10 Goals For This Week

10 Goals For This Week

Gratefully, I ended up getting a LOT more sleep and down time this past week — which was a blessing! And the interesting thing is: I also was a lot more productive!

I know it probably helped that I had a somewhat quieter week project/schedule-wise, but I also think that being more rested allowed me to focus better. This inspires me to continue to make sleep and margin a priority. It truly does make a difference!

Last week’s goals:

Marriage/Mothering/Homemaking Goals

1. Read Teddy’s Button aloud to the kids at lunch time. {We’re over halfway through with this book — hoping to finish this week.}

2. Have a movie night with Jesse.

3. Write a love note to Jesse.

4. Spend 30 minutes decluttering our house.

5. Finish a craft/sewing project with Kaitlynn.

Personal Goals

6. Work on reviewing and memorizing Romans 1 and Romans 2:1-2.

7. Finish reading I Thought It Was Just Me (But It Isn’t), A Proper Pursuit, Manage Your Day-to-Day, Love, Skip, Jump, Eight Twenty Eight, and All In.

8. Run or exercise at least 5 times.

Business Goals

9. Work on chapters 4-7 of my book manuscript.

10. Write one more post for the Time Management series.

This week’s goals:

Marriage/Mothering/Homemaking Goals

1. Finish reading Teddy’s Button aloud to the kids at lunch time.

2. Have a movie night with Jesse.

3. Write a love note to Jesse.

4. Spend 30 minutes decluttering our house.

5. Work on another craft/sewing project with Kaitlynn.

Personal Goals

6. Work on reviewing and memorizing Romans 1 and Romans 2:1-2.

7. Finish reading I Thought It Was Just Me (But It Isn’t), A Proper Pursuit, and Love, Skip, Jump.

8. Run or exercise at least 5 times.

Business Goals

9. Work on chapters 7 and 8 of my book manuscript.

10. Work on Price Comparison project for All You magazine (I’m gathering some local prices for an upcoming feature they are doing in their magazine.)

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! You can download a free customizable weekly goal-planning sheet here.

 

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10 Goals For This Week + My Reading Update

10 Goals For This Week

Can I be really honest with you? I kinda bombed last week.

I haven’t been getting enough sleep recently… mostly due to the fact that I’ve been trying to work on my book-writing in the wee hours of the morning. And well, that caught up with me after 2 and a half weeks.

You’d think that I would have learned my lesson by now that trying to push through when you are already running on empty is a recipe for burnout! :)

I limped through the first part of the week, but by Thursday, I was pretty much toast. So I re-arranged a bunch of deadlines and took Friday and Saturday almost entirely off. It felt so good and it was exactly what I needed.

After three nights of good sleep, I feel SO much better and much more inspired and invigorated about life. Which I’m grateful for!

Needless to say, I didn’t get much done in the way of reading or goals this past week. But I’m giving myself grace and trying again this week.

I’m committed to going to bed at a decent hour and making sleep a much higher priority this week. I’m wondering if I’ll end up being more productive as a result? If anything, I know that I’ll feel a lot better and be a lot more cheerful. :)

Last Week’s Goals:

Marriage/Mothering/Homemaking Goals

1. Read Teddy’s Button aloud to the kids at lunch time.

2. Have a movie night with Jesse.

3. Write a love note to Jesse.

4. Spend 30 minutes decluttering our house.

5. Finish a craft/sewing project with Kaitlynn.

Personal Goals

6. Work on reviewing and memorizing Romans 1 and Romans 2:1-2.

7. Finish reading I Thought It Was Just Me (But It Isn’t), A Proper Pursuit, Manage Your Day-to-Day, Love, Skip, Jump, Eight Twenty Eight, and All In.

8. Run or exercise at least 5 times.

Business Goals

9. Work on chapters 4-6 of my book manuscript. (I worked on chapters 4 & 5 and they are getting closer to being finished — yay!)

10. Write one more post for the Time Management series.

This week’s goals:

Marriage/Mothering/Homemaking Goals

1. Read Teddy’s Button aloud to the kids at lunch time.

2. Have a movie night with Jesse.

3. Write a love note to Jesse.

4. Spend 30 minutes decluttering our house.

5. Finish a craft/sewing project with Kaitlynn.

Personal Goals

6. Work on reviewing and memorizing Romans 1 and Romans 2:1-2.

7. Finish reading I Thought It Was Just Me (But It Isn’t), A Proper Pursuit, Manage Your Day-to-Day, Love, Skip, Jump, Eight Twenty Eight, and All In.

8. Run or exercise at least 5 times.

Business Goals

9. Work on chapters 4-7 of my book manuscript.

10. Write one more post for the Time Management series.

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! You can download a free customizable weekly goal-planning sheet here.

