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!
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.
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:
“You 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 =)