, , , , , , ,

reach for the starsIf 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, Financial, and School 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 – Try making a zentangle. Not only did I do this, I also found a little time to knit. Score!

Stress Management – My sleep is still all kinds of fucked up. I’ve been taking my pills on time and turning off the electronics, but then I haven’t exactly been relaxing after that. I would say for the most part it was better, though I obviously still need to stay very cognizant of what I do in the later parts of the evening.

Health – The hydradenitis on my legs is acting up again so it’s time to get back to doing all of things necessary to beat it back into submission. Isn’t it amazing how following the doc’s directions to the letter really does make a difference? DOH!

Financial – Friday is payday, which means time to pay the bills. Done baby, yeah!

School – I really need to figure out how to get on top of the workload and stay on top of it. Granted, there were extenuating circumstances this weekend and the weekends are normally when I get most of my school work done. But I don’t want to put myself in a shit position like that again. Homework is done, and I think done well, though I’m not ahead yet. Gotta keep working.

Simplifying – I need to finish going through FB and clearing out “likes” and “follows” for pages and groups I’m not really interested in anymore. I also need to make another quick pass through the folders in my email accounts and get rid of the crap. Also done, and it feels good.


flower divider

Goals for this week:

Creative – I’m aiming for at least one new drawing and some time spent knitting on the shrug.

Stress Management – Much as it pains me to say this, I think the next step in sleeping better is exercise. Time to try for the treadmill again. *sigh*

Health – Since I’ve been showering every day for my skin I’ve also been brushing my teeth (I do it in the shower) but I haven’t been flossing. I’m going to try to get that back into the routine this week.

Financial – NO spending this week! There should be no need other than to maybe put gas in the jeep.

School – Gotta keep trying to get ahead.

SimplifyingFebruary starts the “paper” month. I’ve done bits of my plan already, but it bears going through again. This week I’m going to focus on my file cabinet.