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10 Goals for this Week

I skipped last week’s goals post as I knew that, with all the Thanksgiving and Black Friday craziness, I’d probably just be doing good to survive, keep everyone dressed and fed, keep the house in pretty organized order, and to get decent sleep at night.

It was a good thing I didn’t set goals because, well, I pretty much lived the whole week in survival mode. We made it through, I kept on top of the laundry, the house stayed pretty clean, I got decent sleep, but mostly all the non-essentials didn’t happen.

And that’s okay. Sometimes, the goal-setting and to-do lists just need to get set aside so we can spend extra time with family and friends–which is exactly what happened last week.

But this week? It’s back to setting goals and tackling to-do lists.

Here are my goals from two weeks ago:

Family/Mothering Goals

1. Finish reading Little Town On the Prairie aloud to the children.

2. Do some Thanksgiving crafts together.

3. Wrap and drop off Operation Christmas Child boxes.

Personal Goals

4. Finish reading EntreLeadership, He Heard Hannah, Kisses from Katie, Getting Things Done, and Becoming a Woman of Influence. (I’m really and truly going to try and finish at least a few of these books this week!)

5. Go to bed early and get up early, as part of my 21 Days to a More Disciplined Life Challenge.

6. Run 6 miles.

Home Management Goals

7. Do at least one load of laundry from start to finish every week day.

8. Plan out all my freezer cooking for the holidays.

Business Goals

9. Run a special promotion/freebie offer for my book.

10. Write daily posts for the 21 Days to a More Disciplined Life series.

Family/Mothering Goals

1. Finish reading The Boxcar Children.

2. Do some fun Christmas crafts/activities with the children (I’ll be posting about some of these!)

3. Check out Christmas books from the library, wrap them up, and let the children unwrap them and read them together.

Personal Goals

4. Finish reading EntreLeadership, Kisses from Katie, and Getting Things Done.

5. Go to bed early and get up early, as part of my 21 Days to a More Disciplined Life Challenge.

6. Run 6.5 miles.

Home Management Goals

7. Do at least one load of laundry from start to finish every week day.

8. Make Artisan Bread in 5 Minutes a Day (yes, finally, I’m going to try this recipe and post about how it goes!)

Business Goals

9. Finish three articles for publications/sites (they are all due at the end of this week, but maybe I’ll actually get them finished early?)

10. Finish the 21 Days to a More Disciplined Life series. Start 21 Days to a More Organized Christmas series.

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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!

You can download a free customizable weekly goal-planning sheet here.

10 Weekly Goals

So, I did really well with keeping to my goal of getting up early all of last week. But by the weekend, I was quite tired. In fact, I came home from church on Sunday and took a two-hour nap–something I rarely ever do!

But I began this week feeling refreshed and ready to hit the ground running, even if things weren’t in as neat and organized of shape as I was hoping! Getting up early helped me to gain a lot of traction last week and I hope the momentum continues and I can get even further ahead this week. Just remind me to do better about going to bed before 10 p.m. 🙂

And here are this week’s goals:

Family/Mothering Goals

1. Read Little Town On the Prairie aloud to the children.

2. Take pictures of the children with our just-hatched chicks every day for the photo book I’m doing of our chick-hatching experience.

3. Put together Operation Christmas Child boxes with the children.

Personal Goals

4. Finish reading EntreLeadership, He Heard Hannah, Kisses from Katie, Getting Things Done, and Becoming a Woman of Influence. {So, ahem, I totally skipped out on reading what I was supposed to read and got engrossed in two other books instead.}

5. Go to bed early and get up early, as part of my 21 Days to a More Disciplined Life Challenge (more on that in a few hours).

6. Run 10 miles. {I ran 4 miles, so that’s progress, at least!}

Home Management Goals

7. Do at least one load of laundry from start to finish every week day.

8. Make homemade Shower Cleaner.

Business Goals

9. Email all bloggers who are reviewing my book when it releases.

10. Write daily posts for the 21 Days to a More Disciplined Life series.

And here are this week’s goals:

Family/Mothering Goals

1. Finish reading Little Town On the Prairie aloud to the children.

2. Do some Thanksgiving crafts together.

3. Wrap and drop off Operation Christmas Child boxes.

Personal Goals

4. Finish reading EntreLeadership, He Heard Hannah, Kisses from Katie, Getting Things Done, and Becoming a Woman of Influence. (I’m really and truly going to try and finish at least a few of these books this week!)

