Well, obviously, my posting prowess.
Last Month of:
- my work-ethic – um, yeah, only marginally better on this
- my appearance – I had been trying to wear make-up more often, but that died early. Will try again…
- my energy levels – still pretty low on reserves, but I *am* [trying to] doing more
- my finances – um, can we forget I said this one?
- my food purchases – I was doing well with menu planning, but this last week, I totally hosed
- my relationship with Jake – MUCH better! (Yay! I did *something*)
- my “lack of faith” – Was reading my craft books again. Still have a ways to go with this
- my home – Um, I had gotten my living room and kitchen cleaned, but hurt my back again, so those rooms suck again
- my friendships – I’m trying. Need to do more, but I’m trying…
For this month:
I need to improve my time management skills. This includes WRITING DOWN ALL APPOINTMENTS. I have a tendency to forget things if I don’t write them down. I also need to better manage my time during the day. There IS enough time to get things done, I just need to stop fooling around as much and, as Nike says, “just do it!” I plan to do this by being more diligent about writing things down. I will write them in planner. Everything. And I will also add it to my Outlook Calendar. My phone as well, with reminders. Well, I think I should just stick with writing it down for now. Ideally, I’d like to have triple (or more) “coverage”, but for now, the planner will have to be my “go to”.
I need to improve my finances. This one is going to have to STAY on this list until it’s fixed. Like with time management, there IS enough, I just have to curb the spending and stop “forgetting” stuff. I plan to do this by creating a budget (again) and going back to the Dave Ramsey Envelope System (again). I *can* do this!
I need to improve my Home Management Binder/Control Journal. I had done a good job getting started, and then petered out. I plan to do this by just making sure all the pertinent information is in it. Once I have that, I can “make it pretty” later.
I need to improve my health. Now, I had a check-up at my doctor, and generally, I’m fine (BP is perfect, cholesterol is where it should be, etc.) but I need to lose a lot of weight (like 80 pounds!) and firm things up. I’m pushing 40. Stuff isn’t going to be as easy to lose as it used to be. I plan to do this by continuing to improve my nutrition and start some yoga. There are a LOT of poses that I just can’t do, but there is a LOT that I can. Especially for the meditative aspect and the stretching/strengthening of my back. I will start there. My back is much better today, but I still have trouble bending over, so I think no jumping, running, etc. Just stretching and loosening.
I need to improve my commitment issues. No, I don’t mean relationship commitment. I really mean my follow-through. I need to start AND FINISH what I say I’m going to do. Not “forget about it” or give up once it gets a little difficult/frustrating. I plan to do this by writing things down and maybe making a “plan” to follow. If I break things down into smaller steps, I might not feel so overwhelmed/frustrated and FINISH!
I need to improve my ME time. I need to stop using the computer for this and start using my crafts, books, etc. I *miss* crafting. Ideally, I’d like some ME time every day. Fifteen minutes doesn’t seem like enough, each day, but over the course of a work week, that’s a tad over an hour. I can always give myself more time over the weekend. Maybe I can give myself 30 minutes each day? 😀 I plan to do this by SCHEDULING me time. I think, 8 – 8:30 every weeknight is feasible…I’ll have to keep weekends flexible.
I need to improve my FlyLady game. Work/clean only during the week so that Saturday and Sunday are play and family days (respectively). I may not be able to do this any time soon, because there are some areas of my home that need MAJOR help. Help that only a weekend day (or 12!) can help. I plan to do this by making a list of EVERYTHING that needs to be done in each room. I don’t need to cross everything off in record time (although, that’s what I WANT to do), but I can use it as reference for when I’m in those areas. I believe I started this (somewhere), I’ll just expand upon it and post them in each room (or in my HMB/CJ) so I can refer as needed.
Ok, I know there’s more, but I’m trying NOT to overwhelm myself.