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10 Weekly Goals

Last week all of us were sick at one time or another (or all week long!), so I had to set aside some of my goals for the week and just focus on taking care of the sick ones and getting well myself. I’m grateful that we are finally on the road to recovery and am hoping to get back to more normal life this week!

Last week’s goals:

Family/Mothering Goals

1. Finish reading In Grandma’s Attic and read at least 3 chapters of Corrie Ten Boom aloud to the children.

2. Begin our Countdown to Easter study as a family.

3. Write a love note to Jesse.

Personal Goals

4. Finish reading 7: An Experimental Mutiny Against Excess and Rekindling the Romance: Loving the Love of Your Life.

5. Complete week 6 of the Couch to 5K program.

6. Start listening to The 10 Habits of Happy Mothers.

Home Management

7. Finish going through house from top to bottom and clear out clutter.

8. Finish Andalutheean Knitted Dishcloth.

9. Make Homemade Naan.

Business Goals

10. Finish writing article for MomLifeToday.com and RooMag.com.

This week’s goals:

Family/Mothering Goals

1. Finish reading The Boxcar Children and read at least 3 chapters of Corrie Ten Boom aloud to the children.

2. Continue our Countdown to Easter study as a family.

3. Write a love note to Jesse.

Personal Goals

4. Finish reading Rekindling the Romance: Loving the Love of Your Life and Leadership As An Identity.

5. Complete week 6 of the Couch to 5K program.

6. Listen to at least one hour of The 10 Habits of Happy Mothers.

Home Management

7. Implement our tweaked morning, afternoon, and evening routines.

8. Finish Andalutheean Knitted Dishcloth.

9. Make Homemade Naan.

Business Goals

10. Outline my talk for the MomLife Bootcamp in March.

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How did you do on last week’s goals? What are your goals for this week? I’d love to have you share your progress on last week’s goals and your goals for this coming week in the comments. Of, if you’ve blogged about it, leave your direct link below. Let’s cheer each other on to live purposeful and productive lives!

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  1. Charity Hawkins says

    These weekly goals are amazing. That is so very organized of you. If you’re ever in doubt about it Crystal, you rock. :)

    • says

      Thanks so much for your kind encouragement. I’ve been amazed at how much more intentional I am when I set weekly goals and then chip away at them little by little each day!

  2. says

    I love the idea of making my goals a part of the week… this week, just 5 since I’m busy, but I might add in the headings as well next week!

  3. says

    We’ve had illnesses and toothaches in our house. I hope you’re all feeling better now.

    That leadership book sounds good. That’s been one of my reading focuses this year, so I’ll have to check that out.

    I kicked off my week with a ton of freezer cooking on Saturday, so things are looking better for us!

    Thanks for the link up. These posts are an encouragement.

  4. Angie D says

    We need to join forces. I am planning on making Naan tomorrow and have some two large griddles that should hopefully cut down on time. 😉
    You could borrow if you want. They are super yummy and worth it, but the rolling and frying are time consuming (like tortillas!).

  5. says

    We have been sick for about two weeks over here and just got back up and running yesterday or so. Thanks for the opportunity to keep myself accountable each week. This has really helped in getting stuff done!

  6. says

    I am still working on clearing out the clutter 30 minutes at a time! But I can see a difference already. Your goals are very motivating and encouraging; and I love the new series How to Develop a Routine That Works – And Stick With It! But I really have to work on not trying to tackle so much at once!

  7. says

    Weekly goals hmm? What a great concept, but can I follow through hmmm.
    I live in a new country, Ecuador so I need to practice my spanish daily, so goal #1, Practice spanish for 30 mins. a day.
    I have a neglected blog, so I need to find a way to keep it alive. Goal #2 organize and find material for blog. http://lookingforthesimplelife-ss.blogspot.com
    We eat vegetarian at home because I am a vegetarian and the hubby doens’t really want to cook meat in the home, but it is different eating vegetarian in Ecuador because there are no convience foods, no Morning Star, and No Boca. So Goal #3 find one new meal a week that I can cook. BTW I hate cooking especially from scratch. It’s funny I look at From Scratch recipes which really aren’t from scratch when they tell me to add a package of frozen spinach or dried soup. Hello we don’t have that here. LOL
    I am hopinh to go back to the USA for a visit this summer to see out other children. Which means I might need to be swimsuit ready. So Goal #4 workout….No number of times because it is too much for me I will just try and see what happens LOL. Thank you for this blog I really enjoy reading it and I always send back tips to my kids in the USA.

  8. says

    Stay on Task with my Cleaning Lists
    Grocery Shop

    Work out 4 days this week – 1 hour on elliptical, 2 alone workouts and 1 Saturday workout
    Continue 40 Days in the Word
    Continue BSF Lessons

    Continue to read “Little House on the Prairie” to the kids
    Create kids activity list

    Get scrap-booking stuff in order

    Blog – Review Book, Write 2 entries
    Meal plans

    @Crystal, I messed up on the link to up above. Sorry about that.

