Focusing on Goals
So far, April is being fickle about the weather. I gleefully wear a spring jacket only to be shivering and quickly changing into a winter coat. This morning, tiny snowflakes floated in the air and I'm in disbelief. Remember when it was 70 degrees in February? Yeah, me too.
I'm keeping busy knowing full well that soon the weather will turn nice.
I've reinstated my bullet pages, listing what I'd like to do daily. My April goals are:
1. READ MORE
Yes I read, I read in the evening right before going to bed and most of the times I fall asleep. I am carving out time during the day where I sit and read for one hour or more. I have a book with me always whenever I go out and if I'm waiting I'll sneak in a page or two. The best time for me to have this one hour is right before I start cooking dinner. There is a perfect lull in the day to do it. So instead of mindless wandering on social media, I'm reading.
Grace interviewed me over on her blog, whimsy and joy, for her Book Talk monthly series. I had fun answering her questions. Thanks, Grace!
2. DAILY SALAD
Oh those salads, I love them you know that. However, when I am chilled I'd rather have gooey melted cheese on toast. These cheesy toasts every day are a bad habit for me. I'm making sure I have all the ingredients at the ready in the fridge so my daily salad goal is achievable and doable. Bye bye cheesy toast for now.
|where is she?|
3. DOG TRAINING
I had my dog training lesson this week and she helped me understand Mr. Frodo. I taught him down stay previously but we are adding leave it/take it to his repertoire. I feel confident now that I clearly understand how to go about training him.
I've slipped in my photography in the past few weeks. When I photograph, I am 'in the moment' and focused on being present in what I am witnessing. Whether it's my iphone or the big camera I want to practice my photography skills and really see beauty around me.
I have lots of sketching supplies and they sit by my table gathering dust. I'm a wannabe artist and the thought of taking a blank page and putting a mark on it brings apprehension and doubt. I want to be as competent in sketching as I am in knitting. I don't blink an eye when I knit something new. The only way to become competent is to try try try.
I will be throwing perfectionism out the window, or at least try. Caffeine Girl does amazing sketches that motivate me and amaze me.
6. LESS SOCIAL MEDIA
Okay, certain social media. I will always read blogs, especially yours, they add beauty to my days. I like Instagram and have a lovely array of people who have become friends. I try to keep my internet interests contained to certain parts of the day. My less media goal is pertaining to the mindless checking of my phone when I have a few minutes. This turns into more minutes and then POOF I've frittered away some time I could have been doing something more exciting.
This goal is a work in progress.
7. CHILL OUT
I tend to worry, and I worry about the silliest of things. I know and you know that whatever I am worried about rarely if ever comes true. I need to trust the universe! Lately, I've been good and haven't had anything majorly pressing on my mind. But it doesn't take much to tip my scales and boom, I'm frantic in the what ifs.
I value all my calm days and I write about them often in my daily journal. I'm focusing on remaining calm and appreciating the way life works out for the best.
|that blue tarp covers the holes the bear created - grr.|