Wow, that task was much harder than I expected, hence the reason for my late post.
I have decided on my monthly themes, all centered around improving aspects of my body and mind. I have also decided to make this a 4 month goal. I know myself: If I make a year long goal, I will get overwhelmed and I won’t stick to it. So four months is a manageable chunk I can wrap my head around.
- March: Mind
- April: Body
- May: Home
- June: Work
Here are my breakdowns by month.
March. This month will have to do with all things challenging the mind. Many of these things I already do, but I do sporadically. I am challenging myself to get serious about these tasks and to stick to them. So for March I will be:
- Journal every day
- Read a book a month
- “Teach Me Something”
April. Just in time to get ready for bathing suit season. I will be focusing on all things body related. My activities will be:
- …Is A Temple…
- Dry brushing
May. Fitting that for spring cleaning I will be focusing on my home, but also as an extension; the environment that I surround myself in, which doesn’t always have to be my house, but the places I go. My activities will be:
- Tackle a nagging task
- Clear clutter
- Improve something
June. Work will be my focus for June. This will give me time to get in a good groove with childcare. Focusing on tackling difficult tasks as well as growing my business will be vital this month. My activities will be:
- Plan for difficult tasks
- Therapy workbook
- Add a therapist
- Plan for the future
Some of the activities may not make sense right now, but I will explain more in those related blog posts.
Each month has four activities to correspond with each week of the month. The first week I will have one task but will compound throughout the weeks and months. For example March 4th week I will have one task, journal everyday, but by the fourth week I will be incorporating all four tasks into my day.
If you’d like to “play along” with me as I go through this little experiment here is a breakdown of some questions I asked myself in order to formulate my plan:
- What do I already do that still needs improvement
- What can I add to my life to make it more satisfying? happy? fulfilled?
- What is something I have always wanted to do or try?
- How do I want to feel at the end of the first month? fourth month?
- How can I incorporate those close to me in order to strengthen my bond to them?
- What are the areas in my life where I need to learn accountability.
Once I answered these questions, I had narrowed down my monthly themes. To decide on the tasks I took some inspiration from Gretchen Rubin’s book, The Happiness Project, and also just used common sense as to what I thought would fit those categories.
I have created reminders and “check-ins” in my Passion Planner to hold myself accountable.
Welp that’s it! See you March 4th for the first day of my new experiment which still needs a name.