Goal Setting

Goal Setting

Last Week’s Goals:

Last week we went out of town for a few days, my “grand plan” was that I would have lots of time to work on my goals.  It was a wonderful week of catching up with old friends, but it wasn’t so easy to keep up with the week’s goals.

1.  Exercise 5 times this week – I did exercise everyday that was feasibly possible. I thought I would get to run while we were gone, but it didn’t happen.

2.  Memorize a verse – I did start memorizing a verse, but again, going out of town threw me off so didn’t get it completely memorized.

3.  Start Reading a book

4.  Continue with reading the Bible in a year

5.  Begin the first steps in writing an ebook using Amy Lynn Andrews tips.

6.  Go up and talk with the older kids at night. – We got to bed late Monday and Tuesday, then were gone the rest of the week.

This Week’s Goals:

1.  Exercise 5 times this week – I am tempted to cut the number down to 3 or 4, but really want to do 5, so I am keeping it there.  Like I mentioned last week, I found an accountability partner, in my 15 yo daughter.  She has been running for almost 2 years now very faithfully.  She runs every morning right after breakfast, which works great for my schedule.  My daughter wears a watch to keep the time so we know when our 30 minutes is up, never thought the day would come that I would be asking one of my children “are we there yet?”.  It is a huge help having an accountability partner, I was really struggling with being consistent, my body can come up with a million reasons why I shouldn’t exercise, so having someone else to run with is a great motivator.

2.  Memorize a verse

3. Read a book

4.  Continue writing an ebook – Only got the subject picked, hoping to get more done this week.

5.  Go up and talk with the kids at night – This is something that is so important to me to be doing.  It seems to mean so much to the kids when I do go up, and it has been a big help in understanding what’s on my children’s minds and hearts.  I really want to make sure I do it regularly this week. I enjoy it too, once I say no to my selfish flesh that is crying out for bed at the end of a long day.

6.  Read Old Testament aloud to the kids

Have you set any goals for the week?  What helps you achieve your goals?  I’d love to hear in the comments section!


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