Goals.Wednesday, April 05, 2017
I love making and working on goals. No big surprise there! I didn't make a ton of goals at the start of 2017 - it was more of a stick-to-the-ones-that-were-going-already-going-well. But I've been thinking about how to make this time with Max gone as good as it can be. And for me, making some goals and habits I can work on is important.
The main goals I've been working on maintaining are: exercising 5 times a week, getting in the Word every day, eating 80% clean; drinking at least 100 oz of water daily, and getting 7-8 hours of sleep each night. It's definitely been a work in progress, and some days/weeks are much better than others.
The last few weeks before Max left, I was anxious and overwhelmed, and ended up eating a lot of my emotions. Not a great choice, and I can definitely feel (and see, haha!) how my body has responded to that. I want, and need, to get back on track with eating cleaner and moving my body, as I know how beneficial it is for me to do so - mentally, physically, emotionally.
I also want to make sure I'm taking time to fill myself up, to find little things that make me smile and fill me with joy. For me, that means reading books, having flowers and candles in the house, making time to chat with friends, and getting a few creative projects done.
I don't typically get flowers, but I would love to make a weekly trip to Trader Joe's for a $5 bouquet to have in the house. It is such a sweet, simple thing, but truly brings me joy.
I have a few projects I would love to accomplish - one being the reupholstery of the free, vintage couch we picked up off the side of the road. I have almost all the material off the frame, but need to finish taking it off, clean up the wood, and then start piecing the entire thing back together - and pick out new fabric for it! I'm super excited for the final result, but I definitely dived into a bigger project than I expected when we got it!
I am halfway through a few books at the moment - Wild & Free by Jess Connolly and Haley Morgan, Food Freedom Forever by Melissa Hartwig & Nothing to Prove by Jennie Allen - and have a few more that I would love to start. I also have a few easy fiction from the library sitting on my nightstand. My goal is to finish all the books I have started, and read a few others on my list!