10 Goals for This Week

With my busy week last week, I wasn’t able to do as well on my goals as I hoped to, but I’m happy with being able to have at least crossed quite a few things off my list. And I’m trying to remind myself not to bite off more than I can chew — even if it seems really tempting to do so :)

Last week’s goals:

Family/Marriage/Mothering Goals

1. Read two chapters of Vinegar Boy: Encounter Christ Through the Dramatic Story of Vinegar Boy aloud at lunch. Read three chapters of Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of Nimh at dinner. Read two chapters of The Amazon Stranger with Kathrynne, read two chapters of Little House on the Prairie with Kaitlynn, read two chapters of Farming with Father to Silas.

2. Write a love note to Jesse.

Personal Goals

3. Memorize Romans 1:7-8.

4. Exercise 4 times.

5. Finish reading The Circle Maker: Praying Circles Around Your Biggest Dreams and Greatest FearsPlatform: Get Noticed in a Noisy WorldLife Without Limits: Inspiration for a Ridiculously Good Life, Making Room for Life: Trading Chaotic Lifestyles for Connected RelationshipsLove Has a Face: Mascara, a Machete and One Woman’s Miraculous Journey with Jesus in SudanLessons at Blackberry Inn: Adventures with the Gentle Art of Learning, The Pursuit of Elizabeth Millhouse, Risk is Right, and Tahosa Treasure. {And yes, I know that that is a crazy long list, but since I have eight flights combined for my two trips this week, I’m thinking I should plan for plenty of reading time!}

Homemaking Goals

6. Do a Freezer Cooking in an Hour session.

7. Finish 30 rows of the scarf for Kathrynne.

Business Goals

8. Work on the third round of edits for two chapters of my next book.

9. Attend the She Speaks Intensive.

10. Finish mapping out my keynote for the BEECH Retreat.

This week’s goals:

Family/Marriage/Mothering Goals

1. Read two chapters of Vinegar Boy: Encounter Christ Through the Dramatic Story of Vinegar Boy aloud at lunch. Read two chapters of Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of Nimh at dinner. Read two chapters of The Amazon Stranger with Kathrynne, read two chapters of Little House on the Prairie with Kaitlynn, read two chapters of Farming with Father to Silas.

2. Birthday outing with Kathrynne.

Personal Goals

3. Memorize Romans 1:7-8.

4. Exercise 4 times.

5. Finish reading The Circle Maker: Praying Circles Around Your Biggest Dreams and Greatest Fears, Making Room for Life: Trading Chaotic Lifestyles for Connected RelationshipsLove Has a Face: Mascara, a Machete and One Woman’s Miraculous Journey with Jesus in SudanLessons at Blackberry Inn: Adventures with the Gentle Art of Learning, and The Pursuit of Elizabeth Millhouse.

Homemaking Goals

6. Do a Freezer Cooking in an Hour session.

7. Finish 30 rows of the scarf for Kathrynne.

Business Goals

8. Finish first draft of final chapter for my book + do a thorough read-through of all other chapters.

9. Create slides & practice talk for BEECH Retreat.

10. Attend & speak at the BEECH Retreat.

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. says

    I usually post monthly goals, not weekly, but I linked up so you can see what I’m doing this month, and what I succeeded/ failed at last month! :) Thanks for all your encouragement!

  2. says

    This week I did some freezer cooking too. I made 5 loaves of bread, some meatballs and cheeseburger muffins for the freezer.
    I am also doing fairly well at keeping up on my reading this year so far too.

    I know what you mean by biting off more than you can chew. I have been doing the same thing the last few weeks. This week should be a more balanced week with my goals. :)

  3. says

    Looking forward to meeting you and hearing your keynote at BEECH retreat!

    I’m already packed :) This is the earliest I’ve ever been ready for anything.

    I hope you have a great week and a smooth trip to Florida.

  4. says

    I don’t have a post up with my goals but I’m really trying to focus on using my time better. I also need to have a couple of movie nights with the family.

  5. Mandy K says

    I love your blog and goals! Right now, my goal is to make goals. :) I do have a couple of questions. 1) Without going into detail, how much/what kind of detail do you put into your love notes? I am AWFUL about writing them, and they always sound super-lame and 6th-grader-ish, so I gave up. And your personal reading: do you read 1 book all the way through, or juggle the books, reading a few chapters of each. How does that work for you? I am soooo intrigued, and want to give it a shot, I just don’t know how to start.

  6. says

    After almost 18 years of marriage and 7 children, I am only now realizing the importance of making goals! January was my first month of writing out weekly goals- thanks to the inspiration of Money Saving Mom- and each day I wake up, I feel much more motivated and hopeful for the day. Thanks, Crystal!

  7. marie says

    when you do a birthday outing is that in lieu of gifts? we have always had birthday party and gifts for our twins who are turning six but lately I’ve been wondering about an experience instead of gifts. this would be a little hard for me since my love language is gifts.

    • says

      This year, the outings were somewhat in lieu of gifts (both Jesse and I took Kathrynne on an outing this week). However, on my outing with her, one of the stops was that I took her to her favorite toy store and she got to pick out three things out to buy. Our other two also bought her some fun things at the dollar store.

  8. says

    Looking forward to BEECH. I will pray your speech preparations go smoothly. I am looking forward to meeting you and all of the attendee’s. I have so much to do these next two days to prepare my family for me being gone. I also still have to pack. I am going to throw in a book for the way there and one for the way home which I know is probably over kill since I know my flight is around 2 hours I think, but then again…me and airports don’t have the greatest history so I am thinking more is better than less in this case.

    • says

      I *always* plan for delays at airports. That way, if they happen, I’m not surprised or frustrated — and I have stuff to do. :)

      Excited to meet you in a few days. And thank you for your prayers… I’m taking a totally new approach to this talk based upon what I learned at the speech coaching and it’s definitely pushing me out of my comfort zone. But that’s a good thing, right?

  9. says

    I linked up my goals! I’m reading These Happy Golden Years aloud to my oldest two. ..such a nice way to wind down the days! And I finally figured out how to get my son to practice piano without complaint, at least for now.

  10. says

    Ah Crystal I’ve always prided myself on being rather organized but the last few months instead of focusing down the line on big goals I’ve followed along with you on weekly goals. Just small things. Organize that drawer there. Get those things off to Goodwill. Type this up. Finish all the laundry (for once). What an eye opener! This is so effective at getting things done! I have plans to update my planner with more weekly goal sheets (a goal). Things I usually procrastinate on (because we all do) are finally getting accomplished in a timely manner. Such an effective tool!

  11. says

    I really wish that someday you’d come to my area and speak at a conference so I can attend. But I guess you don’t go to Canada often, huh? Too bad! :)

  12. says

    Thanks for your inspiration with regard to weekly goals! This is my 3rd week to make a list of goals and blog about it, and I’m really enjoying it!