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. Â I have found that by sharing my goals, I feel more accountable for actually getting stuff done. Â 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. Â 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. Â This does not mean these are the only things I’m working on during the day. Â Every day involves a myriad of tasks that need to get done, but these are the 5 on my “hot list” for the day. Â Depending on my mood, and everything that is going on, sometimes accomplishing a hot shower before noon is a goal! Â 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. Â 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. Â Some days, I may have only 2 or 3 goals, and that’s ok. Â 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. Â 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. Â For an item to make it onto my daily list, it needs to move me towards one of my umbrella goals for the year. Â 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!