Friday, June 30, 2017

June Balanced Life Goals - Month End Review

Time, once again, to review another month's balanced life goals!  This month seems to have gone by quickly! 

Spiritual:  The goal is to live a spiritually meaningful life.
- Continue with daily prayers and gratitude - Have continued to do so.
- Continue to focus on blessings, joy, and abundance - Have been trying to do so.
- Take time for meditation(doesn't have to be an extended period of time;  even 5 minutes of intentional, mindful meditation is good) - Have been trying.  It has been a bit hit or miss, though.
- Cultivate non-attachment - Finding this to be difficult to do.
- Attend the monthly prayer gathering if possible - Attended the monthly prayer meeting and gave a ride to cousin and her daughter, as well.
Environment:  The goal is a clean, tidy, uncluttered house and a well-maintained garden.
- Do some regular house cleaning in order to maintain what I have been able to achieve - implement cleaning routines to the extent possible - House is being maintained, more or less.
- Keep the dining table cleared! - Was able to do so until just this past week, when I set up the sewing machine and decided to leave it set up to do more sewing over the upcoming weekend, as well.  As a result, I still have the machine and the box of sewing notions on the table.  Sigh...and the hat I wore to the funeral on Tuesday and a handful of mail.
- Declutter -  Cultivate non-attachment to things by decluttering at least one item a day during the month of June - Didn't achieve; I decluttered a few items (mostly clothing), but not to the extent I had planned.
- Do some regular organizing - This, too, didn't get done.
- Plant the new succulents I've been given - I planted some, but not all.
- Tend to the vegetable seedlings - I have been tending them and watering them, etc.  But the bean plants were scorched by the heat, last weekend.
- Plant the grape vines and get a trellis for them -  Not done!  These might end up being container grown grape vines at this rate!
- Weed and mulch - Gardener friend has been weeding and mulching for me!
Daughter:  The goal is to continue to have a close relationship with her. 
- Daily texts, phone calls, email exchanges, and video chatting!  - On-going
- Enjoy her visit at the end of the month - Had a lovely visit, although I didn't get to see her as much as I would have liked as she was busy with her friends!

Family & Friends:  The goal is to keep in touch with various family members and friends.
- Communicate regularly - phone calls, texts, and emails - Have been doing so.
- Get together with a friend for lunch or dinner - went out to lunch with a friend; also met with other friends and family at the prayer gathering and at a funeral for a family friend.
Career:  The goal is to continue to do work which I enjoy (for the most part) and which enables me to support myself.
- Continue to ease into going to the office full time as health permits - Have been doing so.
Finances:  The goal is financial security.
- Continue budgeting and spending mindfully, with purpose - Have been doing so. 
Health & Well Being:  The goal is good health.  This will continue to be the focus, this month, as my longer than anticipated recovery continues!
- Attend the appointments with my various doctors - 3 scheduled, so far, in June, there might be at least one or two more!  - There were several medical appointments, actually, and I even forgot one because I had written it down for July, not June!  Oops! 
- Continue to go for additional screening tests, as needed - Still waiting on the referrals - that's another story!
- Continue to monitor blood pressure and sugar levels - Did; they have been stabilized, again.
- Continue to focus on a healthier diet (more vegetables!), drinking enough water, exercising regularly, and getting sufficient sleep - A work in progress!
Time Management:  The goal is having enough time to do all what I want to do!
- Organize myself and put routines into place so I have a more regular schedule - Yet another work in progress!

Leisure/Crafts/Hobbies/Me-Time:  The goal is to relax doing something I enjoy doing for the pleasure of it.
- Put together a succulents planter to take to the office - Didn't do.
- Do a few more things from the Spring Joy list/ Do a summer joy list - I did quite well with my Spring Joy list and did a Summer list, as well.
- Work on at least one Unfinished project and finish it! - I finished sewing my blouse!  YAY!

All in all, not too bad, I think.  I did well in some areas, but other areas didn't get as plumped as I would have liked.  The wheel, as a result, was a bit wobbly, but the nice thing is, I get to try again, next month!  
Did you make any monthly goals for June?  If so, how did you fare with them?


  1. The way your boss keeps bringing you succulents, I don't know how you could get them all planted especially since you have to plant some of them twice. :)

    1. She's cleaning out her garden and I am the lucky recipient! :D

  2. It is gratifying to look back and see how well you did meeting your goals. Even if you didn't manage them all, it must be rewarding to be reminded of all you accomplished.

    1. It is good to review, because, sometimes, I feel like I didn't accomplish anything. But the review helps me realize that, yes, actually, I did accomplish x, y, and z.


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