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It’s that time again! The end of the month has arrived and it’s my time to reflect back on the goals I set for myself. Honestly? This month was a bit all over the place. Getting sick threw me off for longer than I wish it would have but I managed to get back on track and end the month on a good note.
Let’s look back at the four goals I set for May and how they went for us.
1. Clean up the living room before bed every night
This was really hit or miss all month. There were nights where we got it done with zero issues and other nights where it was a huge battle. Then other nights where we didn’t even bother due to activities, exhaustion, or other circumstances. Our neighbors were moving this month so I wanted the kids to get a chance to soak up play time with their friends and by the time they got inside I just wanted them in bed. I think I’m going to change this habit to directly after dinner before any more outside time can happen. Incentives 😉
2. Add in counters to the “cleaned off every night” list
I did okay at this but definitely not as well as I wanted. The nights I made a point of cleaning off the counters I also usually got the floor and table as well so the kitchen looked fabulous. The nights I didn’t I felt frazzled in the morning because there were dishes or crumbs where I needed to be prepping breakfast. Definitely something I need to keep working on to make more of a habit.
3. Sort the laundry the day it comes out of the dryer
This went really well because the boys have learned that helping = money. We have certain tasks the kids are expected to do without compensation. Chores like cleaning their room, putting away their laundry, cleaning up toys, bringing clothes to the laundry room, and clearing their dishes to load into the dishwasher. Everything else that is considered a “household chore” can earn them money. They get a quarter each time they help so they didn’t mind sorting a basket or flipping loads. So much easier for this mama! This is another that will stay a habit in the house.
4. Organize under the bathroom sink & linen closet
I got this done and shared a post on it last Friday. I’m so pleased with the results and so far they still look as good as the day I did it! Now I need to figure out what my next organizing project should be 😀
I only set four goals in April but it was definitely the right way to start this. I wanted to make sure that I wasn’t trying to take on too much at once, I wanted them to be measurable, and I wanted goals that would be helpful in the long term.
April’s goals & progress report
1. Drink 1 gallon of water per day.
I rocked this. I think there were only a couple days when I came in short but it was usually because we were out and about and I wasn’t thinking about my water intake. Most days I hit my gallon and then some. I could totally tell a difference on the days I came short as well so I’ll for sure be continuing this from now on.
2. Get in three quality workouts per week
The only time I fell short on this was this week! We had lots on our calendar and I came off the weekend with a messed up hip so I had to take some time to heal. I did get in two workouts so not terrible but the other weeks I was rocking it with four or five! My push-up count went from 10 to 20! I’m loving how strong I’m feeling.
3. Go to bed with a clean sink every night.
This was so helpful and such a motivator. I did slack a handful of times but man did I love waking up with a clean sink each day. The days I did slack were usually because the littlest ones were having a really rough time after dinner and by the time I got everyone settled and in bed I was done for the day too. But it’s starting to become a more natural part of my routine that I’ll keep sticking with.
4. Plan out blog posts for May
I think I’ve got this just about taken care of now. It helps that most of my posts are series that repeat but I try to change things up on Tuesday’s and Friday’s so I’ve got ideas for those all plugged into my calendar plus any other special posts. I’m sure I’ll end up moving things around or even coming up with something new based on what crazy stuff is going on here but it feels good to have a plan in place!
Click “Read More” to see my goals for May!
I like setting goals but I’ve noticed that if I’m not tracking them in some way I tend to make excuses about why they aren’t getting done. I have a chalkboard in my kitchen I use to make a daily to-do list (although it’s rare for everything to get done). When I was really focused …