Welcome back to The ORGANIZED Work-At-Home Mom Challenge. You can find the beginning of this challenge *here*.
This is the last of our Yearly Goals. After this, we’re going to be working on getting our yearly goals placed into our daily routines so we can begin working towards them. So much to look forward to!
For Day #7’s challenge, we’re going to round up any goals related to our Work, Projects, or Hobbies. Once you’ve completed this, go ahead and print off a copy of all your Yearly Goals (starting with Day #3’s challenge) and place the page right behind your front cover so you can revisit them often.
For some of us, taking care of our homes is our one-and-only job (and far be it from me to belittle that in any way). If so, I challenge you to step back and review your work from a boss’ perspective. Are you being a good ‘employee’ of your job description? Are you a cheerful worker? Are you getting to work on time in the mornings? Are you a presentable employee or do you hang out in your pajamas all day? Is there a part of your job description (cleaning the bathroom, perhaps?) that you habitually ignore? Be tough on yourself and write it down. It’s time to quit viewing ourselves as just a stay-at-home Moms like the culture does and begin looking at ourselves as what we really are… work-at-home Moms.
(NOTE: We will be revisiting actual House-keeping systems and methods later on in this series)
Of course, some of you may also have out-of-the-house work. That’s fine too. Write down your goals there. What things need work in that area? Are there relationships that can use some repair? Are you putting in 100% of your effort? Are you being an honest and faithful steward of the hours you are being paid for?
Some of you, like me, may actually have some money-generating work to do at home. That, in itself, requires another bit of intentional organization to incorporate both worlds’ requirements while little ones are underfoot. So… write it down. Be specific.
This is also a good time to include goals involving your time-consuming hobbies (like blogging. Hehe). Or it might be crafting, gardening, sports… whatever. Whatever we haven’t covered yet, now’s the time.
Here are what my goals look like for the year:
- Become a more efficient Amazon seller (purchase inventory/mail off packages/update prices in a timely manner)
- Continue helping my husband with our at-home business, *Pride & Prejudoodles*
- Continue phasing out piano students and replace with more-relaxed, above methods of income.
And lastly, though this pains me to say…
- Keep blogging, a no-income hobby I enjoy way too much, in perspective and in it’s place. (I have so much fun with you all that I’m quite tempted to hang-out here ALL DAY LONG and that’s just not fair to my family and other responsibilities. I’m trying to learn to post something in the morning and wait to check for comments/likes/stats later in the evening when my day’s work is done. Buuuut… that’s a work in progress. 😉
Speaking of my looking forward to comments, what about leaving me a little something to make my day (or evening, if I make it that long)?
Tomorrow, we’re going to take the first steps in incorporating our Yearly Goals into our actual Daily Routines, so stay tuned…
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