Nov 24 2014

Intentional Living: Weekly Goals

There is so much to be thankful for in my life.  These last couple of months have been challenging for me, but my family and friends have been a huge source of encouragement with their help and prayers.  I continue to heal, but seem to be making progress slowly in the right direction which is great.

I was able to do more activities this week as well as celebrate another birthday.  Praying that this new year is full of great fun!  There are still items I was not able to complete on my ever growing list, but at least I am moving forward.

With this week being Thanksgiving it will be a little different for me.  I will plan on spending more quality time with my family.  It will be week of celebrating various events with my extended family, including Thanksgiving and my brother’s wedding, so I am very excited!

Last week’s goals

Family Goals

  1. Read the book Wonder’s Promise by Joanna Campbell to read to the kids
  2. Plan one special activity with the family
  3. Prepare for Upcoming Fall Events
  4. Spend time Monday – Friday helping the kids with Homework
  5. Attend After School Activities
  6. Lunch Boxes & Book Bags packed the night before
  7. Play a Game with the Kids – we played Sorry together on my birthday
  8. Start Organizing the Kids Scrapbook Items – other activities took priority this week
  9. Dr. Appointments for Kids

Personal Goals

  1. Drink 8 glasses of water each day
  2. Continue my YouVersion plan(s)
  3. Go to my  Doctor Appointments Scheduled this week

Home (Yard & Pets) Management Goals

  1. All laundry for the week washed, folded, and put away in one day – took me 2 days, but getting it done!
  2. Weekly Dinner Menu planned out for the week
  3. Do at least one “Make 1 & Freeze 1″ Meal Prep (make a main dish to eat that day and one to freeze for later) – we had appointments / activities during the days AND every night after school this week so I was not able to get it done this week
  4. Clean House (Focus – Bathrooms) – got started….
  5. Organize Chaos (Focus – Storage Room) – going to have to put this one on hold for a week
  6. Yard Cleanup (Focus – Pool taken down and put away) – it was a rainy weekend and needed my hubby’s help on this one
  7. Pet Care (Focus – Refill Dog & Goat Food Bin)

Business Goals

  1. Work on ideas for upcoming blog posts
  2. Respond to Inquiry – Business Relation Emails – got some progress made, but need to do more soon
  3. Keep up with the day to day items that need my attention – it was a wild week with extra activities that took priority
  4. Work completed for clients – got a good bit done, but need to put in some more time

Ministry Goals

  1. Meet a friend or family member for Breakfast or Lunch – didn’t have a free breakfast / lunch this week
  2. Prep for our Samaritan’s Purse Operation Christmas Child boxes – gathering items

Financial Goals

  1. Payoff the Car – working on it
  2. Payoff Outstanding Debt – (replacement microwave, refrigerator, hot water heater, and other debt) – working on it
  3. Pay Bills & File Paperwork
  4. Earn some Creative Cash – working on it
  5. Go grocery shopping one time to one store this week and stay within budget

My goals for the upcoming week

Family Goals

  1. Read the book Wonder’s First Race by Joanna Campbell to read to the kids (The kids have been really enjoying this series.  It was Brina’s turn to pick out the book and she choose this one for me to read to them!)
  2. Plan one special activity with the family
  3. Prepare for Upcoming Fall Events
  4. Spend time Monday – Tuesday helping the kids with Homework
  5. Attend After School Activities
  6. Lunch Boxes & Book Bags packed the night before
  7. Play a Game with the Kids
  8. Watch a movie with the Kids
  9. Listen to an Audiobook with the Kids
  10. Thanksgiving Holiday – So Many Reasons to be Thankful
  11. Celebrating Josh & Megan’s Wedding & Activities

Personal Goals

  1. Drink 8 glasses of water each day
  2. Continue my YouVersion plan(s)
  3. Go to my  Doctor Appointments Scheduled this week

Home (Yard & Pets) Management Goals

  1. All laundry for the week washed, folded, and put away in one day
  2. Clean House (Basic Speed Clean before the Holiday Activities)

Business Goals

  1. Work on ideas for upcoming blog posts

Ministry Goals

  1. Meet a friend or family member for Breakfast or Lunch

Financial Goals

  1. Payoff the Car
  2. Payoff Outstanding Debt – (replacement microwave, refrigerator, hot water heater, and other debt)
  3. Pay Bills & File Paperwork

I think it is important to share and encourage each other as we seek to improve our lives and the lives of those around us.  I want to live intentionally not just hope all my dreams and goals come true.  When I focus on small steps of improvement I am able to see results as I get closer to my goals.  Some weeks I get closer to the goals I have in my life and other weeks a take a few steps back (life happens, emergencies occur, people get sick).  Once the goals are written down and shared it provides a guideline for what I aim to accomplish this week.

Why Share My Goals?

  • To keep me accountable
  • To share a piece of my life with you as I strive to be a better Child of God, Wife, Mom, Friend, Homemaker, Entrepreneur and the many other roles I have each week
  • To have my goals consistently written down so I can gauge progress more accurately
  • Create healthy habits in my life
  • To encourage you to share your goals with me as you continue to grown and learn

How did you do this week on your goals?  Feel free to share or link to your list of weekly goals.

The picture above is one that I created for my own purposes, however, The “SMART” acronym was originally coined 30 years ago by Peter Drucker in his classic work, Management by Results.

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