Thursday, January 31, 2019

February Balanced Life Goals

Goals for a more balanced life in February:  

Spiritual: (10)   The goal is to live a spiritually meaningful life
- Continue with daily prayers and gratitude; focus on being positive
- Take time for meditation - spend 5 minutes meditating at night
- Cultivate non-attachment - focus on letting go of attachment to material possessions - declutter 31 items
- Attend the monthly rosary prayer gathering

House (8):  The goal is a clean, tidy, uncluttered house:
- Keep up with routine maintenance
- Declutter 31 items
- Continue to sort out the 3rd bedroom, a.k.a. The Dump!
- Complete 1 or 2 items from the master list of repairs and renovations

Garden (7):
- Maintain (water 2x per week; weed)
- Plant the winter vegetable seedlings, when they sprout
- Paint the front security door - buy paint

Daughter (10):  The goal is to continue to have a close relationship with her
- Daily texts, phone calls, and video chatting, etc.
- Look forward to her next visit home (end of February)

Family & Friends (10):  The goal is to keep in touch with various family members and friends.
- Regular phone calls and emails
- Attend aunt's funeral (2/2)
- Will be seeing several members of the family and friends at aunt's funeral and this month's prayer gathering 

Community (7):  The goal is to become more involved in my community.
- Continue to participate in the blogging community 
Weekly phone calls with neighbor T 

Finances (10):  The goal is financial security.
- Continue budgeting and spending mindfully, with purpose 

Health & Well Being (7):  The goal is good health.
- Attend this month's medical appointments 
- Continue to work on the following life style changes:
   - better diet - eat more vegetables, less carbs 
   - better hydration - drink 8 x 8oz glasses of water, daily 
   - better sleep habits - earlier bed times/get at least 7 hours of sleep 
   - more exercise - walk 30 minutes 5 days/week
- Lose 5 lbs. 

Time Management (6):  The goal is to find a good balance between what I have to do and what I want to do.
- Be mindful of my time and how I spend it 
- Plan my days/balance the "leisure" with "productivity" 
- Procrastinate less!

Leisure/Crafts/Hobbies/Me-Time (8):  The goal is to relax doing something I enjoy doing for the pleasure of it.
- Continue to participate in the winter photo scavenger hunt
- Finish embroidering the 2 T-shirts
- Work on one of my many "works in progress" knitting projects (grey sweater)

Anyone else making goals for a more balanced life in February?


  1. Good luck with your February goals. Have you decided on the colour of the paint for the front security door yet? - that'll be a step in the right direction!

    1. Thank you, Eileen. It is currently painted white - I was thinking of keeping it the same color. Maybe I should paint it a dark red - that way, the rust stains won't be as noticeable! :D

  2. Good luck in February. I see some very specific goals for this coming month. I love those kind of specific "either you do them, or you don't" kind of goals.

    1. Thank you, Susan. Yes, those specific "do or don't" goals are very clear cut, aren't they? It's the "on-going" things that are harder to accomplish. Maybe I need to break them down to more achievable bits.


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