Goodbye February and hello March! Yesterday was Dr. Seuss’s birthday, so I’m a day late on the title tribute, but I decided to use it anyway for my March goals, metaphorically speaking. Also, the beginning of a new month and my goal-setting for the month is the reason I decided to put a hold on High Five Friday, which will resume next week. This is my first foray into making monthly goals for myself, so I’m hoping to make it a success.
1. Read 5 books. I didn’t do so well in my reading in February and with so many wonderful books out there I want to read, I plan to make time to read at least five books this month. I remember when I read a book a day and later around eight books a month. Somewhere down the line, my reading took a step back to other things. I want to get back on track this year. I’m not saying I’ll read a book a day again, but a constant flow would be nice, and I’m planning to make at least one of the books a backlisted title.
2. Clean out my closet. I’m not sure how or when it happened, but a few closets have become packed with old clothes I no longer wear, boxes of junk that is not of any use, and just plain ole clutter. I plan to tackle a couple of closets at least every week. We’ll see how it goes.
3. File my tax return. I am the worst at waiting until the last minute to file my yearly income tax return. I’m not sure why that is, except the fact that I just don’t like to do it. It isn’t scary to me, and I stopped using an accountant years ago when deductions went down the drain, so I don’t have appointments to make and receipts to organize. It’s just a tedious chore that always waits until the deadline date. I’m hoping to be panic free this year by beating tax day.
4. Actually get up when my alarm goes off. Y’all I am the absolute WORST at this. I have three alarms set to wake me up in the mornings, and I never get up at the time I actually set my alarms for. NEVER. I usually set my alarm for 5:30, and 6:00, and 6:30 and always end up hitting the snooze or sleeping through them. I even have one alarm across the room so I have to get out of bed to turn it off. Now, it doesn’t take me a long time to get ready for work in the morning, but I don’t like to push the limits.
5. Work out once a week for the month. Now, this doesn’t seem like much at all to a lot of you, but it’s big for me. Once upon a time, I was a runner, a walker, a tennis player, and a swimmer. Then, my health took a kick to the gut, and I stopped exercising because the doctor refused to sign my release to do so. Just recently, he signed my release to exercise under doctor’s orders. I joined the gym several months ago when my son, the gym rat, asked me to (I was told by my doctor to get a refund – that lil kidder). I’ve been paying my monthly dues but haven’t used the gym at all. This is a biggie for me because I am not a gym person. At. All. But, I’m willing to build my stamina one step at a time.
Go me! Here’s hoping I’m successful with my March goals.