Sunday, January 31, 2016

January Goals and Balance Wheel Review

-   Focus on prayers and meditations; on gratitude and being thankful; appreciate the blessings:  I think I did well with this; I noted the blessings and listed 5 things I was grateful for each day.  

- Undecorate from Christmas and start cleaning and decluttering and organizing!  Loads to be done!:  Again, I think I did well in this area;  I undecorated and started cleaning; I cleared the living room and dining area, family room and did part of my bedroom and started on the kitchen.
- She still has 2 weeks of Winter break left, so she'll be home for a bit longer.  Then, she returns to Berkeley to begin her last semester of Grad. school:  As always, the biggest blessing in my life!  We enjoyed her stay over winter break and she's been back this weekend to be with me for the 3rd chemo session. 

- Most, if not all, contacts will be on the phone or on-line, this month.  I need to call and wish one cousin and one aunt on their birthdays: Called and wished aunt and cousin; another cousin and her daughter took me to one of my medical appointments so we visited in person as well; another cousin and aunt will be visiting me this afternoon.
-  Again, contacts will be mostly on the phone and on-line: Phone calls and emails, for the most part; but other friends also brought food and showed they cared in many ways.     
-  I plan to continue to work from home on the good days: Did all my assignments and was thanked by my supervisor.

- I will continue to budget and manage my finances to the best of my abilities.  The big bill due this month is daughter's tuition and fees:  January was an expensive month, with higher than usual heating and utility bills; but all bills were paid and finances are in a good way.

- Once again, the main focus will be on health.  I've a hydration session scheduled for Monday, January 4, a blood test on Tuesday, January 5, and the second chemo therapy session on Friday, January 8.  It will be followed by another blood test the following week and a hydration session on the Friday of that week.  And depending on the blood test results, more immunity booster injections, and "lather, rinse, repeat" :  I had both my 2nd and 3rd chemo sessions in January, along with all the hydrations, blood tests, immune booster injections, etc.

Time Management:
- Procrastinate less!  Go back to making daily to do lists and actually do them! I am doing better in this area.  At least, some things are getting done!

- I plan to finish knitting the scarf I am making and start on the Mountain Climbing quilt: Finished the scarf, last night!  Will start on the quilt today!

I think, on the whole, I did well with achieving my goals and a balanced life in January.  I will do a new Goals/Balance Wheel for February, tomorrow.

Did anyone else try to do a goals/balance wheel for January?  Anyone wants to try one for February?


  1. Bless, you did an outstanding job with your goals.. Amazing lady, being able to accomplish all this and sick too..
    hope you have a great week.

    1. Thank you, Judy. There were good days and bad, but, for the most part, I was able to make progress on the goals.

  2. You do so well with this! I recall that back in the "GON days" you did also. Kudos! :)

    1. Thank you, Carolyn. I find it helpful to stay balanced. Otherwise, I feel that one particular thing seems to loom large and take over my whole life.


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