Money Saving Mom, one of my favorite websites, has encouraged people to break down my goals each weekly. When people make New Years Resolutions, it’s about this the second through fourth week of the year that their resolutions or goals start falling apart. Something happens and it’s hard to accomplish ____. And then not being intentional about doing it, its easy to fall back into old habits. So look at your big picture/big goals for 2012. Sometimes it can seem overwhelming, but if you start breaking it down into small pieces, it may just be a little easier. If your goal is to lose 25lbs this year, instead of focusing on those 25 lbs which can seem unattainable right now, commit to simply going to the gym/working out 2-4 days this week, or make your goal this week to eat vegetables with dinner five out of seven nights. If your goal is to save $1000 this year, it can seem too lofty a goal this second week. Maybe this week promise to take your lunch 3 days during week and bank the $10 or so extra that you would have spent on eating out.
Break your big goals down into smaller, more obtainable ones! MSM suggests having 5-10 weekly goals.
My Goals for January 8-14 (updated throughout the week)
(2) Clean kitchen table,
island, and desk
Iron all linens that need to be folded and put away
Putting together a nursery:
Move all furniture currently in there out this weekend
Cook new recipe on Wednesday night
(6) Go to the gym
Tuesday and Friday
Studying God’s word more:
Work on weekly church chapter
Preparing for childbirth:
Spend at least 20 minutes 3 times this week working on relaxation methods
Other goals to accomplish:
Continue to keep the television turned off if I’m not actively watching it. In the past week alone, I’ve realized how much more keeping the tv off has helped me keep focused and on task.
Schedule newborn pictures Finished 1/10
Subscribe to the Sunday newspaper Finished 1/10
I have 11, but those last three really are easy goals! Work on making short list for your own goals this week and see how well you do!