March 2018 Goals

I haven't written about it here yet, mainly because I haven't written about much of anything here lately, but one of my goals for 2018 was to be more intentional and actually accomplish some of the things that I want to accomplish. I purchased the PowerSheets Goal Planner from Cultivate What Matters to help me achieve my goals. It has been a great tool so far in helping me prioritize what matters and get those things knocked out each month. I plan to write more about the PowerSheets system, but for now, I will share the goals I have set for March!

-Church 3x (pretty self explanatory!)

-Write in our notebook (Harrison and I have a notebook that we write notes to each other in. We try to swap it every time we see each other, but I have had it for almost 2 months now. Time to buckle down and actually get it back to him!)

-Phone-free date night (Harrison and I are forever going on dates (to us, a simple dinner out (or in!) is a date), but being intentional about listening to each other without distractions doesn't always happen. I want to make it a point to have dinner without our phones one night... maybe even leave them in the car!)

-Dinner at home 2x (getting home to spend quality time with my family is a priority this month)

-Take pictures! (I know this isn't a measurable goal, but I didn't want to set too many restrictions for myself. I just want to get back in the swing of using my camera and enjoying it.)

-Purge closet (cleaning my closet at home has been on my to-do list since I moved out... it is happening this month for sure!)

-Read 2 books (I have started The Defining Decade, now I need to finish it and pick up another!)

-Blog (checking off for this week!)

-3 workouts (after completing a free 10 day course, I signed up for The Balanced Life Sisterhood pilates membership... I want to do at least 3 of these workouts per week)

-Write the Word (when I purchased my PowerSheets, I also purchased a Write the Word Bible journal... I need to have an entry per week!)

-Meal prep (I eat so much healthier when I prep my lunches at the beginning of the week!)

-Mint (changed to Budget Updates) (I used to use Mint to budget, but I'm trying my own system now... I need to keep it updated each week!)

-4 walks with Sailor (it's good exercise for the both of us!)

-Close all 3 rings (this feature on my Apple Watch is a huge motivator for me to get moving!)

-Up at 6:20 (I can't say that getting out of bed early is one of my strong suits)

-Bed by 10:30 (neither can I say that going to bed early is either)

-No spending (definitely not feasible everyday, but it's a good reminder and being able to check that box off has prevented me from picking up everything in sight at Target a time or two...)

-3 cups of water (doesn't seem like a lot, but the cup I drink out of is 16 ounces, so it could be worse... it's a starting point for me because I am SO bad about drinking water)

That seems like a lot, but it is manageable when split up like it is. Some things take me all month, but some are only one-time! As you can see, I have already, on March 1st, gotten out of bed later than 6:20 and spent money. Little by little is the goal- not perfection! This has been a great lesson for me in extending myself grace.

Also, all of my goals are color-coded by the little dots beside them. Each little goal is tied to one larger goal that I set at the beginning of the year. I set 5, with a quarterly review coming up at the end of March. I already know some things that I want to adjust. This system has been life-changing so far, so I can't wait to get started on March's goals!

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