5. Go to bed early and get up early, as part of my 21 Days to a More Disciplined Life Challenge.

6. Run 6 miles. (I’m aiming “low” so that maybe, just maybe, I’ll actually get to cross this off next week!)

Home Management Goals

7. Do at least one load of laundry from start to finish every week day.

8. Plan out all my freezer cooking for the holidays.

Business Goals

9. Run a special promotion/freebie offer for my book (more details tomorrow morning; I think you’re going to like it! :))

10. Write daily posts for the 21 Days to a More Disciplined Life series.

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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!

You can download a free customizable weekly goal-planning sheet here.

10 Goals for This Week

The week leading up to the Relevant Conference went well. There was a LOT to do, but we survived and everything at the Relevant Conference went really well.

However, I came home exhausted, behind on sleep, and travel-weary. We jumped back into homeschooling last week and I made sleep a priority, but everything else in my life was chaotic and messy–as evidenced by the fact that I couldn’t even find my dress shoes on Sunday morning!

And very uncharacteristically, I didn’t set goals–which was a big mistake. In fact, I realized just how much momentum I lose when I don’t put written goals on paper for the week. I felt like I was aimless and going around in circles.

So, I’m re-energized in this whole goal-setting thing and am hoping to really be intentional about implementing more discipline and good habits in my life over the next few weeks. I’m going to blog my personal 21 Days to a More Disciplined Life beginning today in an effort to be publicly accountable for developing more discipline in my life. Look for my first post and practical application this afternoon.

Here’s an update on my goals from two weeks ago:

Family/Mothering Goals

1. Read Did You Carry the Flag Today, Charley? aloud to the children.

2. Make Johnny Cakes with the children.

3. Wrap some fun surprises for the children to open while I’m at Relevant.

Personal Goals

4. Finish reading EntreLeadership, He Heard Hannah, Kisses from Katie, Getting Things Done, and In Search of Balance.

5. Get 8 hours of sleep Sunday through Wednesday nights (in preparation for short nights at Relevant).

6. Take extra Vitamin C. (Last year, I came back from Relevant and was sick for almost a week, so I’m trying to make sure I’m well-rested and all “vitamined-up” this year so that I can hopefully avoid getting sick!)

Home Management Goals

7. Get all the laundry done and the house clean before I leave.

8. Make homemade ranch dressing (my friend made a mix up for me. I’ll share the recipe later this week.)

Business Goals

9. Attend/speak at the Relevant conference.

10. Host a reader meet-up in Harrisburg, PA for around 50 local readers.

And here are this week’s goals:

Family/Mothering Goals

1. Read Little Town On the Prairie aloud to the children.

2. Take pictures of the children with our just-hatched chicks every day for the photo book I’m doing of our chick-hatching experience.

3. Put together Operation Christmas Child boxes with the children.

Personal Goals

4. Finish reading EntreLeadership, He Heard Hannah, Kisses from Katie, Getting Things Done, and Becoming a Woman of Influence.

5. Go to bed early and get up early, as part of my 21 Days to a More Disciplined Life Challenge (more on that in a few hours).

6. Run 10 miles.

Home Management Goals

7. Do at least one load of laundry from start to finish every week day.

8. Make homemade Shower Cleaner.

Business Goals

9. Email all bloggers who are reviewing my book when it releases.

10. Write daily posts for the 21 Days to a More Disciplined Life series.

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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!

You can download a free customizable weekly goal-planning sheet here.

10 Weekly Goals

So, slowly but surely, I’m making progress in the right direction around here. I’m still far from where I want to be, but I’m encouraged that I’ve been getting more sleep, I’ve been spending more quality time just enjoying my husband and children (which is hard for a Type A chained-to-the-to-do-list gal like me to do!), the house is staying cleaner, the laundry pile is not a permanent fixture in our bedroom, and I’ve just been feeling more overall balance in my life.

