Monday, April 25, 2016
Small Goals on a Monday
The past few weeks I've have this feeling like I've kind of been letting life happen to me, rather than the other way around. I'm sure you've been there too- we all have- but I'll find myself staying up too late mindlessly scrolling through social feeds, wasting time doing nothing...feeling unmotivated in general, which is a huge bummer. We all go through it, I know- and sometimes I think to myself- I don't have time for this! There is way too much to be done, and truly, I don't have time to not feel 100%.
So this morning I woke up and decided to get my act (back) together. I got up, made some breakfast, and wrote down some small goals for the week that will help optimize my day and my health.
1. Be in bed at 9pm every night, asleep by 9:30pm.
This is the biggest one for me. I rarely get enough sleep and it totally begins to wear on me and show in every aspect of my life. Skin, mood, productivity levels, you name it. Recently Charlie has been waking up anywhere between 5-6am, and I've been going to sleep around 11:30pm. 5 hours of sleep or less for weeks on end has begun to take its toll. Maybe some people can handle that but I don't do too well with this amount of sleep, and I can feel it. So last night I began the process of switching my bedtime to earlier. My goal for this week is to be in bed by 9pm and hopefully asleep by 9:30. I'm so excited to do this all week and see how good I feel come next Monday.
2. Drink 3 of my 40oz Hydroflasks a day.
These water bottles are my FAVORITE and make drinking water a breeze. I usually aim to drink 3 per day on the regular, but with traveling that amount always varies. This week, I'm aiming to stick to the 3 per day goal, and I know from experience how good I will look and feel. Water is everything.
3. Manage my "free-time" in a more productive way.
I work from home full-time, so my days are pretty structured and very full of kids and work and running around. Most of the time I feel very on top of things and like I'm using my time wisely, but every once and awhile I'll begin to feel a little unmotivated and make poor decisions with my time. For instance, Charlie still naps for almost 2 hours in the afternoon, and most days I will use that time to blog here, reply to emails, etc. But soooome days I'll just zone out and watch two hours of Bravo television. Very fun but it's just way too much misuse of time. My regular working hours are outside of this time, so if I want to get anything done on my personal side (Sometimes Sweet, etc) it must be done here. It's important for me to write here and share, and when I don't I feel a little off...so this week, I really want to focus on using HALF of that block of free time for this space. I'm going to utilize a timer method this week, and set it for one hour. You'll be able to see my progress if you see more posts here! ;)
So those are my small goals for the week. I have a TON more I could work on, but those are the things I'm focusing in on for now. How about you?
ps. See my dress from today's IG pic pointing to this blog post here.