Wednesday, August 2, 2017

August goals & planning

August is a bit of a fresh start, as the kids go back to school & soccer practice begins again. Here are my goals for the month!

1) Financial - 
  • Finalize investments & budget from post rental house sale
  • Finalize our budget list for our (new) house
  • Find one alternative cost cutting option
  • Sell another $100 of items on either eBay or my local Facebook swap site. 

2) Family - Spend more time together as a family!

  • Find a nanny!! I've interviewed 15+ people. We don't need that many hours (between 10-15/week), so this is a really hard role to fill, unfortunately. 
  • Do a minimum of one fun activity/month with the kids. This can be family puzzle night, cooking dinner together, board games, going out somewhere, etc. 
  • Be more present with the kids & M - play games, minimize computer time, exercise together, etc.
  • More decluttering & organizing in our new house (would like to get the boys closet shelving installed, so they can put away/organize all of their games & toys)

    Fitness/health - Lose 4 pounds in August
    • 30 miles of pace training for my relay
    • Stay focused on my fitness, despite all of the many trips
    • Eat five servings of fruit & vegetables (combined) per day
    • Complete 1000 minutes of cardio
    • Complete 6 strength workouts.
    • Complete 6 stretching workouts
    • Successfully complete my relay at pace time (or below)

    4) Work/career - Improve my work life balance.
    • Keep better perspective at work/reduce stress 
    • Work from home 2x this month.
    • Brainstorm how I would spend my time if I wasn't working. Really think creatively about what this would mean, what the challenges would be, etc.

      5) Personal/creative - Spend more time on myself/creative pursuits.
      • Try a new recipe using my new crockpot
      • Do something social at least once per month.
      • Volunteer a minimum of 1x/month.

      Any good crockpot recipes to share? What's on your August goal list? 

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