  9. says

    These weekly goals are very inspiring. It’s so much easier when you have set out on paper what important things need to be done in the week instead of writing out a to-do list of a million chores and goals. I used to try to do that and it’s so overwhelming!
    Thank you for sharing. You are an amazing blogger and I enjoy reading all of your posts.

  10. says

    February was a weird month and I feel like I didn’t accomplish all that I wanted to. I think for next month, I will break down the big goals into smaller, more manageable weekly tasks so I am not rushing around towards the end of the month. I think that will help.

    Your goals are inspiring to all of us busy gals. Keep doin’ what your doin’!


  11. says

    You’re always such an inspiration, Crystal! It helped so much having my goals written out last week. Thanks for encouraging it!

    My top eight goals for this week:

    1. Host my first ever (Mega) Giveaway on my blog.
    2. Create a Facebook Welcome page
    3. Finish reading “In Grandma’s Attic” to the kids
    4. Sanitize kids’ toys and our water bottles (they keep getting colds!)
    5. Finish reading “Food-Your Miracle Medicine”
    6. List and (hopefully) sell a couple big items
    7. Spend more time with Joshua (he just finished taking the bar!)
    8. Exercise at least four times.

  12. says

    Crystal, I admire you! I am definitely not as organized but having structure to your day-to-day life makes everything so much easier! You don’t feel like you’re going to crack under pressure, and it’s because you have a plan! You have inspired me in so many ways. Thank you for everything you do.

  13. Jen says

    Would love to hear more about what you’re doing to count down to Easter. I have two preschoolers and would love to be more intentional about preparing and teaching them!

  14. says

    LOVE the look of that dish cloth pattern. I am a creature of habit and tend to stick to the simple cast on 4, then in second row knit one, knit twice into second stitch and then knit till end, I repeat that till row 43 then I knit one, knit two together and knit till the end, till I am down to 4 rows and then cast off. I have done that pattern for so long I have been known to knit them even in darkness. I am thinking of perhaps making my goal for knitting this year to try and attend a few knitting group sessions at our local library and learn a few new stitches. Thanks for the inspiration.

  15. says

    Love the love note thing too! I make my husbands lunch for him each morning. I write a lovey message on his sandwich bag each day.

    My goals this week are
    1. Get maternity leave plans ready for work. (I teach 5th grade) baby is use in 30 days!
    2. Go through baby clothes from attic and see what will work.
    3. Knit a section of new baby’s blanket I’ve been working on….I’ve got a deadline!!

  16. says

    thanks for putting this together! I cannot wait for you to make homemade Naan! I want to know how it goes! I think I made my goals on the easy side, just to start getting in the groove!

  17. says

    For the longest time I put off making goals even though I saw how they worked for you. I have been more intentional this year about not only setting them, but letting others know about them. It is amazing what the accountability does for getting things done. I have minimized my number of goals in the hope that I can get used to accomplishing a few, then add to them. So far, it is working. Thanks for continuing the posts of your goals. It took me a while, but it finally got through that I too should do this. Hope you all continue to feel better.

  18. says

    I will write little notes to my husband and put them in his lunch occasionally or just call him to tell him I love him. We will celebrate our 22 anniversary this summer. I think little things like the notes or the calls are just great to do for your husband.

  19. says

    Thanks for the inspiration to set some goals…again. I’ve needed this and now I’m just praying I’ll stick with it, so thanks for the encouragement!

  20. Melissa says

    1. Keep our bedtime routine
    2. Write a special note to my daughter
    3. Do something to make Hubby feel special
    4. Clean house!!
    5. Stream vac livingroom
    6. Orgainize coustody information
    7. Get back to the Gym
    8. Read 5 chap of volutree
    9. Get to work on time get at least 9 months worth of tax organized.
    10. Walk with the kids 2 times (one down)

  21. Jen (yup, another one) says

    Not only is the recipe Kassia linked to GF, but it’s also super easy and looks quicker than the one you linked to. If you aren’t familiar with Artisan Bread in 5 Minutes A Day, check out their website. It is such an easy way to make bread and so yummy. Some of their GF breads are great, others not so much, but their gluten recipes are out of sight! You keep dough in your fridge and cut off a hunk whenever you want to bake. For the naan, you just put a lidded cast iron pot (I use my dutch oven) on the stove, put in some oil or ghee and toss in a flattened round of dough. It looked and tasted just like naan from our favorite carryout!

  22. Laura says

    Crystal, I would love to hear some of your ideas (and other reader’s ideas, too) on what to do with your kids when you’re home sick…and they aren’t. I’m struggling through day two of illness right now where it’s all I can do to keep awake while my kids (ages 2 1/2 and 10 months) are playing. I’ve been spending most of the day on the couch and we’ve already watched a bunch of TV. I feel so guilty but I really can’t do much else, including keeping on top of any household tasks!

  23. says

    That Corrie Ten Boom book looks great! My oldest DD (14) just finished The Hiding Place and it was a special experience to talk with her about it. It was such a life-changing book for me when I read it about 10-15 years ago. I’m going to look for that book to share with my littler ones.

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