Monday, November 9, 2009

Slowing Down & Some Goals

Well, I'm still fighting some "leftovers" from my cold. I am also feeling a bit overwhelmed with "everything" that I have to do. So I decided that it's time (once again) to slow down a bit, get organized, and focus on what really matters.

First, I wrote a "to do" list. Not having to keep track of a "million" things in my head, really helped. Plus, I realized that it's really not a million things (but still quite a few)....

Plus, as I mentioned before, I realized that it's just too easy to not take time for myself and enjoy life as much as I should. So I also wrote down some goals for this week:
  1. Keep exercising: 5 cardio workouts, 3 weight sessions, yoga x 2
  2. Go on a jog with the toddler in his jogging stroller (can count as a cardio workout)
  3. Explore a "new" playground with the toddler
  4. Have a cup of herbal tea at night and catch up with hubby while drinking it
  5. Read for at least 30 minutes before going to bed; be in bed by 10:00 p.m.
Questions: What are your goals this week? Are you making enough time for yourself? You are still flossing, aren't you?

Be well,
Andrea

22 comments:

  1. Writing down a "to do" list always helps me get organized! It's a week of appointments for me... dentist, salon, etc.

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  2. I definitely need to make a to do list! I have been ill over the last several days and my house is in much need of repair:) My goal this week is to get things back in order and catch up on the piles of laundry that magically appeared!

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  3. I'm still flossing, but I'm not making enough time for myself...

    My goals this week are similar to yours! Fit in 5 cardio sessions (including working on C25k) and I'm meeting this morning with a trainer at the gym to set up a weight program, so I want to stick to whatever we pick there!

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  4. still flossing! yah
    To do lists...my lists have lists. LOVE EM

    your work outs sound a lot like mine!

    I got out with the jogger stroller Friday! was so nice!

    glad you are feeling better!

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  5. I agree that putting things on paper makes it seem less daunting. I do that all the time just to keep my head on straight.

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  6. Well I'm glad you are feeling a bit better. Great goals for the week. The bed by 10 pm one would be rough for me, I can't imagine going to bed that early, but I'm sure with kids it's totally different!

    I'm still doing my flossing :) Other than that, my goal is to do the yogadownload.com 20 minute free video (I've only done yoga once, and it was about 4 years ago!).

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  7. Slowing down and figuring things out is so important! I'm right now focusing on spending some quality time with my daughter - too little time together now that she's in school all day.

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  8. My goal this week is to just organize my work/office. It's a bit cluttered at the moment from all the craziness around me, but I've somewhat slowed down so I can breathe a bit more.

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  9. Nice goals. Mine are to make sure I am on track for the start of a new term (I teach at Kaplan) and then to be caught up in case I start a new part time job next week. Otherwise I hope to get to the gym at least 3 days each week since sometimes I plan to go but then before I kknow it it is dark outside and I should be cooking dinner. Sometimes working from home backfires since the day flies by!

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  10. I like the herbal tea and reading goal =)

    My goal is to just get all my work done for class each day! It's so hard when I'm exhausted by 2pm!

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  11. My days are repetitious and I seem to get used to the routine and sameness.
    I hope you soon feel refreshed and brightened up!

    Best Regards,
    Angie

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  12. Glad to hear it sounds everyone is on the road to recovery! Now that I don't have to study for my exam I've made goals of being more social and making more time for phone calls to friends and family!

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  13. haha I flossed Saturday and thought of you! I'm doing 3 days/week - not good enough but way more than I was doing!

    I'm sorry you're feeling overwhelmed again (and I completely feel you!) - but am glad you made a list and are focused! Love your 30 minute reading/in bed my 10 p.m. goal - GOOD ONE!

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  14. My goals for this week are mostly school related. I really need to buckle down with the kids and get a LOT done before Christmas break.

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  15. I try to keep a "to do" list to keep a million things from running in my head, but I get too busy to right though "to do" list, LOL. I'm working on it though :P

    Hmmm, the only thing I have planned for myself this week are the usual cardio sessions (4xs a week, ~40 minutes), yoga (as much as I can...twice a week?), blogging, and church activities. The rest is all school work!

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  16. To Do Lists are great! :) I try to keep one going by my desk at all times, just to stay sane. I have exercising on mine and taking "me" time by reading or doing something else that's fun. Though, I think I may add drinking a cup of tea with my roommate one night this week. We don't hang out enough :)

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  17. ha ha still flossing. hope you're feeling better.

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  18. I love lists! Making time to relax and exercise is so important. Thanks for an inspiring post!

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  19. My goal this week is to just make it through Sunday. Just kidding. Sort of. ;)

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  20. Gosh, Andrea! You sound like my mommy! lol!
    I'm still not flossing. But I WILL. Tonight! Promise!! >.<

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  21. Funny that's the same feeling i've been having. This time of the year everything seams to fly by and i end up behind. Ok, time to get ahead of the game with some goals and some action. Thanks for the reminder.

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  22. awesome goals, andrea!

    for myself I want to make more ME time...just time to relax, not infront of a computer but rather with a nice book. I want to read more! I also want to get better at flossing every night!!

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