(This post is part of my Onwards and Upwards Blog Event)
So yesterday I shared some of my personal goals, and my kids goals. Now it’s time for my husband’s, and our family’s, goals!
Me and husband Alex don’t talk enough really. We watch too much telly, and I do too much blogging! So it’s good that he has now joined the Positive Planning group, that I have been doing with my friends Rosie and Ali for 17 months. I talked about Positive Planning during my Organisation Celebration event last June – you can see it HERE. Basically we meet once a month and talk about our short term and long term goals, and then set tasks to help us complete them. A couple of months ago Alex and Rosie’s husband David joined the group so they could start making plans too!
It’s been interesting to hear my husband’s goals, and to talk more to him about my own – I have told him about some things before but perhaps not got them across quite so well as I do when my friends are there to help the discussion! Here’s some of Alex’s goals:
– Sorting out the office at work
– Having a Lads night out
– Clearing out the garage
– Making money by fixing stuff and selling it on Ebay (he’s good at this, he’s fixed Wiis, Playstations and TV’s, and he’s working on some Sat Navs now.)
Sharing goals with family members or friends is a great way to help you achieve them. Me and Ali helped Alex sort the garage a bit a couple of weeks ago, and we’re working on the other things too!
I thought it would be good to make a mini-book with some of our family goals, things that will affect me, Alex, and the kids. I created a flat mini-book so it can be hooked up on the wall or tacked to the fridge!
Family Goals Mini-Book:
The pages inside pull out, and look like this (click the photo to see it larger):
I used mainly my Onwards and Upwards Counterfeit Kit (including the stamps which I used as tabs for the top!), plus some extra journaling cards, stickers, and ephemera. The pages are about living tidier, moving house, maybe fostering one day, family time, big holidays we want to go on, and encouraging each other.
Here’s how to make a mini-book like this for yourself:
Step 1: Cut a sturdy piece of patterned paper down to 6×12″. Cut six 4″ wide by ¼” tall slits evenly spaced on your patterned paper – my first slit is 4″ from the base of the paper, and there is ¾” of patterned paper between each slit. You also need to make ‘pockets’ that are 4½ wide by 4″ tall, that have an opening just along the top edge. I made mine cutting down some envelopes and taping up any edges that shouldn’t be open:
Step 2: Put extra-strong double sided tape on the back of the paper, along the bottom of each slit:
Step 3: Stick the pockets onto this tape, one at a time starting with the bottom one first, making sure the opening of the pocket lines up with the slit:
Step 4: Lift up the envelopes one at a time and put some adhesive along the top edge at the back of the pockets, so they stick together:
Step 5: Put adhesive along the top edge of the top pocket, and then along the bottom of all the other pockets, and around the edges of the patterned paper:
Step 6: Put a piece of cardstock 5¾” x 11½” on top to hold it all together:
Then you just decorate the pages (my pages are 3½” wide by 4½” tall) and the front of your mini-book, and punch a hole at the top if you want one:
And put it somewhere in your home to keep you focused on your goals!
Make a flat mini-book
Add some tabbed cards to your next project
Use some pockets to hide something!
What do you think? Do you have someone to discuss your goals with?
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