This Week’s Goals

I discovered about two years ago that I am very goal-oriented.  It was in the midst of having two precious little girls 15 months apart…both in diapers and a 5 year old boy.  I was in what seemed like a continual fog that never lifted, and to be honest, there’s so much about my girls’ baby years that I don’t remember because I was literally in survival mode.  In the process of clawing my way out of the fog, I found a website that changed the way I do everything. was a God-send to my tired self.  Through Crystal Paine, I learned how to pace myself, set goals, and determine what’s most important.  So that was the beginning of my weekly goal-setting.  It has now become a Sunday afternoon tradition for me to sit down and determine my goals for the week.  It’s a great time for me to pull the week into focus.  So, I thought I’d share what I do, and if it works for you, GREAT!  I break my goals down into a few categories each week as follows:

1.  Spiritual Life

-Daily Bible Reading & Prayer

-Read “Am I Messing Up My Kids?” by Lysa TerKuerst (This is part of a Proverbs 31 Online Bible Study I’m participating in right now.  Great study!)

2.  Family Life

-Daily Family Time (We are reading through John)

-At least 2 fun activities w/the kids as a final nod to summer

-Make Hannah’s 4 yr old check up appt

-Finalize school preparations (I have a list of this but don’t want to bore you with it)

3.  Home Life

1 Deep Clean Day

-Daily Load of Laundry

4.  Church Life

-Send cards to Sunday School Kids

-Help Prep for Wednesday night event

-Prepare Sunday School Lesson

5. Physical Life

-Track food on (highly recommend this!)

-Coffee, water, and hot tea only

-Exercise x 2

6.  Social Life

-Send text to friend to check on, make date to get together

7.  Financial Life

$50 Incidental Expenses Limit

8.  Legacy Goal (I’ll tell you more about this category in another post)

-Write 3 Blog Entries

9.  Mental Life

Personal Time x 2

-Start a new book (haven’t decided which one yet!)


I have a lot of categories, but keep in mind I’ve been doing this for 2 years now!  My list has expanded.  If you are just starting out, I would recommend picking a couple of categories this week, and expand as you grow more confident in goal setting.  Always make your goals realistic, and it’s best when your goals are measureable.  I struggle with this sometimes, as you can tell!  Mine are not always measureable, but I’m still growing in my goal setting too.  🙂

So, this is what my week looks like so far.  I’ll check back in with you next Sunday to let you know how I’ve done!  Have a great week!



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