Week 6 - goal setting and goal setting and priorities. All the tasks to date made this task much easier than it sounds.
When I looked at my wheel of life the areas with the lowesst ratings were friendships, health, family and finances. So these are the ones that I'm going to set goals for to start with.
Goal: Reconnect with my current friends
Make time for personal contact (e.g not FB or SMS) every week. This can involve a telephone call or a face-to-face catch up.
Goal: Go to bed by 10.30pm at least 4 nights per week (Sun-Wed, the nights I have to work the next day).
It's when I go on the computer that time gets away from me, and before I know it, its 11.30pm. I plan to spend less time on the computer at night.
I also lose track of time when reading (and this is often in bed). I enjoy reading so don't want to stop - I just need to be more mindful of the time.
Goal: Walk up the stairs at work once, everyday I'm there (I counted them today as I walked up - 232 steps - 14 flights!)
Make an effort to go down at lunch time every day, and climb up the stairs.
Goal: Undertake 3-4 excercise sessions per week (mix of gym and treadmill)
I have a regular walking date on Tuesdays with a friend at work. We only walk for 1/2 hour - but it gets us out the office and active!
I plan to go to the gym once over the weekend. If I miss the Saturday class (if I miss the 8am class I can't fit another one in due to Savannah's sport or hubby could be working) -I will go to either pump or step on Sunday.
I plan to walk briskly or run on the treadmill at least once per week - I aim to get up early on one of the days I drop Hunter to school to make time for the treadmill. .
Goal: To brush my teeth twice a day and floss each night.
This one shoud be easy - but as I've been going to bed later, I've been tired and have been skipping some steps at night. My plan is to go to bed earlier and just do the teeth - it's important!
Goal: To not spend more than we earn so we don't feel stressed about money
To make a budget which gives both Nigel and myself spending money so we don't put extra expenses on the credit card.
Stick to the budget.
Limit impulse purchases - before a purchase think about if we really need it and how useful it will be.
Goal: For our house to be free of CHAOS (as fly lady would say - Can't Have Anyone Over Syndrome)
I need to tackle this slowly and one piece at a time and I've started.
I started the 52 week organised home challenge, which tackles one area of the house at a time. So far I'm keeping up with it and I aim to keep up with the challenge for the entire 52 weeks. This will slowly get my house into order and free of CHAOS.
I've hired a cleaner once a fortnight (she starts on Monday 13th February - yay!!!) to keep on top of the cleaning tasks. This will give us incentive to keep the place tidy, as she cant clean if the place is untidy.
The kids are lazy and get all their toys out and don't pack them away. We let them get away with it. We need to be more strict on them putting toys away as they go, and no stories until their toys are packed up each night.
Goal: Spend quality time together doing things we enjoy (this is from our mission statement)
I want to plan a "family day" once per month,where we spend the day together doing something fun! I haven't quite worked out this will work- I will discuss it with my family, but I was thinking along the lines of each month someone will get a turn of choosing what we do. Or we put fun activities in a jar and pull a mystery activity out. Or decide as a family what we will do.
Goal: Focussed time spend with the kids
Each child to have one-on-one time with one parent each night. This is usually at our nightly reading time.
Limited computer time whilst the kids are awake.
Say yes to the kids more- yes to that one game they want to play, yes to that story they want me to read them, yes to jumping on the trampoline with them.
Try and fit in sometime for playing with the kids before we start our nightly bedtime routine.
Goal: Nigel and I to spend time together one night a week
Be in the same room! Turn off the computer. Only have the TV on if it's a show we both want to watch (we have 2 TVs - and currently 1 of us will be watching one whilst the other is watching the other). Talk.