I love the idea of setting goals for things you have control over. Tara is right it seems obvious but it's easy to forget.
With Ken out of work, I found myself fretting and stewing about our situation (not dire by any means, just uncomfortable). Then I realized my worrying wouldn't help us at all. The best thing I can do is set clear goals for myself in terms of working at my art and teaching, so that I can contribute to our income in a healthy positive way. Now the trick is following through.