For nearly 5 months I did this, and it was incredibly rewarding, and taught me things I hadn’t even realized about myself!
I was in a rather dark place for a while, and this gave me a focus to start with small little goals, rather than huge ones!
For sure each week I improved at something! And that was what mattered most.
I’ll likely do this from time to time, as the need arises….
Major success this week, in that I’ve maintained what I’ve been building on for weeks now – daily I eat well, I’m getting enough sleep,(though as a night owl, my tendencies can get the best of me if I’m not disciplined)!
I’ve been building my social life, finding ‘new’ ways to get out and about, and that is building my social calendar of ‘fun’ times and surely memories!
The last week’s challenge was stress, far too much of it for me, and I need to find ways to get a handle on before it gets unmanageable!
Pondering on ways to relieve the stress!
Major successes this week! Excited at progress made! I’ve been focusing on my eating habits, lately, always sleep(!), and keeping more life/work balance.
I managed to get out socially three times, and I must say I haven’t laughed this much in forever (it seems!)
Felt great heathwise, and I’m proceeding nicely with goals in the works!
very very good week it was!
Key this week is addressing the depression that has reared it’s ugly head recently. Or maybe it is simply that I am truly ready to face it head on, and deal with it….
I’ve created a plan that feels right for me and I hope to make significant progress. As I really can’t keep riding this emotional roller coaster ride! It is time to get off that ride.
As I’m in control I realize – goodness there is a wealth of good info out there, and now all it takes is MY action and commitment to becoming the person I used to be!
Getting outdoors again, and out with peeps is first on the list to hopefully a road to recovery and be the ME I truly am!
It already feels much better just to have a plan in place!
Wk 4 was not the ideal week – oh boy!
However I shall chalk it up to just being a particularly bad week for succeeding in accomplishing the ‘set goals”... but I’m realizing not every week do I have to have lofty goals or as many! I did spend much, much less time online than typical – which is good right?? And I did manage to get some spring cleaning done.. small successes :)
And the good thing is I’m learning enormous things about myself, in this growing process, and each week something new seems to come about! I’ve had some huge aha moments this week in particular, realizing what true issues must be addressed, and some others that are non-items..
Each week is a new adventure!
Wk #2 :
Focus was on Time Management and getting enough sleep!
HUGE huge huge success in that I made myself get everything ready the evening before for work (coffee, deciding on what I’d wear (even accessories!!) and making sure I had a lunch! Major success!
Wk #3 :
My focus was on ‘being good to me’! Lots of positive affirmation type stuff, and making time to relax.
Complete fail in getting enough sleep this week! I did track some of my moods and I can see there is a huge correlation with my food/moods of late!
What is great about each week, is that I am learning about myself, what works, what I have to work on, and little by little I’m making progress.
I’ve made huge progress in some areas, and others – oh I soooo need to work on.
But baby steps, before I make those big leaps!
I did really well in some areas, and learned a great deal about what makes me tick!
I’ve realized that I had too many goals, and I need to take smaller steps in order to move forward!
Overall I’d say this was successful, in that I made some progress on some key items, I took note of some things I wish to work on (always a work in progress!)
I’m still motivated enough, that yesterday I spent some time creating my goals for Week #2!
It actually felt exciting last night as I was preparing for work today, and this morning I arrived at work a good 15+ mins earlier (which I’d nailed as a huge problem for me last week for some reason!)
What is great about this goal, is it is ever-evolving. It doesn’t have to be forever! Anyone can do a week – or at least make some minor adjustments, and improve!
This week it is all about time management, and getting enough rest.. I also don’t have a kazillion goals, just a few to get myself on track for a week!
Creating a week of ‘goals’ to work on, and a point system to make me accountable – if only to myself.
Key is to make some progress, on areas I’ve neglected in past weeks/months, and instead of whining about this or that, but taking positive ACTION daily, and only then will I be feeling my best, but doing my best too!
Focus this week is health (as it has been a rough go for many weeks/months) diet, exercise and some items that just have been hanging around for too long!
I’ve created a spreadsheet, which I will carry a printout copy with me for tracking purposes, and keep me focused!
I won’t be tracking in any great detail here – but I will in a broader sense at the end of the week and report if I had any a-ha moments, insights, that perhaps will provide some momentum for me, and who knows what else
It feels satisfying to have created a plan for the week, even if it is daunting to ‘attack’ several problem areas I’m facing!
Moving on, and forward to my goals