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The Next 6 months

Me and My Munchkin: The Next 6 months

Monday, 16 April 2012

The Next 6 months

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I mentioned in my last post Attitude of Gratitude that I was undertaking a makeover of the soul. Since moving home with my parents, I have been a little lost, I have been lacking direction. Goals are a great way of getting me back on track. They give me something to work towards. Don’t get me wrong, goal setting is not for everyone. Some people don’t like the structure of goals, or prefer to just enjoy the ride, not focus on the finished product. Some people really aren’t disciplined enough to follow the paths to reach their goals. Sometimes I can be one of those people. If I overload myself with goals or pick something that is just attainable at this point in my life.

I have had a little bit of trouble with my goals in the last year so this time I am choosing to things a little different this time. I have come up with a number of goals that I want to achieve within the next 6 months. I will then form goals for the next 12 months, and then for the next 2 years. I do not want to go beyond that time frame as I am in such a temporary situation, and I am unsure how long I will be here, or where my life will be in 3, 4 or 5 years time.

Goal setting is really quite simple. You think about something that you want to achieve, and you break it down into small chunks, so that you have a plan mapped out for how to get there. These can be added to your weekly to-do list. It’s the same as planning a party. When you plan a party, you have to work out the food, the guests, the venue, the decorations, and these all get added onto your to-do list to make sure that they are ready for the party. The party is the goal, and the aspects of planning are the small chunks.

I have made 7 goals for myself for the next 6 months. These goals are from all aspects of my life. My schooling/career, my car, my personal growth and my sons health. I have chosen a few to share with you.

1.      To build Master A’s immune system up and get him back into a sound routine.

Master A’s immune system has suffered a real blow in the last 6 weeks, and it seems that he is catching everything under the sun. All of this sickness has caused his routine to suffer, meaning sleepless nights and a run-a-muck boy. I have chosen an immune-booster to help, as well as upping the amount of fruit and vegetables he eats. I will print out a copy of Master A’s schedule and stick it to the wall so that I can remind myself of his schedule and routine.

2.     To become totally comfortable in my own company.

Being a single mother can be rather lonely at times. Friends are a great source of company, and of course there is Master A, but what about the days when everyone is busy, or Master A is sleeping and I find myself checking Facebook on my every 5 minutes for something to do? I plan to make a list of things to do by myself that I enjoy and make me happy. I also want to make a list of hobbies that I would like to try, and hopefully I can find a new hobby to keep me busy.

3.     To be organised and efficient in various areas of my life

I am already a fairly organised person, but there are still a few things that need tweaking, and would help my life run a lot smoother, especially help with time management. I am a huge fan of lists (if you hadn’t noticed!) so I have lists and charts for everything. And what I don’t, I have them on my to-make list.
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These are just a few of my goals for the next 6 months. I will be making my 12 month goals next, and will be sharing those with you once I am finished. Please feel free to give me a friendly kick up the butt and reminder to make sure that I am working on these goals!

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