So it’s Monday and I’m planning my week out. I wondered if anyone else is interested in sharing what you are doing in your simple living endeavors on Mondays and sharing results on Fridays? I know that I could use some inspiration from other women as I create a simple and cozy home. Could you?
I say reasonable goals because it’s easy to look at the week ahead and want to do so many things, but I know I can’t. I can, however, focus on three homemaking goals (beyond the normal laundry, meals, etc.) and feel good about accomplishing those things rather than getting to the end of the week and wondering what I got done.
So this week, my three extra homemaking goals are the following.
First, I need to do an updated home inventory. Our home contents have changed a lot since I did it the last time so a new inventory will be a priority this week. I’m simply going to do a video with the phone and upload it to our idrive account. It will take me all of about twenty to thirty minutes and then it will be done. It will also be good to do this before the holiday decorations come out.
Second, I’m going to organize my Christmas thoughts with A Cozy Christmas Planner. I need to inventory my paper, ribbons, cards, etc. I’ve already asked Caroline to start making a wish list. Thanksgiving is really late this year so December will be upon us as soon as Thanksgiving is over. I don’t plan on doing a whole lot more than thinking through stuff at this point and maybe buying Christmas stamps before they get picked over. I do know that writing it all down frees up a lot of mental space because I can see in writing what I need to do and plan.
Third, I’m going to do an inventory of my food (special foods required for my EoE diet). I need to determine what I have and how long it will last in an emergency as I work on my own Prudent & Prepared things. With this week’s grocery money, I’m going to make a priority of building up my pantry with foods specific to my needs.
So those are my three main goals for the week. What do you hope to accomplish? They can be big or small, depending on the season of life you are in. Even tackling small goals can increase the peace, understanding, and joy in your home. Sometimes small changes can make a big difference.
And if you have big goals, share those as well! Maybe you will inspire some of us to do something big next week or next month.
Artwork: “The Sewing Circle” by Daniel Ridgway Knight