I’m a little reluctant to use the word “resolutions” when talking about my goals for an even better year just because there can be negative connotations attached to it. You picture people making resolutions that are such huge, lofty goals that of course they’re pretty much abandoned by the second week of January. They were barely attainable to begin with! Let’s just change the way we think about the word resolutions. Personally, I’m all for making “resolutions” not just at the beginning of the year, but all year long. That way you can break them down into smaller, more manageable chunks!
I always start making my resolutions (or as I like to think of them, regrouping) by using the SMART system for goal-setting. I used to teach this system to my Grade 8 students when I was a classroom teacher to help them in making their plans for their last year of elementary school and on into high school. Essentially, it’s S = Specific, M = Measurable, A = Attainable, R = Realistic, and T = Timely. Check out this blog post from last year for more detailed information on how to put this into practice.
So, what kinds of resolutions/regrouping/goal setting am I doing this year? Well, a big one for me is to refine some of my organizational systems – make things more efficient and manage my time better. It’s not that I’m doing a horrible job of it right now but goodness, my life has become so much busier in the last year (in a very good, makes me smile all the time and giddy beyond belief way) and I need all the help I can get to find that elusive “more time in a day”. I’m travelling quite a bit and when I’m home, I usually have deadline on top of deadline of work that needs to be done. Of course, hiring a personal assistant would be ideal but since I’m not in a position to do that, I’ll have to find some more realistic options instead.
A big time suck for me is shopping and running errands. If you know me, you know that I’d rather be at home working on my art, social media management, and doing all I can for worthy non-profit organizations like Charity Wings and Colour a Child’s World. Spending my time shopping just isn’t enjoyable for me and it seems to take far longer than it should. That’s why I was excited to learn about mygofer.com, a company that offers grocery delivery.- and it’s not just groceries that they deliver! Along with your groceries (including meat and fresh produce), you can order pet supplies, baby needs, household goods for cleaning and laundry, health and beauty supplies including prescriptions, electronics, and more. Because mygofer.com has partnered with major retail outlets including KMart , they are able to bring you the best products at prices that are competitve or in some cases, even lower than what you’ll find at your local grocery or big box stores.
How does this work? It’s easy. You shop for the items you need online at mygofer.com and submit your order. These items are then handpicked from stores in your local area and delivered right to your home within hours of you placing your order. Need something even faster? You can take advantage of their free pickup service at KMart. You place your order online and choose the pickup option instead of delivery. Head to your nearby KMart and you’ll find your order waiting for you at their customer service desk or curbside pickup location. And, they even offer Shop Your Way Rewards, allowing you to earn points for every purchase you make. These can then be redeemed later as discounts on future orders. Talk about a win-win situation!
So what about you? Have you made a resolution about weight loss this year? How about fitness? Want to spend more time with your family? Schedule more weekend getaways? You can save valuable time with mygofer.com and use that for the things you really want to do!