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.

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

5 For Five - July 7

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. SMART goal - read 12 newspapers this week. Done! With some! Well into February.
2. Put the Elks Flag Day book together and mail it. Done!
3. Start a meal plan for the month. Looked at a few recipes, but need to figure out what we have in the house to start with.
4. Put together a Shutterfly book. Nope.
5. Enjoy some fireworks! Yes! See post later this week.

So this was a 3 out of 5. Not bad. I'm focusing on small goals to start feeling productive again.

So what are my goals for this week???

1. SMART goal - read 12 newspapers this week. Finish February.
2. Start a meal plan for the month. SMART goal - Go through the freezer and make a list of what we have.
3. Put together a Shutterfly book.
4. Do some blog updating. SMART goal - download the files I need.
5. Clean out the outdated coupons since it is a new month.

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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