Saturday, January 1, 2011

Is this a sign?

I had planned to start my challenge today. Have an automatic post set up so that you would see the weekly challenge and the winner of the giveaway when you woke up. Well guess what? It didn't happen!!

The more I have thought about the weekly/daily challenges the more I realize that they are for ME. I need to get my act together and y'all are just here for the ride. lol

So without further ado...here are the 1st set of weekly challenges. My theme will be PROGRESS NOT PERFECTION IN 2011! Catchy isn't it?! I thought so!

ORGANIZATION: the month of January will be dedicated to the kitchen aka the heart of the home. So this week we are going to clean out our tupperware drawers! If you are anything like me, you have a million and one containers. Mine fall out when I put them away! So anything that no longer has a lid, or a lid without a bottom is out of here! If you have had a container that has been sitting around and never used, it is out of here. Set a time limit every day (between 10-20 minutes) and work on it until is done!

HEALTH: this week we are going to start with drinking water! I am so bad about drinking diet soda or juice or...anything else. You can drink whatever else you want BUT we are going to drink 6-8 8oz glasses of water daily!

KIDS: Do your kids have daily routines? Or is it more of  a fly by the seat of your pants? They need to make small changes and build on those habits. We are going to start off small, making the bed! Help them succeed. The more blankets, stuffed animals, sheets, pillows etc. the harder it is to make. So simplify.

MONEY: this week take some time to look at your budget. Do you have one? Do you need to make changes? Are you happy with the balance in your checking account? (Is anyone?!)

SPIRITUAL: I love to read. It is amazing that I can always find the time to read a novel, a self improvement book, or to peruse a cookbook/magazine. But it is hard for me to find the time to read my scriptures.  Interesting isn't it? 5 minutes. Surely we can find 5 minutes a day to read out of the scripture/devotional of our choice.

FOOD: dinner. By 10am you need to know what you are going to be eating for dinner. Look in your pantry, freezer etc and make your plan.

So good luck! I will let you know how I did next week.I look forward to hearing how all of you did also! Feel free to blog it, comment, email...and let me know how you did.

I am computer illiterate but I am hoping to have a blog button for this soon. Unless of course someone wants to make me one...(:

3 comments:

Book Loving Mommy said...

Oh my goodness....this is gonna be harder than I though! You are killing me with the water challenge! I am a strictly coffee and pepsi girl so that's gonna be my hardest but I'm gonna try my best on all of them :)

Lazy Girl said...

Haha!! I wish I could make you a button! I have this vivid imagination but I'm not PhotoShop proficient yet!!

I love this list of things to do. I look forward to getting organized!!

Book Loving Mommy said...

Hey, so who's the winner of the giveway? You never did tell us! :)

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