A new year means new resolutions for most...a clean slate, a new beginning, a fresh start. Three months later the new year is no longer new. Resolutions have faded into the background and old habits have once again taken over. Several years I ago while thinking this over I thought why can't every week be like this. Maybe a week is too much, but what about every month? Why not? Why not sit down on the last day of the month and set some monthly goals? Maybe sit down with your husband and set some goals together. Talk over what new things have worked during the past month, what goals (projects, habits, etc.) you want to accomplish/establish during the new month. Discuss your children...behaviour issues, school situations, schedule time to spend with each one (a kid date). Talk over the month's schedule.
So, what will my New Month Resolutions be?
1. Set New Month Resolutions for March during the last week of February.
2. Do one full load of laundry (wash, dry, fold, put away) every weekday and as much as possible on the weekends. Do one delicate load on the days that are necessary.
3. Complete one 10 minute chore (see http://stephanieodea.com/) each weekday.
4. Work on "after meal chores" with the kids (washing dishes, wiping table, cleaning under their chair).
God's plan for us is one of order. God is a God of order. The Bible tells us in 1Corinthians 14:40, "Let all things be done decently and in order." The books of the law are full of order. As Christians our lives should show order. We shouldn't be running from one thing to the next leaving behind a trail of chaos. We should have a plan, a purpose in everything we do. A plan and purpose that is attainable.