SMART Goals and a New Planner

I have been working on setting my goals for 2015, in an effort to be more productive in all areas of my life. I discovered SMART goals recently, and fell in love with the idea. The acronym stands for Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant, and Timely.

Instead of simply saying "lose 40 pounds", my goal reads "I will lose 40 pounds by the end of 2015, in order to improve my overall health, and energy level."

Steps to reach goal:

  1. Exercise 2 times per week, for a minimum of 30 minutes each, beginning January 1st. Increase the amount of exercise every quarter, reaching 5 days per week by year end.
  2. Work up to eating 4 servings of fruits and vegetables by June 2015.
  3. Make meat and sweets the smallest portion of my food consumption by April 2015.
  4. Eat my biggest meal before 4 pm and eat nothing after 8 pm starting January 1st.
I have set all of my 2015 goals in this manner. The plan is to check in on all of my goals weekly, so that I am holding myself accountable.

The second part of getting my act together in 2015 is finding a planner that I can customize to fit my needs, and organizing my work space.

I have ordered my planner, but it hasn't arrived yet. I found it on Amazon, and it is a disc bound system.

Because it has discs, instead of coils,  pages can be rearranged, removed, or added, as needed.  I will do a video, and post, on my planner as I set it up. 

The organizing has begun on my craft room/office. My husband was kind enough to break out some tools and help me hang  things over my desk.

You have to love a husband who will just help, without making a comment on your color choices. The idea behind this pegboard wall is to get as much off my desk as possible. It also needs to be pretty enough that I will want to look at it as I work. I have a few special gifts from friends that make me happy, and also a shortened version of my 2015 motto, which is "Strive for progress, not perfection." 

As I work on my goals, organize my workspace, and set up my planner, I will share here and on YouTube.

Please share your comments, or plans, for 2015 below.


  1. Looks great! Wishing you a very happy 2015!

    1. Same to you! I can't believe it's almost here.

  2. Love the acronym and the break down of your 2015 goals. I am in the process of setting up my Levenger Junior system and so far I love it . I think you will enjoy yours as well. Your hubby did an excellent job with the miter saw , I would keep him around !!! I feel a few more wire baskets are in your boards future but the pink chicken must stay at all cost !!! Happy New Year !

    1. Of course, the chicken has a place of honor! lol I can not wait to set up my planner.

  3. I love this. That desk area is really adorable. I think you have some well laid out goals. May 2015 be your year to reach your desires.

  4. Thank you Crystal. I think 2015 is going to be a great year!


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