Baby Steps Aid in Weekly Goal Completion (GPM)

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Katrina at Mama Manuscripts is hosting Goal Planning Monday (GPM). I am participating so I’ll have a record of what I complete each week. I’ll also have a tool to energize my (sometimes) flagging motivation to complete (1) the jobs I tend to avoid or (2) jobs that get overshadowed by the urgent items on my to-do list.

Her plan is to post 5 things to complete during the week. I am tweaking this a bit and posting 5 categories with two (sometimes three) actions to be done. (h) is  for home and (w) for work. I will put a line through the task and date it when I am finished. Go here to link up your Goals.

Review from last week. I did terribly regarding my exercise and decluttering tasks. For both categories my goals were too big a jump. I have to remember baby steps.  So I will try baby steps for both categories for this week.

1. Exercise

(h) Walk 30 minutes (2 days) and chart progress on Idita-Walk site. (I used the rainy weather as my excise to not walk at all.)

(w)  Stretch (2 times this week) (Stretched 4x’s this week)

2. Declutter project

(h) Table in dining room area – take a picture; sort and put away one pile (2/14)

(w) Filing cabinet – Take home my dishes (2/15)

3. Food

(h) Plan 2 dinners from anti-inflammation diet (I prepared 2 such dinners.)

(w) Clean out and tidy food basket (2/15)

4. Miscellaneous

(h)  Print NZ ticket, copy “legal” papers and tape to a safe place (2/16)

(h) Find atm card and deposit check (2/17)

(w) Thank you notes to ladies who made food for Reception (2/20)

5. Procrastination Project

(h) Return The Oath to DM (2/20)

(w) Look at curriculum choices, decide, and order for CM (2/18)

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Your Turn . . .

  1. What tips do you have for making prpgress on your goals?
  2. What 5 things do you hope to accomplish this week?

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8 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Andrea  |  . at .

    Good luck with your goals! I need to start writing mine down, too. It seems like I never get anything done that I want to get done.

    Thank you for stopping by my blog. Re: commenting. That’s something you can do by creating a blogger profile. You don’t actually have to create a blog through blogger, but I know other wordpress users have a blogger profile just so they can comment and have their email linked back to them. Maybe look into that?


    • 2. susan2009  |  . at .

      Thanks, Andrea, I will look into that. 🙂


  • 3. Michelle  |  . at .

    You are quite industrious!!! I just started GPM and I am very excited to see the results. Thanks for taking ablook at my post and commenting!


    • 4. susan2009  |  . at .

      Michelle, you should seem my invisible to-do list! I am trying to learn how to be reasonable in thinking about what I can accomplish weekly/daily.

      This is a pretty fun way to hold myself accountable – at least it is for week 2. 🙂


  • 5. Brenda  |  . at .

    I am using a pedometer and am on a walking program for the next 10 weeks. I’ll let you know how it goes!


    • 6. susan2009  |  . at .

      What walking program? Yes, I look forward to knowing if it helps. Good luck.


  • 7. mamamanuscripts  |  . at .

    I really love that you are breaking down your projects into steps. I think that I might have to do that for next week. Thanks for joining in on my Meme again! (and yes, I am THRILLED to have 5 people join this week!)


  • 8. susan2009  |  . at .

    Thank you, Katrina, for hosting this meme. It is helping me to get some things done!



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