A blog about the grief after losing a child to Niemann Pick, Type C, a rare disease, and how I'm moving forward with my life.

Monday, July 28, 2014

5 For Five - July 28

So what is 5 For Five? In the short form, it is 5 goals I want to achieve this week. Next week, I will report on my success (or failure).

Here were the goals from last week:

1. Read 12 newspapers this week. Done.
2. Clean off desk at work. Almost done.  Just the items from Friday are left.
3. Mail my Christmas in July present. There will be a post about this soon. Mailing done.  Watch for the post this week.
4. Remove 3 "adult" things from Dan's room. Nope.
5. Gather documents for NNPDF Conference next week. Partly.  I know what I need, it is just a matter of putting it together.

So this was a 3.5 out of 5. I'm getting my groove back. I'm focusing on small goals to start feeling productive again.

So what are my goals for this week???
Here are my SMART goals for this week:

1. Finish the March newspapers.
2. Remove 5 "adult" items from Dan's room.
3. Pre-write 3 blog posts
4. Give my Peace Lilly plant some love.
5. Print pictures of Shelby.

I am finally starting to realize how specific I need to make my goals, which is the the "S" in SMART.

You are probably wondering what a SMART goal is.  It is a term I "borrowed" from Say Goodbye to Survival Mode by Crystal Paine at Money Saving Mom.  SMART goals are: specific, measurable, attainable, realistic, and time-bound.  Since all these goals are really time-bound (1 week), I just have to get better at meeting the other criteria.

Ok, who is with me?  Let's keep each other on track to a better year!

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