Last month I didn’t post my monthly goals… I also didn’t do well with them because I spent nearly half of the month out of town. In an attempt to be kinder to myself, I gave myself an extension on my February goals and they’re rolling over into March, since I’ll be home! I already accomplished 3 of my February goals, but with a little extra time and attention I’ll be able to knock them out this month.
Also my blog has become a combo of just goal posts and sponsored posts and I’m trying to get creative about getting out of that funk. Any suggestions would be welcomed 😉
Try a new coffee shop
Send Lucy’s quarter
(Lucy let me borrow a quarter to cover my breakfast burrito, so it’s only fair to pay her back. She’s 7.)
Happy first full week of 2019! Time to share my weekly Happy Planner Spread! I don’t know what it is, but I’ve been SO PRODUCTIVE over the last few weeks. Not just productive but also full of grace for myself when I’m NOT productive. It’s weird, I feel like I’m functioning at a normal level. It’s quite a breath of fresh air from the place I’ve been operating out of for the last year or so!
My Happy Planner spread this week is a little all over the place. We’re trying not to go out to eat for a week (one of my January goals!) so I’ve got a little tracker for that in my sidebar. I also have my monthly goals (there’s only 9 because I already painted my nails!). I’ve got a pretty busy beginning to the week and then it kind of eases up a bit.
Can I get an AMEN that it’s FINALLY Bachelor season? It’s like people that look forward to football or something, except with women in dresses and lots of tears. But I will say I’m just as uninterested in this season’s lead as I was last Bachelor season. Can we PLEASE get an interesting, dynamic Bachelor? Please? Ugh. But anyway! At least I’ll be with friends.
And after like a half a year, I’m going to visit my friend Susannah tomorrow, so I’m keeping my to do list relatively small. On Wednesday, my friend Adriana and I are going to see the Rachel Hollis special. I’ve not read any of her books but I’ve heard a lot about her, so I’m excited!
Aside from coffee with my dad and a fun Sunday, there’s just a lot of blank space for working and GSD. I’ve been enjoying taking the time on Sunday night to do my weekly Happy Planner spread, though I enjoy it more when it’s less all over the place.
and… I literally don’t know what happened, but I’m missing like 3 packs of sticker books and if you haven’t caught on I LOVE these Happy Planner stickers and that is just crazy to me that they’re missing!
Here’s to a productive first year of 2019, for you and for me!
One of my 2019 goals is to do #44 on my 101 in 1001 list, which is to make 10 goals a month and accomplish 90 by the end of the month. I actually love making monthly goals, but I tend to make my goals things I don’t want to do. I’m trying to shake that habit by making my January goals fun and things I like/want to do!
Buying flowers for myself every month is actually on my 101 list and I’ve started and stopped this habit so often that I need to just make it a thing. Flowers make me SO HAPPY.
Journal 10 xs
In October I set a journaling goal and found myself reaching for my journal SO often – and I definitely felt a lot of emotional breakthrough starting to happen because I was journaling. Time to keep that going.
Tone it Up Daily Moves 6 xs
I didn’t set any specific health goals for the year, but I definitely want to move my body more. We live in a small studio so I don’t have to walk far from the bed to the bathroom to the closet to the kitchen, so I want to be way more intentional about being active.
Track my time one day
In a conversation with Justen recently, I said I should track my time to really see what I spend my days doing. Sometimes the day will zoom by and I’ll have no idea what I’ve done, so I thought I’d be diligent about seeing what I do every day!
Paint my nails
Whether this is painting them by myself or actually getting a manicure, I want to get some color on my nails!
Read a book
One of my goals is to read more books! Whenever I’m in the habit of reading, I think “why the heck don’t I do this more often?” so here we are.
Try a new coffeeshop
Talk about a goal I like and want to do!
No eating out for 1 week
In general, we feel better when we eat at home. Physically, financially (ha!) and mentally. We’ve fallen into the habit of going out to eat a few times a week – and usually it’s something like Burgerville or Chick-fil-a – so we’re going to push back on that a little bit.
Keep up with my Memory Planner
I looooove my Happy Planner, and last April we got a Memory Planner to try and document what we do, but it just kind of fell by the wayside. We bought a new one and decided to start the year off documenting what we do!
Find my FitBit
Justen got an Apple Watch for his birthday and he’s been obsessed with tracking his activity and water and such, and last night after he asked me if I wanted to do yoga (I almost laughed because I never would have imagined he’d ask that) he suggested I get my FitBit out, and I realized I HAVE NO IDEA WHERE IT IS. I have the band, the charger… but no FitBit. We recently had to quickly pack up and move, so it got lost somewhere in the shuffle. I gotta find that bad boy, though. I feel a little left out not looking at my wrist to see if I’ve walked enough 😉
Drop me a comment and let me know any of your January goals!
Also, I started a YouTube channel at the end of the year last year! I kept forgetting to upload videos, so I decided that for now I’ll just be uploading random lifestyle videos. Starting this year with one about my 2019 and January Goals. Make sure you subscribe to my YouTube channel and check out the (probably too long sorry!) video here:
It was a doozy. I constantly tried to get myself to do more, to be more, to do better… and it sucked. At the end of the day, I had to just applaud the few days I dragged myself out of bed and got dressed when I wanted to melt into the sheets.
