The New Year will be here before we know it and this is the perfect time to be thinking about setting goals. We often think of goal setting for our businesses, homeschooling, or even our health. Most of us want to set individual goals or resolutions; however we don’t usually think to set family goals.
I want to encourage you this year to do something different! Have a family meeting where you have some simple snacks and gather your family together to talk about the New Year! You should have a nice size pad of paper and a pen so you can write down everyone’s ideas! This is a time to brainstorm together, encourage everyone to come up with ideas and at the end write down what is most important to your family! Statistics show that writing down your goals, you are more likely to follow through and make them happen!
I think one of the greatest things you can do as a family is setting goals. You can see amazing things happen in your family life when you set goals together. It is also a wonderful example to your children for setting goals in their future. This can benefit them in their work, their business, or their schooling!
Benefits of family goal setting:
Setting goals as a family gives your family purpose. This is the perfect time to write a family mission!
Setting goals can help you achieve better health. Maybe you have wanted to start eating healthier as a family and you want to learn more about that. You may have a family member that has been having health issues and you want to support them in making changes and set goals. This is also the perfect time to start an exercise plan as a family!
You can do more for the Lord – There are so many spiritual goals we want for our family but just hoping they will happen doesn’t make them so. Maybe we want to serve more, save for a mission trip, memorize scripture, or read your bibles more together. Setting spiritual goals can help you make that happen!
You can achieve home goals – This is the perfect time to talk about home projects you want to do as family, plan family vacations, or even start a new meal planning or chore chart! When you get together to talk about these things, you set up a greater chance it will be successful!
Setting family goals can help you connect on a deeper level as a family and give you great things to work toward! I hope you all create amazing goals for your New Year!!
Angela, Together with Family