Monthly Marriage Goal - Check In

This post is a little late posting. We had a lot of fun things going on yesterday so I never once turned on my computer and consequently didn't get this post edited and published!

January's goal is going to continue one extra week because I had a different goal the first week of January and then I made up new rules for making this a monthly goal and now I'm making up new rules that my monthly goal gets to go a week into the next month. Next week I'll work on the first goal that I had in January and do that for the rest of the month, so it will all work out in the end. I have a plan for everything, can you tell?

I really have the hardest time with this month's goal and I'm not sure why. I'm pretty sure that I need to write it on my forehead so that I'm constantly thinking about it. At least I am consciously thinking, 'This does not work with my monthly goal.' the whole time I am criticizing Joe on something that I think he should do or am bugged that he didn't do, that's a start right? There were so many times this week when I'd catch myself saying, "How come you haven't emptied the dishwasher yet?" or "I thought you were going to do this for me." and yet, I still say them rather than stopping myself. Shame on me. I just don't think about it until I'm halfway through the sentence I guess.

This week I've decided to do something a little bit different. Because I have the hardest time remembering to tell Joe that he's done something awesome, I'm going to sit down each night and make a list and then tell him everything that I appreciate that he did and why I appreciate it. I'm also going to try and catch myself before I start to criticize him and just let it be. One more week to get this goal right, I think I can do it!

Do you ever find that your goals aren't as easy to accomplish as you thought it would be?

Marriage & Relationship Goals