November Goals and Mantras
New month means it’s time for new goals and mantras! I’m going to be completely honest; I have no idea how I managed to achieve any of my October goals. October turned into a bit of a shit show and there’s no two ways around it. Everything is fine, just a few little shake ups I had to adapt to a bit and that took most of my time and energy. But I somehow did still meet some of my goals, the ones I didn’t I have decided just weren’t important enough right now. Anyway, let’s look at how I did in October and then we’ll move on to November – and I’ve decided November is going to be a much better month as the dust is already settling and I’m back in a groove.
Get basement put back together so you can set up art studio – NOPE. I probably could’ve used some of the stress reliving time of painting but the idea of getting everything all set up caused me more stress so I just said, no, not right now.
Sell five things on Poshmark – I’ll give this a half check. I didn’t put a lot of effort into Posh this month but I did manage to sell about three things, so I consider that pretty good all things considered.
Get Ollie’s Halloween costume together – Yes, thank the Lord, or well, thank the Nate seeing as he did most of it! Visit the pumpkin patch – Yes! We tried a new to us patch this year and loved it. It was a highlight of the month. Walk a total of 33 miles with the 99 Walks program – YES! No matter how blah I was feeling about things this last month I made sure I got at least a mile in every day. I can’t even begin to tell you how good I feel now that I’ve been doing some form of walking each day. Get family pictures done for Christmas card – Yes! My amazing friend Erin met up with us about a week ago and we managed to get pictures before all the leaves disappeared. She already got the photos processed and sent to me and they are perfect. She does a great job, I’m super happy with them.
Try to get a handle on the toy area – Yeah that’d be a no. I’d like to get this done soon with birthday and Christmas coming up, so we shall see.
Get that darn kitchen organizer – hahaha no. I have decided it might be time to shelve this one until 2020. That’s ok.
I think I did pretty darn good all things considered! I may have been a bit too ambitious with the goals I chose this last month too, even without having a stressful month I might have planned a bit too much. For November I’m getting super simple and just going with a few easily achievable goals. It’s going to be a busy month with my friend’s wedding, Thanksgiving and a number of birthdays, so simple will be good.
Plan a birthday outing for me and Nate
Get a turkey for Thanksgiving
Try to go through a few of Ollie’s toys and books
Start buying birthday presents for Nate’s dad, my dad and Ollie. (Nate and I don’t exchange birthday presents)
Get a Christmas tree and decorate
Take time for myself each day to recharge and re-balance.
And that’s it. I’m not going to force anything else. And I’m also going basic on my mantras for the month and choosing just one mantra to focus on.
I need to slow down and appreciate the moment I’m in and not worry so much about what happens next. That’s enough for now. And it’s going to be a great month.
Feel free to link up with my Peaceful Posse below if you have a goal-oriented post to share!