Week six of 52 week Simplify your Life challenge… setting goals and priorities
I loathe setting goals! That’s probably why I’m so unorganised… I seem to get an idea in my head, research many options, adapt whats best for me & then MUST do it NOW!!! I suppose I am an ‘all or nothing’ kind of girl. Requires instant gratification! I love check lists and get enormous satisfaction ticking things off as they are done. I suppose goal setting seems overwhelming because I have so many things I want to change and achieve. Putting all those goals on one page makes it all seem like one gigantic task, too big to tackle and gets kicked into the too hard basket.
My aim this year is to simplify. To make simple. In my quest for inspiration, I came across The Happiness Project. This article, in particular these two questions really simplified goal setting for me:
1. What would make me happier?
2. What concrete action will bring change?
It’s all about keeping it simple, right? So for this weeks challenge, I’ve chosen to focus on goals that are important to me at this moment, things that will make my life better right now. The actions are small immediate steps that will hopefully make a big difference to my life and happiness, both now and in the long term.
|To have more adventures and fun with my family||
|To maintain current weight||
|To have an organised and functional home||
|To be punctual & have easier, more fluent school morning routine||
|To see friends regularly||
I feel good about these goals & actions. They are small & manageable but will really make a big impact on our family life. Now… to get to it!
Note: On re-reading this, I realise my house sounds like chaotic filth! It’s really not that bad! But it is time to step up and get better organised, and more importantly to free up more time for the fun stuff 🙂 Do you have any ‘best’ organising tips? Has a particular project or tool helped your home run smoothly?