Last month I shared my goals for February, and today I’ll be talking about how I did during my February goals as well as my March goals.
February Goals Update
Monthly goals that I accomplished: I was able to draft my ebook! I’ll be editing it soon and hopefully, you’ll be able to get it in May or June! We celebrated Von’s first birthday (read about it here!) and I got a massage. I wasn’t able to make it to the temple last month, but I’m hoping to go in March.
Weekly goals: I did write and publish 2 blog posts each week! But I didn’t reach out to many brands. I had 1 TV free day each week and that was so much fun. I didn’t make $100/week as I’d hoped, but I did earn some money this month! And we are still struggling to have family scripture study, but I did start reading a few verses out loud to Von every day.
Daily Goals: Mostly good on the spending freeze, and kitchen pickup. Still struggling with biting my nails and kneeling prayers but we’ll get there!
Let’s get into my goals for March!
My top priority this month is growing my faith. I want God to be at my center again and this month I’d really like to refocus on Him.
Monthly Action Items:
Go to the temple. It’s been way too long since I went to the temple and I’m ready to go again. It’s on my calendar and rain or shine, I’m going to go.
Prep for General Conference. April is coming which means General Conference is coming too (read my post about getting the most out of GC) I’m hoping to listen to talks from the past conference and think about questions I have.
Finish Uploading Pictures from computer to Google Photo. I’m hoping to make some physical photo albums this year, but I really just want all of our pictures backed up to start. I started this in January but I need to get this finished!
Celebrate Griffin’s Birthday. Griffin turns 25 this month, and I’m not sure what we’ll be doing yet, but I want to do something fun as a family.
Create rules for my spending freeze + officially start my spending freeze. I read The Year of Less in February and I’m feeling inspired. We’ve got some debt we want to finish paying off this year and we’d like to build our savings. Which means we need to be better about what we’re spending our money on. I’ll be sharing a full post all about this at some point this month, but the spending freeze has officially begun!
Start one freelance writing job. I’ve been looking into freelance writing a lot and I want to take a leap and give it a try. I’ll be doing a little more research about this, and then I’m going to get my first freelance writing job.
Find a new doctor. We’ve been in Colorado for a year now, and besides giving birth last year and my ER visit on January first, I haven’t had a regular checkup in a while. So, I’ll be looking for a doctor here in Colorado.
Pay $200 on our credit card. One of our debts is a credit card. We have a few other credit cards that we pay off every month in full, but we have one that still has some money on it. But I want to get that number down this month!
Evaluate my social media and blog goals + prep for my social media break. I love Instagram, that’s something I talk about a lot! I also love blogging, but as we’re ending Q1 and approaching Q2 I want to evaluate how I did the first three months of the year and what I’d like to do differently in Q2. I’m also planning and prepping for a blog and social media break in April so that I can focus on writing my book! I’ll be working out all the details for that this month.
Weekly action items:
Personal Progress Experience. When I was in Young Women’s (the program for girls ages 12-18 in my church) I did Personal Progress. At the end of 2019, Personal Progress will be changing into something new. In my current ward (congregation) all the members of the Relief Society (women above 18) were invited to participate in Personal Progress. What PP is, is different faith-promoting experiences to help you grow your faith and understand who you are as a daughter of God. I’ll be doing one experience each week, and hopefully, I’ll share about them with you in some of my Sunday blog posts.
Gratitude journal 2-3 times. I’m really working on being grateful and looking for the good in my life. I want to record my gratitude in my journal more regularly. I know that when I look for the good I see more of it and I want to see more of it every day!
Daily Action items/habits:
Pray + Scripture study. I’m focusing on growing my faith this month and I want prayer and scripture study to be a better part of my daily routine.
Read with Von. I love reading outloud with Von and this month I’m going to make sure we do it every single day!
Yoga. I want to be more active as well as connect my mind and my body. I started doing yoga every night last week and I knew that I want this to become a habit!
Write. I also started working on my book last week. It’s a story that I originally started writing when I was in high school. I’m taking the original idea and changing a few things and honestly, I’m in love with the story and the characters! I have been waking up a little bit earlier so that I can get some writing in before Von wakes up, but my goal for March is to write for at least 20 minutes a day! (This also doesn’t include writing blog posts, just working on my first draft.)
Those are my goals for this month! I feel like it’s a lot less than I’ve had in the past (and more goals that will be more of a one-time thing instead of a daily habit.) But I’m ready to slow down, let God in, and spend time with Von (and write my book!) What are some of your goals this month!?