So every month I want to set 5 goals for the month and try to achieve them. I will update you on my monthly reviews on what goals I have accomplished and what goals I still need work. Without further adieu, this months goals.
1. Write in my gratitude journal every day
I have a gratitude journal, and every once in a while I write in it but not frequently enough. I’ve been struggling with positivity in my life, and I want to change that. I feel like I have so much to be grateful for, but I don’t recognize it because of all the craziness that is my life. I want to focus my sights on everything good that I have instead of what I feel I am missing.
2. Read More
I have a stack of books next to my bed that is collecting dust. With two boys, a messed up relationship, three ferrets with ADHD and a house to take care of there isn’t a lot of down time for me. All I want to do is zone out in front of the T.V., but I know I should be reading, especially all those self-help books. So, no more excuses. It’s time to conquer the stacks.
3. Get a daily routine and stick to it
I make plans for my day the night before every night. I got to bed every night feeling confident about what I need to do. When morning comes everything changes. I wake up late after going to bed late. I scramble the kids and husband out the front door in a flurry of coats and backpacks. After getting everyone where they need to go, I head to my job, home. I step in the front door and see the chaos that is my life and my brain shuts down. My list looks daunting and infinite. Then nothing gets done, and I feel shit. So to combat that I am making a more flexible daily routine. I’ve broken up my cleaning schedule, so it won’t seem so daunting and made time to take breaks. Cross your fingers this works for me.
4. Get out of the house and do more fun stuff
Often I get either exhausted or bored with my life at home. Being a stay-at-home mom is not easy. Contrary to what most people think I do not stay home eat bonbons all day and watch soaps or day time T.V. I have a lot to do, and often it is a thankless job and can be exceptionally overwhelming. It feels like you give and give and give and when you have nothing left to give you reach deep and give some more. The hardest thing to do is to stop giving to everyone else and start taking for yourself. Well, I need to make time for myself more often. I want to get out of the house more and do more things I enjoy, even if only for 30 minutes or an hour. Mom’s need outside time too.
5. Listen to more music.
I used to be an avid music listener, so much so I went to college for music and entertainment business. Since becoming a mother and not getting many interactions with others, my music listening has dropped off quite a bit. I still find new music and new artists every once in a while but not at the frequency I used too. So it’s time to step up and get back to my first love, music. That is why I plan to make a playlist for the month. I’ll add all the music I’ve listened to in the month and let you all know in a post at the end of the month. Hopefully, it will motivate me to go exploring!