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2020 Goals: Good-bye, Week 15 and hello, Week 16

Sunday, April 26, 2020

I struggled this week. Work stress. Not sleeping well. Aches and pains. Blah, blah, blah, the usual.

I didn't do well on my goals this week, and I really didn't want to write this blog. Then I thought about it and knew I needed the accountability. When no one is checking, I let things slide.

2020 Goals
1. Say good-bye to one item a day, and if something comes in, something goes out = 366 fewer items.

Complete train wreck. I really lost the plot on this one. It's going to take some focus and discipline, but I will get this back on track.

2. Read one pleasure book a week that meets the requirements to donate to the prison program = 52 books a year.

I'm still working my way through Ian Rankin's Detective John Rebus series. I actually read three books this week, but two were e-books and don't count for this challenge.

Total for 2020: 19

3. Happiness Planner project.

I have not been perfect with this goal, but I have been consistent, and I think that's a strong beginning. It's the day in, day out choices we make that determine who we become and what we achieve.

4. I will try one new recipe each week.

Last week, I said I was going to attempt Ina Garten's panettone bread pudding. Unfortunately, I couldn't locate several important ingredients. I'm going to try again this week and will also make a pot roast recipe I found in my Betty Crocker cookbook. It's cold and damp and perfect weather for giving it a go.

5. I'm adding a new goal: skin care. My skin is a mess, and I'm not getting any younger. So I'm going to make skin care a priority to look and feel better.

We preach progress, not perfection. To get back on track, I had to stop going the wrong direction and turn around. Now to make up lost ground!

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    emoticon i have enjoyed sharing the happy & miles of smiles with you... thank you for sharing the journey ~ here ~ together. it helps to know other people who will share the reality, even when it bites... and although it may be stormin' now, doesn't mean sunshine isn't coming! Enjoy the roast & keep the faith, sunny days ahead! \\//
    314 days ago
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    For me its too much screen time, its making me dizzy. There has just been so much free content out there to enjoy. It seems like everyone is tripping over themselves to show their caring for people stuck inside with this pandemic. I do get a little reading time in, but when warm weather comes, the screens will be ditched and I will be outside reading.

    Be well,
    315 days ago
  • L*I*T*A*
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    315 days ago
    You are making progress..and thats a good thing!! this year is different for so many reasons i think we need to be pretty gentle with ourselves!!
    315 days ago
    You're right.
    Progress, not perfection!

    Don't be too hard on yourself for not reaching all your weekly goals. There is a lot going on in the world outside that can be very distracting and unsettling. You will get back on track.

    Have a great week!
    315 days ago
  • JUSTME29
    I've been watching a lot more tv than reading, I think because with teaching from home now I spend all day on the computer and my eyes just don't want to do any more close work. I'm going to try making naan bread this week since I forgot to add it to my grocery pick up order the other day. The recipe sounds easy enough, but it's new to me. I'm not at one item a day, but I am working to weed out items as I come across them.

    I hope this week is better for you.
    315 days ago
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