Tuesday, August 1, 2017

August Balanced Life 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.  Health will continue to dominate, however, as it impacts all areas of my life.  Having said that, these are my goals for a more balanced life in August:

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 and patience!
- Attend the monthly prayer gathering if possible

Environment:  The goal is a clean, tidy, uncluttered house and a well-maintained garden.
House:
- Do some regular house cleaning in order to maintain what I have been able to achieve - implement cleaning routines to the extent possible
- Declutter -  Cultivate non-attachment to things by decluttering at least one item a day during the month of August
- Do some organizing  
Garden:
- Water and try to keep the plants alive as we approach the hottest time of the year (August and September)
- Continue to weed and mulch

Daughter:  The goal is to continue to have a close relationship with her. 
- Daily texts, phone calls, emails , and video chatting! 
- Possible 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
- Wish aunt for her birthday
- Go out to lunch or dinner with a 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 do my assignments on time

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 medical doctors and dentists - 3 scheduled, so far, in August.  There might be at least one more!
- Continue to go for additional screening tests, as needed
- Continue to monitor blood pressure, sugar levels, and weight (now that my taste buds and appetite have returned!)
- 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.

- Do a few things from the Summer Joy list
- Do another sewing project
- Work on another unfinished project (and finish it!)
So those are my goals for August.  They aren't that different from my previous monthly goals but that is OK.  Anyone else making monthly goals? 

4 comments:

  1. Some good achievements for July Bless and plenty of good things to aim for in the coming month especially your health.
    Sending much love and positivity to you. X

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  2. Best wishes on your goals..You have done a wonderful job in July.

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    1. Thank you, Judy. Hope all is well with you.

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