Hey everyone! I hope you’re all having a great week — one that doesn’t feel like the photo above! Last week was a great reminder of one of my favorite goal-setting strategies, something that it took me a few months to figure out… You always need a backup plan!
Last week, I got really sick, which sort of put me down for the count for a few days. And put some of my goal setting for June on the backburner. I still got some great things accomplished, but I had to rethink my strategy. Here are a couple of examples:
1. I was supposed to exercise every day, but that definitely wasn’t happening. Instead, I meditated. It was still good for me!
2. My sore throat and stuffy nose prevented me from reading with Will every day. But the real point of that is to be able to spend some quiet, still, snuggly time with him. So, instead, we let Daddy read and we still got to snuggle! (Don’t worry! We had the same virus :))
3. I didn’t feel like cleaning every night, but I did get one of those interesting bursts of energy that you sometimes get when you’re sick and cleaned out the whole guest room closet! Oh my gosh, it was like losing weight. I’d been hemming and hawing and procrastinating over taking all this stuff to consignment for probably a year. And I’d never done it. So I packed it all up and gave it away! Now I know it’s gone for good, and it might make someone else smile! (Every single shelf was completely full, the top shelf was packed to the ceiling, and the closet and that hook were so full of clothes the closet wouldn’t close.)
4. During all that lying around time I got a week ahead on this blog, which is another goal checked off the monthly list.
5. And I was well enough on Saturday for hubby and I to have that date 🙂
So, all in all, it turned out to be a pretty productive week despite feeling pretty yucky. I mean, obviously, we all need to just rest sometimes. But it’s kind of nice to know that you didn’t get totally behind on a down week!
And it made me remember that, for every goal I set, it really is important to have a Plan B. That’s why I think it’s so important to know why you’re doing something, not just what you’re actually doing. When you know your why, it’s easy to figure out a different way to accomplish it! (More on that next week!)
Have a great day, friends! Thanks for visiting me today!