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My Goals for This Week

This year, I’m doing weekly goals in 2020 instead of yearly goals. And I’m thrilled to report that it’s going so well! In fact, even though we had activities almost every evening last week and a very full week, I got so much done — and had breathing room and rest time, too!

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

Last Week’s Goals Update

Personal Goals

1. Get in 52,000 steps total. (I use the FitBit Ulta HR to track my steps every day.) 

2. Finish reading Romancing Your Child’s Heart and Awful Beautiful Life and listening to the Killing Patton audiobook. 

3. Get up at 5:30 a.m. every week day.

Home/Family Goals

4. Decluttering: Garage freezer, bathroom closet, attic area, laundry room, car.

5. Start a new read aloud book together as a family.

6. Inventory what baby clothes we need to buy and purchase these.

Work/Blog Goals

7. Finish the introduction and write chapter 1 of my manuscript.

8. Write an in-depth honest review of Butcher Box. (You can read my Completely Honest Review of Butcher Box here.)

9. Run our $4 course sale.

Word of the Year Goals

10. Pop popcorn and watch another classic movie as a family. (We watched 7 Brides for 7 Brothers. I’ll share our thoughts on it on my book update post on Wednesday.)

11. Go out to dinner with Jesse for our anniversary.

12. Make tea, light a candle, and write a card to Jesse. 

I cleaned out the sock basket when I worked on the laundry room. Can you believe that in this overflowing basket of mismatched socks that had come through the laundry in the last 6-8 months there was not one single match??

This Week’s Goals

This week, I’m setting more personal goals because, as I wrote in my pregnancy update, I’m wanting to really prioritize earlier bedtimes and more hydration.

If you’re wondering why I have such a long list of books to read, that’s because 4 of the books are ones I’m reading in preparation for a podcast interview and another one is a book I’m reading in order to do an endorsement for a friend.

So it looks like a lot, but 4 of them are super short and I’m over halfway through two of the books on my list. It’s not as impressive as it might look! 🙂

2020: Week 3 — Goals

Personal Goals

1. Get in 53,000 steps total. (I use the FitBit Ulta HR to track my steps every day.) 

2. Finish reading 100 Ways to Love Your Husband, 100 Ways to Love Your Wife, 100 Words of Affirmation Your Wife Needs to Hear, 100 Words of Affirmation Your Husband Needs to Hear, Live Love Now, and No Better Mom for the Job. Finish listening to Killing the Rising Sun.

3. Get up at 5:30 a.m. every week day.

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

5. Drink a gallon of water every day.

Home/Family Goals

6. Decluttering: Boxes of mementos, under bathroom sinks, and kitchen cupboards.

7. Finish reading Great Escapes of World War II aloud as a family.

8. Buy hats and coming home outfit for baby. (I’m chipping away at my To Do Before Baby Comes list a little bit per week.)

Work/Blog Goals

9. Write chapter 2 of my manuscript.

Word of the Year Goals

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

11. Go to a movie with Jesse.

12. Go out to dinner with friends.

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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  • Sheri says:

    Great job, Crystal! I love how you are setting goals to go along with your “word” of the year… I met all my goals from last week except I missed one day of my free-weights workout. This week my goals are 1. Work on our family Shutterfly Christmas Album twice 2. Mommy/son date with one of my boys 3. Declutter & clean our kitchen 4. Finish reading 1 book on my list 5. Attend “Beautiful Moms” 6. 4 free-weights workout 7. Plan our family Orlando day trip 8. Update my prayer journal categories 9. Order the 2nd semester homeschool curriculum on my list 10. Week 2 of new morning routine!

  • Kendra Brown says:

    Tell me more about freezing flour! Great idea!

    • Banni says:

      I always freeze my flour! One of our local grocery stores has 5 pound bags for 79cents every November and December. I buy enough to last a year, wrap them tightly in a plastic bag (just a plastic grocery bag, but they may fit in freezer zip-lock bags also), and put into my chest freezer. It even says on the outside of the bags of flour I buy that, if frozen, it will last up to a year.

    • I just stuck it in the freezer because I had bought 5 bags and didn’t have room in the cupboard! 🙂

  • Raquel Evans says:

    I completed most of last weeks goals and at least made progress on the rest. Considering that last Wednesday we decided to move apartments on the weekend I think I did pretty well! (We were already planning to move, just thought it would be in a month or two.)

    This week I’m tired and surrounded by boxes, and have a lot going on this weekend, so I’m keeping my goals low key: see how much unpacking I can get done, prep for the weekend, get plenty of rest, and maybe try to walk over to the library and get a library card. If I can keep up with anything else like Bible memorization that’s great too, but not top priority.

  • Carisa says:

    A thing that I’ve found helpful to cut down on odd socks is to pair them together- we do this by folding- BEFORE they go in the laundry hamper. We UNPAIR THEM before they go in the washer. Once we started doing this we hardly ever ended up with odd socks.

  • Ashley S Merrithew says:

    I finished all 5 of my goals last week!
    This week’s goals:
    Family game or movie night
    File all our invoices
    Update budget information
    Input old bids into quickbooks
    Send out W2s to employees

    I’m looking forward to tax season being over so that I can focus my goals on other things soon!

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