Self-improvement is important for me. Without something to strive for, I feel pretty horrible and useless. So I am constantly setting goals for myself — daily, weekly, yearly. I have goals for my home, school, work, and fun. I try to be realistic, but still push myself. Sometimes I’m good at it, sometimes I’m not. But it’s good to write it down and periodically re-evaluate to see how I’ve done and reset goals either higher or lower as they require. Higher, if I’m doing well and I want to continue to improve, lower if it’s harder than expected or just lower in priority. Yeah, I’m a little crazy. I’m clearly the only person to ever read The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin and decide that that level of list-making and self-evaluation sounded good.
But setting goals isn’t enough. I also have to know how I’m going to get there. So I’ll list the activities I’ll engage in and how often plus a way to know when I’ve met the goal. Also, to help guide the choice in method and goal, I’ll list the motivation for each resolution. Each month, I can evaluate my progress and make any necessary tweaks.
Each day I’ll post about a resolution:
- Resolution 1 and 2: Lose weight and get in better shape
- Resolution 3: Wean the baby
- Resolution 4: Keep the house cleaner
- Resolution 5: Streamline Bed Time
- Resolution 6: Write More!
- Resolution 7: Volunteer
- Resolution 8: More Trips
Don’t worry, Part 2 of the homeschool semester evaluation is still in the works. 🙂