Now if I could just be more consistent about running and not try to read five books in one week, I think I’d be doing really good. 🙂

Here are last week’s goals:

Family/Mothering Goals

1. Finish reading Paul Revere and The Imagination Station: Showdown With the Shepherd aloud to the children.

2. Take children to a soccer game.

3. Take at least 30 pictures of the children this week (I’ve been trying to train myself to take more pictures; I always seem to forget and then we miss having photos of some of our most special moments and memories!)

Personal Goals

4. Run 10 miles (total). {Um, should I confess that I ran a total of 3 miles last week? Yes, almost a complete fail, I know.}

5. Finish reading The Rose Conspiracy. Still working on EntreLeadership, The Rose Conspiracy, He Heard Hannah, Kisses from Katie, and In Search of Balance.

6. Finish Rag Quilt and knitted dishcloth. {I tried so hard to do the Rag Quilt on my own, but apparently it is way beyond my meager sewing abilities because I jammed my machine multiple times and basically made a big mess of things. So I’ve decided to bring in “professional help” (e.g. a friend with much more sewing experience!) to help me finish this long overdue project!}

7. Go to bed by 10:30 p.m. every night. {I did this 4 nights so that’s progress, right?!}

Home Management Goals

8. Follow this 15-minutes-a-day cleaning schedule {I almost followed it, but I didn’t completely complete two of the days, so I can’t cross it off.}

9. Do one load of laundry from start to finish every day. {Again, I did this all but two days.}

Business Goals

10. Finish writing and do a run-through of our workshop the Relevant conference with my husband.

This Week’s Goals:

Here are last week’s goals:

Family/Mothering Goals

1. Read Did You Carry the Flag Today, Charley? aloud to the children.

2. Make Johnny Cakes with the children.

3. Wrap some fun surprises for the children to open while I’m at Relevant.

Personal Goals

4. Finish reading EntreLeadership, He Heard Hannah, Kisses from Katie, Getting Things Done, and In Search of Balance.

5. Get 8 hours of sleep Sunday through Wednesday nights (in preparation for short nights at Relevant).

6. Take extra Vitamin C. (Last year, I came back from Relevant and was sick for almost a week, so I’m trying to make sure I’m well-rested and all “vitamined-up” this year so that I can hopefully avoid getting sick!)

Home Management Goals

7. Get all the laundry done and the house clean before I leave.

8. Make homemade ranch dressing (my friend made a mix up for me. I’ll share the recipe later this week.)

Business Goals

9. Attend/speak at the Relevant conference.

10. Host a reader meet-up in Harrisburg, PA for around 50 local readers.

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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!

You can download a free customizable weekly goal-planning sheet here.




10 Goals for this week (+ a link-up!)

Well, last week I told you that I’d completely fallen off the bandwagon. This past week was much better. Not anywhere near where I’d like it to be, but sometimes I think I tend to have unrealistic expectations of myself.

I went to bed before midnight every night but Saturday night and I got up before 7 a.m. every morning but Sunday morning. That’s headway, at least.

And our homeschooling schedule went really well, we accomplished a lot fun projects and reading together, and I spent a lot more time playing with and just enjoying my children last week. That’s likely one thousand times more important than the other things that didn’t get crossed off the to-do list!

So I’m trying to just be thankful for the progress made and not be discouraged that I still have a very long way to go. Babysteps, babysteps, right? 🙂

Last week’s goals:

Family/Mothering Goals

1. Finish reading The Cabin Faced West and Sarah Witcher’s Story aloud to the children.

2. Take the children to the pumpkin patch and the corn maze (Yay for Groupons!).

Personal Goals

3. Run 10 miles (total).

4. Finish reading Angel in the Rubble and A New Kind of Normal. Still working on EntreLeadership, The Rose Conspiracy, He Heard Hannah,

5. Finish Rag Quilt and knitted dishcloth.

6. Go to bed by 10 p.m. every night. (If I follow through with this simple goal, my whole week should be incredibly improved!)

