Friday, March 1, 2019

March Balanced Life Monthly Goals

It's the beginning of the month and time to post my goals for a more balanced life for March.  As I've explained before, my monthly balanced life goals are similar to the spokes of a wheel, with the length of each spoke representing my satisfaction in that area of my life, from 1 to 10, with 1 being most dissatisfied and 10 being most satisfied.  Ideally, all the spokes are of equal length and the wheel will roll along smoothly.  If the spokes are of unequal lengths, then, the resulting wheel will be lop-sided and wobbly.  My current ratings for each segment are shown within the parentheses.

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 (scheduled for March 10)

House (9):  The goal is a clean, tidy, uncluttered house:
- Keep up with routine maintenance - weekly dusting, vacuuming, mopping, etc.; schedule one task/room per day
- Declutter 31 items
- Continue to sort out the 3rd bedroom, a.k.a. The Dump!
- Do one deep cleaning task (kitchen cabinets)

Garden (7):
- Maintain (water 2x per week; weed)
- Plant the winter vegetable seedlings - DONE (3/1)

Daughter (10):  The goal is to continue to have a close relationship with her
- Daily texts, phone calls, and video chatting, etc.
- Enjoy her visit during the first weekend in March and celebrate her birthday!

Family & Friends (10):  The goal is to keep in touch with various family members and friends.
- Regular phone calls and emails
- Call and wish family members (4) with March birthdays/send cards
- Will be seeing several members of the family and friends at this month's prayer gathering  

Community (7):  The goal is to be more involved in my community.
- Continue to participate in the blogging community
Weekly phone calls with neighbor T
- Participate more in an online group of which I am a member

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

Health & Well Being (7):  The goal is good health.
- Attend this month's medical appointments (3 scheduled, so far!)
- 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 another 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.
- Plan my days/balance the "leisure" with "productivity" - implement a schedule
- 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 (green/black knitted top)
- Finish one of the quilts in progress

Those are my goals for a more balanced life in March.  Is anyone else making goals for March?


  1. Good luck, Bless. I know you will have continued success with your balanced goals. Also, enjoy the time with you daughter.

  2. Thank you, Live and Learn. I feel this month is off to a good start!

  3. Yes, I will be making goals and hopefully writing them up tomorrow. I had my niece and her husband here early this morning for a very lovely visit. Then at 11 :30 AM, I left for Napanee to meet the ladies for my birthday lunch. It was a great time as usual. Before I came home, I stopped off at one of my favourite stores (Giant Tiger) to spend one of my gift cards. It has been snowing ever since. I have been looking on-line for ideas and inspiration for my Easter cards.

    1. Sounds like you had a lovely day, Susan. I like your way of spreading the celebrating over several days. :D Glad you got home before it began to snow; hope you won't have a lot to shovel, tomorrow! Hope you found a lot of good inspirations for Easter cards. Looking forward to reading your March goals, when you post them. :)


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