October is here! This month is my birth month. That’s right, I’m turning 30 this month. Even though I’m getting older I still want to improve myself. This month my goals are all focused on self-improvement. These may seem mundane or something people do every day but they are things I once did and then stopped. I want to be better and I know I can be.
- Read Every Night
- Journal Everyday
- Make a Weekly Exercise Plan and Start Doing It
- Check Off a Few Bucket List Items
- Go Offline every Sunday
I try to go to bed at 11 o’clock every night. I plan to turn off all screens at 9:30 to start my new nightly routine. I’ll wash my face, brush my teeth, and get into bed. Instead of turning on a tv show I plan to open a book instead. I would like to read at least 1 chapter a night or for 1 hour.
I started journaling after my 6th-grade teacher got me a notebook to write in. After that, I journaled almost every until I moved to Seattle in 2013. I have tried to go back to making it a daily habit but have been unsuccessful. In the past, it felt good to sit down and write. I want to get back to doing that so before I read every night I plan to write at least 1 page about my day.
Since becoming a stay at home mom I am more sedentary. With that and having two more babies, I’ve gained plenty of weight. I want to exercise more not just to lose weight but also to help with my bad back and so I stop feeling old. I currently do very little to no exercise. My plan is to use my 5 Minute Home Workout app on Monday and Friday. On Wednesday I plan to do 30 minutes of yoga.
If you haven’t seen my last post it is my Fall Bucket List. In October I know that I will be going to Remlinger Farms, watching Hocus Pocus, carving pumpkins, and making ghost feet. There are a few other bucket list items that I may do as well but you’ll just have to wait and see.
My entire family spends way too much time on a screen. I want to unplug every Sunday and just spend time together as a family. I’ve decided to gather all the screens and unplug the TVs on Saturday night. Come Sunday morning we won’t have to worry about “forgetting” to be offline.