Weekly Goals

This quote really spoke to me today. I 'm always busy, that's for sure, but am I busy doing things that will get me to where I want to be? I have ten goals for this week and not a lot of spare time.

Was it in Eat That Frog (a wonderful, motivating book that I read last week) that I read that we have NO spare time. We choose to use it for one thing or another and, this week, I will try to be more intentional about how I use my time.

Here are ten goals for the coming week:

1. Create a mail basket - Right now, I bring in the mail each day and toss it on the kitchen table. Then, when it comes time to use the table the pile gets transferred to my desk where the mail tends to accumulate. My idea is to create a mail basket so that the mail has a place and doesn't get scattered about. Perhaps my true goal should be to keep the kitchen table cleared off, but I think this is a step in the right direction.

2. Declutter my desk - Remember that mail that's piles high on my desk? That's only a small part of the decluttering that needs to take place on this busy surface. I spend so much time at my desk that it's time to get it cleaned off and organized.

3. New Meal Goal -We're in a bit of a rut when it comes to meals around here, so my goal is to try one new recipe/meal idea this week.

4. Add daily to my one thousand gifts journal - I mentioned last month how much I enjoyed Ann Voskamp's book One Thousand Gifts and the One Thousand Gifts devotional. My goal for this week is to be more intentional about my own list of one thousand gifts. Each evening, as part of my nighttime ritual, I will review and add to my list of one thousand gifts.

5.  Create a coming home ritual -I read an article recently about the importance of having a ritual when you come home at the end of each day. A pleasant homecoming ritual that is relaxing and enjoyable. The point of the ritual is that, once it's done, you get to work on the evening tasks at hand. I especially need something like this on Fridays when I tend to come home, crash on the sofa, and accomplish very little the entire evening.

6.  Continue the Early to Rise Challenge - I'm really enjoying this challenge and all that I am accomplishing because of it.

7.  Update my monthly budget - This project is long overdue.

8.  Reading Goals
Finish listening to Unglued: Making Wise Choices in the Midst of Raw Emotions by Lysa TerKeurst
Read You're Made for a God-Sized Dream: Opening the Door to All God Has for You by Holley Gerth
Listen to Kisses from Katie: A Story of Relentless Love and Redemption by Katie J. Davis
Listen to Made to Crave: Satisfying Your Deepest Desire with God, Not Food by Lysa TerKeurst

9. Fix the Dishwasher - I think I know what is causing the problem but this week I need to either fix the machine myself or call someone to fix it. I have been putting this off for too long.

10. Exercise  four times this week - my exercise of choice is usually a couple of miles on the treadmill (listening to audio books of course).