Last month (April) I started writing down and setting a few small goals that I wanted to accomplish in that month.
I wanted to start setting goals because:
1) I'm not the greatest goal setter (never have been)
2) I wanted to really challenge myself and feel good to actually set a goal and accomplish it
3) It's something outside my comfort zone and I need to get out of that zone and do something different a lot more :)
Last month my goals where:
*find a new routine & rhythm (Ian had just left after being home for nearly 3 1/2 months)
*make plans for each weekend
*finish stairs (primer and paint)
*walk 6 days/week (goal 60 miles)
*start 10K running program
*keep up with Project Life
*make summer plans & reservations
*schedule me time each week
The end result:
The goals in bold where ones I accomplished!
I didn't end up walking 6 days a week, but I did exercise as often as I could. April ended up a little crazy with us deciding to take our little ones out of their public school, visiting a new school numerous times, filling out paperwork for new school, Carson starting the new school and Makayla being homeschooled until next year and a whole lotta other everyday life stuff!
Keeping up with Project Life....well it was my intention, but honestly it's so overwhelming. I feel like EVERYONE is doing Project Life right now (which is great!) but I'm feeling discouraged and totally uninspired by the project (just voicing my honesty). I still have it, it's still here on my desk, but I'd rather be living life during this time and enjoying every little slice of it than in my office editing photos and worrying about it.
Summer plans....it's in the process. Not a lot of plans (which I don't like). We are patiently waiting to hear where Ian will be working during the summer months before planning anything.
Overall I am really happy with what goals I did set for myself and what I was able to accomplish. I won't beat myself up for the ones I didn't accomplish. Just moving forward and accepting what I can do instead of what I can't/didn't do.
My May GOALS are:
*continue training for a 10K
*sign up for a 10K! (gulp!!)
*workout 5 days a week
*finish side table project
*pick out exterior paint colors for the house
*declutter toys (donate/sell unwanted ones)
*create something each week
I think these goals are totally obtainable, and considering we are 1/2 through May already it should be easy!