Friday, June 1, 2018

June Balanced Life Goals

Already the first of June!  Time to make some goals to live a more balanced life in June, especially since I feel I didn't do as well as I would have liked, in May.  Fortunately, I get another chance with the start of the new month!

As I've explained before, when I do my monthly balanced life goals, I picture a wheel with several spokes, each spoke representing an aspect of my life that is important to me.  Taken together, I like to think that they make a well-balanced life.  Ideally, each spoke is of equal length and the arcs drawn between the spokes are equally rounded to make a perfectly circular rim around the wheel, without any bump-outs or indents.  A well-balanced wheel results in a smoother ride; a wonky wheel results in a bumpy ride.  Currently, as shown in my month-end reviews, I am mostly wobbling along!  Some months, the wobble is more pronounced than in others and it is bone jarring to say the least!

These, then, are my goals for June:

Spiritual:  The goal is to live a spiritually meaningful life.
- Continue with daily prayers and gratitude; focus on being positive
- Take time for meditation - continue to attend the Friday night meditation sessions at the temple.
- Cultivate non-attachment - focus on letting go of attachment to perceived grievances and grudges  
- Attend the monthly rosary prayer gathering

Environment:  The goal is a clean, tidy, uncluttered house and a well-maintained garden.
- Focus on decluttering and maintaining cleaned areas
- Deep clean my bedroom
- Maintain (water 2x per week; weed)
- Plant some flowers and vegetables

Daughter:  The goal is to continue to have a close relationship with her (without being over-protective!)
- Daily texts, phone calls, emails, and video chatting
- Look forward to her visits in July

Family & Friends:  The goal is to keep in touch with various family members and friends.
- Attend uncle's funeral (6/2, morning); cousin P and her daughter will give me a ride to the funeral and back
- Attend bridal shower for cousin V's son's fiancée (6/2, evening); again, cousin P and her daughter will give me a ride to the event and back (although I offered a ride to them)
- Call, email, wish people on their birthdays, etc.
- Will be seeing several members of the family and friends at the various family gatherings (funeral, bridal shower, monthly prayer gathering, etc.)
- Weekly calls with neighbor T/have coffee with her one day

Community:  The goal is to become more involved in my community.
- Continue to participate in the blogging community

Career:  The goal is to continue to work while planning for retirement.
- Continue to do my assignments in a timely manner
- Read up the brochures and other retirement related information
- Print out and fill out the required paperwork (lots of forms!)
- Gather all the documents (birth certificates, marriage certificates, divorce papers, etc.) that are being required to be submitted and make copies  
- Attend the retirement counseling session (scheduled for 6/20)

Finances:  The goal is financial security.
- Continue budgeting and spending mindfully, with purpose

Health & Well Being:  The goal is good health.
- Attend the appointments with my various medical doctors - 3 scheduled for June, so far, with maybe 2 more to be scheduled upon authorization approval! 
Continue to monitor blood pressure, sugar levels, and weight
- Continue to focus on a healthier diet, drinking enough water (8x 8oz), exercising regularly (walk for 30 minutes during the work week), and getting sufficient sleep
- Focus on accomplishments and staying positive

Time Management:  The goal is having enough time to do all what I want to do!
- Procrastinate less
- Implement routines and schedules

Leisure/Crafts/Hobbies/Me-Time:  The goal is to relax doing something I enjoy doing for the pleasure of it.
- Set aside 30 minutes a day to do something relaxing, such as reading books  blogs, or doing a craft

So, those are my goals for the month of June.  A lot of them are the same as May's goals, although some details may vary.

Are you making any goals for June?


  1. Great goals and I wish you a perfect June!

    1. Thank you, Anne. Wish you a perfect June, too. :)

  2. I still have not got used to this idea of GOALS. Unfortunately, I equate my goals with my To-Do list. I am thinking that perhaps I should go back to my list for the year and see how the month of May fit or didn't fit what I hoped to accomplish in the year. I am guessing that is why it is important to review on a monthly basis. I don't think my monthly goals should be changing as much as I feel mine do.

    1. The goal is an end state; it's what you hope to reach (a clean and tidy, well organized house, for example). The To Do list is a tool to help us attain our goals (Clean the living room, tidy the desk, organize the linen closet, etc.) They are mini-goals but the ultimate big goal is getting the house organized (for me) or ready for sale (for you). At least, that is how I see it. Some months, I am able to tick off things from my lists; other months, not much progress is made.


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