I can’t believe we are already talking about week 7’s challenge, and here I am, last minute (again) catching up with week 6’s. I have been thinking about it, and I even jotted some notes down. Somewhere. Which would be a first, because while I’ve talked about some goals I might have, I am not sure I can remember a time I ever wrote them down.
Goals that are not written down are just wishes. – unknown
Week #6 Challenge : Goal Setting and Priorities
With health sitting on the bottom of the Wheel of Life, weighing in at a miserable 2, I realised that is where I should start.
- Drink more water
- Make better choices (iced coffee and 3 cookies at Subway = BAD choices)
- Exercise 30-60 minutes at least 3 times per week
- Spend 30 minutes per day alone, with no computes/tv/phone, writing, reading or otherwise relaxing
- Practice breathing exercises
Next on the Wheel of Life, in a 4-way tie with 3 points, is Family, Relationship, Finance, Happiness. Oh boy. I think I can make family/relationship/happiness goals all combined, because they are all inter-related. We’ll call these Emotional Goals.
- Show affection daily
- Give thanks and gratitude daily
- Have at least 1 fun family outing each week
- Have at least 1 date night every 2 weeks
- Eat dinner together (we already do this most of the time but I think it is important and needs to be remembered)
- Turn the TV off and have a drink on the balcony
- Cut back on computer/phone time during the evening (I was going to say NO phone/computer of an evening, but then remembered goals should be realistic and attainable. I don’t have the willpower yet to go cold turkey. I will have to do it slowly).
- Be spontaneous!
- Complete 52 weeks of 52 Weeks To Simplify Your Life!
- Save min. $100 per week
- Don’t withdraw from savings account
- Starting adding to Nick’s account again, even if only $10 or $20 here and there
- Save min. $11,000 by the end of 2013.
- Before spending money, ask, “Do I/we really NEED this?” (this might be pointless, because I am the Queen of Justification. Time to get honest with myself!)
There is NO reason why each of these goals can’t be attained. I think I’m going to print them out and stick them on my bathroom mirror. And maybe on the steering wheel of my car. Seriously though, I can really see all these things paying off in the long run.
It’s not too late to join in with Deb and those of us participating in her 52 Weeks to Simplify Your Life challenge. Join in where you want, catch up if you want, link up if you want, or don’t. At least read the challenges and give yourself some food for thought.