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Mid-Year Goals

I decided I really like Lauren's idea about setting goals during the middle of the year.  I don't ever set goals... ever!  I'm writing my goals here so that I can be held accountable for them.  "They" say that when you write down a goal you are 75% more likely to complete it, rather than if you just think about doing it.  Hopefully during the second half of 2011 I will:

1.  Read my scriptures every day and finish reading the Old Testament
2.  Go back to school, full time, even if my boss won't let me go to class
3.  Stop regretting/living in/wishing I could change the past; move on and progress
4.  Pray.  The real get-down-on-your-knees-bow-your-head-and-fold-your-arms kind not the quick-utter-one-in-traffic-kind, at least once everyday
5.  Read 5 non-school books
6. Start the Spending Fast, and stick to it. 
7.  Listen to more church music and learn the harmonies
8.  Exercise at least 3 times a week
9.  Start studying for the DAT's
10.  Choose to be happy (I'm not miserable, but I guess I mean, make it a point to be happy everyday)
11.  Make at least 1 new friend every month
12.  Spend 5 minutes everyday "quick cleaning" my house, and deep clean every Saturday

I figure I'll start working on these July 1.  It's a nice half-way-through-the-year point. 
July 1 is also the first day I start my Spending Fast, I start school (I'm enrolled full time for Summer & Fall terms), and I'm starting my new workout regimen.
I'm going to be busy.
Wish me luck!

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  1. Go Morgan! mid year goals, great idea!
    7 and 8 are very good goals that I might have to borrow. Good luck!

  2. I love your goals, I seriously think I'll just need to copy your list and do the same goals with you. I for sure need to go on a spending fast, and definitely need to consistently read my scriptures--- but like the REAL reading, the non-skimming kind!

    Sounds like you will be busy, good luck with everything!

  3. @KatyThanks Katy! I feel so bad when I sing in church and sound like a dying seagull because I can't sing the high notes!

  4. @Mikelle Jade {The Honeypie Archives}Hey girl, what a beautiful name you have! Feel free to copy and paste verbatum! Ha ha ha. Good luck to you!

  5. good luck! if you are using a gym, i work out at the agassi 24 hr on town center. you could make a new friend and get a workout in in one step! ;o)

  6. @nikki
    Nikki- that gym is RIGHT next to my house, and my brother was a manager there for years! I would love to be your workout buddy but because of my Spending Fast, I cancelled my membership! I am going to be working out at home... for free... *sigh*

  7. Hey, congratulations on starting your spending fast. I always say, being a married student was the best thing for our budget. We had zero money, so we spent zero money, and now we are pretty good at living without the extras. I think that's the hardest part. Learning that we don't "need" things.

  8. @Taylor Yves
    It IS the hardest part!!! I keep thinking of things I "need" but I've made a rule to just "sleep on it." Before I even hit the sheets, I realize that I already have some at my house, or just realize that I don't NEED it!


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