If you’re just joining me for the first time, I’ve got a list of 10 Major Goals I want to accomplish before I turn 40 in 2016. That’s what I refer to as my Life Worth Living; it’s a DBT thing. If you don’t want to stay stuck where you’ve been in life, you have to figure out where you want to go and what it would take to truly make your life worth living.
Every week I do a Creative, Stress Management, Health, and Financial goal that tie back to my Building a Life Worth Living project. I’ve also added a Simplifying goal that ties into my plan to declutter my life this year. Bit by bit I’m reaching for the stars.
Update from last week:
Creative: Something, really anything, creative this week. Could be drawing, knitting, some other random craft thing. I’ve made a few more washcloths, a drawing that is completely done and uploaded to Redbubble, some earrings, and I’ve started a new crocheted vest thingy. Yeah, just a little creative stuff.
Stress Management: I’ve been looking into various ideas for improving productivity and organization so that life runs a little smoother. I’m going to try to find something this week that I’ll implement no later than next week. Damn near all of the ideas I had stashed to look at later were shit. The only thing I found is an idea that I had thought to try several months ago, doing one of my major chores each evening instead of cramming everything into one weekend day. Now that there’s no more homework this seems like a much more reasonable idea.
Health: Pills on time every day, all of them, and full oral hygiene routine twice every day. The teeth stuff has been good. The pills have been better but I realized that I neglected to put the multivitamins in my bedtime pill tray. Still, better than it was.
Financial: Payday is Friday, for both of us, so I need to figure out the budget for the coming month. I’m thinking I’ll start applying the money that used to go towards the Honda to one of my other sort of small bills. Bills got paid and the money situation looks reasonable. So YAY!
Simplicity: I got a new pair of shoes on the Pella trip and I’ve picked up a few pieces of clothing so I’m kind of itching to do a small purge again. I’d also really like to go through my jewelry box again. I eliminated one pair of shoes (all I really needed to do) and I went through my closet and sweater chest. I sent Mom to the Goodwill with two grocery sacks worth.
This is Finals week for us on campus and I’ve got to get my presentation completed by Thursday so that it can be reviewed. So far I’ve still been able to do the majority of that during my regular working hours so I don’t think it’s going to make too much of an impact. And usually this is a fairly quiet time for us, but who knows. Technically I “graduate” on Saturday, May 9 with my certificate. Yay me!
Creative: Finish the crochet vest. Anything else is gravy.
Stress Management: Now that my work schedule is back to normal, meaning I get a true lunch hour again, I’m going to try to take walks around the campus. The sun would be good for me as would the exercise. And our campus is absolutely beautiful.
Health: More fruits and veggies in the face hole. I’m thinking that if I take time to eat more of those these will be less hungries and less space in my belly for crap food.
Financial: I need to look ahead to the rest of the month and what’s planned to make sure that money is set aside for the necessities.
Simplicity: I feel like it’s time to work on digital cleaning again. I have a ton of pictures and ideas and such stashed pretty well everywhere. I need to consolidate, clean out, print as necessary. Oh, and keep working on cleaning up my boards on Pinterest. I’ve realized that I’m really quite the digital hoarder.