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I love making lists. I have always been a list person. I have notebooks full of to do lists, shopping lists, grocery lists, book lists. You get the idea. Unfortunately, most of those lists leave a lot of items not crossed off. It was as if going on to the list was the final destination, instead of a starting point. That’s when it hit me. I stopped making New Year’s resolutions because resolutions get broken, so now I set yearly goals. Why wasn’t I setting goals for what I wanted/needed to accomplish each day, week, or month?
So I have decided to take the leap to goal setting. Since December, I have been setting daily and monthly goals for Happily Homegrown, and it has been extremely helpful. I can clearly see where I am, where I want to be, and the steps I need to get there. My weekly goals for around the house (ok for life in general), are not always going to have multiple steps to get them done, but the end result will be the same. And since I’m all about accountability this year, and staying on track to live my best life, I’m sharing my journey with my readers.
Now don’t think this is a passive experience. I’m going to share my weekly goals, but I want you to really think about the direction you want your life to go too. What are your personal and professional goals for this year? Really reflect on it. Can you visualize it? What do you need to do to get there? Each week, I want you to share your goals and your accomplishments with me in the comments below. We are a community, here to support one another to be the best we can be, and together everything is possible.
My first big goal for February is to get the house in order for company at the end of the month. My house is not currently “company ready,” but instead of spending an entire day cleaning and stressing myself out, I’m chunking apart the process little by little, setting weekly goals to get it all done. I also have some goals that don’t pertain to getting the house ready, but lead me towards accomplishing other things for my business or my family.
9 Weekly Goals: February 8-14
- Deep clean the stove and oven. I have a few cooked on spots under the stove grates that really need some elbow grease to get them taken care of. I also have an all natural oven cleaner that I want to test out and see if it really is as effective as the sales consultant said.
- Put the doors back on the hutch – we moved the hutch into our kitchen last fall, and the doors have been tucked out of the way ever since. I have to reorganize the hutch so that the doors can go back on the front, and then close properly.
- Complete expense reports from 2015. I have an appointment to get my taxes done next weekend, so this is a top priority.
- Groceries away. I went to the grocery store today, and because my son was napping when I got home, all of the bags landed in the kitchen and living room, instead of making their way to the pantry shelves in the basement.
- Set up a coupon binder. I have decided to get back into couponing after taking more than 2 years off. Given our new financial situation (my contract at my day job concluded a week ago), its time to start saving money and being mindful of our finances again.
- Shopping trip to CVS. They have some great sales this week, and I have $22 in Extra Care Bucks that I can use with my coupons to stock up on a few items for the pantry.
- Michael’s laundry needs to be washed and put away. I also need to go through his clothes, and anything that no longer fits needs to get put aside for consignment.
- Clean the hall bathroom. My other nemesis (laundry is my first). This is my least favorite room in the house to clean, yet it is the smallest. I have some new all-natural cleaning supplies, so I think now is a good time to teach my children how to properly clean a bathroom so that I no longer have to do it on as regular a basis, and the children can begin taking more responsibility for their surroundings.
- Take some time to read. I have several books and ebooks that I have purchased since New Years, and I really want to just take some time to read with a cup of tea and relax, focus, and reflect.