The year is about to end and during the months of October to December, this is when I finalize my goals for next year. When I was employed, October was the month when we would set budget and goals for the upcoming year. Being a work-at-home-mom (or a housewife for some of us), I thank the heavens that I don’t have to do all these things. Going through and listing goals and budgets and targets are such tedious things to do. Kakatamad naman talaga! (We are lazy to do these things). As a SAHM or WAHM or WAHW, there would be no one to urge you to create a list of goals.
What we don’t realize is that we need to set goals for ourselves. What happens oftentimes is that we just go with the flow and see what happens. What happens is that our life as mothers and wives becomes too routinary that we feel sad, depressed, bored, unfulfilled, etc. We wake up in the morning, see to it that the kids are okay and ready to go to school. We then bring them to school, go home and clean the house, cook, wash the dishes. We then have time to check Facebook, ‘work’ using our laptops and after that, we realize that it’s time to pick up the kids. Upon arriving home, we tutor our kids, cook dinner, wash the dishes and play Candy Crush until we fall asleep. Every so often, we think about our life and sometimes, we even wish that we were doing something more — something for ourselves or something for humanity even. We sometimes day dream that we were like Oprah with her own personal chef and personal shoppers. We sometimes wish that we had our own personal assistant whom we can just order around to go run and do errands for us (I just had this thought this morning). But reality is, we are stuck with what we have… or are we really?
This is where VISIONING can come in handy. I always hear my dad say, visualize and everything that you see and think of as yours will be yours. Will it happen magically? Is he over acting.
I’ve heard stories though of people who have really created vision boards and they have actually achieved what was in their boards after a few years. Maybe it is time to give it a try.
For moms and dads, husbands and wives who want to try creating a vision board and who want learn about goal setting and beyond, Manila Workshops and Optimommy has created a workshop for you. It is co-sponsored by Unilab and Human Heart Nature, as well. It is called Visioning for Moms: How to Fulfill Your Life Goals while Raising a Family.
The facilitator for this workshop is Ms. Jayme Gatbonton of Optimommy.com. In this workshop, you will learn how to:
– Create a life purpose
– State intentional goals based on your life purpose
– Craft a vision board or vision journal for your life goals
– Make an action plan (monthly, weekly, daily) to get you moving in the direction of your dreams
Saturday, October 19, 2013 from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Venue: Human Heart Nature Pasig branch, Quorum Center, C. Raymundo Avenue, Pasig City (across Shell gasoline station)
The Learning Fee is pretty affordable at:
Php 1,200 for the regular rate and Php 1,000 for the group rate (for 3 or more participants)
For those who want to join, kindly fill out the form below:
Will you attend this workshop? Can you already think of goals that you want to achieve for next year? Let’s share ideas!