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10 goals for this week

I think this might be a first: I actually crossed everything off my goal list for last week! I’m not sure what it was except for the fact that I did really make my goals a priority, we stayed home more, and no one was sick! 🙂

Last week’s goals:

Family/Mothering Goals

1. Finish reading Wilma Rudolph: Olympic Runner aloud to the children.

2. Continue with swimming lessons for all three children.

Personal Goals

3. Finish reading Beyond Bath Time plus one other book.

4. Sleep for at least 7.5 to 8 hours every night.

5. Continue on with the Choosing Gratitude 30-Day Devotional.

6. Exercise at least five times.

7. Finish listening to Stop Acting Rich.

Homemaking Goals

8. Organize my top dresser drawer.

9. Try at least two new recipes.

Business Goals

10. Edit and submit an article for publication on

Here are my 10 goals for this week:

Family/Mothering Goals

1. Start and finish reading Stuart Little aloud to the children.

2. Continue with swimming lessons for all three children.

3. Write a love note to Jesse.

Personal Goals

4. Start and finish reading The Simplicity of Homeschooling, The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, and The Mom Walk.

5. Sleep for at least 7.5 to 8 hours every night.

6. Exercise at least five times.

Homemaking Goals

7. Start working on planning out our Fall Schedule.

8. Try at least two new recipes.

Business Goals

9. Finish editing my new ebook (more details coming soon!)

10. Projects finished for LitFuse Publicity campaign.

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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  • I just started working on our fall schedule this week. We are slowly getting back to a normal schedule now that my son is recovering from his hospital stay. I am also hoping to get a few posts ahead for my blog. I need to get back into my regular Bible reading time.

    I am looking forward to see what your new ebook is about.

  • Stephanie says:

    Having finally gotten my counter mostly cleared off (still some produce to be canned on it) I am feeling optimistic about this week. There are several goals on my list, but they are all pretty easy to do – except two that is.

  • Larissa says:

    After watching your goal-setting for most of this year Crystal, I think I am ready to actually try to achieve some of the goals I SAY I want to achieve, but don’t actually write down or challenge myself to actually achieve, so I have jumped in this week, and put down a list on my blog in my attempt to get into the habit of crossing things off my list. Praying this will be the *kick-in-the-pants* I need to get more organised and productive with my time!!

  • Can’t wait to hear what your new ebook is about.

  • Karey says:

    I loved reading “The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society”! Great book, enjoy!

  • Congratulations on crossing off everything from your list, Crystal!

    It’s been a while since I’ve posted any goals since my one goal for the summer was to survive the college chemistry course I was taking; and now it feels so good to get back on track with regular goal setting. 🙂

  • Lydia says:

    Way to get all your goals done for the week! That is my goal for this week!

  • Mary Ellen says:

    Have you read “The Millionaire Next Door”? I found this book really interesting! Most of the millionaires are frugal people keeping tabs on their spending, not those living in $750,000 homes with several BMW’s. (Well, 750k for the midwest… which is different than the coasts).

  • Katie Haney says:

    One of my goals this week is to try new recipes– including the one for scalloped potatoes that you posted in your meal plan, Crystal! I’m excited to see how it turns out!

  • Jennifer Covington says:


    I love your list! I just put together my first and I am excited to use it! Can you tell me how you differentiate between your goal list and your to do list? 🙂 Thanks!


    • Crystal says:

      I break the weekly goals down into bite-sized pieces for my daily to-do lists. Such as: Read 2 chapters of X book, spend 30 minutes working on X business project, make one new recipe, etc.

      • Jennifer Covington says:

        I guess my real question is where do you put all of the tedious little things that need doing like schedule hair appt and turn in sports forms for kids. Do you have a separate to do list for those, do you incorporate them into your weekly goal list? If they’re separate, what rule of thumb do you give to something that goes into your goal list and not just a to do list? Thank you!

  • Amy Looney says:

    Goal setting has been so helpful to me this month! Now I just have to limit how many goals I set for myself in a week!

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