28, 30, 31. Then, there’s the really unusual 29. No matter how you flip the pages, each month only has so many days. I’ve recently gotten into the groove of setting goals for each month, and I’ve been met with varying degrees of success. Instead of looking at the end of the month as the finish line, though, I wanted to play around with the scope and scale a bit to see if I can make more out of this next month.
And, like, no pressure. Because it’s not as if it’s the last month of the year or something.
Here’s my focus:
Each day, I’m going to do something related to my finances, my health, and my family. While I’m still largely suspicious of the concept of work-life balance since I had to give up my favorite job ever, I’m willing to keep trying. (Spoken like someone who has no other option, huh?) Instead of worrying about trying to get them to total something at the end of each week or each month, I’m simply going to do something to make the day count.
Here’s my starting point:
- Spend money on an experience instead of a thing
- Add to the 529
- Give some of it away
- Take a nap (#newmomgoals)
- Go for a checkup
- Spend a day away from distractions
- Write a letter
- Take more photos
Here’s my prediction:
This will end one of two ways. I will either pinball my way through the month, coming out more dazed and confused than ever, as I bounce from one bumper to the next. Or I won’t. Maybe I’ll discover that every action doesn’t always have to be part of a perfect streak, a flawless chain, a never-ending routine to keep moving forward.
Only time will tell.
So Tell Me…What are your goals for the month?