Wednesday, November 4, 2015
October Wrap Up and November Goals
I'm not even going to bother saying how fast October went; I'm just going to say between now and the New Year I don't expect to know what happened to any of the time that flew by! Considering I blinked and October was over I actually accomplished most of my goals. I actually managed to try two new recipes this month, which you can find here and here. I wouldn't say I completed half of my Christmas shopping, but I did get a good start on it which is more than I can say for most years! Lastly, I did read two books, one of which I reviewed here. Overall it was a pretty good month. Now on to a new one!
My goals this month are definitely geared more towards self-reflection and getting a jump-start on the new year! Is anyone else freaking out that it's almost a new year?
1. My first goal is to get back to my Garmin Vivofit. If you don't know what I'm talking about, the Vivofit is essentially a step tracker that also keeps track of calories and sleep. I detailed my love for it in this post, and also talked about why it's so essential to my well-being. I've gotten back into the rut of sitting for long periods during the day and I definitely need to combat that again. Putting my Vivofit back on this month will definitely help remind me to get up and walk!
2. My second goal is to try... and I emphasize the word try here...not to succumb to holiday stress. Every holiday I promise myself I will just enjoy the season and every holiday is a frenzy of last minute planning, cramming in parties and family time and just general chaos. This is inevitably likely to happen again this year, but instead of having a full on panic over it, I'm going to calmly take it all in and just enjoy it for what it is: an absolutely crazy time of year.
3. My third goal is to actually fill out and send Christmas cards. I am generally an organized person but for some reason the holidays become a complete disorganized mess for me (see above). Every year I have the intention of sending all my loved ones a holiday greeting but every year Christmas comes and goes without me even attempting to do it. Step #1: actually buying the cards.
4. My fourth and final goal is to take a moment to breathe this month. We get so caught up in life, in completing that never ending to-do list, in trying to be everything at every moment of every day, that we never take a moment to ourselves. I often feel guilty when I sit down and have an afternoon cup of coffee because I have a laundry list of things waiting for me to get done. But so what? We all do, and as has been proven, that list will always be there, so I'm going to go ahead and have that cup of coffee when I need a moment to just breathe and I'm totally not going to feel guilty. Well...technically the goal is to just do it, the guilt part doesn't really count!
Those are the things I hope to do this month. What are your goals for the holiday season?