Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Balance and goals

Posted by Tracy Wainwright at 9:53 PM
So how do we maintain balance between all of our responsibilities, including our responsibility to ourselves. For me, I’m a list person. I am constantly evaluating where I am, where I want to be and how I’m going to get there. I’ve found it very helpful to make a list of goals and objectives. One is short term and the other is long term but it doesn’t really matter what you call it, as long as you pay attention to your priorities and whether you’re working towards something.
Several years ago I started making an annual goal list. On this list are different areas which, by no coincidence, are the responsibilities in my life that are the most important. They include: spiritual goals, health goals, personal goals, husband goals, children goals, housekeeping goals, financial goals and professional goals. Under each area I list short term and long term goals. My goals don’t change drastically from year to year and I don’t always meet all of my goals. It’s not a rigid, must do for me, but a way to keep myself accountable to putting my time, energy and effort into people and things that I say are my top priorities. Below is a sample listing of my annual goals.
Spiritual Goals: read scripture every day; pray continuously
Health Goals: exercise a minimum of 4 days a week; eat proper servings at most meals
Personal Goals: give generously; waste less time; catch up on scrapbooks
Husband Goals: go on a monthly date; spend quality time every week
Children Goals: spend time playing with children every day; read to children every day
Housekeeping Goals: keep clutter to a minimum; clean house completely once a month
Financial Goals: keep credit cards paid off; give 10% to church
Professional Goals: write consistently, get one book finished

1 comments on "Balance and goals"

Robyn Malvasia on January 30, 2008 at 10:24 PM said...

I like making lists also, it helps me keep track of goals I have set for myself, especially financial ones. It also helps keep me accou- ntable to myself. I also like to make lists of the things I have done. I have found that keeping a teachers log for the school work Mya and I do everyday is helpful. I can always look back to see what we have done day by day and see how far we have come.

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Balance and goals

So how do we maintain balance between all of our responsibilities, including our responsibility to ourselves. For me, I’m a list person. I am constantly evaluating where I am, where I want to be and how I’m going to get there. I’ve found it very helpful to make a list of goals and objectives. One is short term and the other is long term but it doesn’t really matter what you call it, as long as you pay attention to your priorities and whether you’re working towards something.
Several years ago I started making an annual goal list. On this list are different areas which, by no coincidence, are the responsibilities in my life that are the most important. They include: spiritual goals, health goals, personal goals, husband goals, children goals, housekeeping goals, financial goals and professional goals. Under each area I list short term and long term goals. My goals don’t change drastically from year to year and I don’t always meet all of my goals. It’s not a rigid, must do for me, but a way to keep myself accountable to putting my time, energy and effort into people and things that I say are my top priorities. Below is a sample listing of my annual goals.
Spiritual Goals: read scripture every day; pray continuously
Health Goals: exercise a minimum of 4 days a week; eat proper servings at most meals
Personal Goals: give generously; waste less time; catch up on scrapbooks
Husband Goals: go on a monthly date; spend quality time every week
Children Goals: spend time playing with children every day; read to children every day
Housekeeping Goals: keep clutter to a minimum; clean house completely once a month
Financial Goals: keep credit cards paid off; give 10% to church
Professional Goals: write consistently, get one book finished

1 comments:

Robyn Malvasia said...

I like making lists also, it helps me keep track of goals I have set for myself, especially financial ones. It also helps keep me accou- ntable to myself. I also like to make lists of the things I have done. I have found that keeping a teachers log for the school work Mya and I do everyday is helpful. I can always look back to see what we have done day by day and see how far we have come.

 

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