It is the first day of a new month! And what an insane, crazy, chaotic month it has been! But now, it is time to review the goals of March and refresh them for the month of April!
I figured March was going to be busy, but I had no idea just how busy it would be! I feel like I’m running on autopilot through most of my days lately, due to the lack of sleep. And I feel like I need to reboot on my health as well, including water intake and just remembering to eat meals. This is not my normal, so I chalk it up to lack of sleep being the culprit. Anyway, on to my reflections!
So, spiritually, I focused on my morning devotional. – Completed Using the First Five app in the morning was a lifesaver. Sometimes was wasn’t always the morning when I would read it, but it was something I could do quickly and was refreshing for me, renewing my love for the Bible details. If you haven’t checked out this Proverbs 31 ministries app, I highly recommend it.
For health, I wanted to do yoga every day. – Fail With crying puppies every morning, lack of sleep, these were not good combinations. Plus, for some reason, I just didn’t feel disciplined doing this like I have been the last couple of months. I did do yoga every week, just not every day. I may try this again later in the year.
For home, I wanted to create an easy cleaning schedule. – Completed. I wrote an entire blog post here.
For online/writing, I’m going to keep up with my planner scrapbook. -Completed, sort of. I did scrapbook every week this month, but I didn’t post of Instagram because I decided to fast from social media (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter) for Lent. But the weeks are in a picture below.
And finally, the bonus goal, I want to learn how to make soy candles. – Completed. I wrote a blog post about this one here, too.
I realized something from March. For me, it’s hard to maintain a certain schedule when new things are introduced. Although I do thrive under structure, I like to explore new experiences and situations and make room for new interests. Finding the balance between flexibility and discipline still remains a conundrum to me, however I’m learning instead to give myself space and grace. So, for this month, I’m going to go easy on myself and create some new disciplines that are also a little more flexible.
So, spiritually, I am going to explore the ancestry of Jesus. I’ve really been enjoying the dive into Scripture that I’ve done the last two months, and since Easter is this month, I thought I would focus on the geneology of Jesus found in Matthew, learning any neat tidbits that I will share with you on Sundays.
For health, I am going back to wearing a FitBit. I have a FitBit that I wear on occasion, but I want to get into the habit of wearing it every day. I don’t want to set a step goal or anything like that at this point, but I want to just get into the habit of putting it on every day.
For home, I want to reorganize my book collection. I had an organizational system that I started a few years ago, but I want to renew that and also maybe do a small purge of the books I have.
For online/writing, I’m going to continue with my Lent fast. I mentioned above that I’ve been fasting from social media, and I want to focus on that through the Easter holdiay (which is in the middle of this month). I don’t want to try for anything else while I am fasting during this time.
And finally, the bonus goal, I want to learn five phrases in a language. I love learning languages. I can understand Spanish okay, read it pretty well. And I can speak a few phrases in French and Italian, but I want to choose and learn phrases in other languages as well.
Did you make new year goals? How are they going? If you accidentally forgot about them, or they don’t really work for you, or whatever reason, don’t be afraid to recalibrate and create new ones for this month!