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, August 11, 2014

5 For Five - Aug 11

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 newspapers until April 15. I read  April 12, which is 13 newspapers
2. Remove 5 "adult" items from Dan's room. Nope.
3. Pre-write 2 blog posts. Nope.
4. Enjoy a special birthday! Yes! Watch for a post this week
5. Get printer ink to print pictures. Nope.

So this was a 1.5 out of 5.  Definitely not good. But the one I did do was the most important.  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. Read newspapers until April 26 (14 calendar days and 16 newspapers)
2. Remove 3 "adult" items from Dan's room.
3. Re-organize Shelby's toys.
4. Pre-write several blog posts.
5. Call cable to reduce the bill.

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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