Bite-sized Goals: January 2012

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Last week, I had the privilege of posting my review of Crystal Paine’s The Money Saving Mom’s Budget. Her book released yesterday, and I have begun the suggested project for January: set big goals and break them down into bite-sized pieces.

Though Crystal focuses on financial goals, the steps in her process work for all types of goals. In using time wisely, I have chosen three goals in four different areas of my life.

I am purposing to carry out these bite-sized goals in January:

Tracy’s Physical Goals

1. Drink 1 glass of water per day.

2. Eat breakfast each morning.

3. Exercise for 20 minutes at least 3 times a week.

Tracy’s Family Goals

1. Plan at least one family outing/activity each week.

2. Spend 10 minutes with each child each day.

3. Allow children to help with a household task each week.

Tracy’s Financial Goals

1. Follow Crystal’s year-long plan to reach my goals.

2. Purchase dressers for my daughters’ room.

3. Purchase upgraded computers for hubby and me.

Tracy’s Business Goals

1. Write posts one week in advance.

2. Follow Blogelina’s daily/monthly tasks (coming in January).

3. Read two chapters of a blog-related book each month.

Each month I will check my progress, adjust the goals as needed, and report back to you. I do not expect perfection in following each of these goals. In fact, I know I will fail. When that happens, I will admit my shortcoming, pick myself up, and move forward. Without a plan or goal on which to keep my focus, I would travel aimlessly through life.

In purposing to aim for these goals and having you as my accountability partner, I am ready for the journey.  If you choose to follow along, please add your goals to the comments. We can encourage each other through the highs and lows. Happy planning!

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