1.20.2010

becoming a better...

For me, 2009 just never quite got it's groove on.
But 2010 is definitely my year!



in this new year,
this new decade,
offering me like a hundred do-overs,
I want to be a better...well, everything.
I would like to become a better...hmmmm
a better housekeeper..?
better mother.. ?
wife..?
friend..?
those are all a given, right?
Maybe I'll become a better rock climber
and see where that takes me.
*ok, snap back*
Recently I found these helpful hints helpful on my new quest of
"becoming a better..."

Amy of the Savvy Shopper came up with this list;
I liked the simplicity of the schedule


Daily Goals:

Monday:
- Clean Kitchen
- Song Day (Sing or listen to music with the kids.)

Tuesday
- Bathrooms
- Book Day (Read books or be read to.)

Wednesday
- Paperwork
- Game Day (Play a game ? indoor or outdoor.)

Thursday
- Bedrooms
- Kids Craft/Cook Day (Try something new or an old favorite.)

Friday
- Laundry
- Computer Day (Explore outer space or just space out!)

Saturday
- Vacuum & Dust

Sunday
- Cut Coupons, Rest


She writes;
"...It's just my two cents, but I believe one of the biggest problems with goal setting is being overly critical of our perceived failures no matter how grandiose the objective.

BUT, no one is perfect! While we can be a bit obsessive in our quest for perfection, the weight of trying to be perfect wastes time, saps strength and is simply depressing. There has to be room for error and credit for partial successes!

As a mother of young children I've found that setting smaller goals, and using them as stepping stones is essential for long-term success.

I, too, wanted a perfectly clean house, but it seemed perfectly impossible. So I developed a schedule of short-term daily goals about eight years ago to help organize my time and achieve my objective while still allowing time with my children. I laminated this list and hung it on the fridge as a constant visible reminder. Note: I NEVER get everything perfectly done every day, but as long as I get something done ? even one shelf in the refrigerator wiped down on Monday or 20 undistracted minutes with the kids, I've succeeded in my goal! Any success, no matter how small, is ALWAYS a win in my book! Try writing down your daily goals and you might find some of them getting done more often! One step in the right direction is still progress..."

good advice eh?

well, deep breath..and wish me luck.

2 comments:

daisy said...

Nice advice... with small things - great things are possible!!!

Randi said...

Love it, Hil!! 2009 wasn't my year either. 2010 better be, well, better, but we'll see. It's all how I make it. Baby steps...

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