One thing I’ve learned to do is to celebrate what I’ve accomplished instead of beating myself up for what I haven’t. And with that, I’m not recapping my 2018 goals. bye felicia 18.
Here are my 2019 Goals.
Pay off Justen’s car
The other day I realized that if we pay $100 extra dollars a month on Justen’s car, it’d be paid off by the end of the year. and that was a no brainer.
See Crater Lake
One of the things on my 101 list is to see Crater Lake – it’s a lake that formed at the top of an exploded volcano (or something like that). It’s in Oregon and even though it’s really popular, I’ve never actually been!
#44 on 101
#44 on my 101 list is to list 10 goals a month for a year and accomplish 90 of them.
Buy flowers every month
Finish my journal
Read 20 books
Increase my income
Cross of 10 things on my 101 list
Set & achieve my blog/social media goals
There they are in all their glory. 10 seems to be the best number for me, and I’m so excited to get going on the things I decided to achieve. I’d love to know if you set any 2019 goals for the year and what they are!
One of the things that’s been the hardest for me since moving to a studio is figuring out what to do (sometimes literally). I lost the space I had for photographing Poshmark inventory, so now I can’t really work on Poshmark stuff from home. HELP! I decided to dive back into being diligent with my Happy Planner, which I LOVE!
As someone who has always had thousands of stickers and pieces of paper and colored pens and such laying around, the Happy Planner is a PERFECT TOOL for me to stay on track – its fun, happy and customizable! I decided to spend the morning decorating my weekly spread and I was so happy. I watched a YouTube video of a planner (it’s a thing. people literally make videos of themselves planning and people like me spend hours wide eyed watching) who said when she first started she always put way too many stickers and it looked cluttered and I thought, “well that looks beautiful to me!”
This is my spread for the week! Over on the left I always keep my monthly goals because sometimes I will literally forget them if I don’t have them written down. I love to do lists. I’m learning that even if I don’t accomplish ALL OF THEM, I feel better if I accomplish SOME OF THEM and then ask myself why I didn’t finish the other ones (often I just didn’t want or need to do them but felt the need to make a full list).
My to do lists get done daily, not weekly. We tend to be very impulsive with our days “hey, want to go to Starbucks?,” working at my mom’s until 8:30, going to four Goodwills, and then the day is over and I think “should I really write 10 Christmas cards at 11:45 pm or go to sleep?” and I often choose sleep.
Something else to note: as I make progress on my monthly goals, what’s left to do is updated each week. For example, my monthly goal was to list 200 items on Poshmark. By the beginning of this week, I’d already listed over 100 of them so my goal reflects that I only have 82 left to go. I like to leave boxes I can color in for smaller lists, like the one about blogging.
The last part of my week. Listen, I’m not a perfectionist but that wonky to-do list on Thursday kind of drives me bananas. There are people who use little tweezers and stuff to put their stickers on but I am not there yet. So my choices are lazy with crooked stickers… or putting in the extra 25 seconds and having straight stickers. Listen, I did that math. Spending 25 seconds a day making my stickers straight will total into 2.5 hours per year. Do you KNOW how many episodes of Friends I could watch in that time? Read that like Chandler Bing. If you know, you know.
Happy December! I’ve been working and scheming on some stuff behind the scenes to help my blog step out of the “Goals and empties” trap that it’s fallen into. Those are the easiest things to post, but it means my blog has no real content, lol.
I’m not even going to START on my November goals, because we had the topsy turvy-est month ever. We now live in a new apartment and spent a lot of time dealing with that! So here’s Decembers goals as we continue to get settled.
Bake cookies & watch a Christmas movie
(being honest… I’ve got almond butter chocolate chip cookies in the oven and The Grinch playing right now because I made this list last week!)
Read a book
I actually started another blog (for essential oils, don’t get too excited haha!) and it’s been so much easier to dream up and draft content for that, so this 10 times includes that (which can be found here in case you’re interested!)
Send 10 Christmas cards
Post apartment tour YouTube
List 200 items
A HUGE goal, but I’m already over 1/4 of the way there so I’m on track!
I’ll post more about this later, but our new closet is a big adjustment and I’m in need of a day figuring out how to get it organized to function well.
Paint my nails
It’s the little things.
Pay off the Disney Card
Last month I’d wanted to pay off ALL credit cards, but I had LITERALLY the worst sales month almost all year long, so that definitely didn’t happen. Taking it a small little step at a time.
Change dōTerra & IQ name
My dōTerra checks (they’re like $50/month, so don’t even start thinking I’m trying to build some big oil business, it just pays for 1/2 of my monthly dōTerra budget – we use more than just the oils) can only be deposited at our credit union account because they both still have my maiden name! I’m working on getting them both changed, though.
and I’m working on trying to be more present, more aware of what I’m accomplishing on the daily.