Happy Monday, you guys! The days are all blending together lately. Anyone else? I don’t know what day we’re on anymore and whether I’m coming or going. I guess that’s true most of the time though 🙂
Anyway, glad to have you! At the beginning of each month (or later on in the month, when I tend to get my shizz together) I like to write down my goals because I find it helps to keep me accountable. I glance back a few times each month to make sure I’m sticking to them, but sometimes life just gets in the way and I’ve learned over the years to celebrate the victories rather than mourn the losses. Let’s look back at November and see how we did!
Do the things that bring inner peace. I can say with full certainty that I did this. I finished two books (not a record, but I’ll take it!). I went to acupuncture. I got a haircut (or them all cut, as my dad likes to say). I saw friends and family from near and far and all walks of life. I went out for nice dinners and celebrated a growing belly. It was a good month and I felt a certain sense of peace at the end of it
Return to the gym on a regular basis. Fat ner on this one.
Cook more! YES! I cooked all the things! Crockpot dinners and enchiladas and soups and chilis. Tis the season for comfort food and I’ve indulged quite a bit
2 out of 3. Not too shabby. Here are some goals I’d really like to achieve during this last month of 2019 (as usual, I’m keeping it simple because it’s a lot to manage otherwise during the busiest time of the year).
Fill out my planner. I have been researching every planner ever made but finally settled on the Living Well Planner for 2020 (not an affiliate link). This seems like the best choice to keep me on top of work, finances, goals, and life in general, so Bryan is gifting it to me this Christmas 🙂 I’d love to hear from you if you have experience with this planner in particular and what your thoughts are!
Get on top of my finances. I recently found something on Pinterest and I’m reluctant to say it changed my life, BUT it did make me rethink how I pay off my bills, and, in that way, it is kind of life-changing. Check out this post and the section about Debt Snowball. Maybe I’m late to the game here, but I thought it was interesting to learn about how to pay off credit cards and which ones to focus on first (hint: the ones with the lowest balance, while simultaneously paying off the minimum balance on your other cards)
Work on registry and think through logistics of baby shower. I don’t have a date set (am thinking sometime in February since I’m due in April), but I do have to start shopping around for locations and figuring out what I want on the registry. As I mentioned previously, I went with a friend a few weeks ago and scanned a TON of things at Buy Buy Baby, only to realize, I probably won’t use half of them. I might be practical, but I want to be sure that all the items I’m including in my registry will be used
And that’s it! Seems manageable, right? What’s on your goals list for December, and can you believe this is the last month of the year and decade!?