Friday, January 4, 2008

2008 Goals Checklist

After giving my goals a little more thought, I've realized that the way I've listed them (in themed categories) is the best way to brainstorm goals, but perhaps not the best way to stay on target following them on a day to day basis. The answer here is to reorganize each bullet point by desired frequency, resulting in a list of goals and activities sorted by time frame into items to be achieved daily, every other day, weekly, monthly, etc:

Daily Goals

  • Spend one on one time with each of the Mrs., my son, and my daughter.
  • Consciously work to be more patient with my kids.
  • Write in my food journal.
  • Read NYT online.
  • Read one chapter of a book for pleasure.

Every Other Day Goals

  • Spend significant together time with the Mrs. to connect.
  • Perform a physical aerobic activity for at least 30 minutes.
  • Call someone important to me, either family or close friend.
  • Read one chapter or article about politics, history, or any topic that will make me better informed.

Weekly Goals

  • Play at least one board game with friends.
  • Plan weekly food menu and evening activity schedule with the Mrs.
  • Publish an entry in Splitting Eights.
  • Read a chapter or article on religion or spirituality.
  • Listen to The Dice Tower, read gaming blogs.
  • Update finances through Microsoft Money.
  • Write a letter to the Mrs.

Biweekly Goals

  • Get out of the house for one fun family activity.
  • Get out of the house for one fun personal activity.

Monthly Goals

  • Go on a real date with the Mrs. (with no kids!!)

By July 1 2008

  • Plant my garden, hedge trees, and maybe apple trees.
  • Reach $10,000 in emergency fund.
  • Reach $13,000 in retirement fund.
  • Reach $1500 in taxable mutual fund.
  • Propose new test recipes at work.

By January 1 2009

  • Achieve $0 overall net worth.
  • Go on a romantic vacation with the Mrs. to New York City, Ottawa etc.
  • See a Red Sox game live.

Hopefully this list will be the tool I need to start to improve myself and my life in 2008. I'll keep you updated!

1 comment:

the Mrs said...

Much better way of organizing them.
You should read my goals. I think it might be helpful. Yours were helpful for me. Thank you for making the effort.
I haven't decided if I will kill you in your sleep for repeatedly referring to me as "the Mrs".