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Each part builds on the part before. 

Monday, we designated a place for the things we need to get out the door—one small practical habit that can make a difference and save time.

Tuesday, I asked you to begin to put together a planning notebook for your home.

Wednesday included a plan for getting your daily basics done.

Thursday, I asked you to think about what is important to you and write down your priorities.

Today, goals:

  • Your goals grow out of your priorities. 
  • Time Frames—You will have daily, weekly, monthly, yearly, three year, five year, ten year and so on goals. What do you want to accomplish in those time frames? Where do you want to be in three years or five or ten?
  • You may have relationship goals, personal goals, financial goals, educational goals, physical goals
  • Write down your goals and connect them to your priorities
  • Make your goals specific—not I want to lose weight but I want to lose 25 pounds in the next five months (5 pounds per month, 1-2 pounds per week). I will lose weight by keeping a food diary and writing down everything that enters my mouth; by drinking water rather than soft drinks including diet drinks; by not eating after 7 pm at night; by focusing on eating lean meat, fresh fruit, and vegetables.
  • Specific goals are measurable, have a time frame and say not only what but how.
  • Review and adjust your goals regularly.

Today is the day we wrap up our week. Each and every Friday,

  • Clean out your car
  • Clean out your purse, backpack, diaper bag, or computer bag.
  • Vacuum the traffic areas in your home.

This is the last weekday with the Living and Family Rooms as our Area of Focus. What can you do to make these areas less cluttered, more organized, cleaner, and a more pleasant place for you and the people you love and care for to spend time in? On Monday we move on to the Kitchen.

Hugs,

Mary

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