Jun 22 2015

Intentional Living: Weekly Goals

Last week Jake’s sister family spent the week with us.  The week went by quickly and we packed in a lot of activities during their stay.  It was fun spending some extra time and catching up with them as well as the rest of the family in the area the last few days.  On Friday the girls went to church camp for the weekend.  The house was really quiet after everyone left!  We celebrated Father’s Day last weekend since the girls were away at camp for a good part of Father’s Day.  Jake was super sweet and helped get our large pile of laundry started while the girls were away.  He also made the most amazing apricot and salmon recipe that I will be sharing in a few days.  Here are my goals for this week:

Last week’s goals

Family Goals

  1. Finish reading Romona and Her Mother by Beverly Cleary book to the kids
  2. Plan one special activity with the familywent to Otters Creek Water Park with Mirm’s family
  3. Play a Game with the Familyplayed several this week
  4. Prepare for Upcoming Spring EventsSpring is done and now we are enjoying summer
  5. Spend time working on Summer Workbooks
  6. Attend Evening Activities & Events
  7. Spend Extra Time with Extended Family
  8. Lunch Bags Packed for Work & Errand / Outside Activities
  9. Prep for upcoming Family Adventure(s)
  10. Prep & Figure out Schedule for Summer Break – wrapping up some later details
  11. Ride Bikes with the Kids
  12. Work on special projects with the kids
  13. Hang out at a park with Kids
  14. Go to the Library
  15. Find a new local place to visit or new activity to do with the Kids – we went to places we already visited before
  16. Attend an extra-curricular activity or event
  17. Get kids packed and sent off to Church Camp
  18. Celebrate Father’s Day

Personal Goals

  1. Drink 8 glasses of water each day
  2. Continue my YouVersion plan(s) – running a little behind
  3. Keep up with my FitBit Goals
  4. Go to my  Doctor Appointments Scheduled this week
  5. Update Counting My Blessings and Other journal entries daily

Home (Yard & Pets) Management Goals

  1. All laundry for the week washed, folded, and put away in one day
  2. Weekly Dinner Menu planned out for the week
  3. Clean House (Focus – Vacuum & Dust)
  4. Organize Chaos (Focus – Refrigerator)
  5. Yard / Garage Cleanup (Focus – Treehouse Fort) – working on it
  6. Pet Care (Focus – Treat Yard for Mosquitoes / Flies)
  7. Repairs – (Focus – Girls Necklace Hangers) – hoping to get it done soon

Business Goals

  1. Work on ideas for upcoming blog posts
  2. Respond to Inquiry – Business Relation Emails
  3. Keep up with the day to day items that need my attention
  4. Work completed for clients – another project to be done soon
  5. Research and pursue career goals
  6. Prep, plan, and organize content for upcoming summer months while the kids are out of school

Ministry Goals

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

Financial Goals

  1. Payoff the Car – working on it
  2. Payoff Medical Bills – paid more on a couple this week
  3. Payoff Other Outstanding Debt – (replacement microwave, refrigerator, hot water heater, bed, HVAC unit, and other debt) – working on it
  4. Pay Bills & File Paperwork
  5. Go grocery shopping one time to one store this week and stay within budget – went over budget with the grocery budget

My goals for the upcoming week

Family Goals

  1. Finish reading Lightening’s Last Hope by Joanna Campbell book to the kids
  2. Plan one special activity with the family
  3. Play a Game with the Family
  4. Spend time working on Summer Workbooks
  5. Attend Evening Activities & Events
  6. Lunch Bags Packed for Work & Errand / Outside Activities
  7. Prep for upcoming Family Adventure(s)
  8. Prep & Figure out Schedule for Summer Break
  9. Ride Bikes with the Kids
  10. Work on special projects with the kids
  11. Hang out at a park with Kids
  12. Go to the Library
  13. Find a new local place to visit or new activity to do with the Kids
  14. Attend an extra-curricular activity or event
  15. Pick up Summer Clothes for the girls (Swim suit, shorts, sandals, pjs)

Personal Goals

  1. Drink 8 glasses of water each day
  2. Continue my YouVersion plan(s)
  3. Keep up with my FitBit Goals
  4. Go to my  Doctor Appointments Scheduled this week
  5. Update Counting My Blessings and Other journal entries daily

Home (Yard & Pets) Management Goals

  1. All laundry for the week washed, folded, and put away in one day
  2. Weekly Dinner Menu planned out for the week
  3. Clean House (Focus – Post Items to Sale and Take Items to Donate)
  4. Organize Chaos (Focus – Girls Scrapbooks)
  5. Yard / Garage Cleanup (Focus – Seed Goat Pen)
  6. Pet Care (Focus – New Collar for Snowball, Hay, & Mineral Bucket)
  7. Repairs – (Focus – Girls Necklace Hangers)

Business Goals

  1. Work on ideas for upcoming blog posts
  2. Respond to Inquiry – Business Relation Emails
  3. Keep up with the day to day items that need my attention
  4. Work completed for clients
  5. Research and Plan Out Business Goals
  6. Prep, plan, and organize content for upcoming summer months while the kids are out of school

Ministry Goals

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

Financial Goals

  1. Payoff the Car
  2. Payoff Medical Bills
  3. Payoff Other Outstanding Debt – (replacement microwave, refrigerator, hot water heater, bed, HVAC unit, and other debt)
  4. Pay Bills & File Paperwork
  5. Go grocery shopping one time to one store this week and stay within budget

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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