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As the month draws to an end, I hope you’re starting to think about goals to layer on top of the goal you set to kick off the year. With that in mind, I want to remind you that it’s okay to set fun goals too.
Goal setting is wrought with shoulds as people set goals and resolutions based on what they think they should be doing. This isn’t always a bad thing, and I do want to be kinder to my family, more patient with my children, etc. simply because it’s the right thing to do. But one of my favorite parts about The Happiness Project was Gretchen’s rule: “Be Gretchen.” And this is especially true when it comes to goal setting.
Maybe you’re feeling like you should set a goal to read so many non-fiction books per year, but your heart’s not really in it. Or maybe you think you should train for a half marathon (it’s all the rage these days) even though running’s not really your thing.
There’s nothing wrong with those goals, and it may be that one day you set them, but if your heart really wants to learn Italian this year, then do that instead — even if you don’t have a trip to Italy (or even Little Italy!) planned.
Goals don’t have to be all about what you should do or trying to meet the expectations of other people; they are about pursuing your vision for your life, and you should enjoy the process as well!
What fun goals are on your list for this year?
|Mandi Ehman is the blogger behind Life Your Way. She and her husband have four beautiful girls plus one baby boy on the way, and together, they live, work and homeschool on a little slice of heaven in wild, wonderful West Virginia. She loves coffee, chocolate, easy meals, beautiful things and minimalist spaces.|