Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Setting October's goals

And with that, October is here. I love fall & am excited about the changing weather. We also have a vacation planned in October, which makes this an amazing month. I'll close out the month with a work trip to Singapore. Less excited about that - such a LONG flight!:-(

1) Financial - 
  • Meet with a financial planner
  • Finalize our 2018 budget
  • Finalize our 2018 travel plans
  • Make progress on list of house projects (i.e. prioritize a couple that are not dependent on other projects, and work on budget & timeline for those)
  • Find one alternative cost cutting option
  • Sell another $100 of items on either eBay or my local Facebook swap site. If nothing sells, donate & get rid of the clutter.
  • Stay on budget for our Hawaii trip

2) Family - Spend more time together as a family!
  • Cook one meal with each kid, so they can start helping with the cooking.
  • Have a family game night. 
  • Start our planning for Christmas
  • 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 2 pounds in October
    • Stay on track on our vacation & my business trip
    • Eat five servings of fruit & vegetables (combined) per day
    • Complete 1000 minutes of cardio
    • Complete 6 strength workouts.
    • Complete 6 stretching workouts
    • Register for a Turkey Trot

    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.
    • No driving to/from work - use only carpool options

      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.

      Lots of similar goals for October, with a few new ones to keep things interesting! What about you? What are you hoping to accomplish this month? 


      1. I love the way you divide things up to make sure all parts of life are focused on.

      2. I have similar thoughts for the rest of the year! My list isn't as ambitious, though :)

        I'd like to start involving JB in cooking at night but I also want dinner to almost be ready to serve by the time ze gets home (on the late side) from daycare. Maybe the best thing to do would be to have zir set the table.

        1. We definitely have the boys help set the table, as well as do their other evening chores. They water the plants,and take a shower (typically just coming in from soccer). Time permitting, they also help with salad making, & emptying the dishwasher. It takes time & patience, but is worth it!