So, I think was just a wee bit overly ambitious about what I thought I might accomplish in February, and I’m trying to adjust my March goals accordingly. I have a ton of work events, including two weekends where I will be working most of the time, plus we are going camping one weekend (Lord help me). I really want to enjoy this busy, full, fun time without getting myself overly stressed out about checking things off my to do list. With that being said, it is also the Lenten season, so I want to be diligent about reading my bible and focusing on my relationship with the Lord!
1. Read at least one book (Currently: The Invention of Wings, Everyone Brave is Forgiven)
2. Keep up with my straight through the bible in a year reading plan I’m in Ezekiel and creeping ever closer to the New Testament each day!
3. Stand for 1 hour/day at my standing dest at work… I really dropped the ball on this! I need to recommit for March/the rest of my office dwelling life.
. Finish 1 home project ( I’ve got a chair to be recovered, 1 final curtain panel to be DIY-ed, and some other curtains to be hemmed all vying for my attention) I put up some new art/moved some frames around and already our space is looking brighter and fresher! I still need to finish those other things I listed though…
5. Clean up my email inbox – unsubscribe/change email for preferences for at least 20 companies as I do NOT need to be emailed by Loft 3 times a day to get down to a store and buy a 40% off sweater Oh man, this felt SO GOOD. I need to do a post on inbox decluttering soon, because it has been a game changer for me.
6. Do a wardrobe inventory and finish the closet clean out I started in December. Well, I didn’t do this, but I did do a ‘Get rid of 50 things’ challenge and that felt amazing!
7. Do the liver cleanse from The Woman Code book… I really do not want to do this, but I think it’s time. I didn’t do it. But this month was also crazy and I didn’t feel like I had the time to devote to the cooking and the cleansing and the supplements and the being hangry for 4 days. So, I need to pick a better (slower!) month to attempt this.
8. Add in a few minutes of meditation/stretching at least 4 times a week. Well this was ambitious of me…
Note: I am about to finish reading Better than Before by Gretchen Rubin, which is a book about forming healthy habits based on your personality. I have come to realize that because I am a perpetual goal setter, I put habits on the back burner, when I should be a habit setter, using goals to help me achieve good habits. In a lot of ways, this is already happening- like reading one book a month keeps me in the habit of reading, but I want to focus more on having a mix of short term goals and long term habit forming goals.
1. Read at least one book (Currently: Better than Before (really really good, review coming soon!), Queued up: Big Little Lies)
2. Keep up with my straight through the bible in a year reading plan … I’m coming for you, New Testament.
3. Stand for 1 hour/day at my standing dest at work
4. Buy a new swimsuit for our trip to Hawaii in April! I, like most women, am not a fan of swimsuit shopping… my current two piece is about 5 years old, faded, and quite literally falling apart, and my one piece was a bad purchase in the first place and makes me look old and pregnant. I’ve got my eye on this one, but we shall see. Swimsuits have a way of looking deceptively flattering online but strangely similar to sausage casings on my body.
5. Meditate 3 times a week in an attempt to form a habit of meditating.
6. Keep up with our church’s Lent devotional! This will be my third or possibly fourth time going through this content, and it’s wonderful and challenging every year.
7. Pick a procrastination project to finish: finishing the curtains in our bedroom, doing a closet inventory, doing another throw out 50 things challenge, staining the stool in our kitchen, buying some new plants for spring, or recovering the chair in our living room.
What are your goals for March?