I am so messed up this week. I keep thinking today should be Saturday, but surprise it is only Friday.
It doesn’t really matter because it was a holiday in this case and everything is closed here.
But it will be nice to be able to get out and do things tomorrow.
I feel better when I am not at home, so I am ready. Plus, cabin fever.
I have been thinking a lot about my Goals for the year and challenges. You can see part one of my goals here.
I am also trying to keep my word theme of the year in the front of my mind.
I am also not going to set much in the way of reading goals.
Reading becomes less fun when I set a number of books I want to read.
But with that said there is going to be one goal when it comes to reading and it does involve a number but I think it is flexible enough that it shouldn’t be too stressful.
I want to really focus on my spiritual side and my art so I am setting a goal of one book a month on the Spiritual/creative/self help side of things.
I also want to do one new thing a month. It can be anything as long as it is new and it pushes me out of my comfort zone a little.
The trick is it has to be something family friendly since I have a three year old, who is with me all the time. My me time, is spent quietly in bed with a laptop and a journal.
I just need to figure out how and where to get ideas for this.
As part of my downsizing and living simpler, I also intend to spend money differently.
Less stuff, means either more digital books or more trips to the library. Or both.
The physical books that I buy now, are going to be authors I LOVE and need to own. Or be of the Spiritual/creative genre. (This doesn’t apply to Kidlet’s books. She is all physical. Though I see more library visits in her future)
I have a feeling that our next place will be smaller so I am trying to get ready for that. If it isn’t we will still be better off with less.
I am also toying with the idea of watching a documentary a month. Something educational/informative/fun. They’re one of the genres I love when it comes to watching something.
Part of this is my feeling like I am not using my brain enough. I love learning and it really feels like my brain is going mushy on me. The Stay at home mom of a three year old and not as much of me things.
So, I am consciously going to be seeking more knowledge about a wide variety of topics.
One way is through documentaries.
Another is randomly researching and reading about a variety of different things that interest me.
Added bonus is it gives me interesting things to write about.
I think it is a pretty good goal list.
It took two posts but when I look at both of them, I realize it is not as much as it may seem. Things like Positive Thinking are actions I take in my self habits and aren’t physical or time consuming in the same sense, Which is why I am able to not freak out about how many things I am wanting to throw in as a goal this year.
Plus, moving will only happen once and then it is checked off the list. 🙂
I got this, this year! I am more than ready.
I may also do the occasional weekly challenge. Possibly, a weekly photo challenge on Instagram or something. A fun non serious challenge. Where skipping days, is a non issue.
I think this will help give me some focus on areas where I want it and also helps me infuse some fun into things which will help me get through some of the more stressful parts of the year.
What are your goals for the year or interesting challenges you have lined up?