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10 Goals For This Week

We had a quiet week last week and we stayed home most of the week. It was wonderful and it allowed me the time and energy to get all of my goals crossed off (something that hasn’t happened in quite awhile!).

Family/Marriage/Mothering Goals

1. Start reading The Trumpet of the Swan to the children. Read three chapters of The Hardy Boys Book #1 with Kathrynne, read three chapters of Life With Lily with Kaitlynn, read a few picture books with Silas.

2. Go on a date with Jesse.

3. Start Library Reading Program with kids.

Personal Goals

4. Memorize Romans 1:14. Review Romans 1:1-13.

5. Exercise five times — start Pilates program.

6. Finish reading: 24/6, Unstoppable, Operation Dinner,Candle in the Darkness, and When the Game is Over It All Goes Back in the Box.

7. Get at least 7.5 to 9 hours of sleep every night.

Homemaking Goals

8. Continue on with the Clutter-Busting Challenge.

9. Work on my embroidery project for at least 30 minutes.

Business Goals

10. Photo shoot for book cover.

This week’s goals:

Family/Marriage/Mothering Goals

1. Read three chapters of The Trumpet of the Swan to the children. Read two chapters of The Hardy Boys Book #1 with Kathrynne, read two chapters of Carolina’s Courage with Kaitlynn, read a few picture books with Silas.

2. Attend the homeschool conference here and buy our homeschool curriculum for next year.

3. Go to the circus as a family.

Personal Goals

4. Memorize Romans 1:15. Review Romans 1:1-14.

5. Exercise five times.

6. Read One Thousand Gifts, The Charge, Surprised By Oxford, and The Things We Cherished.

7. Get at least 7.5 to 9 hours of sleep every night.

Homemaking Goals

8. Finish the Clutter-Busting Challenge.

9. Work on my embroidery project for at least 30 minutes.

Business Goals

10. Finish tweaking recipes for the new recipes page.

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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  • Latrecia says:

    I LOVE sharing my weekly goals and seeing all the fun stuff you have planned!

  • Jenna says:

    I am excited about #10! We get to see it right? Love your recipes. Trying a few out tonight.

  • Victoria says:

    I saw you tried Pilates. I once got on a kick of doing a windsor pilates dvd 3 times a week, really found it made a big difference in my after children belly. Sure does burn at first though. I think the first time I tried it I ached for 5 days afterwards.

    • Crystal says:

      I checked out some DVDs from the library and have been loving adding in a 10-15 minute Pilates workout 4-5 times per week! It’s amazed me how much of a difference I can tell with just that little bit of effort!

  • Mel says:

    I had another week of falling way, way short. Lots of external distractions and disruptions plus neck/back pain left me struggling with anger, depression, motivation, and purpose. I finally pulled out a notebook and started a “brain dump” of all the things on my mental To Do list. I’ve got 3 pages so far! Later today I’m going to go through and organize the list into categories, type it up, print it out, and hang it by my desk so I can work off of it for the next couple of weeks. And I’m resuming my naturopathic anti-depressants until I get through this “gray” time.

    • Crystal says:

      I’m so, so sorry you’re struggling! I just prayed for you.

      Maybe just pick 2-3 things to do this next week? 3 pages sounds a little overwhelming!

      • Mel says:

        Oh, I’m not trying to do 3 pages’ worth in one week! It’s more of a way to get everything out of my brain and on paper, then create a plan of action. But I do tend to overreach when it comes to setting goals. Something to work on… Thanks for your prayers!

  • I heard that “One Thousand Gifts” was a wonderful book. Are you enjoying the book?

  • Kim says:

    So, I’m curious. Will you begin reading each of these books, or is it your plan to read all of them in a week’s time. I am just wondering where you would find the time to read them all cover to cover in a week. Thanks!

    • Crystal says:

      I should have more reading time now that we’re on our more relaxed summer schedule, but I’m not sure if I’ll get through all of these this week or not. Probably not, but I’m hoping to at least finish 1-2 of them.

  • Shelly says:

    I alternate between Pilates and Cross Fit routines 5 days a week. I have already noticed a change in how I feel. Now if I could just get better control of my eating I bet I could see some really great results.

    Great job on getting all your goals done. I was able to get most of mine done only three have to be brought forward to this week. 🙂

  • Marie says:

    My goal is to have another garage sale, post on Craigslist and finish our Summer Bucket List. It’s been really hard letting go of the clothing, as I had really hoped we’d add to the family. But at the same time I am seeing how much stuff it was even though it was totally organized and there was space for it.
    Now I just need to decide what to put the money towards. Normally my garage sale money goes towards the kids clothes but I’ve got the next 2-3 years of sizes. It will be exciting to determine as we have lots of things we’d like to get done.

  • Thanks for sharing your goals and hosting the link up! Just started goal setting this year, it’s been so helpful reading your goals!

  • Cheryl Bouschor says:

    My goal is to get everyone where they are supposed to be-band rehearsals and performances, baseball practices and games, hair appointments and get everyone fed. If I manage that, I’ll feel great!

  • Tasha says:

    Did I misunderstand or are you reading 4 books this week?
    If so how do you have the time?

  • #3 Circus- sounds like fun! Hope to do that soon with our children but I’m kinda scared of clowns. And our homeschool conf is next week. Not going this year but they have free shopping Saturday so I can still go and buy our curriculum and supplies.

  • Great job getting all your goals done last week! I crashed and burned last week on many of mine, especially nutrition and fitness :(, but it’s a new week and a new start. Hurrah for that!

  • mel says:

    maybe we could hear more about the pilates in a post sometime??!! 🙂

  • Meredith M. says:

    I’m finally starting to feel a little better after my bout with hyperemesis, but I’m so overwhelmed at the thought of getting my house back on track. My husband has done a fabulous job of keeping us fed, kids bathed, laundry going, etc… but I don’t even know where to begin with getting organized and decluttered again. It’s so overwhelming!! I used to be so efficient!

  • Jacqui says:

    It’s so great to see you were able to accomplish so many of your goals!!
    For this week my goals are:

    – Try out meal planning (FINALLY!) cook at least 3 meals to start off with! (It’s already nearly Wednesday here in Melbourne)
    – Read to Daniel everyday
    – Walk our dog Lando
    – Prepare for the DFO Shopper of the Year Challenge
    – See the Monet exhibition at the National Gallery of Victoria

  • I love reading your list!

  • I’m happy to say that I got REAL specific about my goals. It has helped a great deal to help me accomplish them. I look forward to completing the declutter challenge to. I hit the jackpot over the weekend and ditched about 20 CDS .

    Embroidery sounds interesting. Is it hard?

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