As you can probably tell from my lack of posts, this months goals did not go to plan in certain areas. It wasn’t a complete a loss but due to some unforeseen health concerns, something had to give and sadly the blog was it.
My family goals were a success, with day trips, family get togethers, date nights and time with friends. The kids bonded over some projects around the house and we relaxed watching some old and new movies and shows together.
Despite a relapse with my Adrenal Fatigue, which I think was in part to getting my first tattoo and in part due to a stomach bug, I managed to get in some exercise and follow my naturopaths plan. I did fairly well with healthy eating (still a work in progress) and my blood sugar levels have stayed stable.
Life goals are plodding along nicely. We have been clearing out more and more stuff that we don’t need and that is making a huge difference in being organised as well as how we all feel. I’m continuing to reflect and be grateful as well as performing RAOK when the opportunity arises.
As I said above, the blog was one area that really suffered when I got sick. If any of you have suffered through something like Adrenal Fatigue or Chronic Fatigue, you know how debilitating it can be. As a mum, I still need to do all those mum things and keep the house and family running smoothly. It takes a huge amount of energy and as Miss Charlie still refuses to get into a sleep routine that coordinates with the rest of the household, it is even harder. I am really lucky though that the whole family pitches in to help as needed but that doesn’t always leave me time or energy to write. I’m hoping to take on some guest writers to help out until I’m feeling better which will give you guys some awesome content to enjoy.
Education also went on the back burner this month and will likely stay there until my energy levels have returned. As much as I would love to work on my graphic design and photography skills, they just aren’t important enough at this stage to take time and energy away from other areas.
So here are my goals for March:
2016 Monthly Goals ~ March
- Spend quality time with the kids. With them being back at school, this hasn’t been as easy but it’s still possible to achieve with a bit of planning. This month we have one of our favourite family outings coming up and as the weather is still fine, we can hopefully sneak in a few day trips as well. The kids love to play board games and card games which we can play before bed of an evening.
- Keep teaching them new skills. Jake learned to iron recently and has been enjoying baking cakes. Both he and Bailey would love to learn to make more cakes and slices, so that will be an activity that we can do together. The older girls and 2 little ones are home with me during the day, so day trips to local towns have been a great way to spend some time together. It’s also had the added advantage of allowing Abbey to get some driving practice in. We have a few more of these planned for the month, if we can work around her shifts at work.
- Hubby and I are eagerly awaiting the opening of our gym so that we can spend some quality time together. He has been working hard the last couple of weeks and it doesn’t look like it’s going to slow down for a while, so quality time will be important.
- Definitely spend more time with friends and remember that it doesn’t have to be a planned event. Stopping in for a cuppa can be just as much fun as an organised BBQ or dinner.
- Exercise every day is still a big one I am trying to master. I am going to change up my routine and start getting up early with hubby, before the kids are awake to T-Tapp and use the pilates machine. That way I know that my exercise is done and hopefully it will help boost my energy levels as well as keep my blood sugar levels under control.
- I’m going to switch up my eating to what I know I have success with in terms of my diabetes and hopefully the other benefits I have seen from it in the past will return.
- My naturopaths advice has been really helpful. It’s slow going but I’m seeing positive results, so I will definitely be keeping up with that.
- Do something every day that makes me happy. This is a bit of a selfish one compared to normal, but when I’m happy I find it easier to achieve my goals and help others. So it may be as simple as reading a book, listening to music I love or watching a favourite movie. It doesn’t really matter as long as it makes me happy.
- Continue helping others through Random Acts of Kindness. These don’t have to be huge gestures or even aimed at anyone in particular. Leaving tokens in the trolleys for the next shopper or offering road crews a nice cold bottle of water on a hot day, bringing in a neighbours bin or mowing their lawn, every little bit counts.
- I am loving those moments to myself each day where I can reflect on life and meditate and I encourage others to do the same. It’s a chance to centre yourself and focus on what it is you want to achieve.
- Being grateful for all that I have. Everyday we are confronted with news stories or facebook posts of people who are struggling or suffering and it really puts into perspective how fortunate we are.
- NO PROMISES. This month I am going to totally play it by ear. I’d like to catch you all up on the clearing the Clutter challenge as well as some recipes we’ve been working with, but if it doesn’t happen then so be it.
- I’m going to take my camera on our outings and try and incorporate some of the things I’ve read but that’s it.
This month is all about keeping it simple and manageable.
If you want to join in on the 2016 Monthly Goals, you can leave your link below and don’t forget to check out what everyone else is up to, it can be very motivating.