April Goals

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Happy April, everyone! Sorry I’m late with this post, but it’s been crazy around here, and I’ll probably discuss why in a future post. I don’t usually set monthly goals because I feel like my plans are derailed very easily. My schedules and routines change on a day-to-day basis. This month, I’m trying something totally new when it comes to my mental, spiritual, and physical well-being.  So here are my list of goals for the month.

 

Goal #1: Make more money. This is a biggie. I have always been a worker, so when I had to take on the role of stay-at-home mommy, it was a huge adjustment for me. I have always done my best to be financially independent, and knowing that almost the entirety of our income was going to come from my husband bothered me.  Now I’m trying to cut back on our expenses and bring in at least a little more for us.

Goal #2: Keep my anxiety in check. I’ve been working hard at this one, but it’s hard not to let old habits die hard. It’s hard not to think bad thoughts when that’s usually what that text notification means.  I’m trying out the whole “law of attraction” thing in an attempt to change my mindset.

Goal #3: Eat more vegetables. Yeah, I know this is usually the one on everyone’s list that never gets checked off. I eat vegetables every night with dinner, but I’m trying to get them in at breakfast in a smoothie, and at lunch in a salad or wrap.

Goal #4: Be more consistent with potty training. I’m trying really hard, but she has been kind of resistant. It doesn’t help that (TMI) she has some problems with constipation and I have to give her suppositories sometimes, so she kind of associates sitting on the toilet with being in pain. She did, however, fill up her potty chart with stickers on Monday, so baby steps!

Goal #5: More alone time outside. I enjoy being in nature, but when I’m outside, I’m with my toddler.  I feel like I can’t enjoy it as much when I’m chasing a toddler around the park or listening to her sing “Belle” for the 20th time that day.

Goal #6: Be more consistent with my spiritual practice.  I’ll get more into this in another post soon, but I’m beginning a new spiritual journey.  I’m warning you right now, if you have any prejudices regarding “alternate” forms of spirituality, don’t read that upcoming post. I don’t like being “ministered to,” and very rarely does anyone else. Many people say their faith is what gets them through difficult times. I have had plenty of situations over the years that have made me that person that expects the worst at all times. Time to try something new.

Goal #7: Make more art.  Of the goals I made in January, this has been the one that has received the least amount of attention. I have to get on it because it’s already spring, and I haven’t made my seasonal paintings for my hallway yet.

These are my goals for the upcoming month, and I’ll let you know how it turns out.  I’m hoping that by telling everyone about them, I’ll be holding myself accountable. We’ll see.

What are your goals for this month? Let us know in the comments. We can be accountability buddies!

 

Thank you so much for reading, and until next time!

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