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10 Weekly Goals

This week’s goals:

Family/Mothering Goals

1. Read at least a few chapters of The Railway Children aloud to all the children, read a few chapters of The Missing Video (reading to Kathrynne), and read at least two chapters of Little House in the Big Woods (reading to Kaitlynn).

2. Start swimming lessons for all three children.

3. Write a love note to Jesse.

Personal Goals

4. Finish reading Choosing Gratitude plus one other book.

5. Run at least five times for 45 minutes each; do weight-training program at least four days. {I ran five days, but I did shorter runs two of the days because I was short on time two of the mornings.}

6. Listen to 2 hours of Stop Acting Rich.

7. Sleep for at least 8 hours every night. {So, I totally bombed this at least four of the nights — mostly because of going to bed too late and then still getting up early. Yep, totally my own fault. I’m going to work on being more disciplined about going to bed early this week.}

Home Management

8. Make Homemade Wheat Thins

9. Make Homemade Toothpaste.

Business Goals

10. Continue blogging the 4 Weeks of Family Fun series.

This week’s goals:

Family/Mothering Goals

1. Finish reading Snow Treasure aloud to the children. Read a few chapters of The Missing Video (reading to Kathrynne), and read at least two chapters of Little House in the Big Woods (reading to Kaitlynn).

2. Continue swimming lessons for all three children.

3. Write a love note to Jesse.

Personal Goals

4. Finish reading Building Her House plus one other book.

5. Run at least five times for 45 minutes each; do weight-training program at least four days.

6. Listen to 2 hours of Stop Acting Rich.

7. Sleep for at least 7 hours every night.

8. Start the Choosing Gratitude 30-Day Devotional.

Home Management/DIY Projects

9. Make Homemade Wheat Thins

Business Goals

10. Continue blogging the 4 Weeks of Family Fun 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!

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20 Comments

  • Jenny says:

    http://onelovedamericangirl.com/2012/07/02/weekly-roundout-5/

    I did not do so well with goals this past week but today marks a new beginning 🙂

  • Sleep for 8 hours every night is one of my explicit goals this week because I’ve been doing horribly in this area!

    My biggest goal this week is to finish the first draft of my ebook 🙂

  • I totally missed setting specific goals last week so it feels good to be setting them this week. It’s amazing how full the summer is getting to be. Goals and scheduling really help – AND getting up early!

  • Kimberly S. says:

    1. Read a book to Baby Girl, or some other activity specifically with her each day.

    2. Finish cleaning house for our first adoption home study visit on Thursday (!)

    3. Finish and submit home study paperwork.

    4. Dr appts for all (3 down, 2 to go).

    5. Record home study expenses as they come in.

    6. Make German chocolate cake and roasted veggies for the family BBQ.

    7. Continue with my chronological bible reading plan,

    8. Have a date night with hubby.

    9. Write at least one blog update.

    10. Donate give away boxes (done!)

    11. Close unnecessary bank account (done!)

    12. Try not to go crazy :p

  • jave says:

    i love this, i never really thought of making my own goals per week… but this inspired me, i might do one tonight for this week for starters and see if i can stick to it…

  • Lilianne says:

    I’m doing a 5k for fun (not a “race”), if you want to try a non competative run maybe they are doing one near you: http://thecolorrun.com/

    Part of your entry fee goes to charity 🙂

  • Emily says:

    What time do you go to bed and wake up? 8 hours is great. I’m trying too!!

  • Shelly says:

    I was really disciplined at going to bed every night at 10pm. Then I started pushing it up to almost 11pm. That is just too late for me. With getting up with the dog or my son I really don’t get much sleep if I don’t get to bed by 10pm. I am really trying to get to bed by at least 10:30 now.

    Our week this past week was a great one as my husband was off work for the week. So we got to do lots of things with him this past week. That was so much fun for the kids and me too. I managed to get all my goals done except two.

  • June goals were all met, July will be focusing on local foods – lots of recipes and tips. Should be a yummy month for my family! I’ll also keep up with a few personal goals – going to bed by 10:00 (already missed that tonight!), daily devotional reading, and special time with the kids each day.

  • Anyone else feeling like summer is just whizzing by at a break-neck speed?
    Some days it feels like nothing gets done at all! Or that I get things done but they aren’t necessarily the things I’d like to get done!

    Love having this encouragement, Crystal! It’s encouraging to see how much I actually do get done as well as gleaning inspiration from others!

    God Bless,
    Lea

  • I had great success with my goals last week, all but my long run of 13 miles, had to skip it due to bad storms in our area.

  • Jamie says:

    I encourage you to just take the plunge and sign up for a 5K! I ran my first one a year ago on an impulse with minimal training and became immediately hooked. There really is no feeling comparable to the adrenaline rush and sprinting towards that finish line. Since then, I’ve ran several 5Ks and a 10K. Just jump in, girl! You’ll be so proud of yourself! Considering you’ve been running consistently for some time, you’ll rock it.

  • Hope says:

    I am getting over walking pneumonia (Ick!) so I have to do things in spurts and be cautious with how much I’m doing but I am so ready to get back to weekly goal setting!

    1) laundry: wash, fold, and get it out of the laundry room
    2) clean office
    3) try to get the ant invasion under control
    4) mail letters to penpals and send postcards!
    5) celebrate my mom’s birthday
    6) do scrapbooking class with my mom, as well as finish my page from last week
    7) work in the garage for 2 hours

    I think that’s plenty for a recovery week!!

  • Kathy says:

    Crystal,
    Just curious if you ever suffer from insomnia? How do you count that against your nightly sleep hours? I almost always go to bed at a decent hour but the cat will wake me early predawn, or my husband will wake me around 4:30 a.m. getting home from work. That’s it for me as far as sleep goes that night. etc. It’s not feasible for me to go to bed at 9 pm every night right now. Wish I was a napper!

    • Crystal says:

      Exercising vigorously and regularly really helps me sleep better. In addition, magnesium or Nighty Night tea are two things that can help you relax and sleep better.

      If I ever wake up early and can’t go back to sleep, I usually will just lie there and pray for awhile and, if I can’t go back to sleep within 20 minutes, I just get up. It’s rare that that happens though — it’s usually only if I have something big the next day that I’m nervous about or am carrying a heavy burden on my heart about something.

    • Lilianne says:

      Check with your doctor first but I suffered from insomnia for several years and Unisom worked well for me. Melatonin is also a good option.

      I agree with Crystal that regular excercise can really help too!

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