
January 2, 2011 8:51 am

See FB comment for 2 suggestions….

Teri Johnson
Teri Johnson
January 2, 2011 9:11 am

I’m doing the 3 in 30 too – followed your link from twitter! I share a similar goal, I NEED my soul food – reading the Word!! Love it Coffee with God =)

I’m not much help with your one word, the only thing that comes to mind is OPERATE and that doesn’t sound very uplifting and encouraging. I actually like your word! My word for 2011 is REFINE.

Keeping it Personal,

January 2, 2011 9:26 am

Great goals! I am also doing the 3 in 30 challenge, and the B90Day Challenge. I did B90Days last year, and this year I am a mentor. I am hoping to get to know others who are doing the challenges with me, I will be hosting some of the Twitter Chats we will be doing weekly. I see we follow some of the same blogs, I also homeschool. I will be seeing you around. 🙂

Ashley Pichea
Ashley Pichea
January 2, 2011 2:54 pm

The holidays always manage to throw a “kink” in my routine, too. So glad you’re joining us for 3 in 30! It’s great to have encouragement and accountability to make our goals reality!!

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