Home Management Goals

7. Spend 10 minutes picking up/cleaning our bedroom/bathroom every day (I’ve really been working with the children on keeping their room/bathroom cleaned and I realized that I’ve not been setting the best example for them!).

8. Do one load of laundry from start to finish every day.

Business Goals

9. Shoot video for 31 Weeks to a Better Grocery Budget series.

10. Outline our workshop for the Relevant conference with my husband.

The knitted dishcloth I’m working on this week

Here are this week’s goals:

Family/Mothering Goals

1. Finish reading Paul Revere and The Imagination Station: Showdown With the Shepherd aloud to the children.

2. Take children to a soccer game.

3. Take at least 30 pictures of the children this week (I’ve been trying to train myself to take more pictures; I always seem to forget and then we miss having photos of some of our most special moments and memories!)

Personal Goals

4. Run 10 miles (total).

5. Finish reading EntreLeadership, The Rose Conspiracy, He Heard Hannah, Kisses from Katie, and In Search of Balance.

6. Finish Rag Quilt and knitted dishcloth.

7. Go to bed by 10:30 p.m. every night.

Home Management Goals

8. Follow this 15-minutes-a-day cleaning schedule (this is an experiment to see if this works any better than my current system!)

9. Do one load of laundry from start to finish every day.

Business Goals

10. Finish writing and do a run-through of our workshop the Relevant conference with my husband.

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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!

You can download a free customizable weekly goal-planning sheet here.

10 Weekly Goals

I fell off the self-discipline bandwagon last week. I stayed up way too late every night and then got up late every single morning. I only exercised twice, I didn’t stay focused, and I was completely off our usual routine.

So yes, it was one of those weeks where I felt like I completely bombed life. The good news? Today starts a fresh new week and, by the grace of God, I got up early, exercised, and feel much more back on track. Now here’s to hoping the momentum can continue…

Last week’s goals:

Family/Mothering Goals

1. Finish reading The Cabin Faced West aloud to the children.

2. Work on our current habit training project.

3. Take both girls out on individual “dates” with me.

Personal Goals

4. Run 12 miles (total).

5. Finish readingWomanly Dominion. Still working on EntreLeadership and He Heard Hannah (advance review copy).

6. Listen to Poke the Box audiobook.

7. Finish Rag Quilt.

Home Management Goals

8. Spend 10 minutes picking up/cleaning our bedroom/bathroom every day (I’ve really been working with the children on keeping their room/bathroom cleaned and I realized that I’ve not been setting the best example for them!).

Business Goals

9. Shoot video for 31 Weeks to a Better Grocery Budget series.

10. Get new business cards printed.

Here are this week’s goals:

Family/Mothering Goals

1. Finish reading The Cabin Faced West and Sarah Witcher’s Story aloud to the children.

2. Take the children to the pumpkin patch and the corn maze (Yay for Groupons!).

Personal Goals

3. Run 10 miles (total).

4. Finish reading Angel in the Rubble, EntreLeadership, The Rose Conspiracy, He Heard Hannah, and A New Kind of Normal. (Don’t ask me why I’m being so ambitious with my reading list. But I’m hoping maybe aiming high will help me get through my huge stack of books to read faster. I have no idea whether it will work, but we’ll see!)

5. Finish Rag Quilt and knitted dishcloth.

6. Go to bed by 10 p.m. every night. (If I follow through with this simple goal, my whole week should be incredibly improved!)

Home Management Goals

7. Spend 10 minutes picking up/cleaning our bedroom/bathroom every day (I’ve really been working with the children on keeping their room/bathroom cleaned and I realized that I’ve not been setting the best example for them!).

8. Do one load of laundry from start to finish every day.

Business Goals

9. Shoot video for 31 Weeks to a Better Grocery Budget series.

10. Outline our workshop for the Relevant conference with my husband.

How did you do on last week’s goals? What are your goals for this week? If you feel comfortable doing so, I’d love to have you share your progress on last week’s goals and your goals for this coming week in the comments. Let’s cheer each other on to live purposeful and productive lives!

You can download a free customizable weekly goal-planning sheet here.

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