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, September 2, 2014

5 For Five - Spet 1

 Is is already Wednesday morning?  Where did the week go?  The holiday messed me up.

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 10. (11 newspapers) Done!
2. Write the rest of my rainbow baby posts. Nope.
3. Enjoy the last week of summer. Done!  See my post last week.
4. Take at least 15 minutes to clean around my home computer. Done! Did more than that too.
5. Match menus with ingredients we have in the house. Nope.

So this was a 3 out of 5.  Some of these are works in progress. 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 May  20 (12 newspapers)
2. Finish my rainbow baby posts.
3. Do a bit of menu planning.
4. Organize Shelby's clothes
5. Take 5 things out of Dan's room that don't belong.

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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