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My 5 Goals for This Week (and why I’m not setting very many goals)

(By the way, I did, indeed, move the rug from in front of the toilet to in front of the sink. I thought that the hundreds of you who wrote in grossed out by this would be happy to hear that!)

Last week was a really productive and great week. And I’m continuing to be so happy with my choice to set weekly goals instead of yearly goals in 2020. It seems like it’s keeping me a lot more accountable and making me more motivated!

Here’s an update on how I did on my goals for last week…

2020: Week 4 — Goals

Personal Goals

1. Get in 54,000 steps total. (I use the FitBit Ulta HR to track my steps every day.) 

2. Finish reading 100 Ways to Love Your Husband100 Ways to Love Your Wife,The Whole-Brain Child, and Live Love Now. Finish listening to Before and After.

3. Get up at 5:30 a.m. Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday.

4. Go to bed by 10 p.m. Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday.

5. Drink a gallon of water every day. (I almost hit this goal, but fell short a few days.)

Home/Family Goals

6. Get new shower curtain, rug, and towels for upstairs bathroom.

7. Read 40 pages of Carry a Big Stick aloud as a family.

8. Get a crib and bedding. (I’m chipping away at my To Do Before Baby Comes list a little bit per week.)

Work/Blog Goals

9. Finish chapter 2 and write chapter 3 of my manuscript.

Word of the Year Goals

10. Pop popcorn and watch another classic movie as a family.

11. Take Kathrynne out on a date for her birthday.

12. Light candle and write notes to our Compassion children.

I’m only setting 5 goals this week. We are doing respite care for another foster family this week so we’re hosting a sweet 10-year-old girl all week long, we have activities/commitments every night, Kathrynne turns 15, and I’m launching another 4-week Blog Coaching Group. 

So I decided I’d be very realistic in my goal-setting for this week and not try to bite off more than I could chew! That’s the beauty of taking things week by week, isn’t it?

2020: Week 5 — Goals

Personal Goals

1. Get in 54,000 steps total. (I use the FitBit Ulta HR to track my steps every day.) 

2. Finish reading The Path Between Us and Not So Perfect Mom. Finish listening to Originals: How Non-Conformist Move the World.

Home/Family Goals

3. Read 40 pages of Carry a Big Stick aloud as a family.

Work/Blog Goals

4. Edit introduction through chapter 3 of my manuscript.

Word of the Year Goals

5. Pop popcorn and watch another classic movie as a family.

What are YOUR goals for this week? How did you do on last week’s goals? Tell us in the comments!

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  • Rosanne says:

    My goal is to get up to scene 25 written in my work in progress StoryKeepers: Legacy of Secrets. I’m also focusing on my health and my people.

  • I started physical therapy today for my balance/dizziness issues. I need to do them 5 times a day (as in maybe at 10:00, 12, 2, 4 and 6). I don’t want to skip any of them because I want to be able to drive a car again. Finish the 2 books I am reading. Add a post or two to my blog. Work on getting my information ready for my tax appointment next month. Walk at least 5 days this week.

    • Great goals! I hope you’re able to get the balance/dizziness issues resolved ASAP. I’m sorry you’re dealing with that!

    • Mary J says:

      Kimberly, I dealt with this a year ago this month. I did all the PT daily multiple times a day. In 6 weeks I went from dizzy all the time and not being able to drive to no more dizziness and driving! I’m praying for you! It was hard!!!
      So glad your getting help!

      • Thank you Mary J. This has been a hard journey. To me it seems to be taking forever. But in reality I had my brain tumor removed 11/11 so it’s not really that long. I have been trusting God the whole way. I appreciate your prayers. Did your balance issues start due to a brain tumor, too?

        • Mary J says:

          My Dr suspects a tumor, but insurance refused an mri last year that’s why we did PT. Then PT worked so we thought ok
          I had a follow up last week the Dr still thinks there may be a tumor, so we are going to try and get an mri. God is so good, and I trust Him to direct me, it is a hard and lonely path sometimes.

          • Kimberly says:

            I had lost a lot of hearing in my left ear and that is a sign of a tumor so I went in for an MRI the next day and one with contrast the next day after that. They need to do an MRI ASAP. If your balance was affected it could be the same as mine. Slow growing and not usually cancer, but the larger it is the harder it is to save things like your hearing. I’d love to keep in touch if you are interested. I’m sorry your insurance is being ridiculous.

  • Julie Smith says:

    Great work on your goals! I was hit or miss last week, but my dad was in town a day earlier than originally planned so I got to spend quality time with him and my stepmom. Anyway, here are mine for the week…

    1) Workout 5x
    2) Read 1 book
    3)Stay within calorie range M-F
    4)Watch a movie with family
    5)Have a fun family weekend (we have a few things planned)
    6)Continue daily cleaning schedule
    7) Hiking date with a friend
    8)Limit screen time (I’m doing better at this…baby steps…the issue is I use my phone for a lot!)
    9)Do 1 puzzle
    10) Take a social media free day
    11) Practice spanish daily
    12)Prep for my workout program that starts next week…this will likely involve printing some papers, etc, over the weekend)

  • Sheri says:

    I love your discernment at looking at the week ahead and knowing that it’s wiser to set fewer goals. Great tips, Crystal!

    I’m posting a day late because we had friends visiting from out of town. So much fun!

    Thankfully I met all my goals last week but one free weight workout. I’m trying to figure out a new fitness schedule with my older children’s soccer schedule.

    My goals for this week:
    1. Organize tax documents for our accountant
    2. Plan February PowerSheets
    3. Organize Master bedroom closet
    4. Plan Homeschool group Valentine Party
    5. Read 1 book on my list
    6. Prep for guests visiting next week – meals & outings
    7. Work on Ebook twice
    8. 2 Blog Posts
    9. 3 free weight workouts
    10. Take older kids to the production of “The Jungle Book”
    11. Take little ones to the park
    12. Make February family calendar

  • Ashley Merrithew says:

    I officially set 5 goals per week, but have a running “to do” list of other things to get done. I accomplished 4 of 5 last week.

    This week:
    1. Family night together (Superbowl)
    2. Plan out my February goals
    3. Start working on getting ready for taxes
    4. Finalize my February budget
    5. Help my husband get ready for his 6 day camping trip with friends

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