31 Days of Homemaking Day 6

Homemaking goals

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I saw this rotating goal list on Pinterest the other day and thought what a great idea. Yesterday I wrote about how prioritizing your to do list will help you get the most important things accomplished each day. Well how do you determine what is most important?

Things like the laundry and making dinner will have to be a priority on a regular basis because your family needs to have food to eat and clean clothes to wear. But what about other things you long to do in  your homemaking?

Is there a new skill you want to learn? A new recipe to try? A friend you have not talked to in a while you want to connect with? Do you want to get the kids out of the house to the park? All of these items can go into your weekly goals.

You know what needs to be done each day to keep up with the needs of your family but  you can add in your goals for the week. Just one or two added onto your daily routine would be great. You may have a lot to do around the house each week, but you need to put into your goals fun things too. Things that keep you happy and gives you something to look forward to.

I like the idea of the goal board with sticky notes, like the one I found on pinterest above. If a goal isn’t met for a week just leave it on the board. The goals you have met take them off the board. Then put the met goal sticky note into a spiral notebook. When you are having an especially hard day you can open your notebook and flip through it for encouragement. How can you be down when you look at what you have already accomplished.

You could even have a notebook for each year. I know having to purchase the sticky notes isn’t the most frugal way to go but having a record of the accomplished goals is a great encouragement and so worth the little bit spent. Besides if you watch for sales they can be really affordable.

I think I will be making one of these goal boards for myself. Not only will it help to keep my weekly goals in front of me but also I will have a treasure of completed goals in a notebook to reflect upon and see how far I have come.

How do you keep track of your current goals and your accomplished goals?

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