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Goals Update . . .

October 7, 2021

I did order my 2022 PowerSheets for next year.

I got the teal, if anyone is curious. In pictures, it’s such a bright and vibrant shade — I am excited to see it in person

I don’t consider PowerSheets to be a planner, even though there are some planner-like elements. I use them as an adjunct. I mostly use them at the end of each month / year / quarter to help me identify goals and priorities. There is also a monthly “Tending List” page that I’ve been trying out recently. I do have mine going for October.

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So how are my current “100 days left” goals going?

I’d say . . . okay. Specifics:

1-  Focus on screen time (yes again). Seems like a good time for me to resurrect Operation 100!

Doing well with this — in October, anyway. I messed up yesterday (123 minutes – agh) and it was totally a “I’m in a mood and I will scroll” kind of phenomena, but overall I have been making good progress here. Less time on Insta = better mental health for me. It’s definitely a thing.

2- Eat better and work out consistently with the hope of making most of my wardrobe fit comfortably again by 2022.

Meh. I still really do want to address this but I have not been doing a great job. I need to put my planning skills to work and actually have better lunches planned out, in particular. I HAVE been working out (3 days of Caroline Girvan EPIC 1 down . . . 47 to go?!) and am feeling motivated in this respect.

3- Work on bedtime alongside the kids with the goal of making it a mostly-calm, low stress routine.

This has miraculously been great recently. I’ve been bringing the kids upstairs at 7:30 pm to start the process and the last few nights I have been able to walk to my own room at ~8:10-8:20 without a lot of stress. I think the dark evenings (fall!) have been helping me out here.

4- Generally work on my overall awareness of time. I’m not sure I have it in me to time track for 100 days, but I am going to pay more attention to how I am using leisure time. (Item #1 will help with this I have no doubt.)

I have not been time tracking. However, it is 100% true that the less time spent on mindless scrolling the more time is left for the REST OF LIFE (because math). I have also been doing a bit more time block planning on less structured work days, which has been helpful.

5-  Keep work at work and really adhere to shutdown ritualsI only have one week of call during this next 100 days (so . . . 7%?) and thus for the most part I should be able to get my work done during the days, especially if I am focused and efficient.

Primarily yes. Again – time block planning and a realistic to do list helps with this. I didn’t do that well yesterday (very packed clinical day!) but it also wasn’t terrible.

I have also been migraine-free thus far in October! Let’s hope the trend continues!


  • Reply Elisabeth October 7, 2021 at 6:19 am

    So glad your migraine’s are improving! What a relief, both physically and mentally (dreading onset of migraines when you DON’T have them).

    And thanks for the update. It really is encouraging and helpful to learn the specifics of what/how you’re approaching “Operation 100.” While some of the details aren’t necessarily relevant to my life, the broader principles are bang on and have a lot of practical application.

  • Reply ahealthyslice October 7, 2021 at 7:52 am

    So glad your migraines are improving! I have a planner question for you. I’m not into multiple planners and/or the dot style planners (my lack of knowledge in the area really shines here, huh? :)) but what is your recommendation for a weekly layout planner that has room for both appointments and to do type lists? Simple, but effective. Anything come to mind? Thanks!

    • Reply Sarah Hart-Unger October 7, 2021 at 8:20 am

      Two you might want to check out are Kitlife (space for meal planning too), Whitney English (super pretty) and also a new brand with lots of blank space – Sprouted! Simplified (Emily Ley) also makes a simple but functional weekly. Less list space, though.

      Whitney English is expensive but she often has flash sales – she actually had one yesterday!! Follow her on Insta and you will see when they pop up.

  • Reply Sarah October 7, 2021 at 9:08 am

    Hooray for no migraines and easier bedtimes!
    How do you like Caroline Girvan so far? How would you rate difficulty level compared with an intermediate level Peloton strength class?

    • Reply Sarah Hart-Unger October 7, 2021 at 9:19 am

      I would say harder. More like Autumn’s 80 Day Obsession but time based rather than reps based.

      • Reply Sarah October 8, 2021 at 9:06 am

        Ooh, you weren’t kidding! I started last night and that was a doozy! Maybe I’ll do Epic 1 along with you…

        • Reply Sarah Hart-Unger October 8, 2021 at 12:18 pm

          Yay! I will feel proud when I finish week 1 😅

  • Reply Lisa of Lisa's Yarns October 7, 2021 at 9:40 am

    The power sheet look really fun! I’m trying to figure out how to use my W222 so reading about things you track/how you think about planning is really helpful for me. I’ve been using a bullet journal for years but really cut down on what I planned over the last 3-4 years since pregnancy/young kids wore me out! But I’m feeling ready to be more intentional about planning so hopefully I will end up loving the W222!

    Yay for no migraines. I hope this continues.

  • Reply Hope October 8, 2021 at 6:50 am

    I will be curious to see how you do using powersheets and especially the tending sheets. I bought a six month undated and never made good use of it. Perhaps if I had followed what you did and removed my tending sheets from the book to carry with me, I could make use of the system and try it again with my Amplified Planner.

    • Reply Sarah Hart-Unger October 8, 2021 at 7:25 am

      You could totally tape it in blank pages of the amplified and add a tab for reference! I’m going to have to figure out how I can somehow fit the page into an A5 hobonichi!

  • Reply Emily October 8, 2021 at 6:59 am

    What made you decide to switch from Sydney Cummings to Caroline Girvan? What would you say are the major differences between the two? I just started doing Sydney’s workouts a couple months ago (on your and commenters’ rec!) and am alternating them with running. I did Accelerate which I thought was great and am now doing Transcend which seems a little easier so I may switch to something else.

    • Reply Sarah Hart-Unger October 8, 2021 at 7:26 am

      No reason; I just decided to try Caroline and something about her EPIC program appealed to me but I would totally do Sydney again as well.

      This week I ran on the rest day but today not sure I will workout because after posting about not getting headaches … I got one. Ugh.

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