I’ll be honest . . . weekly goals scare me. It’s one thing to have my totally-necessary daily checklist and the hope-for-the-random-housekeeper weekly tasks that I’ve developed since starting this blog. However, while those provide structure for my free-spirit, there’s something different about actually writing down specific things that I need/want to accomplish this week.
The something different? It’s the possibility of failure.
But I’m going to do it anyway, and I’m accepting that while I may not accomplish everything on my short list, I need to be more purposeful with my week-planning. As life is changing and therefore my schedule is also changing, this will help me make the adjustments that are needed.
1. Do all of my weekly tasks.
Because I’m gone on Tuesdays and Wednesdays now, I have doubled up Laundry Day and Bathroom Day on Mondays. It’s Monday, and I have already done the bathrooms, and am rather proud of that.
I would like to go spend time with a friend on Friday, so I’m also going to need to do both mopping and dusting/vacuuming on Thursday. Hmmm, I guess it’s a good thing I thought this through!
2. Exercise three times this week.
When I feel overwhelmed . . . exercise gets pushed out of the schedule. (Even though that makes no sense.) I did go walking this morning, and so that’s one out of three down. Whew.
3. Finish paperwork.
While one and two are things that are on my unwritten list every single week . . . I have some paperwork that could be over-and-done-with in less than an hour that has been hanging over my head for months now. Seriously, for months. It wakes me up at night, and still I haven’t done it. But now that it’s on the list . . . surely I’ll do it.
Surely . . . right?
I’m keeping it short this week. Do I also have to write down that I have two writing deadlines, rehearsals every single night and a show on Saturday? Oh . . . and our once-a-month Daisy meeting and more choreography to teach to my son’s show-choir? And then there’s the weekly decluttering webisode . . .
Because those are the things that will get done, and will push numbers 1-3 right out of my brain if I’m not purposeful.