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Set Family Goals Based on Values You Have Chosen
We’ve been discussing setting goals for our families, based on our values, so that family members grow in the direction of becoming valuable citizens, family members, and just good people. So I thought it might be fun to list a few types of family goals to consider that could be fun and useful for various values you might want to encourage.
Sample Family Goals to Kickstart Ideas
1. If your family values health, then consider the following for goals:a) Prepare for a 5k run together.
b) Grow your own fruit and vegetables.
c) Research various steps you can take to good health.
2. If your family values fun, then consider the following for goals:
a) Prepare a set of funny sketches and perform them at the local nursing home.
b) Set up a block party on the next holiday weekend.
c) Choose one fun activity to do each month for the next twelve months.
3. If your family values spiritual health, then consider the following for goals:
a) Choose a family Bible study to do together every evening before bedtime.
b) Choose a church service to attend together followed by deciding how to prepare to attend every week (make the meal in advance, choose clothing for each family member, shine all the shoes, etc.).
c) Choose a hymn to memorize and sing together each week.
4. If your family values financial strength, then consider the following for goals:
a) List all the expensive activities the family takes part in regularly and try to list less expensive alternatives for each one (i.e., if your family loves to go to the movie theater, perhaps preparing popcorn and snacks at home and watching an alternative on the internet would be just as fun but less expensive).
b) If you have debt, perhaps have a family meeting and brainstorm ways to save or earn your way to debt payoff.
c) If more income is desirable, have each family member research inexpensive-to-start side hustles to add to the family income.
5. If your family values education highly, then consider the following for goals:
a) Check tourist guides for the state where you live for important historical sites to visit or read about.
b) Check for local educational museums or other educational activities, such as interesting speakers or shows.
c) Choose and read aloud excellent books about historical times or events.
6. If your family values living more naturally, then consider the following for goals:
a) Research and create natural cleaners.
b) Research the best and healthiest ways to eat, considering each family member’s needs.
c) Research and visit local sources of healthy food, natural soaps and lotions, etc.
7. If your family values social interaction, then consider the following for goals:
a) Let each family member choose one type of social event to attend or provide for family and friends.
b) Let each family member lead a discussion of the preparation needed for their chosen event.
c) Discuss the etiquette that would be involved in attending or providing this event. Let family members discuss and explain why these type of actions have evolved and why it’s a good idea to follow established etiquette (or why not to do so!).
Choose the Best Family Goals for Your Family
These are not necessarily the best goals for anyone. They are just ideas to get you thinking. It’s best to talk everything over with your family members and choose goals that fit what you all want to accomplish.
If you have ideas for some great family goals, please share with us in the comments!