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, September 8, 2014

5 For Five - Sept 8

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 May  20 (12 newspapers). Almost. Got to May 19.
2. Finish my rainbow baby posts. Nope.
3. Do a bit of menu planning. Nope.
4. Organize Shelby's clothes Nope.
5. Take 5 things out of Dan's room that don't belong. Nope.

Ok, so this was a really bad week.  Holiday weeks tend to do that to me - I get totally off kilter and forget what I need to do.

So what are my goals for this week???
Here are my SMART goals for this week:
1. Finish the May newspapers.
2. Publicize my Jamberry business.
3. Finish the rainbow baby posts.
4. Menu plan to empty the chest freezer to defrost it.
5. Take 5 things out of Dan's room that don't belong.  Shelby has been enjoying going in there, so I need to move some of the items we don't want to loose out (or at least to higher ground!)

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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