5 Reasons to Set Goals as a Stay-at-Home Mom

I don’t know about you, but I dreamed of being a stay-at-home Mom from childhood. My Mom always stayed at home with us and I thought that I’d like to follow in those shoes. That dream has come true and I’m truly thankful for a husband who has supported me in this. Once I became a Mom, I learned that it wasn’t as easy as my Mom made it look. There was even a time when I really wanted to go back to work. Today, I’m thankful that I didn’t get the job when I went to the interview.

So I started setting some goals a few years ago.

I have realized that I don’t like living life without some intention.

Do I always reach all of my goals? No, but that’s okay.

The idea is to make goals that will be attainable, not pie-in-the-sky goals that I’d never have the opportunity to reach.

5 Reasons to Set Goals Even as a Stay-at-home Mom:

1. Being a Homemaker and Stay-at-home Mom is your job right now.

Since being at home is the only job you formally hold, I suggest you choose to treat it as a job. It doesn’t matter that you don’t get paid anything, it is still your job. If you don’t plan for each day, you aren’t really treating it as the job it actually is.

2. Goals help you accomplish something each day.

Having a plan of action and something you’re working towards helps to actually get something down each day. It can also give you a sense of purpose.

3. It is important to want to learn and grow.

I set goals because I want to be able to learn something each day, each week, each month, each year. It is rewarding to be able to look back on your life at the end of each year and see that you are not the same person that you were at the beginning of that year.

4. It’s rewarding to live our lives with intention and purpose.

Whether you’d like to have more time for your favorite hobby or spend more one on one time with your kids, goals help you accomplish the things you’d like. Instead of saying, someday I’ll do what I want to do, you get to say “when can I do this thing?”

5. So that you can be the best you that you can be.

God has put all of us on this earth for a special purpose. It isn’t just to occupy space. We all have something to offer the world around us. Some of you can cook amazing meals. Others can paint, hand letter, take photos, or crochet. Still, others can bake. Some of you are great at organizing things. Others are great at writing.

So tell me, do you make goals?

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4 thoughts on “5 Reasons to Set Goals as a Stay-at-Home Mom

  1. Like your mom, mine was always home with us, and it’s all I ever really wanted too. I did have a few jobs, but was glad when I was able to be home with a house full of kids. I can’t say that I’ve ever actually set daily goals…I just do what I need to do.

    1. I also don’t necessarily set daily goals, more like weekly, monthly, and yearly ones. It’s a learning process for me. Thanks for your comment, Deb.

  2. Being a stay at mom was what Ive always wanted to be too.Somehow, with generations of stay home moms before me, I thought Id be so much better at it than what I am. I have felt a big lack of intentionality these last 3 years but my energy seems to be slowly coming back. One of our goals this year as a family is to take life at a slower pace, less running around, and saying no to being overschedulef. And I guess a good place to start with that is is actually to look ahead and plan more efficiantly. I love the renewal of a new year☺

    1. We have taken steps to take life at a slower pace, plus learning to say no. I think we still have a ways to go. The struggle is definitely real. I do want to say, Christina, to remember not to be too hard on yourself. I think when your kiddos are little and close together, there is a season that survival (and doing our best to enjoy the moments) is okay. It’s hard having little kids. I think you are doing an awesome job as a stay-at-home mom. The key is to remember that the moms before you struggled, too.

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