 

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10 Goals For This Week + My Reading Update

10 Goals For This Week

This past week was a very full week. In fact, it was one of those weeks that when you looked at the calendar at the beginning of the week, you weren’t really sure how you were going to make it through the week. But God was so faithful to carry me through one day at a time and help me accomplish everything that needed to get accomplished, plus some extras.

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That said, I had hoped to get some books from my book stack finished and that just didn’t happen. So there won’t be a What I’m Reading Update, because there’s basically nothing to update there. It’s a new week this week and I’m hopeful that I’ll actually get through more than a few chapters this week. :)

I did finish On The Alaskan Trail with the kids. It was a sort of “meh” read and I felt like we just plowed through it so I could check it off the list. I’m hopeful that this week’s pick (Teddy Button) will be more engaging. We’ll see!

Sourdough Starter

I also was happy that I made Sourdough Starter and it seems to be alive and working! I think it’s just about ready for my first sourdough loaf… I can’t wait! Read more about it here.

Last Week’s Goals:

Marriage/Mothering/Homemaking Goals

1. Read On The Alaskan Trail aloud to the kids at lunch time.

2. Have a movie night with Jesse. {We’re hoping to make this happen tonight!}

3. Write a love note to Jesse.

4. Spend 30 minutes decluttering our house.

5. Try making Sourdough Starter (my first attempt ever!).

Personal Goals

6. Work on reviewing and memorizing Romans 1 and Romans 2:1-2.

7. Finish reading I Thought It Was Just Me (But It Isn’t), A Proper Pursuit, Manage Your Day-to-Day, Love, Skip, Jump, Eight Twenty Eight, and All In.

8. Run or exercise at least 5 times.

Business Goals

9. Work on chapters 3-5 of my book manuscript.

10. Shut down the laptop by 6 p.m. every evening and keep it off until my computer time the following morning. {This goal turned out to be harder than I thought it would be. I did turn off the laptop for a few hours most every night during our dinner/family time, though. So hey, that’s something!}

This Week’s Goals:

Marriage/Mothering/Homemaking Goals

1. Read Teddy’s Button aloud to the kids at lunch time.

2. Have a movie night with Jesse. {We’re hoping to make this happen tonight!}

3. Write a love note to Jesse.

4. Spend 30 minutes decluttering our house.

5. Finish a craft/sewing project with Kaitlynn.

Personal Goals

6. Work on reviewing and memorizing Romans 1 and Romans 2:1-2.

7. Finish reading I Thought It Was Just Me (But It Isn’t), A Proper Pursuit, Manage Your Day-to-Day, Love, Skip, Jump, Eight Twenty Eight, and All In.

8. Run or exercise at least 5 times.

Business Goals

9. Work on chapters 4-6 of my book manuscript.

10. Write one more post for the Time Management series.

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! You can download a free customizable weekly goal-planning sheet here.


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10 Goals For This Week

10 Weekly Goals

Last Week’s Goals:

Marriage/Mothering/Homemaking Goals

1. Read 5 chapters of The Mouse and the Motorcycle aloud to the kids at lunch time.

2. Have a movie night with Jesse.

3. Write a love note to Jesse.

4. Work on decorating our house (finally!) with a generous friend who has offered to help me this weekend (because decorating is not my forte!)

Personal Goals

5. Work on reviewing and memorizing Romans 1 and Romans 2:1.

6. Finish reading I Thought It Was Just Me (But It Isn’t), Made for More, Essentialism, The Cure for the “Perfect” Life, and A Proper Pursuit.

7. Run or exercise at least 5 times.

Business Goals

8. Work on an article to submit to a magazine.

9. Put together answers for an upcoming online interview.

10. Edit chapters 1-4 of my book manuscript.

This Week’s Goals:

Marriage/Mothering/Homemaking Goals

1. Read On The Alaskan Trail aloud to the kids at lunch time.

2. Have a movie night with Jesse.

3. Write a love note to Jesse.

4. Spend 30 minutes decluttering our house.

5. Try making Sourdough Starter (my first attempt ever!).

Personal Goals

6. Work on reviewing and memorizing Romans 1 and Romans 2:1-2.

7. Finish reading I Thought It Was Just Me (But It Isn’t), A Proper Pursuit, Manage Your Day-to-Day, Love, Skip, Jump, Eight Twenty Eight, and All In.

8. Run or exercise at least 5 times.

Business Goals

9. Work on chapters 3-5 of my book manuscript.

10. Shut down the laptop by 6 p.m. every evening and keep it off until my computer time the following morning.

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! You can download a free customizable weekly goal-planning sheet here.


