As many of you have noticed, I post my top 5 goals for the day on the Raising A Family On A Budget facebook page. I have found that by sharing my goals, I feel more accountable for actually getting stuff done. There have been times that I’ve wanted to do things for weeks, and it isn’t until I write down the goal and have the accountability of saying it out loud that it actually gets done.
As we move into 2013, I plan to continue sharing my daily goals list with you, and you are always welcome to share your list as well. Having that accountability of having it written down and having other people know what your goals are can benefit us all.
My daily list is usually 5 things that I want to get done. This does not mean these are the only things I’m working on during the day. Every day involves a myriad of tasks that need to get done, but these are the 5 on my “hot list” for the day. Depending on my mood, and everything that is going on, sometimes accomplishing a hot shower before noon is a goal! And, that is absolutely ok.
With each stage of life, things change and we need to be willing to accept that none of us are super human. There are only 24 hours in a day, no matter how much we try to cram 36 hours of stuff into it, it just won’t happen. Some days, I may have only 2 or 3 goals, and that’s ok. You have to be realistic and do what works for you, but not so much that you get burned out (hence while I have been MIA for the last few weeks).
Housework continues to be my nemesis. I’m taking 2013 to take care of myself, take care of my family, organize the house, remove clutter from every aspect of my life, and learn to live on less.
I am going room by room so that I do not get overwhelmed nor do I burn out and decide that I’m not going to do it anymore. For an item to make it onto my daily list, it needs to move me towards one of my umbrella goals for the year. By breaking down my larger goals into smaller bite sized pieces, all things can be achieved.
Here is to a productive 2013, where we all reach out goals!