With the spring season fast approaching I thought I need some accountability for my goals and I should make them known. I need to start actually taking time to track my progress otherwise nothing is propelling me forward. Part of the problem is trying to do too many things, so I will slowly ease these each into my daily routine.
1. Post 1 time weekly to blog
This post is the first in a month and carpal tunnel and a busy puppy is to blame here. I still enjoy writing a lot and compiling a post together and sharing that with you- but it was hard this last month or so- thanks for excusing me! Thanks to my team who helped fill in the gaps. I’m trying to focus on more valueable content so please let me know what you want to see from these categories: HOME, PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT, PLANNING, MARRIAGE, PETS- or another thing you’d like me to write on, drop a comment below!
2. Read or listen nightly to one chapter (Atomic Habits)
Listening to this book has been so easy and simple to absorb because most of it is common knowledge and yet is surprising like a lightbulb switching on. I love his voice as well in the audible version- he speaks clearly, at a good speed and makes sense in the order of the book, including graphs and charts in the book. I know this is a great step towards making these goals happen is applying the principles in this book.
3. Drink more water ~40+oz a day
I’ve been drinking a bottle straight up from the morning- taking my Thrive supplements and my DFT patch to give me mood support and a boost of energy. I use my favorite water bottles from my friends small biz @mamasquatchdesigns and can be found on Instagram. I’m a horrible drinker of water and an okay drinker of anything else- so let’s change that starting now. I tend to suffer with issues that relate to dehydration and hello, no wonder because I’m not drinking much or any.
4. Strength Training, Yoga or Walk on treadmill 2-3x a week
I really love working out with the treadmill and it feels good to do in our own home. I have a walk plan to follow and it’s paced and easy/fun activity to keep me moving. I am going to be diligent about this! This week- we will do it! MAKE THIS A HABIT! Yoga is a nice alternative and I have a guide on the wall fro strength training and weight exercises.
5. Post to IG 4x a week and track engagement and growth
I posted for the 2nd time this week-I am drafting up a couple so it’s not as much of a hassle to remember. I’m using Planoly app to plan and get my captions in order so they’re ready to go. I love to share what I’m up to but IG takes more thought for me so it’s harder to get content planned or up on my feed in time for the peak time to see it.
WHAT’S UP LATELY? FILL YOU IN
I had carpal tunnel for the last few weeks. I was faced with pain and tenderness, shooting pains and I couldn’t do anything for myself nor anyone else It was very annoying and I was very bummed out since I wasn’t able to do my daily life normally. I just had to relinquish to others to pick up the slack and help me do the most simple tasks that I just couldn’t handle. I went to the doctor and I used a brace for many days during the “recovery time” and ate up a ton of Aleve, eventually with rest- the pain and stiffness went away.
Eevee has had some more trainings since my wrist and arm are feeling better. She’s doing GREAT but takes her time and does things in processes. Good and then bad and then is on top of it again- I was told training can be circular. It gets frustrating but I have to just remember that she’s still learning and picking up things so quickly- in all reality. She is very food motivated and will jump hoops (figuratively) for a high value treat. She is growing up so so fast and I can’t believe that she is triple the size she was originally! It’s shocking and she still isn’t full grown. We also got her a gentle leader (that she was fitted with today) for when we go on walks and so she can’t start pulling once she’s bigger or acting crazy outside.
I’ve been trying to get in some extra self care where I can- when I can, even with all the time in the world; I’m making it happen weekly. I always enjoy getting my hair and nails done, so I wandered back to that cycle. I am getting my hair lightened again….. I think it makes me look shinier….. Like a ray of light! I made my hair like a dark red burgundy color for the last almost year. It was nice but clearly a phase and it feels like a change kinda of time of the year for spring and summer. So I’ve recently decided to go BLONDE! I also went to a new nail salon, so I tried it and WOW I’m shocked at how professional and beautiful their work is. I got a custom painted spring set of acrylics and I have loved them every day since! And the pricing was better than most local salons near here and they are practicing very safe guidelines with COVID-19. I need to go get a fill- that goes on the to do list right now.
I’m really thankful for my friends. I’ve had some miscommunication lately and it’s been hard. I’m glad my friendships are growing and flourishing and we can work things out. On top of that, I’ve been having weekly planning dates with my blog friends through Voxer and on Zoom. It’s been a helpful resource that has kept me on top of my daily activities and focusing on the good. Planning in my days even with not much in them, but stress and boredom- it’s has been a nice practice to keep my mind right.
So through this month, I will check in and use accountability with my friends in Voxer. I will be intentional with my time and with my friends making plans still in COVID quarantine. I’ll set a better schedule by taking one thing at a time, planning weekly and giving myself grace. I’ll be able see how I’m progressing by tracking each habit and moving towards consistency. Talking through each day, good or bad, step by step and giving it my best 110%!
Tell me what your goals are and how you’re going to achieve them this month!