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Goals & Small Steps - A Weekly Check-In to Move Forward
« on: May 22, 2017, 10:55:08 AM »
Hi all,

This thread is a 'small step check-in' toward accomplishing goals - I hope anyone who's interested will participate. All are welcome!

Mods - I put this under Off Topic as the 'Pounds for Dolls' support thread was also under Off Topic, but if it should be elsewhere, please move it.

How this works:
1) On Monday - the beginning of the week - post 3 SMALL goals to accomplish for the week.

  • Example - 'clear off kitchen table' - NOT 'clean entire kitchen and reorganize all cabinets'
  • Goals should be small, teensy even, and do-able in maybe an hour or less

2) During the week - do the small goals! If you're feeling stuck, feel free to post or check in for encouragementůsometimes just saying you're stuck is enough to get un-stuck, right?!

3) Once each goal is done, feel free to post about it! And we'll all celebrate!

4) Then we'll repeat the following Monday.

The point is to start small, get support, encourage each other, build some momentum.

Ready to play? Who's in?


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Re: Goals & Small Steps - A Weekly Check-In to Move Forward
« Reply #1 on: May 22, 2017, 01:34:43 PM »
What a lovely idea!

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Re: Goals & Small Steps - A Weekly Check-In to Move Forward
« Reply #2 on: May 22, 2017, 02:42:15 PM »
What a lovely idea!

Thanks! Sometimes big things can feel overwhelming, I know only too well myself. And there's nothing else to do...just list, do, check in, celebrate. Easy peasy.
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Re: Goals & Small Steps - A Weekly Check-In to Move Forward
« Reply #3 on: May 27, 2017, 03:02:47 AM »
Such a great idea for threÓd, DogMom!  I'm probably going to participate. :)

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Re: Goals & Small Steps - A Weekly Check-In to Move Forward
« Reply #4 on: May 27, 2017, 03:56:14 AM »
Cool! Hello and welcome!
« Last Edit: June 21, 2017, 08:16:48 AM by DogMom »
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Re: Goals & Small Steps - A Weekly Check-In to Move Forward
« Reply #5 on: May 30, 2017, 03:06:16 PM »
I forgot to post this week's goals! I want to:

1) Clean up crafting table
2) Take two photos for May photo challenge
3) Doodle avatar picture for my facebook profile

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Re: Goals & Small Steps - A Weekly Check-In to Move Forward
« Reply #6 on: May 30, 2017, 10:29:53 PM »
Yay! Thanks for remembering! Yesterday was Memorial Day in the US, so my days have been all mixed up. I forgot it was Monday!

I did get a few things done today that I've been meaning to do (move old desktop computer to kitchen, put modem on top of cabinet, take apart table for storage), so here's my new list:

1) Start going through files on old computer, decide what to keep, transfer files to storage - at least 3 hours.
2) Box up doll stuff for repainting so it's all together.
3) Put together wood lap tray and chalk paint it.
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Re: Goals & Small Steps - A Weekly Check-In to Move Forward
« Reply #7 on: May 31, 2017, 04:12:55 AM »
I had forgotten about Monday, too. Maybe next week ^.^

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Re: Goals & Small Steps - A Weekly Check-In to Move Forward
« Reply #8 on: May 31, 2017, 04:24:13 AM »
Feel free to jump in with whatever small goal(s) you'd like to finish this week! Our focus in this thread is sharing support, encouragement, celebrations. I've found the shared energy/vibe around progress does wonders.

All are welcome.  :biggrin:
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Re: Goals & Small Steps - A Weekly Check-In to Move Forward
« Reply #9 on: June 03, 2017, 07:11:29 AM »
Am going through boxes of old paperwork today. A bit stressful. Support is welcome.  :blink:

Also going to get my wood lap tray and chalk paint out today, my fun reward for doing the paperwork purge.
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Re: Goals & Small Steps - A Weekly Check-In to Move Forward
« Reply #10 on: June 03, 2017, 10:08:48 AM »
Punch that silly paperwork! Left hook! Right hook! Go go go! You can do it!

I've been struck by migraine these last days, plus the weather has been awfully hot, but my head starts to feel more like head and less like a piece of rock, and weather should be better this night, so I'm rather optimistic.

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Re: Goals & Small Steps - A Weekly Check-In to Move Forward
« Reply #11 on: June 03, 2017, 10:30:23 AM »
Punch that silly paperwork! Left hook! Right hook! Go go go! You can do it!

Thanks! When I hit a stuck place I'll just remember that! Left hook, right hook! Uppercut!! BAM! Take THAT, paperwork!! 

Lol, that and I thought I'd collect an audience of sympathetic dolls to be witnesses to the onslaught.

I do so hope your head and the weather are better very soon!!

Thanks for the encouragement. Onward!
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Re: Goals & Small Steps - A Weekly Check-In to Move Forward
« Reply #12 on: June 05, 2017, 09:38:35 AM »
My headache didn't quite fade away, so for this week, I'm keeping my old goals. The crafting table's half cleaned up, though, so I made at least some progress.

