I’ve been terrible at updating my yearly goals. I think setting and achieving goals is incredibly important. But while I like the idea of goal setting, I haven’t liked the goals I actually set for myself. They are okay goals, but when I set them it was the first of the year and I really didn’t know how the year was going to pan out. (You can read about the posts I *did* do here, here and here.)
Anyway, I decided to scrap the whole “yearly” goal idea. Instead I think I’ll change it up monthly? Quarterly? Who knows. But I think quarterly sounds about right. After all- it’s my life right? And my goals. I can change them if I want. For now, I’m probably going to change things quarterly. But since it’s the first of September, I’m just going to say these are for the rest of 2017.
1. Remember birthdays. This carried over from my original list because I really want to be better at it. And honestly, I’m terrible. Let me just say- thank heavens for Amazon’s 2-day shipping and the Nothing Bundt Cake store that is down the street.
2. Get 12,000 steps at least 4 times a week. Walking. Step count. It’s where it’s at. I’ve heard if you walk 12,000 steps you will lose weight. We shall see. Here is a cool article about walking 12,000 steps a day. I wonder if I’ll lose 2 inches??
3. Send 2 handwritten notes per week. The art of the handwritten note is dying. Granted you can argue that paper note cards just go into the trash and therefore are hazardous to the environment and all that. And maybe I’m just old fashioned. But I think handwritten notes are best.
4. Get outdoors. Kind of self-explanatory.
5. Read 52 books for the year. My progress via Goodreads is here. I have no doubt that I’ll meet this goal and even go above it.
6. Get rid of 200 things from my house. Ah, minimalism. I’m always trying to get closer and closer to you.
7. Add to my stockpile of emergency preparedness items. I really like emergency preparedness. Hey, I’m Mormon, I think it’s ingrained. I really want to increase the items that I have, mainly by using coupons and deals. I don’t have a set budget for this as it may vary from month to month
And now my updates for the week about my new goals……
1. Remember birthday’s. The only birthday this week was my friend’s husband/friend of mine. I really wanted to give him a hilarious card, but never found the time to go out in search of one. I still may. Who knows. I did send him a text, so while lame, that is at least something.
2. 12,000 steps at least 4 times this week.
M: 10,200 T: 12,645 W: 12,128 Th:6,703 F:5,833 Sat:4,976 Sun: 0 (I don’t wear my watch)
This is going to be harder than I thought!
3. Send 2 notes. Ok- the first thing you should do when making this goal is to make sure you have note cards and postage. I’m severely lacking in both. My first real goal to acquire each of these items. I did scrounge up 2 note cards and legal sized envelopes. Oh geesh. It’s the thought that counts, not the packaging? Right??
4. Get Outdoors. I didn’t really do much outside, except walk. Once the weather cools off a bit, I’m hoping to fill my mornings with a lot of bike riding.
5. Read 52 books for the year. My current count is: 47
I finished Out of the Easy by Ruta Sepetys this week. It was the first selection of our new book club calendar. (We go by the school year) For fun I checked out 2 books from the library because I don’t have enough to read. (I’m rolling my eyes. I have a severe problem with checking out books and never actually having the time to read them.)
6. Get rid of 200 things in my home. To be honest, I hope I blow this one out of the water. While I do love my things, I also really love getting rid of my things.
Total items thus far: 12 of out 200. Not a terrible start.
7. Add to my stockpile of emergency preparedness items. I ordered this breakfast pail from Augason Farms. I only paid around $40 so definitely watch for a sale. I also moved the other few pails I have down into my living room (under my sofa table) where there temperatures are more consistent. I really only like storing foods items that last 20+ years. That way I don’t have to remember to rotate them. It’s called the lazy woman’s food storage 🙂
I bought a bucket toilet seat lid from Academy Sports for $5. Why? Because everyone needs a bucket seat lid, right?
(I’ve been using the Krazy Coupon Lady website/app for my deals)
Ahhhh goals that are actually attainable. They make life so much better.