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Saturday, July 10, 2010

A Great Day, Personally

What do you count as a great day?

At the end of a day, what are the things you have accomplished that make you feel satisfied?

I have a list of things relating to my health, relationships and homemaking that, if completed, make me feel just a little bit better at the end of the day. Many days I do some of them, but not all. Like most women I feel like I have fallen short in one, or sometimes many areas.

I also know that I waste a lot of time during the day. Most of the time it's in doing exactly what I'm doing right now ... blogging!

I also find, though, that if I write down specific goals for specific days, and cross them off as I complete them, I tend to get more of them done.

Taking all of that into account, I wondered if you would like to join me in a little week-long challenge, starting Monday. If all goes well, I might see if I can carry on the challenge for a longer period of time. Who knows. I just want to journal how I feel, and how the members of my family feel, if I accomplish those things that tend to make me feel better. You know, they might not feel a difference at all. Or, maybe they will. Maybe I'll feel a difference and they will just notice it in me.

Step 1. Write down the things that I want to accomplish in a day, being specific.
Step 2. Keep specific track of when I accomplish these things. Mark them off the list, if you will.
Step 3. Journal feelings ... mine and my family's.

Pretty subjective, huh? For each person I know it will be a completely different list.

Here is my list of what I would really like to accomplish each day:
1. Run every morning.
2. Bible Before Blogging. (Read a devotion or just a couple of chapters).
3. Blog.
4. Do my household chore(s) of the day according to my daily schedule.
5. Do something meaningful with my kids.
6. Have a healthy dinner prepared by 5:15 p.m.
7. Have my kids settled down for the night at 9:00 p.m.
8. Devote time to Rick (alone) every night when the kids go to bed.
9. Eat healthy throughout the day.
10. Take a small amount of time for myself each afternoon to read, rest, whatever.

And each week:
1. A date night with Rick.
2. One of the projects I set out to do this summer that I haven't started.

I feel like doing all of these things balances me. It gives me time to myself, time with Rick, time with the kids, and time doing necessary things.

I don't want to be legalistic about this or set myself up for failure. Sure, this might not be attainable. But, if I would just try to do it, it might be.

Would anybody like to create their own list and join me?


  1. sounds like a great list I'll make up mine later today and post it! :)


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