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Re: Goals & Small Steps - A Weekly Check-In to Move Forward
« Reply #13 on: June 05, 2017, 12:23:50 PM »
Sorry to hear about the headache! Is it still hanging on?

I also didn't get as much done on the list as I'd like, but am going to tweak it for this week:

1) Go through at least 4 boxes of paperwork - decide what to keep and make files, shred and/or recycle the rest. Be ruthless, get rid of as much as possible. Right hook! Left hook!

2) Box up doll stuff for repainting so it's together with the paint

3) I rounded up the tray table pieces, so next is to reattach piece that fell off, then wipe down and paint!
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Re: Goals & Small Steps - A Weekly Check-In to Move Forward
« Reply #14 on: June 05, 2017, 03:10:00 PM »
It's much better today, thank you! Usually, when migraine doesn't go away in one day, it means I'll have it for at least three or four days, plus I'm super-sensitive to weather, so any slight change can complicate things for me. But I'm starting to get better, so I hope I'll get my goals actually done this week.

You hang in there too, paper is mighty oponent, but you'll win eventually! My mom is having trouble with sorting old paperwork, too, so I'll be coming over on Wednesday to help her.

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Re: Goals & Small Steps - A Weekly Check-In to Move Forward
« Reply #15 on: June 12, 2017, 12:15:56 PM »
So none of my goals got done, but I managed to do a few other things that I originally wasn't planning. I sorted out some old books to donate, I finally got to do some window-gardening (I don't have a garden or a balcony, but I have wide windowsills (both inside and outside of the windows), so I have flowers there). I will continue on Wednesday and hopefully get it done, I have ugly view and flowers on windows make it much better. I also sorted out recipes from magazines. I don't have any challenge photos, but I have bunch of non-challenge ones (we had a nice trip to dendrological garden and I took SU Briar there), so I'll post them later this week.

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Re: Goals & Small Steps - A Weekly Check-In to Move Forward
« Reply #16 on: June 12, 2017, 12:44:31 PM »
Wow, you got a lot done!  :big grin:

Me, I got through a marathon work week! So it flew by. No real progress on the specific goals (a-gain!). I started going through dolls and have decided that the non-articulated ones, especially older Barbies and such, will be sold/donated, and only a few heads that I like will be rebodied onto MtM or other articulated bodies. So that feels like some progress!
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Re: Goals & Small Steps - A Weekly Check-In to Move Forward
« Reply #17 on: June 15, 2017, 02:51:25 PM »
Progress on paperwork: went through 2 boxes and sent most of it to recycling, plus shredded enough for 2 more bags. Going through more tonight, and have a plastic file tote and folders all ready for organizing.

Also yesterday tackled our deck, hung a tarp for the ceiling (upstairs neighbor drops all kinds of stuff through the spaces between floorboards), and cut/installed reed fencing into the railing panels, to help provide shade. Tightened the wire to hang my outdoor curtains, and now need to find some new ones.

Whew.

neon_jellyfish, how are you doing? How's your mom's paperwork going?
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Re: Goals & Small Steps - A Weekly Check-In to Move Forward
« Reply #18 on: June 16, 2017, 03:00:17 AM »
Congrats on your progress! Sounds like a busy week  all right.

My mom's paperwork is almost done, except for one box which we can't find, there's just an empty space where that box should have been. So now we're Indiana-Jonesing for that box.  :biggrin:

My crafting table is ready for new projects! So I finally have a place to draw, so I hope my FB doodles will be ready soon, although we're going to have busy weekend, because there's awesome alternative theatre festival and we want to visit multiple performances. So I don't think I'll do anything useful this weekend, but I'm looking forward to spending time with my family!

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Re: Goals & Small Steps - A Weekly Check-In to Move Forward
« Reply #19 on: June 17, 2017, 03:24:32 PM »
Oh, I hope you find your mom's paperwork box! Weird that there was a 'space' for it, but no box.

The theatre festival sounds like a great time, and a nice reward for all the progress you've made - so I hope you enjoy yourself!! And a clear crafting table, way to go!! Very exciting!!!

On this end - 3 more boxes of paper eliminated - some of this was magazines, almost all of which went into the recycling bin (sigh).

Then our building had a 'clean out the basement' day today (Saturday morning), so everything that had accumulated in the basement over the past 14 years (as people have moved, etc.) got either hauled away by the metal junker or the junk-remover truck we hired, plus we put some things out in the alley and people have been taking them all day, and some folks took other things that were discarded (someone had thrown out a BRAND NEW electric fondue pot!).

So our deck is once more enjoyable, not just a catch-all for stuff. We have more to go, but this feels like GREAT progress. We even got a few errands done and got home before the rain downpour started. Perfect timing.

However I am really tired and achy.  ;)
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