At the beginning of April, I sat down and did something that I had not in quite some time. I created a list of goals that I wanted to accomplish in April. The thought behind that list was that the goals would help me to focus my time and energy into creating the life that I want to be living.
Review of April Goals
So how did I do with my April Goals? To refresh your memory, my April Goals were:
- Baby Prep: Micheal and I have made strides on organizing our farm and home files but there is still work to be done. I would say that we are about 80% of the way there. Given that May marks the start of the harvest season for blueberries (i.e. lots of late nights on tractors) we have decided to hold off on relocating the home office until after Emaleigh’s arrival….and after harvest season. For the short-term, Emaleigh’s crib and changing table will be setup in our bedroom, which works out well since I plan on breastfeeding and need to have her close by for those late night feedings.
- Fitness: I totally ROCKED this goal! I hit my 5 days of working out every week in April. Not to mention the workouts were varied – from walks with my daughter, to aerobics classes with my friends, to a few pre-natal yoga DVD’s, I was moving my body which in turn cleared my mind and helped me feel more focused.
- Healthy Eating: Again, another goal met. Micheal and I are now members of our local food co-op and received our first order a little over a week ago. I love the ease of having organic fruits, vegetables, and meats delivered to our home.
- Self-Care: I only completed 1 book in April. I read All New Square Foot Gardening in preps of Micheal and I creating a fall garden (more to come in future post).
- Family Time: In April, I had not 1 but 2 Mommy/daughter days. The first was a trip to a children’s museum in Atlanta, and the 2nd was a day spent playing in the front yard. Micheal and I even had 3 separate date nights in April.
I am taking a different approach to goal setting in May. I am participating in Coach Krissie’s fab May offering “MyMay”. MyMay is a month-long approach to identifying the self-care things that I can implement in my life that will help me feel grounded and content even when life gets CRAZY. And with Emaleigh due to arrive in just a smidge over 8 weeks, it couldn’t have come at a better time. Krissie has asked us to create a list of 10 goal statements – things we want to do every day. Here are my 10:
1. I will eat a fruit and/or vegetable at every meal and snack.
2. I will drink 100 oz of water.
3. I will track all my eating in MyFitnessPal.
4. I will wear my Jawbone Up and walk 10,000 steps.
5. I will remove my makeup each night.
6. I will put on body lotion each night.
7. I will devote 20 minutes to a daily tidying up of the home.
8. I will start each morning with prayer and Bible study.
9. I will read for pleasure for 15 minutes.
10. I will journal/blog for 20 minutes.
For this first week, we are focusing on accomplishing just 3 of these each day. I have to say that this approach to goal setting feels different to me – but it is a good different. I am really thinking about how a goal makes me feel and if it is something I’m doing for me, or because the world at large says I should do it. It will be interesting to see how my goals change throughout this process.
So tell me, what are your goals for May?