June Goal Setting

I’ve got big, big plans for you June! I feel like I say that about every month lol.

But really, life has been great! Not saying that life is full of ups. Trust me, every day is a challenge. I never know what kind of hand I’m going to be dealt. But because my goal in April was to focus on “faith” and May was to “simplify.” I know my outlook toward every day life has changed in the last 2 months because I’ve shifted and made an effort to focus on the right things. I feel more at peace about things, I appreciate all the good things so much more, and I have more room for things that lift me up. Why fill myself with negative things when positivity is so much better!

That being said, this month the keyword is “Balance.” Balancing life between work and personal life has never been my strong suit, TBH. I think it just goes with the type of person I am. I’m a work-a-holic. If I’m into something or I find it useful I’m 110% dedicated and hard core about it. I guess you can call it passion lol! But like I said, that doesn’t lead to a balanced life.


“Balance, peace, and joy are the fruit of a successful life. It starts with recognizing your talents and finding ways to serve others by using them.”
– Thomas Kinkade

Aside from work goals (restaurant sales goals, posting 3 blog posts a week, and creating content 5 days a week) I’ve created 5 fun personal goals for this month to keep the balance. I’m going to keep track of these goals in my Digital Planner to keep me on track.

Be a “plant lady.” Guys, this goal is the one that probably gives me the most anxiety. I am so bad at keeping plants alive. Even low maintenance plants die at my hand lol! So I bought 2 plans at the end of May and I am determined to keep them alive and watch them grow!

Please don’t die, Plants!

Finish our backyard patio. This one is pretty embarrassing. We started on this DIY project a year ago and it’s STILL not done. We have a really nice covered patio attached to our home and we wanted to extend it out because we have such a big back yard that we don’t use. The project came to a screeching halt when we moved the restaurant at the end of 2017 and continued until recently because we’re lazy AF. But Charlie and I agreed that it’s finally time to finish this one. Mind you, we still have a LONG list of home improvement projects we want to complete. But, one step at a time.

 

Start exercising again. I miss exercising which surprises me lol! I know I’m not at the place where I used to be (working out 4 days a week, sometimes 2-a-days) but I just want a little pump. I miss that feeling after a work out.

Go to church. I’ve been watching/listening to sermons weekly but it’s so different when you’re physically there in person. This is the one thing that truly turns my attitude and approach on life a complete 180 degrees.

Make time for creativity. I guess the graphic designer in me is yearning to come out. Now that I don’t really get to draw and hand letter as often as I used to I want to make space to excercise the creative side of my brain.

Hope you have a happy June everyone! Half way through the year, let’s keep it going!

xoxo,

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May Plan With Me

What?! It’s May!? Can’t believe 4 whole months of 2018 passed by just like that.

Thanks to the 30 Day Blogging Challenge I’ve been able to share some new things on the blog. I’ve already started a Entrepreneur Diaries Series and a Plan with Me Series but I’ve been wanting to make a regular video series out of it on my Youtube Channel for a long time now. 

The Word of the Month for May is “simple.” I really want to simplify my life. Take things out the are negative or unnecessary so that I can make room for positive things.

Hope you enjoy this type of media on here. If you do (or don’t) let me know in the comments!

xoxo,

 

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Spring Cleaning Series – Plan it Out

As part of my theme for March my goal is to “Restart” and get back on track after work took over my life for a little while there. Part of that is to get my house in order which hasn’t been fully cleaned in months (so embarrassing to admit this). But, the bright light in this dark tunnel is that this month spring is upon us! I like to do a Spring Cleaning and Fall Cleaning session at my house to keep it in shape, but my mistake the previous years have been trying to do a full clean in 1 day. This time, I’m going to plan it out and do it in sessions over the month of March and see how this pans out for me.

I try to maintain my house so that it’s less to clean in times like these. I have daily, weekly, biweekly, and monthly things I have on a checklist in my planner to help me remember what gets done and when. But the keyword is *try*. While my hurricane of work at Ninong’s happened I barely cleaned at all. Just the bare minimum. Then Charlie and I went on a quick Hawaii getaway with his family for a few days which was amazing but also kept me from cleaning.

My cleaning checklist in my planner

The first Monday I was back from all that mess I was so motivated to get cleaning! I don’t know about you but when I clean I feel like I have a clear mind and it dawned on me that I should start thinking about my spring cleaning plan. I started making a list in my head as I was mopping and wrote down all the things that I wanted to do.

The main focus when I do spring cleaning is to clean things that don’t get cleaned often since I should be doing all the other things on a regular basis anyway. Things like cleaning base boards, clean the top of the refrigerator, clean the window sills, etc.

Once I wrote that down, I organized it into Evernote and categorized it by room. For me personally, cleaning room by room is like zone defense in basketball. If it tackle 1 or 2 rooms each cleaning session it’s more manageable for me and I’ll be more thorough.

My plan is to do a deep clean every Monday in March and April (since Mondays are my days off). If I had 2 days off I would be able to finish everything in a month, but I think that’s the important thing here. It’s better to be realistic and know what you can and can’t do. I originally thought that I’d be able to do all the spring cleaning by the end of March until I sat down with my cleaning list and my calendar and realized that if I’m only dedicating 1 day a week to it then it’s going to take me longer than I thought. But that’s ok! You know that saying, “Done is better than perfect.”

So let’s get to it people! What do you have on your spring cleaning list?

xoxo,

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