I've been thinking about how I want to improve myself this year. Sometimes critiquing myself gets a little depressing because I really have a lot of faults, but I've given a lot of thought on some goals that I could have for this coming year.
1) Read the Book of Mormon and the Joseph Smith manual for this year.
I'm usually pretty good about personal scripture study but I will admit that I rarely read the lesson in the manual before I go to church. I think that by keeping up with the study guides for both Sunday School and Relief Society I will be able to better participate in class discussions, and will benefit more from my personal study.
2) Do yoga (almost) everyday.
I've already started on this. Andrew got me some great new videos for Christmas--some of them have only 20 minute workouts which is nice because that's about how long Rachel can entertain herself for, if I'm lucky. This will help me become more flexible and will help me release my stress.
3) Finish some of the projects I have sitting on back burners.
Like that Jordan book I've been working on forever. That project just needs to get finished. I have a few other books taking up space on my computer that I need to finish as well.
4) Get on a better daily schedule with Rachel.
I'm hoping that yoga and more dedicated scripture study will help with this. I don't really have the excuse of "I just had a baby..." for my messy house and sleeping in. Rachel and I both need to get up in the morning when Daddy does and that will mean, in turn, that we'll have to go to bed earlier which will make us all healthy, wealthy, and wise.
5) Work on Harman for an hour a day...on average....five days a week.
That shouldn't be too much to ask, and yet I just put it off and put it off and put it off until the week is over and I've done hardly anything. Maybe I need to make myself a star chart.
We'll see how long I can handle those goals for. I also need to figure out how to get my house in order. It's atrocious right now, but that might be the Christmas decorations calling out to me. Our Christmas tree takes up half our living room--I'm sure our house will feel much cleaner once all that's put away!