Home, Health, and Happiness ~ Getting Started with 3 in 30

Yes, I’ve been a slacker blogger this week, but I have not been a slacker overall.  It’s been an outrageously busy and stressful week at work, but I’ve still managed to get off to a fair-to-middling start with 3 in 30 this week.  The general idea is to select three attainable goals for the month and link up once a week to share your progress so we can all be supportive of each other.  I’ve set a dozen or so goals for the year, divided evenly among three categories: Home, Health, and Happiness.  Some of them are large (lose fifty pounds) and will be broken down and spread over the year.  Some (refinish the credenza in the living room) can be done in a weekend.  Some I have complete control over (submit my novel to at least 6 agents or publishers) and some I will need a lot of assistance with (decrease neck pain to a level of 3/10).

This month’s goals were sort of selected by default.  The Home goal is to follow the Fly Lady plan for keeping my house clean and organized.  This week was not so great, only two days out of four did I do my “15 minutes”.  I hope to make up for it over the weekend.  The Health goal this month will be to get 8 hours sleep at least 4 nights a week.  This is usually pretty challenging considering I get up for work at 3:15 a.m. five days a week, but this week I’ve been so exhausted I’ve fallen into bed right after supper nearly every night.  My Happiness goal is the first step toward one of my larger goals, taking at least 6 writing classes this year.  I am currently enrolled in an online writing class, and I’m loving it!  I was always the nerd who loved school, so this is no surprise.  It has been fun, thought, to tell the kids, “No, you can’t have the computer, I’m doing my homework!”  It sounds so much better than “Not right now, I’m Tweeting!”  And the class is all about writing a query letter and synopsis for submission to agents and publishers, so I’m actually working on two Happiness goals at once!

Did you make New Years’ Resolutions or set goals for the year?  How are you progressing and how are you holding yourself accountable?

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20 thoughts on “Home, Health, and Happiness ~ Getting Started with 3 in 30”

  1. Good luck on achieving your goals!

    My one goal to accomish before the end of the month is to get a floor in my attic and organize my Christmas insanity and my craft overload.
    That could easily become a longer task. But it is one I really want to get done.

  2. I can not believe all the stuff you get done working full time and being in pain all the time. You are amazing.

    My goal this month is to organize all these pieces of paper that are everywhere, that I call recipes. What a mess!

  3. With as crazy as my life is right now I’ve come to realize that any progress is still progress and worth celebrating. Great job working towards your goals this week even if it wasn’t quite as much as you hoped.

  4. Oh wow. I’m stopping by from 3in30 and I’m a bit overwhelmed. By you, that is. I’m underwhelmed by me. You even planned out and organized your goals. I need to work on my feelings of inadequacy, but you? You are doing fantastic!

    When I landed on your blog and saw the title and tagline I thought we were very similar. I believe in the power of the pajamas, too! I’ve subscribed to your blog so I can learn from you.

  5. I’m visiting from 3in30 and am so happy to “meet” you. The writing class sounds so exciting- more fun than the house work too! I’m signing up as a follower so I can keep up with your progress. I hope the community aspect of 3in30 will help keep me on track with my goals. Good luck with your goals!

  6. Wishing you the best on the goals you have set for yourself this month (and for the year).

    Have a wonderful weekend.

    (stopping by from the 3in30 linkup)

  7. DARN IT! You DID have to bust out FlyLady right out of the gate, didn’t you!

    Don’t worry … it’s on my list too … I think I’ll put it front and center after we get Rachel into HLS. I’ll be a FlyFetus in April.

    LOVE YOU!!

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