Happy almost weekend, you guys! How is everyone doing and how is your week coming along? Are you just getting started with your holiday shopping, already finished, or somewhere in between? I’m in a good place but struggling with a few remaining gifts I have left on my list (for the men in my life. Why are they always so impossible to shop for??). It feels strange not to know where we’ll be in a few weeks but I’m hopeful and refuse to wallow in whatever will be. Instead, I want to focus on the positives AND set goals to round out the year. Let’s take a look back on the goals I made way back in November (like two weeks ago), shall we??
Minimize screen time — I have an app that allows me to see how many times I’m picking up my phone as well as hours spent looking at it per day. It’s startling, really. So far I haven’t made as many improvements here as I’d like so I’ll be adding this back to my list of goals in December
Find time for myself — Ugh, you guys. This one is impossible but so necessary. Sometimes I run out to go grocery shopping or to take care of errands and it feels self indulgent and OMFG! It’s not at all!! But having real actual time to myself where I’m not expected to cook or feed or take care of someone is so rare. Need to prioritize this one in December.
Get a start on holiday shopping — Done! Okay we’re making some progress here Mend fences —Yes(ish)? Work in progress. I’m in a better place with my mom but our relationship feels strained. Unless I pay her a visit with Mila she expresses (often and loudly) how disappointed she is that she doesn’t get to see her much. 2020–the year of the guilt trip!
A solid 2/4 for November. Not too bad. Here are some goals I’m hoping to achieve in this last month of 2020 (AND OMG HALLELUJAH, let’s wrap this shiz up already).
- Gain a new perspective. I have been really up in the thinks as a result of the pandemic (I mean, who here isn’t, right?) but I want to approach things differently. If it turns out that we aren’t able to celebrate the holidays with family this year, then I know it’s because of a decision to keep everyone safe. That doesn’t mean I can’t be sad about it, but Mila isn’t missing out and I need to stop torturing myself by constantly worrying about what others think of me
- Plan some fun holiday things with Mila. There’s a drive-up Santa (huh?? lol), houses with cool light displays, fun decorations in downtown Denville. Hopefully we’ll get some snow and we can use the sled we have for her
- Declutter. I feel like I haven’t seen my office or the dining room in months with the amount of shit we have flying all over the place. If Mila has outgrown or doesn’t use something, I’m donating/selling it, along with anything else that no longer fits/belongs. DON’T TRY AND STOP ME!
I think that sounds like a good start, what about you? Do you make monthly goals? What’s on your list (OR send me a link to your goals in the comments!). <3