We’re a few days into December but it’s never too late to set goals and try to plan out what I would like to get accomplished for the month. But first, I am so excited to show you how I did on my November goal of unpacking a box a day!
Awesome, right? 20 boxes. I am so proud of myself! And our basement floors have been refinished so now we can start using that part of our house. Don’t they look great?
December’s theme for the Choose Your Own Adventure link-up is Simplify.
I love this theme. Everything about the Christmas season seems to compel me to do more, more, more. Thus, I am forever trying to keep it simple. A few simple gifts for family members, a few simple holiday activities with the kids, and spending time preparing for Jesus’ birthday and spending time with people who are truly important to me. I could set a million goals related to this theme … isn’t that ironic? … but for me the key is just continually reminding myself that what I am doing is enough. My kids will have a wonderful Christmas even if I don’t make them that handmade Advent calendar I keep thinking about. The store-bought gingerbread house kit is fine. The fact that my house isn’t decorated the way I want it to be really doesn’t matter.
Since this goal is kind of squishy and hard to measure, I’m going to try to stay on track by spending at least 5 minutes a day in meditation/prayer on this subject. I have a severe case of monkey mind, so this will be quite a challenge for me.
Do you ever spend time meditating? How do you stay focused and not start making lists in your head or humming some annoying pop song? (Maybe that last part is just me?)
More fun stuff: I was featured in Kathleen’s “Working Mama Files” series here, and don’t forget to enter my Favorite Things giveaway here.