Just Keep Moving!
Just about every woman I know has some kind of difficulty in her life, and I’m no different. Tight finances, parenting four children (one who is gluten free for medical reasons, one with learning difficulties), having one car, the demands of balancing all that needs to be done — just to name a few. I’m not complaining, just letting you know that I can relate to the rest of you who have a lot going on at your house.
Life sometimes gets ahead of me, but I have determined to just keep moving. I may be slow, but I’m making progress!
To encourage myself (and maybe you too), I will be making a weekly Just Keep Moving list where I share my successes and failures each week. Having a weekly plan will help me to keep moving forward, and looking back at the previous week will keep me accountable (did I mention that I hate that word?).
So here goes:
Last Week: I walked 1 day and ran 3 days. One of my runs was 1.3 miles which is a huge improvement for me because the week before I could only manage to run ten minutes!
This Week: Run 3 days, walk 1. Run at least a mile without stopping on one of my runs.
Last Week: I didn’t set any specific goals for relating with my family. I did have a date with my husband though.
Date with hubby.
Driving practice with DS.
Help 15 year old daughter with project.
Help 14 and 15 year old prepare for upcoming trip.
Special time with 11 year old.
Finish buying school supplies.
Each week I choose a project to work on ten minutes a day (read why here).
Last Week: I planned to spend ten minutes a day organizing the photos on my computer. I did work on them 3 days and made some progress.
This Week: I’m continuing the photo organization project.
Last Week: I went to bed too late too many nights and I felt tired all week.
This Week: bedtime by 10 pm; stop eating by 7 pm each night
Last Week: I have developed a bad habit of going to the computer first thing in the morning, rather than focusing on God.
This Week: Spend the very first part of my morning praying, journaling and reading the Bible. Listen to worship music throughout the day.
Do you have some areas in which you want to accomplish more? Leave a comment about your plans for this week.
Even a little progress is moving in the right direction! 🙂
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Jennifer Bowyer says
My take 10 this week, is going to be for God. I have a really bad habit of only worshiping in the car, only talking to him when I’m in need and I don’t read my Bible nearly often enough! Thanks for that reminder.
My family goal this week is going to be a date with my 9 year old daughter, and to make my husband’s birthday as special as possible with virtually no money. (Any ideas?? lol)
My self care is to get more sleep, so that I can wake up a little bit earlier in the morning for some “me time”.
And my exercise goal for the week…. hmm, that’s a tough one because I feel like I never have time. But, I have a jump rope and that’s something I can do in the kitchen while my baby plays in the family room. So there, jump rope. 🙂
Great plan Jennifer (especially the “get more sleep” idea! 🙂
Sue Stern says
Thnx for this!! This week my goal is to put together my resume and send it in by Friday.
Also walk 2x & swim 1x!!
Practice holding my tongue when I’m tempted to be unkind with my spouse.
I could add the “holding my tongue” idea to my list. 🙂
Liz B says
this is good thank u sooo much. I know i love god, but i feared i was not paying enough attention to him. I really enjoy your post but found my self on the computer and trying to focus on how i can improve my life as a wife and mother, there are times were i just feel like everything is falling apart finances are really hard and i am working on trusting god to provide in the mean time i wanted to make sure i was trying to do my part which is all good and stuff but my fear was i was focusing too much on how can i organize better how can i crunch my time, energy, finances, better. Everything focused on that and only giving god Sunday morning and worship in the car if i ever went anywhere
the best thing in this is my start of the day i have heard this sooo many time i don’t know why it didn’t hit me till now but it didn’t i need to wake up with god pray read the bible and journal our relationship thank u thank u for an intervention and a refocusing on the most important god.
sincerely Liz B
You are so welcome Liz. It is easy to get distracted by everything that we need to do, but we can start again tomorrow, right? 🙂
I have the habit of getting lost on the computer, and plan to work on changing that this week. It is going to take a lot of self discipline!