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This month is halfway over (wtaf?!), so it seems like a good time for a monthly goals check-in. My goals this month have taught me a very valuable lesson: I am setting myself up for failure.
Dramatic? Maybe a little. But an important lesson? Absolutely.
If you read my post about this month’s goals, you probably noticed I had a lot of daily goals. My intention was to set good habits. However, I didn’t think about the undue stress that comes with the need to do something daily.
I had a pretty rough weekend. I didn’t sleep great Thursday, and Friday night, while curled up about to doze off, I realized I hadn’t done my workout for the day. How did I forget my workout?! But I realized in that moment, sleep was more important than a workout and slept. Lesson learned: I think I’m better off setting number goals like “I will do my ab circuit at least five times a week” or “I will do my ab circuit 30 times this month” to give myself some breathing room. Bettering yourself isn’t about being perfect, despite what I might tell myself. It’s about learning what works for you, and above all, being kind to yourself… especially in the mist of a pandemic.
So, how did I do so far? Let’s check in!
1. Complete the Healthier You Challenge. (on track!)
I’ve had to get a little creative with this one, but I’m proud of myself and staying on track. I like the variety of doing something different, and I think challenges like this one are a little better for me.
2. Do at least one round of core workout daily. (missed three days)
I missed Friday, Saturday, and Sunday on this one… oops! But I got back on the wagon on Monday. I also started doing two or three rounds of the workout daily, so I feel slightly better about skipping a few days.
3. Journal daily. (missed three days)
I missed Saturday, Sunday, and Monday on this one. One of the hardest things for me with journaling is that when life feels stressful, I really don’t want to write. That’s kind of the opposite of what I want to accomplish, and I really do need to write when it’s hard. Maybe I need to switch up my schedule and write in the morning while my brain is still fresh.
4. Finish at least two books. (on track!)
I’m reading One to Watch right now, and it is good. I have every intention of finishing Park Avenue Summer before the end of the month, as I’m mostly just sick of looking at it. Also still working through The Dutch House. Between going home this weekend and an infusion, I’m thinking I’ll have this one knocked out by the middle of next week.
5. Pick up more slack around the apartment. (on track!)
I’ve been paying more attention, and I definitely think I’m doing better at this. I don’t forget my clothes in the washer or dryer, and I remember to put away the pot I use to boil water after it cools.
6. Teach Willie to sit. (COMPLETE!)
We completed this like three days into the challenge. Next up is training her to lay down. Any tips appreciated 🙂
7. Take my vitamins daily. (on track!)
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That’s it! Thanks for following along. I’m already excited about setting October goals because I feel like I can set myself up for success a bit more, and that makes my Enneagram three heart happy. Let me know how your goals are going in the comments ❤