This post is part of a 31 day series.
Setting goals is an important step in finding meaning in the mundane. In much the same way as having a mission statement, if you have a specific goal in mind, it can help give meaning to the smaller, mundane steps that you may be taking day after day to reach your goal.
Goals are the specifics to your mission/purpose statement. If you haven’t taken it so far as to writing a purpose statement for yourself or your family, but you do have a general idea of what is meaningful and important to you, you can create specific goals with those things in mind.
For example, if one thing that is important to you is to take care of your family’s health, then one goal related to that might be to eat healthy. So, when you are doing what might feel like a mundane task by making a meal plan for the week or grocery shopping, you can remind yourself of the why behind what you are doing, and bring more meaning to that specific task.
Just as with a purpose statement, I think that if you set goals, it’s important to have them somewhere where you will see them regularly to remind you of why you are doing what you are doing.
At the beginning of this year, I was posting my goals for each month here on my blog, which kept me more accountable and focused on making sure they were happening. I’m thinking that might be a good habit to get back to.
What do you think? Does having a goal in mind when you are doing a mundane task make it seem more meaningful to you?