How much goal setting do you do? I love to research goal setting but I can be quite lax implementing them… However, now that our youngest has left for college my husband and I are discussing goals for our future and tentatively throwing out ideas for consideration. We not only want to create goals together to stay on a shared path, but because we both feel quite at a loss now that the kids are gone.
Kids. It is amazing when they are the focus of your life for so long and then they grow up. Is it too crass to say that its like the company folded and you no longer have the job you loved and worked hard at for 26 years? That has such a negative connotation, lol, but we didn’t get fired and there really aren’t any other jobs like it.
This is such a huge life change.
I know that so many people go through much harder changes, of varying degrees of challenge. This was just not a feeling we expected. I don’t think that anyone ever told us. Or maybe we didn’t listen.
So here we are.
Did I mention I bought a puppy? And that I started selling Thirty-One (love, love, love)? Yes, all to have some fun new things to focus on (so book a party already haha). The picture on the left with the Frisbee is at 8 months old and the one on the right is at about 14 weeks. I’d have to check but that’s pretty close.
Before I go I’d like to share a great article on productivity. Titled, “Eat That Frog,” you can find it on the website Asian Efficiency. It promotes tackling your most challenging tasks in the morning (avoiding checking emails). It also suggests working on your own personal to-do list first thing in your day – before work – because you most likely will be tired at the end of the day and put your own personal needs off and they won’t get done. This includes working out.
Here’s a tip, no matter what your stage in life: Bring closure to your day through ten minutes of reflection on what went well today, and reflect on how to do more of it.