Welcome to the weekly goals review. As I mentioned last week, I will post a review of my prior week’s goals as well as setting a new round for the upcoming week. I’m glad to have you on board. Are you working on your Sanity Plan?
Weekly Goals Review
- Kid’s routines: Strengthen the daily morning routine consisting of getting dressed, brushing teeth, eating breakfast, packing lunch, cleaning up from breakfast all before 8:30 am (in that order).
This goal went out the window this week, and I actually regret even setting it. This was actually not the time to work on a new routine since our routine will be changing. We only have two weeks left with our existing babysitter before vacation, and when we get back we will have a new routine. Coupled with the fact that my daughter had pink eye and couldn’t go to school it was especially hard to be motivated to get moving early. Lesson learned: Make sure that your goals account for any planned schedule changes. And it’s okay to pass on a goal if it’s not working for you.
2. Quality hubby time: Watch a movie together after the kids go to bed.
Okay, didn’t do this one either… because we actually went even further than just watch a movie. We feigned being tired after we put the littles to bed so that we could retire discreetly to our bedroom. We had a very romantic time, starting with catching up and giving each other massages… Lesson learned: Consider the goal complete if you accomplished the point of the goal, which was to spend time reconnecting with my husband.
3. Personal care: Incorporate doorway pectoral stretches into my daily lunch routine.
I did pretty well on this one. I remembered the first day, then forgot until about 2pm on the second day, so I promptly put a reminder in my phone for pectoral stretches at 12pm. This worked very well. Lesson learned: Use technology where possible to make it easy to accomplish goals.
4. Organization: Set up the kids’ artwork filing systems.
Done. I would have completely forgotten about this one if I hadn’t looked back at my goals. Lesson learned: Regularly review your goals for completion.
5. Work/Life Balance: Finish setting my 2017 writing goals.
Done. My coach offered some suggestions so I do need to take another look at them but I consider this part accomplished.
This Week’s Goals
Here are my goals for this week based on my 5 improvement areas:
- Positive parenting: Allow for extra time and patience for the kids due to transitions.
This week will be tough because we are still winding down from the holidays and the 2 year old’s birthday party was this past weekend. AND… we are preparing for our vacation. Any of these can easily throw the kids off (and grown ups too!) so a mindset of extra patience is required. When my children get wound up, I will slow down and remind myself of the overwhelming nature of the past few weeks, and offer my help to ease their frustrations.
2. Quality hubby time: Take time to have a deeper conversation.
With 3 kids, our conversations often become about schedules and to-dos and the kids. Instead, I want to make the time to have a deeper conversation about how we are each doing, feeling, and about our relationship.
3. Personal care: Get back on board with taking my morning medication.
I take levothyroxine for hypothyroidism. I used to take it like clockwork, but I got off-track because the youngest gets up at all different times. I am going to get back into the habit of taking it correctly by setting it out on my nightstand with water and taking it before I get him regardless of the time.
4. Organization: Pack early.
I don’t know about you, but I turn into a monster when I feel stressed about a deadline like packing for a trip. And I still perpetually wait until the last minute to finish packing. This time, I am going to complete my packing the night before so that I won’t be so stressed.
5. Work/Life Balance: Begin new copywriting gig.
I just got a new freelance copywriting job. This will be my first time doing this kind of work so there will be a learning curve. My goal is to complete just one piece despite everything else I have going on (see above).
I actually feel pretty good about how much I accomplished last week. And it was all in addition to securing my new copywriting gig and planning for my son’s second birthday party yesterday (which went exceptionally well!). I noticed that I was very motivated to refer back to my list to make sure I was doing everything because I knew I’d committed to reporting the results to you. Like I mentioned in my original post, accountability is the secret sauce!
How are you doing with your Sanity Plan? What are your goals for the coming week? Did you notice any particular barriers to completing what you wanted to get done?