Monday Goal Setting


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Welcome to the first Monday of setting goals at Chronic Connection!

This week I want to focus on getting what I need for my husband to help me create some beautiful little gardens, bursting with color!

Before I got sick, the gardens were mostly my project. Since then, the way we have worked it out is that I choose the flowers I want planted, and decide where they are going to go, and hubby does the physical work for me 🙂 He’s such an awesome guy!

Yesterday, he worked so hard on digging out the weeds, cleaning up the flower beds, and getting them ready for planting. While he was busy doing that, I took advantage of the fact that I was having a half decent day, and went looking around the garden center to get an idea of what we might like to plant this year.

This week, my goals are:

1) Purchase a couple of more pots to fill with flowers for indoor enjoyment. Since I spend so much time out of commission, I don’t want to miss out on the beauty of my soon to be colorful gardens, on days that I can’t make it outside. At least I’ll be able to enjoy some of the beauty inside 🙂

2) Purchase the flowers for the gardens and map out where I would like them planted, so that my hubby can get them in the ground for me 🙂

One of the most important things I have learned about goal planning, is to not take any of the steps for granted. Every step requires energy, and it is likely that I won’t be able to complete a goal, in one giant step.

The shopping alone, will likely wipe me out, and be enough for one day. Potting the flowers for indoors, will likely not be done on the day I purchase them. Since I’m fortunate to have my hubby who will be planting the gardens, I just have to map out where I want the flowers to be planted, and he’ll be taking care of the rest 🙂

So, I have from today until Sunday evening to successfully complete my goals. Next Monday, I will let you know how it went, and I will set new goals for the new week!

Who’s joining me for goal setting Monday?

What are your goals, and how do you plan to successfully achieve them this week?

What are the obstacles that may prevent you from achieving your goals (aside from health issues)?

I can’t wait to hear what you have planned, and offer any support and encouragement that I can!!!

Wishing everyone a wonderful day!

~ Gentle Hugs

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6 Responses to Monday Goal Setting

  1. My goal for this week is to work ahead on my homework so that I have less to do when my boyfriend is visiting next week (a week from today!!! :D)
    So far its going well because I finished this week’s homework this morning already, and next week’s assignments are similar so I know I can handle them without taking too much time.
    I can see procrastination getting in the way, especially since I have other things to get done before he gets here that I’d rather do than homework!
    I’m really motivated though because I want to enjoy every minute I have with him (two weeks) so I think its going to be a very busy but good week.
    good luck with your goals!

    • Nancy says:

      Good luck!
      Thanks 🙂
      You sound very motivated, and you certainly have a great incentive to get ahead on your school work 😉 Getting it out of the way, will be a weight off your shoulders and make doing the other things you want to do, more enjoyable 😉
      It’s so nice that you have two weeks to spend with your boyfriend. I hope you get to enjoy every moment. May your pain be low, and your energy high!
      Good luck getting your school work done and the other tasks on your “to-do” list 😉

  2. Anonymous says:

    I find what works for me is
    I find what works for me is a goal setting app called GoalsOnTrack and it has worked very well. It saves me a lot of time in keeping track of my goals and most importantly it helps me better organize my daily todos towards achieving my goals. You may want to check it out.

    • Nancy says:

      Re: I find what works for me is
      Always happy to hear new ideas and suggestions! My Blackberry is a major tool in my life and keeps me on track with the reminders I set for myself etc. Thanks for your comment 🙂 I will be sure to check it out…maybe it is something I can use in conjunction with my bb 😉

  3. Anonymous says:

    Raising Awareness
    My goal this week is to educate at least 5 people about fibromyalgia. I have found that a lot of doctors don’t really believe in fibromyalgia and they seem to think I was making it up, but the book “Beat Sugar Addiction Now!” is written by a doctor and he knows so much about it. I feel like I learned a lot about my own body just by reading the section on FMS, and it made me annoyed that no one had told me this before. I started reading the book because I thought it was a diet book and would maybe help me lose weight, and if I wasn’t carrying around so much weight maybe I would feel better overall and be less achy. But it’s actually a whole part on fibromyalgia is in it and I learned a lot about my hypothalamus that I never knew before. The information is good and smart science but not too hard to understand. You need to find help if you have what I have-so much pain it hurts to pull my shirt over my head or bend down to tie my shoes. I had to start wearing ugly crocs just because they were easier to put on and more comfortable, and that is not who I wanted to be-a fat person in unstylish shoes who has trouble getting in and out of the car. I feel like if I can find a doctor who will help me and I can do what it says in this book, I will get a lot better. It is written very convincingly and you can tell he knows what he’s talking about. Plus he has a list to help you find doctors that treat FMS and I am ready to get treated and stop feeling like my nerves are exposed every time I move. Here’s the website for Dr. Jacob Teitelbaum: http://endfatigue.com/

    • Nancy says:

      Re: Raising Awareness
      What a great goal to set! Thank you so much for leaving a comment and sharing your experience and that link. I started watching the videos, and look forward to watching the rest and hearing what they have to say 🙂 I hope you are doing well with your goal for the week, and am looking forward to starting a new week by sharing how we all did with our first week of goal setting at Chronic Connections and what goals we come up with for the week to come. I hope you will be back to join us too!

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