Thursday, January 10, 2008

Goal Posters

Angie e-mailed me and asked if I would share my goal poster and how I put it together. I will share it, but remember your goals are your own. I am almost embarrassed as this is so simple..1st grade work really! I like seeing my goals. It helps me to remember them and think about them. It motivates me. I so wish I had kept my previous one and you could have seen how many I actually met. About 80%. Some on my new poster are continuations. First I make my goal list on a piece of paper. I have 7 categories. Spiritual, Homemaking, Family, Financial, Health, Creative/Sewing, and Personal. I try to make 1-3 goals per category. After I pick those goals I find pictures that represent them. I get a piece of poster board, a glue stick, a black marker, and my pictures and that is all I need. On my poster I keep all my sections together also. Here they are. First is Spiritual. I had 2 goals. To be faithful in church attendance and to spend time DAILY with God. I cut out a picture of my actual church. I try to be as specific as I can in my goals.

Next is Creative/Sewing goals. I had more than enough of these!!! The Pink and Brown, Masterpiece Block #1, 4 Season Swap, and the set of tea towels I want to make...if I can find the pattern. My goal poster is for a 6 month period. I am only thinking 6 months when I do this. Not the greatest pics, but you can get the idea. Next is Homemaking. Both of these goals are a continuation of my last poster. To finish my binder and to continue to organize and maintain my home to a higher standard. I put a picture of my house with this one. Financial goals. Only one here, but it is big...I could have been much more specific, but I don't like to dwell on finances. Mostly Sweet Hubby's department. This goal helps me to keep in mind to help him! Next is family goals. The kids make their own goal posters, and I really like to have fun family goals. 2 this time. Planning and planting a garden in the spring (I used a pic of our garden from last year) and building and maintaining book baskets for everyone. My Health goals revolve around my weight as usual. And finally my personal goals. The first one is to get my feet to a pain free place. Sounds like a health goal, but it is not. I have the solution to this and it is not hard, I just need to do it. I want to be in high heels again soon. I LOVE to wear heels. I even have nice boots with a heel that dress up a pair of jeans. I really dislike the look of these crocs. I have had to wear them for so long, I could care less if I ever see another pair. I am a shoe lover. The second goal is to be able to wear a white blouse tucked in. I will NOT tuck in a blouse unless there is NO roll. In my official before pic in the previous post, it looks like my shirt is tucked in. It is NOT. That look is just a reminder as to why I will not tuck.
So there are my goals for the next 6 months. A goal poster is a valuable tool in helping me reach them. I put it on the wall in my office/sewing room so I can see it daily. Kinda silly now isn't it Angie...it was all so simple! Blessings, Bren

15 comments:

Cheryl said...

Hello Bren!
Although I haven't been posting, I have finally caught up on my blog reading. Your poster is a GREAT idea!! What a great motivational tool. Are you doing Body for Life? I've been doing it since August 2007, and I LOVE it! I wish you wonderful sucess.
Cheryl

Niki RuralWritings said...

The goal poster is a great idea! I love it. hmm....

Lib said...

Hi Bren,
What a great idea.:o) We all need to make one. THanks for sharing.:o)
Blessins', Lib

Angie said...

LOL!! Yes Bren, it was still necessary :) ... I'm a slow learner and need to SEE before I can do (now THAT is silly) :)
I'll start on my goals and use your technique. Thank you so much for doing this, I appreciate it! Plus it gives me new ideas - things I can work on.

Marilyn R said...

Out of sight, out of mind. Your goal poster makes sense Bren! Great idea!

Karolee said...

Looks like a great idea. We do something like this, but on a less elaborate scale.

ann said...

Bren,
Thank's so much for posting pictures of your poster. What a great idea!! I may take up this idea with my kids.
~Ann~

Kelley said...

What a great idea Bren!
I am going to work on mine this weekend!
Wishing you a blessed weekend!

Copper's Wife said...

Great idea!

Donetta said...

Hi, That is a wonderful Idea so visual. I love it!
I posted on the restored blog today. I am so drained yet happy i obeyed.

Pam said...

That is a nifty idea - a goal poster. Good to keep you on track. Good luck with the weight loss - I think as we age we naturally get heavier. And I think a bit of extra weight - just a few pounds - is not a bad thing as you get older. But being fit and healthy is so important.

Tammy said...

Do you have a post where I can find out more about your book baskets?
:)

Patty said...

I have one something like that, only not quite as creative. Mine consists of pictures that inspire me to reach my goal, ie.. a picture of myself thin, printed out on magnetic sheets, then cut and displayed boldly on my fridge. Its also my dream board, all the things I dream of. Everyone knows what my goals are and most that see them, are only too happy to help me out.

Guðrún said...

This is a great idea, you are so creative when organizing your life and chores.

Sandy said...

Thank you for posting all that info Bren, seems I'm a visual person so that heps me heaps.
Sandy