This month’s PopClogs Bootcamp theme is Awakening Your Inner Warrior, in case you were wondering why all the war imagery.
As I mentioned yesterday, I am working towards streamlining my efforts. It’s not that I find setting intricate goals and tracking daily targets to be unhelpful; it’s just that, for me and my current situation, doing so is like organizing my linen closet while my house is burning down. I am just not there yet.
So I am trying a new approach. I have set long-term goals, and then short-term goals based on those long-term goals. I then brought those down to the day-to-day, and created my goals list from that.
I will still track my daily steps, but not set a target. Mostly I’m just documenting for future reference how many steps I can get when I’m not trying. I am, however, tracking daily planks and meditations, because those are my focus this month. (More on that later.)
The rest of my list consists of two sections: My monthly to-do list (which I find so helpful, putting the tasks in a monthly format rather than daily or weekly lists), and recurring goals:
- Daily goal
- Inspire wonder in the kids
- Family field trip
I plan on setting new goals every month for each of those categories, to help me keep on top of them. This month’s daily goal is to maximize down time. Which I am defining as any time I would ordinarily be doing not much of anything (like, oh, checking FB). I want to use that time more productively. And am off to a good start: While I warmed the cup of tea I am now drinking, I did a plank. If I did that four times a day, I’d do 4 minutes of planks a day. Just imagine!
The other category goals are things I’ve been doing, but not formally tracking as recurring goals. However, I think they are important enough to pull to the top-level list, as they feed my long-term goals.
So, without further adieu, here’s the March list:*
- 25 meditations
- 25 planks
- Anya time: 15
- Try new recipes: 10
- Resume shots: 5
- Maximize down time
Inspire wonder in the kids
- Explore the signs of spring
- St Patty’s Day
- Daddy/Kai birthday
Family field trip
- Children’s museum
- Easter egg hunt
I feel good about March. Bring it on!
* I will spare you my monthly to-do list, because it’s not terribly interesting to anyone but me.