#MondayBlogs – Goal Setting

I love how Monday rolls around and I get this strange motivation that the beginning of a week will be different than all those other “failure” weeks. I have this confidence that if I was able to drag myself out of bed at 6 am and work out to a particularly hard Jillian Michaels video, then I can conquer the world.

Today was no different. I woke up in a really good mood. I got 30 minutes of intense work out in, and I made my lunch and fixed my breakfast, and I had minutes to spare before my husband got ready to carpool to work.

I arrived at work feeling READY. I tasked out all the things I had to catch up on, and I made a plan. As usual, most of my work was done in the AM, and now I’m working on my goals for the evening.

If I’m this productive in the day, hey, why don’t I try that schedule again? Meaning – it’s a new week, I will go back to trying to work at an art/creative schedule after work.

I grabbed the post-its and opened my calendar and laid it out.


– 30 minute morning workout

– 1 drawing/sketch

– 1 hour of editing/writing or 500 words of writing

– 15 minutes of yoga/meditation

– stay under 1500 calories

Seems doable right? But there’s always this underlying fear in the back of my mind that something is going to trip it out. Murphy’s Law has put a target on my back. The shotgun is ready, and he’s already digging pitfalls for me to encounter during my perfectly pristine week of simple goals.

Maybe I have time to still fill those goals in barring any trip ups. Maybe I have nothing to worry about.

But I made a pact with myself, and I’m the person that I can let down. Let’s see what happens.

I always bet on myself.


H.K. Rowe

9 thoughts on “#MondayBlogs – Goal Setting

  1. Are you my lost sister? I felt pretty much exactly the same about new weeks, productivity, setting goals, making lists, starting the day in a really intense manner and being demanding with myself—yet even as I’m objectively doing good, never ever being able to let go of that nagging fear of failure, never just being content or optimistic for long =P *hugsss*

    Answering very late to this, but I hope your week was good, and the next one will be even better. Sending you my best vibes and positivity! Love you!

    • Yeah and something always trips us up. It did for me this week. I strained a muscle in my arm and had to heal a few days. But I got a lot done on some days, so I guess that’s better than nothing!

      Thanks! Same to you. Love you back!

  2. Hope this is working well for you!! I’ve been trying to set similar goals for myself; some days I don’t manage to meet them, but getting back to it the next day always helps. Thinking of you and hope your writing is going well!

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