Life Balance Project: February

January has passed in a blur! I’m so pleased with how the first month of my Life Balance Project went. I attended 7 meetups in the month, far exceeding my goal of 2. Things didn’t go as well with my goal to regularly attend a yoga class. A random injury and my ever changing work schedule held me back but I did learn that a home practice works better for me. Thank you for the youtube channel suggestions, I’m working through them. Also in January I tried my hand at time blocking and made an evening routine that I can follow wherever I am. Moving on to February!

Life Balance Project February

My theme for February is Making Time. Life is manic and all too often we forget to make time for the important things, family, friends, looking after ourselves etc. This month my goals will be centered around making time for myself and others. Below is a quick reminder of the 5 aspects of my life that I will be setting goals for.

  • Well being Goals and activities that improve my sense of well being. For example, goals focused around routines, yoga, meditation and self care.
  • Relationships My friends and family are so important to me. However this section will include meeting new people as well as strengthening the bonds I already have.
  • Personal Growth Developing habits or skills that will help me grow as a person.
  • Money Unfortunately it does make the world go around. These goals will revolve around budgeting and continuing to save for a house deposit.
  • Organisation These goals will focus on organising myself and my time better.

February Goals

Well being: Make a self care plan

I know self care is really important but do I normally make time for it? Erm, no but I know I’m not the only one guilty of that! It’s so easy to get caught up in the busyness of life and self care becomes the thing that you’re going to do later. Problem is later never comes! I want to make a self care plan and actually follow it.

Relationships: Plan a get together with a friend

Its always great to have a catch up with a friend. Sometimes it’s another thing that will get done “later”. My relationship goal for February is to actually make the plans and catch up with a friend. 

Personal Growth: Start a meditation practice

I keep hearing how powerful and calming meditation can be. Its something that I haven’t really tried before because I’m busy and I’ll do it “later”. There’s a real pattern emerging in this post isn’t there? I was inspired to make meditation a goal for February when I read this quote: 

β€œYou should sit in meditation for twenty minutes every day – unless you’re too busy; then you should sit for an hour.” – Zen Proverb 

Money: Establish a budget

Its time to get serious about my finances. The big goal way in the future is to buy a house. I have some savings but I need to grow them and I figured the best way to start is to be clear about whats coming in and whats going out. I started tracking my spending after Christmas, now I need to put a budget in place.

Organisation: Clear emails

Its one of those jobs that I put off because its so monotonous but is there anything more satisfying than an empty inbox? I have 3 email accounts so it may take a while but I know I’ll be so happy when its done! 

So there are my 5 goals for February. I’ll be updating my progress on here and twitter so feel free to follow along! Do you have goals for the month? Let me know what they are in the comments below =)

Take care,

Hayley x

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18 Replies to “Life Balance Project: February”

  1. Oh my gosh, my email accounts are a mess! I also have three email accounts that I have to manage. I would love to make time to clear out all three inboxes as well! These are all great goals! I love the theme. Thanks for sharing!

  2. I love this post!
    It’s very practical and it’s important to set goals and try to stick with them.

    Life is busy, but we have to learn to become our own #1.

    Great read!

  3. Oh gosh I DEFINITELY need to clear my emails, I’ve got unread ones months old that I keep meaning to go back too! I love the sound of starting a meditation routine, it’s something I’d definitely be interested in doing myself! πŸ™‚
    Alice Xx

  4. This is a great theme for February, Hayley! I am glad that you are enjoying the YouTube Yoga πŸ™‚ Meditation is something that I’d love to do regularly as well, in fact I went to a ‘Wellbeing Day’ today and one of the classes was on meditation. Although I found it hard to concentrate as random thoughts kept popping into my head, I did feel so much calmer afterwards. I’d be interested to hear how you get on. I’ve also been working through my e-mails and unsubscribing from a lot of things recently too, it’s a good feeling having a tidy inbox! Good luck with all your goals this month, can’t wait to read your updates <3 xx

    Bexa |

  5. Some great goals you’ve set yourself there, good luck with them! It’s funny you mention meditation as I keep saying I’m going to try this myself and never do – I’m always too “busy”. Guess I need to make time! Totally agree with the emails too. I have 4 email accounts and the amount of junk I get is enormous. The last few days, each time an unwanted email pops through, I’ve been making a point of unsubscribing. It’s very therapeutic!
    I look forward to seeing how you get on with the meditation.

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