Friday, June 2, 2017

June Balanced Life Monthly Goals

As I have mentioned earlier, the goal, as always, is to attend to each area of importance to me, so that my life feels more balanced and I am not neglecting any aspects of my life that are important to me.  However, as I  am still striving to regain my health, I will continue to focus more on health and self-care in all aspects of my life, in June, too.  These are my goals for a more balanced life in June; they are, for the most part, the same as my May goals:

Spiritual:  The goal is to live a spiritually meaningful life.

- Continue with daily prayers and gratitude
- Continue to focus on blessings, joy, and abundance
- Take time for meditation(doesn't have to be an extended period of time;  even 5 minutes of intentional, mindful meditation is good)
- Cultivate non-attachment
- Attend the monthly prayer gathering if possible

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
- Keep the dining table cleared!
- Declutter -  Cultivate non-attachment to things by decluttering at least one item a day during the month of June
- Do some regular organizing 
- Plant the new succulents I've been given
- Tend to the vegetable seedlings
- Plant the grape vines and get a trellis for them
- Weed and mulch

Daughter:  The goal is to continue to have a close relationship with her. 
- Daily texts, phone calls, email exchanges, and video chatting! 
- Enjoy her visit at the end of the month.

Family & Friends:  The goal is to keep in touch with various family members and friends.
- Communicate regularly - phone calls, texts, and emails
- Get together with a friend for lunch or dinner
  
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

Finances:  The goal is financial security.
- Continue budgeting and spending mindfully, with purpose
 
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!
- Continue to go for additional screening tests, as needed
- Continue to monitor blood pressure and sugar levels
- Continue to focus on a healthier diet (more vegetables!), drinking enough water, exercising regularly, and getting sufficient sleep

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.

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
- Do a few more things from the Spring Joy list/ Do a summer joy list
- Work on at least one Unfinished project and finish it!
 
So those are my goals for June.  As I stated earlier, they aren't that different from my May goals.    Anyone else making monthly goals? 

4 comments:

  1. Hi, You have a lovely dining rm table and I so enjoyed the photo with an embroidered tablecloth and so traditional bowl of lemons. Does Dancer know it's best to leave lemons to his humans?

    I wonder if you might tell us about cultivating 'non attachment?' It's an unfamiliar term, surely not to avoid relationships with people and unexpected acts of kindness [or mess ups].

    BTW, I was 'required' to meet with a nurse practitioner nutritionist [required to meet hospital release requirements and also gets me two hours of home care each week]. She did a great job of delivering info and I wished I could forward her enthusiasm for vegetables to your table :). She gave me a handful of samples of various products that help remove tape adhesives from skin. I hope something works because my skin is getting sore frm my attempts to remove disgusting tape lines.


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    1. Hon, thank you. Dancer is not interested in the lemons (or fruits in general) and leaves them alone.

      Non-attachment is a Buddhist concept which basically maintains that our attachments (to people, places, things, even experiences) lead to clinging and craving which lead to suffering and sorrow, since nothing is permanent and lasts forever, everything is subject to change, and we experience loss of what we are attached to. The anti-dote to attachment is cultivating non-attachment or letting go.

      I'm glad you were required to meet with a nurse practitioner nutritionist and you receive two hours of home care each week. Sounds like your health case system is a lot different than ours.

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    1. Thank you, Live and Learn! I'll need it!

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