May 23 2016

Intentional Living: Weekly Goals

Last week was an incredibly busy week with everything going on, but we made positive progress in the right direction for some of the items on my list.  There were a lot of activities and later nights.  I am thankful for that the grading part of the school year is done now for all the year end parties, activities, graduations, and other excitement over the next week and half.

I have had a lot of big projects going and have been keeping track of the progress personally, however, I have not been faithful in updating my blog like I used to do.  Even though the busy summer days with the kids at home are just around the corner I am going to try and be more consistently with my weekly goals and other postings for you.  Here are my goals for this week:

Last week’s goals

Family Goals

  1. Finish reading Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library by Chris Grabenstein to the kids. – got a great start on it, but wasn’t able to finish with all the extra activities this past week
  2. Read 7 Stories from the Bad Pets on the Loose by Alan Zullo book to the kids. – only read a couple
  3. Go through 7 more Brain Quest Flash Cards with the kids. – was only able to get through a few cards
  4. Read through 7 more pages of History Trivia with the kids. – got through some, but not very many this week
  5. Do devotions and prayer time with kids every night. – devotions we were not very consistent on, but we did do prayer time
  6. Plan one special activity with the family – working on it
  7. Play a Game with the Kids – spent most of the extra free time on projects that were due soon
  8. Spend time Monday –Friday helping the kids with HomeworkBrina finished her “Cupcakes on the Rise” and Karlie finished her “Less = More” Science Fair Projects.  Both did really well.  Brina won for the 5th grade class and will be going on to the next level of competition this Thursday, 5/26/16. 
  9. Attend After School Activities  – Brina and Karlie finished their last day of swimming lessons, they loved it!
  10. Lunch Boxes & Book Bags packed the night before
  11. Prep for upcoming Family Adventure(s) – working on it
  12. Prep & Figure out Schedule for upcoming Summer Break – have some activities planned, but need to finalize the rest
  13. Ride Bikes with the Kids – did was a rainy week and spent most of our time working on projects that were due.
  14. Work on family projects together – started working

Personal Goals

  1. Drink 8 glasses of water each day
  2. Keep up with my FitBit Goals – did better some days than others
  3. Do yoga at least 5 times a week – did it more than once, but was not consistent
  4. Go to my Appointments Scheduled this week – had to re-schedule one due to a conflict, but did everything else
  5. Update Counting My Blessings and Other journal entries daily
  6. Tackle some lingering projects on my “to do” list – somehow the list continues to grow ever longer….

Home (Yard & Pets) Management Goals

  1. All laundry for the week washed, folded, and put away in one day – we were working on the laundry room so the washer and dryer were unavailable a good chunk of this past weekend
  2. Weekly Dinner Menu planned out for the week
  3. Clean House (Focus – Laundry Room Remodeling Work (get all of the subflooring cleaned and prep and help Jake with getting at least 1/2 of it completed) – work in progress
  4. Organize Chaos (Focus – Find Bins / Containers / Baskets to put on shelves in Laundry Room once up) – starting to look but haven’t decided what I want yet
  5. Yard / Garage Cleanup (Focus – Annual Termite Inspection)
  6. Pet Care (Focus – Give Skipper a Bath)Brina and Karlie helped get this one done
  7. Repairs – (Focus – Refinishing our Laundry room, tearing out the old linoleum and sprucing it up) – working on it

Business Goals

  1. Work on ideas for upcoming blog posts
  2. Respond to Inquiry – Business Relation Emails – have some more to go through
  3. Keep up with the day to day items that need my attention  – some days I didn’t have time to get it all done
  4. Work completed for clients – couple special projects that need to be done still
  5. Notes typed for work – didn’t get to it
  6. Folders Labeled for work – got a couple done before getting pulled away
  7. Desk drawers organized – working on it.

Ministry Goals

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

Financial Goals

  1. Schedule a meeting with the Financial Advisor – made reached out, waiting to confirm with schedules
  2. Payoff Other Outstanding Debt – working on getting it eliminated
  3. Pay Bills & File Paperwork – paid all bills that came in this past week but need to do some filing
  4. Go grocery shopping one time this week and stay within budget – went to several stores and spent extra money for Brina & Karlie’s graduation celebration.

My goals for the upcoming week

Family Goals

  1. Finish reading Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library by Chris Grabenstein to the kids.
  2. Read 7 Stories from the Bad Pets on the Loose by Alan Zullo book to the kids.
  3. Go through 7 more Brain Quest Flash Cards with the kids.
  4. Read through 7 more pages of History Trivia with the kids.
  5. Do devotions and prayer time with kids every night.
  6. Plan one special activity with the family
  7. Play a Game with the Kids
  8. Spend time Monday –Friday helping the kids with Homework
  9. Attend After School Activities
  10. Lunch Boxes & Book Bags packed the night before
  11. Prep for upcoming Family Adventure(s)
  12. Prep & Figure out Schedule for upcoming Summer Break
  13. Ride Bikes with the Kids
  14. Work on family projects together
  15. Brina & Karlie’s Graduation Ceremony
  16. Brina & Karlie’s Award Ceremony
  17. Prep & decorate for Graduation party (Meet with people Mon / Wed) after school
  18. Take Brina to the Science Fair Competition

Personal Goals

  1. Drink 8 glasses of water each day
  2. Keep up with my FitBit Goals
  3. Do yoga at least 5 times a week
  4. Go to my Appointments Scheduled this week
  5. Update Counting My Blessings and Other journal entries daily
  6. Tackle some lingering projects on my “to do” list

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 – Laundry Room Remodeling Work (get all of the subflooring cleaned and help Jake with getting at least 1/2 of it completed)
  4. Organize Chaos (Focus – Find Bins / Containers / Baskets to put on shelves in Laundry Room once up)
  5. Yard / Garage Cleanup (Focus – Plant Lilly Flower and Blueberry Bush – weather permitting)
  6. Pet Care (Focus – Give Skipper her vitamins)
  7. Repairs – (Focus – Refinishing our Laundry room, tearing out the old linoleum and sprucing it up)

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. Notes typed for work
  6. Folders Labeled for work
  7. Desk drawers organized

Ministry Goals

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

Financial Goals

  1. Schedule a meeting with the Financial Advisor
  2. Payoff Other Outstanding Debt
  3. Pay Bills & File Paperwork
  4. Go grocery shopping one time 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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