COVID19 Goals

Day 18: Goals Review

April 2, 2020

Yesterday was indeed a better day. (Whew!)

Things that helped: Sticking to the schedule, getting up early, completing my self-care rituals, setting finite goals for the day, incorporating little treats (walk outside, reading), staying OFF of CNN (I don’t think I went once!), and focusing on the present.

As promised, here is a brief review of my Q1 goals (Quintile 1= Jan 1 to end of sping break), many of which now sound ridiculous!


  • Book NC tickets – yes, HA!
  • Book Fall trip – yes, I guess time will tell if this was for nought
  • Complete 2019 phonebook – nope! Deferring to Q2
  • Plan C’s bday party – yes, and it was a success!
  • Plan A’s bday party – yes, but it was cancelled (but the credit is good for a full year so hopefully her ice skating party dreams will eventually be realized)
  • Hire weekend AM babysitter – yes, but no longer using due to social distancing
  • Finalize camp plans – I signed A up for camp, but who knows if camp will happen (plus, our county has suggested the school year may be extended squeezing camp into a short duration)


  • Mani/pedi each month – was going well until COVID19. I am now determined to learn how to do a decent version at home, though!
  • At least one massage – check
  • Book spring hair appt – check but not happening
  • New bras/underwear – check! I refreshed that drawer and am happy with it
  • Order jeans to try – attempted x 1 but did not fit well and sent back


  • Start curriculum review project (sort of but now tabled by major temporary curricular changes due to COVID19)
  • Start evals instructions – nope, still need to do
  • Faculty newsletter – I started one! But have not sent regularly
  • Work on time blocking – yes, and continuing to improve
  • Consider coaching program (ie to learn to officially coach others) – I thought about doing this but decided I have too much else going on right now


  • Newsletter launch – ALMOST! All parts are in place including a bonus PDF I created, waiting for the wordpress genius I hired to finish 🙂
  • Spend 4 half-days dedicated to book proposal – ha, no


  • Meditation app – yes! Started, stopped, and restarted. On an 11-day streak with headspace currently
  • Skincare – most yes
  • Reading – yes though I had a slump mid-march (lack of reading books = sign my mental health is not in great shape)
  • Batch email and feedly – not really
  • Return to YNAB – yes!
  • Fitness – focused on running and then in past 2.5 weeks did 21 day fix. This wasn’t my original goal, but I am happy with it!

I haven’t set my Q2 goals yet (Quintile 2) but I am going to give them some thought.


  • Reply Kaye April 2, 2020 at 7:28 am

    I recently decided to try Beachbody after I kept reading about you doing it. Also doing 21 Day Fix on day 9 today! It has been really different from my usual gym based workouts but a fun change and I’m really enjoying it. I needed the easy structure right now to just follow along without having to put effort into planning my own workouts. What will you do when 21 Day Fix is over??

    • Reply Sarah Hart-Unger April 2, 2020 at 7:52 am

      I am going to do A Little Obsessed, then 21 DF extreme, and then considering 80 day obsession … maybe 🙂

  • Reply Beth @ Parent Lightly April 2, 2020 at 9:22 am

    I have a yoga and meditation routine that I usually do at night…tried it in the morning yesterday and it really helped.

  • Reply Kristi April 2, 2020 at 10:26 am

    Isn’t it interesting how many of the plans and goals have changed with the unknown, but many of the habits can still be sustained. This is probably true for many people. Something to keep in mind. It can help to find comfort in our daily routines with so much uncertainty (and loss of control!) in other parts of our life.

    • Reply Anne April 3, 2020 at 2:28 pm

      Yes, definitely agree. This has been very true for me.

  • Reply Ana April 2, 2020 at 11:15 am

    I think you did pretty well! I’m interested to see the next quarter goals, I made the decision to hold off on making any right now but I may change my mind!

  • Reply Lori C April 2, 2020 at 8:35 pm

    Today I made a “when things get back to normal” bucket list. Not unlike the seasonal bucket list, it brought me joy and anticipation of all the little things I can fully enjoy someday soon. I even had the kids contribute. My 4 year old said he wants to go to Disney World, Storyland (smaller amusement park in NH) and Wompatuck (a local state park we visited last weekend). I was amazed at how a 4 year old classifies the local park and Disney as equally awesome. (Also rethinking a fall trip to Disney now.. haha!)

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