Life Circle Week 4: SMART

So here's to week 4 of The Life Circle. This week it's all about making sure the goals we have set ourselves are SMART (Specific.Measurable.Achievable.Realistic.Timed) 
These are my goals (roughly):

1. I want to read up on the Open Uni course and sort out massage course

2. I want to have paid the church wedding fees off by spring next year
3. I want to join a baby and toddler group with my son for some one and one time 
4. I want to be getting together with my family monthly for dinners during the next 6 months (as much as we can)
5. I will be on a lower dose of my medication in the New Year
6. Finally to get some exercise in preferably by the New Year at least 3 times a week.I want to be toned and a perfect size 12

I feel all my goals are already Achievable and Realistic. So just to fine tune the rest! 

1. I want to give myself 2 months to study my Anatomy and Physiology course I have just paid for (this is recommended time as a short course) while saving for the practical but keep the OU course in mind. It depends where I am taken summer next year now. 

2. I still want to have paid the wedding fees off by spring next year. I have £290 to go and it will happen!

3.I want to join a baby and toddler group before Christmas. I need to try out a few and pick my favourite without feeling bad when I dislike one. I would like to stick to the group for a fair while too.

4. I would like to sit down with my mum and plan through the calender days when we are free to host roast dinners once every month when possible. That's a more achievable and realistic plan. I also think we should start in the New Year making it a bit like a resolution, see more of everyone!!

5. My current dose of anxiety tablets are up for review in the New Year when I can discuss lowering the dose. I feel ready for this but am not naive as I have been there before when it has not worked. I still feel this is a good SMART goal.

6. I want to do some exercise at least 3 times a week and start this before Christmas. If I start in the New Year it may feel like a resolution to break. I want to get rid of that word 'perfect' for that is not achievable nor realistic, but i can be more of a comfortable size 12.

So there, may not be entirely correct I'm not sure, but that's Week 4 complete and I feel quite good that I have some clearer direction and also that I have already started on a goal I thought was a lot further in the future!


The syders said...

My Mum worked for social services but many many years ago (during the eighties) before she went to Uni she qualified in aromatherapy, massage & reflexology. I would regulary get my feet massaged by her....It was great!

I think that it lovely that you want to get your family together for roast dinners x

Old Fashioned Mummy said...

Its really good that you have goals relating to different parts of your life - yourself, finances, your 1-1 time with your son and your wider family - I think that may help you to stick to them and to feel good about lots of parts of life. Good luck!