My Goals For The Week Ahead (2/1-2/7)

For the last few years, I’ve made a habit of taking a few minutes each Sunday to mentally map out my week. Most of the time, this includes: 1) thinking through my work week and evening commitments, 2) planning my workouts and meals, and 3) dreaming about things I’d like to accomplish to propel my life forward (and subsequently taking action).

While the first two are helpful and necessary, number three is where the magic happens.

Unfortunately, this is the area that gets the least of my attention. I get so “busy” (read: sidetracked) planning for the daily grind that I neglect to put much thought into the things that really matter. Rather than coming up with an actionable plan to do these things, I have this conversation with myself: “It’d be so nice to do ____, ____, and ____ this week!!” And then I leave it up to fate to determine whether or not I have the time/motivation to actually do it. 

As it turns out, fate is pretty unreliable.

In an attempt to break this cycle, I’m going to try posting weekly goals here each Sunday. If nothing else, this will force me to consciously think about and plan the small steps I need to take each week to get closer to my goals.

Here are my goals for this week:

  1. Complete all of my marathon training runs/workouts: 6 miles easy, 6-mile tempo run @ 8:47, 4 miles easy, 12 miles @ 10:02, 1-2 cross training sessions
  2. Run/exercise before work (3+ days)
  3. Spend time writing before work (1+ day)
  4. Spend 20+ minutes writing every day
  5. Improve SEO scores on 5+ blog posts
  6. Set up my email subscription
  7. Finish the book I’m reading
  8. Invest $300+ in an index fund/ETF
  9. Evaluate my progress on these goals and set new ones for next week


What small step have you taken today to reach one of your goals?

I created my first weekly goal list! (I hope this becomes a habit.)


  1. Weekly goals are amazing! They totally help me stay on track. I have been doing an awesome job thus far of making and eating all of my meals at home. That is my biggest goal for the week.

    • Sana,

      I’m hoping posting weekly goals here will help me stay on track too. : )

      Making and eating all meals at home definitely requires some planning and work, but it’s so worth it! That’s always my goal at the start of the week, and I feel so victorious when I actually do it. (Sometimes it’s so hard to fight the urge to get takeout on busy evenings!)

      Thanks for stopping by and taking the time to leave a comment!

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