Hello, lovelies. Welcome back and happy Wednesday. While I know it is already May 11th, I thought there is no time like the present to start setting goals. I decided to start thinking about my goals for May. Before I actually get into those, let me tell you first what got me to this point.
I have always been a goal setter. I am an over achiever (when it’s something I care about) and I will go the extra TEN miles if I need to to achieve it. I don’t know if it’s because I grew up being an “honors kid”, always in advanced classes, or if it is because I am simply hard on myself. Either way, I have always been goal driven.
I am 28 years old now, actually one month shy of 29. My goals have definitely changed over the years, but in the last 6 months I have really decided to overhaul my LIFE goals. There’s the tried and true “in front of me” goals, like eat healthier, exercise more, spend less, etc. But I realized I wanted more specific life goals, because my life is changing. I’m changing. But it is God changing me and I know (even when it’s hard) it’s all for the best,
What brought on my recent goal setting? Honestly a huge showing of what I want to avoid in my life. I have unfortunately seen so much negativity and disingenuous behavior in the past 6 months. I have been blessed to be around so many sincere and honest people that I was sheltered from the idea that these people existed. Catty, deceitful people who don’t seem to have passed their adolescence. Women who will be kind to your face and then pick you apart the minute you walk out of the door. Things I have no respect for.
I am moving forward by focusing on my own life and my own goals. Knowing that I stand for what I believe in whether it is the popular thing or not. I am also happy to make goals to move me away from these kind of people who have no urgency to change for the better. I will definitely open up more on this subject when I am ready. In the meantime, here are my goals for May, and why I know I need them:
- Self care. In the past few months my job and other obligations have taken a big toll on my stress level. Although it may seem from my blog that I indulge in a lot of self care, I really have fallen short lately. I think self care is so important to women, because we give so much of ourselves with often little in return. To me it can be the smallest things. Using a delicious creamer in your coffee, doing some stretches in the morning, taking a bath rather than a shower, or taking a walk through your neighborhood. Self care is whatever helps you to feel happy and loved just for being you. Something for you, and for no one else.
- More nature. I mean this inside and out. I want to encourage myself to eat more greens, veggies, and fruit. I also want to get out in the sunshine and outdoors as often as possible. I swear I am a flower, because I get very sad when I don’t get outside and in the sunshine. Now that it is May, I definitely need to take advantage of this sun!
- Handle it right away. What I mean by this is handle projects and tasks as quickly as I can when I have them. I am a terrible procrastinator, and part of that is my level of exhaustion from work right now. However, I still want to encourage myself to handle things as quickly as is comfortable possible for me so I can eliminate that stress.
- Laugh often. This may seem silly, but right now with my work situation I find myself not laughing like I normally do. I also have other financial and personal stress weighing me down currently. I want to try and encourage myself to enjoy as many minutes of the day as possible. Whether it’s playing with my puppy, or watching New Girl, or talking to a friend who always makes me laugh, I know I need this.
What are your goals for May? Leave me comments and encouragement in the comments below! Adieu, my loves!