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Monday, November 05, 2012
Back-on-Track Challenge, Week 2
Well, a second week of my personal back-on-track challenge has passed -- extremely quickly, I must add! Here's my report for the past week; how I did in the four areas I was challenging myself in:
* health and energy -- specifically eating right, exercising, drinking enough water, and getting enough sleep -- did
okay with this. Probably did best with the "getting enough sleep"
part. Exercised 3 days. Had a busier-than-expected weekend with more chocolate involved than I should have had! Still need to work on all of these
* spiritual life -- especially Bible study, Scripture memory and meditating on Scripture -- Again this week, this went very well. As mentioned last week, Bible study is something I
love and -- aside from the time spent simply reading my Bible each day and
the time spent studying the Bible for my Sunday School lesson -- I hadn't
been finding time for it. This week I set some specific spiritual life
goals for each day and I'm happy to say that I met those every day but one. That said,
I am not resting on my laurels but will continue to work on these!
* homemaking -- getting back into the routines that work for me; getting better at time management -- I'm
still not where I want to be with the homemaking routines OR the time
management, but there's been definite improvement. It helps me so much
to make an overall plan for my week and to fit the different tasks in
where I am most likely to have time to accomplish them. Making a daily
time schedule -- just a simple list on a piece of scrap paper listing
the things I want to get done and when to do them -- helps me
tremendously too. My weekend was very busy but I did manage my time fairly well, thanks to spending a few minutes planning and scheduling each morning.
* creativity -- blogging more often and trying to craft some birthday and Christmas gifts --
Did okay with this; managed to get some work done on Christmas
gifts and planned others into my schedule (see above). I managed to
post in both blogs fairly often, too. As I noted last week, I sometimes think I have more
ideas for posts and crafting than I will ever manage to accomplish in
All in all I am pleased with the second week of the Back-on-Track challenge and am hoping it goes even better this week, though it has already been busy and has the potential to continue so. I may have to go beyond the 21 days I had planned for this challenge ...
I live in scenic northern New England with my handsome husband. We're empty-nesters with a bunch of adorable grandchildren. We love (tent) camping and traveling, but don't get away as often as we'd like to.