Walk 6,000 steps a day. // Most days. I missed once a week, so I achieved my somewhat-pathetic-don’t-judge-me goal 80% of the month to be exact. (I use an app to keep track of habits some months. Other months I use a habit tracker in my bullet journal thing). My fitness tracker stopped working this month, which put a huge dent in my progress.
Journal kids stuff. // Yes! 90% of the days. And it was really fun to talk to the kids about as I wrote about their day. (I have one of these for each of them. Previously had filled out about one day a MONTH, eek. Major failure.) I hope to continue this. I have been keeping them on my nightstand or the kitchen table to do in the evenings. It’s so fun to look back on a few months ago already and see what life was like! I’m sure in a few years I’ll be even gladder I wrote in them.
Plan Christmas budgeting and presents. // Cards have been ordered. Gifts have been planned and budgeted for. (I started using a new app for budgeting and it has helped me so much with my spending in general.)
Finalize website & blog about it. // Indeed!
Do YouTube workouts 2-3 times a week. // This week I’ve had an annoying cold and haven’t been able to work out, but I’m hoping to feel better soon! My go to YouTube fitness channels are FitnessBlender, Yoga with Adriene, and BodyFit by Amy. So grateful to live in a time with so many (free!!) options at our fingertips.
No electronics for 2 hours a day. // I tend to have noise constantly. Podcasts. The news. Instagram stories. Thanks to my smart phone, I never have to be bored. But that also means, I never have quiet. I mean, I have two little kids I’m home with almost all the time. So. Not much quiet to be had. But my podcast addiction isn’t helping. I’m going to try to go two whole hours every day with my phone off (or planting a tree). (Podcasts are AWESOME, but I just need a little silence. I even listen to podcasts while I shower. Seriously.) (Ironically, I decided I needed more silence thanks to this podcast episode.)
Existing health habits: 5 minutes yoga, 5 minutes meditation, walk 6K steps
ALL THE CHRISTMAS FUN!! // Go see Santa, go on a lights-and-hot-chocolate drive, make a tree skirt, make ornaments, make a popcorn strand, make a tree topper, watch three Christmas movies a week, go to the library weekly for more Christmas books, making cookies for our neighbors. Gabe is home all month and I’m so excited to spend so much time together with Gabe and Theo preparing for Christmas. I just love this time of year – especially having those two to share it with.
Continue budgeting with Daily Budget. // This app is amazing and I think it’s helping me stem my spending habit I didn’t even realize I had.
Send a newsletter. // Business is slow this time of year, so I find that working on my business helps to keep my brain in the work and my name fresh on potential clients’ minds. (I’m also doing lots of work for the local nonprofit I’m involved with!)
Leave 4 podcast reviews. // I feel guilty because I never leave reviews and they are always asking listeners to. Time to finally write a few.