It’s monthly goals time again! I have to tell you, I’m loving just having ONE goal to focus on at a time. I think it’s really helped me make a habit out of some things that I’ve been trying to do regularly for years. I’ve been following along with Steph’s monthly goal setting challenge, and the theme for October was food. I set one main goal, don’t eat after 8pm, and a side goal to blog more about food. I give myself an A on both!
I used the Lift app to track my goal of not eating past 8. Check these stats out: (green dots mean I did it!)
Woo hoo! I’ve gotten to where I’m not craving sugar every night at 9pm anymore, which I consider a major accomplishment. I eat plenty for dinner, so I know it was just an emotional eating thing — looking for a “reward” for surviving the nightly marathon that is my kids’ bedtime routine. (Yes, I know that it’s ridiculous, but I don’t know how to make it any faster.)
I did pretty well with food-blogging, too! One new Cooking School post (Back-Pocket Recipes) and two recipe posts (pumpkin spice steel-cut oats & choose-your-own-adventure enchiladas). I think I’m going to try to get back in the habit of doing at least one Cooking School a month for a while.
And for November, the theme is getting organized. There are so many things that need organizing in my life. How to choose…?
After a lot of thought, I finally decided that I should deal with the boxes. We moved in August, so of course we still have tons of unpacked boxes in the garage and basement. My goal is to unpack 30 boxes — or one box a day. I don’t think I’ll run out!
(This barely scratches the surface of all the boxes in various places in our house. I’m hoping to have lots of good before & after pics to show you next month!)
Just like last month, I also have a little blogging side goal. I’d like to get a bit more organized so I can write posts in advance and respond to comments in a timely manner. (Sorry about that, by the way! I read all my comments and I love hearing from you. Sometimes I just get distracted before I respond, then a week goes by, then I feel like I’ve missed the chance to respond. Argh.)
So yay — it’s November! Let’s get organized.
Do you try to get organized in November so you can relax and enjoy the holidays? Or do you love the hustle-bustle of last-minute preparations?