I’ve had a tricky time with updating these last few rounds. Life has been filled with a steady stream of transitions of late…stay-at-home mom to helping my husband start a cottage business; wife to widow; at the end of the business that was Jim’s dream and not mine to reporter to virtual assistant working before I even finish my training…sometimes my head spins at the speed of it all. And with my son turning 18 last year, and my daughter 16 in a few months, it’s not likely to slow down much anytime soon, as the transitions pile up.
I could bow out of ROW80, citing a life too busy for goalsetting and tending and accountability.
This is when I need it most.
Because, otherwise, I could get lost in the transitions and the attendant busyness – all the things that feel so urgent right now. I could forget I have overarching visions and that my goals and tactics are my path to achieving them.
I could lose myself.
So, though sporadically, here I am.
Back to update, and adapt, so my goals and tactics fit better with my current reality, even as it changes.
Because what I live now is creating my future – one choice, one action, and one goal at a time.
How about you?
Completed: 23/33; 70%
In progress: 4/33; 12%
Still waiting: 6/33; 18%
Completed: 3/9; 34%
In progress: 3/9; 33%
Still waiting: 3/9; 33%
I prioritize self-nurturance, physical activity, and social connection.
I read for information and/or pleasure daily.
- I make time every morning for at least 10 minutes of reading.
- I dedicate an additional 20 minutes to reading four times each week.
- I dedicate an additional 30 minutes to reading three times each week.
- I dedicate an additional hour to reading once each week.
I devote time every day to physical self-care.
- I cook at least two meals each week.
- I take Noli for a walk every day, excepting my day off.
- I choose where to get a massage this Year.
- I attend Gentle Yoga at Revibe with Miah on Tuesday evening.
I nurture current social connections, build new ones, and make an investment in future social endeavors.
- I meet a friend for coffee or lunch at least once monthly.
- Follow up with Darcy.
Completed: 5/8; 62%
In progress: 1/8; 13%
Still waiting: 2/8; 25%
I hometend daily.
I work 27 Thing cleaning cycles through the house for maintenance/smaller tasks (use a timer!).
- I complete one graduated cleaning cycle.
I do 10-minute sprints on larger projects five times weekly.
- I choose a single project for weekly focus. Tidy dining room.
- I choose a stretch project to advance if I complete primary project. Ready entertainment area for guests.
- I choose a tertiary project to advance if I complete secondary project. Ready bathroom for guests.
- I complete each sprint.
I devote longer sessions as needed to focus projects/in-depth cleaning.
- I choose a single project for weekly focus. Finish and submit HEAP grant application!
- I decide on a time length for each sprint depending on project depth/necessity of completion. 20 minutes.
- I follow through until completion.
Completed: 4/4; 100%
I explore ways to fit lifetending into my life.
I list and triage the tasks I want to accomplish each week.
- List projects.
- Triage projects.
I schedule the tasks in my weekday schedule, based on priority and where they will fit into the flow of my days.
I score how effective I was at following the schedule (this will inform future weeks’ lists/scheduling).
Completed: 11/12; 92%
Still waiting: 1/12; 8%
I spend ten hours weekly developing my VA and writing businesses (work projects come first!).
I do six 20-minute work sprints (2 hours) each week, focusing on smaller tasks that can be batched (simple action steps; VA Leads check-ins; email, small-scale website stuff).
- I choose a single project for weekly focus. August’s transcript.
- I choose a stretch project to advance if I complete primary project. Cait’s bio.
- I choose a tertiary project to advance if I complete secondary project. Big Four website pages.
- I complete each sprint.
I do four 30-minute sprints (2 hours) each week on more intensive, mid-sized projects (larger action steps; in depth site development; pitching; informational interviews; content creation).
- I choose a single project for weekly focus. Pitch research/landing client.
- I choose a stretch project to advance if I complete primary project. Social media content planning.
- I choose a tertiary project to advance if I complete stretch project. Blog theme/editorial calendar.
- I complete each sprint.
I devote three 2-hour strategic blocks (6 hours) each week to coursework or website development projects (coursework; larger website development; business planning).
- I choose a project to address each week. Hire Me video script.
- I choose a stretch project to address if I complete the primary project. Hire Me video talking points.
- I chose a tertiary project to address if I complete the secondary project. Rehearse Hire Me video.
- I complete each week’s strategic blocks.
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Till Next Time!