You’ll find these intentional living monthly checklists go along nicely with the exercises in my eBook, Live for Him: A Grace-Filled Look at Planning! Plus I’m hoping these checklists will help keep you (and me, of course!) accountable to completing goals throughout the remainder of the year.
January Intentional Living Checklist
Complete a personal evaluation.
Evaluation is an important step in living intentionally. Before we begin determining priorities and setting goals, we need to conduct an honest assessment of where we stand right now. I provide personal evaluation worksheets in my eBook, Live for Him. You can get it check it out and buy your copy here.
Develop a mission statement.
I’m a big proponent of developing a mission statement for your life. I’ve shared my mission statement before and taught you how to create a mission statement during our 5 days of How to Fill Up Your Life and Not Just Your Schedule series. I also provide information on how to develop a personal mission statement in my eBook, Live for Him. If you don’t have a mission statement, I highly recommend creating one this month.
Set goals for the year.
Going hand-in-hand with developing a mission statement, take some time this month to set some goals. Goals provide direction and purpose for your days, but goals mean nothing if we do nothing about them. I’ll be sure to remind you each month to review your goals! So don’t let, “I always forget about them” be your reason for not setting goals this year.
Don’t forget to check out my post, 4 Goal Setting Lessons I learned in 2013, for more encouragement. These lessons ring true every year!
Determine books you want to read.
I talk a lot about books. Check out the following posts for book ideas to add to your list:
Put away Christmas decorations.
By December 25th, I’m done with Christmas decorations. I’m ready to declutter and “get my house back.” I always scurry around taking down decorations the day or so after Christmas, but there are always those last few decorations that take months to come down. Not this year! I’ve got it on my list of to do’s, and I love checking boxes!
Declutter living area.
Each month I’m focusing on one area in my home to declutter and get organized. I get overwhelmed if I try to take on too much at one time – so one room or area at a time! This month I’m focusing on our living area, which is one big open space that includes our living room, dining room, and kitchen. I’m not going to worry about organizing my kitchen completely, but I’m working on decluttering every single surface area and drawer that I can in this section of our home. I’ll be sure to share my progress with you!
Create a daily routine
I’ve shared before that developing a simple schedule and routine brings peace to my home. I need to make updates to my daily routine since we’ve added a new baby and we’re getting more serious about doing homeschool preschool.
Create or review your budget.
I need to get a process in place for reviewing our budget. Maybe you need to create a budget. Either way, give your budget some attention this month. You can read this post and this post written by my friend Sarah last year. She’s the one who got my husband and I set up with our current system of tracking our finances, and she shared about it in her two part series.
Determine one act of hospitality you can do this month.
We love hospitality. We try to plan one act of hospitality a month. But our favorite way is Friday Night Meatballs.
That should keep me busy!
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