#BreakThings: The Power of Short-Term Goals
11-months into a pandemic, and I have no desire to make long-term plans. What does next year look like, or the next five years? I don’t know. So why think so far into the future when it feels so uncertain?
Instead, I’ve started making daily, weekly and monthly goals. It is so freeing.
Today’s daily goal was to return some clothes that need to go back. I’ve been putting it off, and need to clear it from my personal to-do list.
My weekly goal was to spend some quality time with my husband, who I don’t see much of these days.
And my monthly goal was to workout eight times this month. Not a lot, but more than has been getting done recently.
All of these goals are achievable. All of them are good for me. And none of them give me angst. Short-term goals shouldn’t hurt.
Other great short-term goals include sending networking communications to five people, cleaning the unhealthy food from the fridge, mucking out your work space, or saving a certain amount of money.
These are the goals you should be achieving while you wait for the bandwidth and the runway to think more long-term.
Now, let’s get to the #breakthings, and since it’s been a long day, I made them extra lighthearted. Enjoy.
Inspired by Miss Nancy Mitford, I am in the process of ordering reply cards that say, “Ms. Abra Belke refuses to acquiesce to your request.”
But in all seriousness, this Twitter thread discuss how some celebrities and socialites have told people to buzz off, but with class. It’s funny. the comments are great. Highly recommend.
We’re looking for new recipes, and these spiced jerk chicken and pineapple tacos caught my eye. I think they look amazing. Make sure to marinade the chicken for a few hours, it helps the flavor tremendously.
How fun and charming is this dotted sweatshirt with frilly cuffs? I adore it. It’s perfect for a Zoom call or with jeans for a casual meal. It also comes in several neutral, solid colors.
This Facebook post stopped me cold. It tells the story of a refugee in post-WWII New York City, who meets a man on a subway train and something incredible follows. Read the post straight to the end. It will knock your socks off.