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small goals

I have a really really big probably with the act of following through.  I know this is something that a lot of people probably struggle with but this has been one of my life's biggest challenges.

It's starts with something as easy as writing a thank you note or returning a phone call or saying that I'm going to really do something and actually doing it.

Sure, their are obstacles that get in my way and there are about a thousand excuses I could make, but the bottom line is that I just need to do it.

Maybe I'm over booking myself - this is always a problem.  Or maybe I just need to DO instead of WANT TO DO... those are two very different things.

I think Pinterest has a lot to blame for always feeling like I'm WAY behind the ball.  I see how people craft and spend time crafting with their kids or making something really great for their house and then I think that I'm completely failing for not doing the same thing.  Seriously, that is crap.  You aren't a good mom because you craft for your kids or with your kids, but Pinterest makes you feel less of a mom when you aren't.  Don't get me wrong, I have hundreds of pins that I would love to accomplish, but who has that kind of time.

How did this feeling come about or why am I talking about it now?  Well, because I was cranking out some really great shirts for a gift, Coen and a friend and I was saying to my husband about how I wanted to try and sew a few other things.  He then said... "Or you could finish the book sling for Coen."  Felt like a hammer on my head and it even took me a second to remember what the heck that was or where it was.  Anyway.  I've decided to set small goals and DO THEM.

Today, my small goals are:
  • start a bank account for Emie
  • take books to my sitter's house
  • send thank you notes that are stamped
  • drop off shirt to TM & JW
This is doable and I will accomplish these things.

As for the books slings?  Well, I'm going to put them on my list to accomplish before Coen turns 2 years old.  That way I don't let myself down when I forget about them in an hour.

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maydaygirl said…
I have never once been on Pinterest for the total time suck it is, but hearing this I am glad I don't for another reason!! Way to go setting goals and accomplishing them :)

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