April is done, and it’s time to see how I did on my goals:
- Continue “Merf to 5k”
- Focus (i.e., stop multitasking, focus on one thing at a time)
- Continue trying the recipes on my Recipes page
- Exercise my butt off (well, my thighs, actually)
- Treat myself like I treat my kids
- Do one productive thing per day (Project Home)
To tell you the truth, I completely forgot about these goals until I realized it was May! What’s the point of setting goals if you never go back and look at them? And you know what they say… If you don’t know where you are going, you will probably end up somewhere else. With that said, how did I do?
Continue “Merf to 5k”: (F-) To be honest, I’m just having a really tough time with this. I can’t run in the mornings because I have to get the kids ready for school (and I don’t think it would be safe to run outside alone earlier than that). It’s getting too hot here during the day. Going to the gym during the day takes over an hour, and I am not comfortable leaving my office for that long during the day. But I think that’s what I’m going to have to do, at least once a week.
Focus (i.e., stop multitasking, focus on one thing at a time): (F-) This one is huge for me, both personally and professionally. My CEO likes to say that multitasking is doing more than one thing and not doing any of them very well. It’s true, folks. And I’m still doing it, constantly. At work, I need to concentrate on one thing at a time. I really need to give 100% attention to email, projects, and meetings… At home, I want to focus 100% of my attention on my children, my marriage, blogging…
Continue trying the recipes on my Recipes page: (C) I have tried a few new recipes, but not as many as I’d like.
Exercise my butt off (well, my thighs, actually): (B) I’ve been doing pretty well with exercise, but I’d like to get to the point where I’m exercising 5-6 times a week.
Treat myself like I treat my kids: (A-) Not bad! Still staying up too late, though.
Do one productive thing per day (Project Home): (F-) The idea here is that I’ll do one thing per day to move my life in a forward direction. Laundry and dishes don’t count. This is about reorganization, decluttering, etc.
So now here we are. It is May. Time to throw April’s goals out the window and start anew! I loved Lindsay’s post about how she doesn’t make goals. And you know what, I’m going to embrace that idea. I have enough goals at work. At home, I just want to live my life to the fullest. These “goals” that I set have nothing to do with forward progress and deadlines. They have to do with ensuring I am present in my own life. So without further ado, I present my…
- FOCUS! (for real this time)
- Five Weeks, Three Inches
- Eliminate foods to identify the cause of my distress
- Do one productive thing per day
So, readers, what is a good word for a non-goal? Endeavor? Intention? Challenge? Plan?