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10 Goals For This Week {and why I’ve been AWOL when it comes to goal-setting!}

10 Goals For This Week

So, um, did you notice I’ve not posted any goals since July? That would be because I sort of went AWOL when it came to goal-setting in August.

But I do have some fairly valid “excuses” for taking a break from goal-setting:

  • We started the month of August with just getting home from a 5-day trip, we took a 12-day trip in the middle of the month, and I ended the month with a trip to Las Vegas for my friend’s dad’s memorial service. So it felt like we just plain weren’t home much in August.
  • We also started back to homeschooling and it’s our first year to have three different grade levels (5th grade, 3rd grade, and Kindergarten). The first two weeks were pretty brutal as we all adjusted. Gratefully, I feel like we’re starting to get back into a rhythm and routine again!
  • I started writing my next book and am on a tight deadline (The manuscript is due December 1. I had months to think through and map out the idea and outline, though, and am working with an amazing ghost editor, so it’s not as audacious as it sounds. But it’s still a pretty tall order!)
  • All three kids started a more rigorous fall activity schedule than we’ve done before: Kathrynne is on swim team, Kaitlynn is getting private ice-skating coaching + taking group ice-skating lessons, and Silas is on a soccer team. Each of them have 2-3 practices/games each week, as a result. I never expected our kids would be so involved with extracurricular activities, but since Jesse is home now, he is the one who is mostly in charge of these. All three kids are very committed and truly excelling at their chosen sport and we’re excited to encourage them in their interests and giftings. Plus, we’re encouraged by the character we are seeing them build as a result.

Because of these additions to our schedule, I felt like I just needed to make “making it through the month of August” my goal for last month. That’s just how you have to roll sometimes, right??

By the grace of God, I survived August in one piece and, after a few grueling weeks where I lost my patience more than I’d like to admit, we’ve rearranged some things in our schedule, I’ve re-adjusted my expectations, I’ve delegated more, and I feel much better. And I’m so very ready to get back to goal-setting!

This Week’s Goals:

Marriage/Mothering/Homemaking Goals

1. Read 5 chapters of The Mouse and the Motorcycle aloud to the kids at lunch time.

2. Have a movie night with Jesse.

3. Write a love note to Jesse.

4. Work on decorating our house (finally!) with a generous friend who has offered to help me this weekend (because decorating is not my forte!)

Personal Goals

5. Work on reviewing and memorizing Romans 1 and Romans 2:1.

6. Finish reading I Thought It Was Just Me (But It Isn’t), Made for More, Essentialism, The Cure for the “Perfect” Life, and A Proper Pursuit.

7. Run or exercise at least 5 times.

Business Goals

8. Work on an article to submit to a magazine.

9. Put together answers for an upcoming online interview.

10. Edit chapters 1-4 of my book manuscript.

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! You can download a free customizable weekly goal-planning sheet here.

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6 Goals For This Week

10 Goals For This Week

We’re headed to North Carolina and South Carolina for a family road trip. Not only will we be enjoying some family time together, but I’ll be attending the SheSpeaks conference and we’ll be spending time with my older sister, Brigette, and her family. Because of this, I’m just setting six goals to keep things simple and realistic. :)

Last Week’s Goals:

Marriage/Mothering/Homemaking Goals

1. Read 4 chapters of The Four-Story Mistake and read 4 chapters of The Mouse and the Motorcycle. We did quite a bit of reading, but didn’t hit this

2. Have a movie night with Jesse.

3. Try making a Homemade Latte.

4. Make more Homemade Lip Gloss with Kaitlynn.

Personal Goals

5. Work on reviewing and memorizing Romans 1 and Romans 2:1.

6. Exercise 4 times.

7. Go to bed by 10:30 p.m. every week night.

8. Finish reading Breathe, I Thought It Was Just Me (But It Isn’t), Wine Bar Theory, True Beauty, Atlas Girl, Unstuff, and The Traitor’s Wife.

Business Goals

9. Shoot two videos for an upcoming media project.

10. Finish all the details and writing the copy for an upcoming product launch.

This Week’s Goals:

Marriage/Mothering/Homemaking Goals

1. Read 4 chapters of The Four-Story Mistake and read 4 chapters of The Mouse and the Motorcycle.

2. Have a movie night with Jesse.

3. Write a love note to Jesse.

Personal Goals

4. Work on reviewing and memorizing Romans 1 and Romans 2:1.

5. Finish reading I Thought It Was Just Me (But It Isn’t), Atlas GirlBetween Walden and the Whirlwind, The Opposite of Me, Made for More, Essentialism, and A Proper Pursuit.

Business Goals

6. Finish all the details and writing the copy for an upcoming product launch.

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! You can download a free customizable weekly goal-planning sheet here.

 

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