Stone Soup for Five: What to do when you want to do ALL THE GOALS

What to do when you want to do ALL THE GOALS

I am a chronic Over-Goaler.  I LOVE setting goals.
I love thinking of what I could become.
What I could accomplish.
Who I could be a year from now.

And write ALL THE LISTS!
And plan to do ALL THE THINGS!

Then life.
And boys.
And finances.
And reality.

And I'm overwhelmed, lost the joy, and feel horrible.


But this year, when planning out goals my friend was here to help me weed out the big Game Changers from the Busy Work and I feel like my goals are attainable and not completely overwhelming.

The Game changers are the BIG things.  The things that if I can acheive, the other goals will kind of fall into place automatically.

So we weeded through all the things and narrowed my focus down to just a few big game changers.  I wrote them all out visually so I can see it every day at a glance.

It's kind of broken up into 5 categories: Exercise, Eating, Work, Reading, and Scripture.  

I'm going to work on these for the next three months then look back over my year long goals and do another one for the second, third, and fourth quarters.

I also did a monthly visual goal guide, with bubbles that I will color in each month as I complete them.

and a weekly one.

I'm still tweaking a bit, but I really like how this is looking so far!

Oh, and my word for the year:


  1. Yeah! I'm not the only over goaler!

    That's why my word this year is SIMPLE! I tend to over think and complicate things which, SURPRISE, puts me into a state of overwhelm!

    I look forward to hearing more from you soon!


    1. I love your word for the year and also love that you totally understand my crazy over-goaling too! Thanks!

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    1. :) Thanks! I hope it helps! I'm so tired of being the same year after year. Hoping this year = AWESOME!

  3. Kari, I also chose the word Discipline for 2015. Although, you are a bit ahead of me with your goals! But, I'll get there...with discipline!😉

    1. Yup! I'm hoping this year has big changes for me and you both! Lots of prayer, lots of discipline!

  4. I love how you're setting up your goals! I'd never thought of this method, but I think it would work well for me, too (another chronic "over-goaler"...)

    1. I've never done this "mind map" way of working on goals before, it's an experiment that I hope will help me! We'll see!

  5. Um yes, could you please come over and just fill out my bullet journal FOR me because I always copy everything you do anyway. *LOVE* the page with the monthly goals with the circles! I never remember to cut my kids hair until they look like something out of Flock of Seagulls…. you're supposed to do it once a month?! This explains so much.

    1. Ugh! I KNOW! Haircuts are the one thing I HATE doing for the boys! So I always let it go for months, then it's a shock when they get it cut and they say everyone comments on it... I figured if I did it once a month, maybe it'll just always look neatly trimmed? I don't know, it's all an experiment...


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