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Monday, September 5, 2016

one little word:september goals

in my mind it is still june, but according to the calendar it is actually september. i can't believe we are at this point in the year already. i feel like i was just thinking about my one little word for 2016, and now i am already starting to think about next year.

i have actually been thinking a lot about my choice of STILL for this year. i picked that word because it is something i really needed in my life. i started out the year determined to find more moments of stillness in my life and to be more deliberate about making those moments. as the year goes on, i realize i still have that need, but my focus has been a bit elsewhere. while the need for stillness continues to exist, i am ok with letting life go where it goes.

yearly goals to be still
1. morning and night quiet time-I continue to drive to the gym in the mornings in silence and often workout with no music. this month i plan to give that quiet time a little more purpose to help set the tone for my day.
2. attend the temple monthly-I went to the Salt Lake temple at the beginning of the month.
3. color once a week-FAIL-total and complete fail. this goal has almost gotten more stressful than it is worth. i am going to take it off the list for now.
4. prayer book-keep list of people i need to remember to pray for-the list is beside my bed. I have the list by my bed. i added to it a few times, but i need to add to it more regularly.

August goals-mostly fitness related
1. 100 push-ups daily-i started out really strong, and then my workouts took longer and longer each day.
2. 100 sit ups/abs daily-some but not all days
3. 5 minutes of quiet(no phone or other distractions) stretching-i stretched more than i have in the past, but it was usually at the gym or pure barre. 

September goals
1. 5 minutes of quiet stretching each night
2. spend morning quiet time thinking positive thoughts about the day ahead
3. daily journaling (gratitude, morning pages, quotes, etc)

How are your goals for the year? 
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  1. I need to start driving home from the hospital each night or to the hospital each morning in silence. I used to try to do it to or from work, but the traffic drove me bonkers and I have to listen to music to keep myself sane and not angry at people.
    And how dare you fail at your coloring goal ;) I've failed at mine too. I've even brought crayons and a thing to make for Bensen to the hospital and I haven't managed to find time to color it.

  2. I've been so absent from this!!! so sorry :( i'll be sure to get mine up for next month!


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