August Goals in Review

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How did I do on my August Goals?

Go for a walk every day, even if it’s just to the end of the block and back. A. I went for a walk almost every day! I tried to go in the morning before it got too hot, but on days that didn’t happen, I could often convince my husband and older son to come with me too, so that was fun.

Take a nap every day. B+. I didn’t get a nap every day, but I know that having this on my to-do list made it happen a lot more often. And I feel so much better on days I get a little rest! Even with the worlds easiest baby, waking up around 1 and 4 am every night starts to get to you if you don’t take a break in the afternoon.

Have some adult interaction with someone other than my husband every day. B. I didn’t always get face to face interaction, but I think I did pretty well planning for friends to come visit the baby and meeting people for coffee, etc.

Keep up with One-Year Bible Study & Project Life scrapbook. B+. I’m mostly caught up on scrapbooking, and I was doing really well on my daily Bible reading until about the last week of August. We got into the Book of Job, and it was just a bit too much to process in a sleep-deprived state. (Excuses, excuses, I know…)

Buy a PL mini album to use as a baby book. A+! I bought the album and got it all set up, and I even wrote a blog post about it. I guess it’s time to fill in Month 1!

I am really proud of the goals I set for myself this month, and how well I followed through with them. Just like putting your air mask on before helping others in an airline emergency, I needed to take care of myself so I could care for a newborn, help my 3 year old transition from in-home daycare to full day preschool, and hold down the fort at home during my husband’s busiest time of the year at work. Yes, this month was just as crazy as it sounds, but sleep + fresh air and exercise + staying in touch with friends = keeping me sane.

What’s a goal you’ve accomplished lately that you’re proud of? (It doesn’t have to be anything monumental. Mine was napping!)

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4 thoughts on “August Goals in Review

  1. I admire your foresight in picking goals that would help you recover and keep you charged up mentally to deal with all the changes. So glad you were able to follow through during such a busy time. Way to go!

    • Thank you! Now I’m trying to do the same thing for myself for September, when I go back to work part time and lose my chance for naps! I think I’m going to have to focus on things that keep the household running smoothly. And walks. I love my walks!

    • Night sleep? What’s that? (I’m with you — normally I hate naps but right now they are necessary. That’s why I made it a goal, because I convince myself I don’t need one, then later in the day I’m soooo tired.)

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