It’s now been three plus months since I started the Chookoonlooks Path Finder Course, and I’m so proud of my progress so far. It hasn’t been easy, but moving my life forward in a positive way has been so worth the effort (if you have no idea what I’m talking about, you can catch up on my journey here or here). The past few months have given me so much positivity and hope for the future, and I’ve never felt so good. That said, the end of May/whole month of June were filled with wannabe setbacks. My day to day life was quite hectic, and I found myself slipping in to bad habits. When things get crazy, I tend to go in to “get it done” mode. I become this robotic, super-woman, which in theory sounds amazing (Robot Super-Woman, coming soon to a theater near you in 3D!), but in reality is so exhausting.
The past few years I’ve spent the month of July on a digital sabbatical (you can read why here or here), abstaining from all things Internet. This year, I wasn’t quite sold on that idea, as I’m attempting to grow this little-blog-that-could into a bigger part of my career, and giving it all up for a month would surely kill the momentum I’ve spent the last few months building. So this month, I decided to set some other short term goals and post some of them here instead.
Now, will I accomplish all of this? Probably not. But for me, the whole point of setting these goals is so I’ll at least try. If I’ve learned anything the past few months, it’s that just attempting something can change everything. Some of these items are pretty broad (do something fun every day) and some are more specific (abstain from alcohol*), but as long as I’m working toward each, and keeping them as a focus in my life, I know good things will happen.
Happy July, everyone. Let’s do this thing.
*Every few months I take about four weeks away from alcohol just to restart my system and clear out the cobwebs. Unfortunately (or fortunately?) I have a tendency to enjoy a glass of wine, and when I am stressed out, that glass easily turns into more than one. For me, taking a month away from the stuff reminds me of all the other, more healthy ways, to deal with stress. I got a lot of comments on this last time I did it, so I wanted to say something before it becomes a “thing.” Don’t worry, my happy hour friends, I’m not off the sauce for good, just for a little while.
**Monthly Goal Format inspired by Elise over here. If you’re looking for info on goal setting, she’s a great resource.