Post Updated on January 8, 2017
Hello, lovely people! Welcome back to another installment of my monthly goals. In case you’re new here, I set myself three goals for each month with the intention to uplift my mind, body, and soul in some way.
Usually I’d do a recap from the month before, but I skipped February goals after feeling just a teency bit burned out – so I have nothing to report this time!
I will say that February was probably one of the most challenging and hectic months I’ve had in a long time, so I’m excited to head into this month with a fresh perspective and a more mindful approach. Here’s how I’m planning to do that:
MY GOALS FOR MARCH
1. Mind – Keep my phone turned off until 12pm on weekdays
I’m the kind of person who checks my phone as soon as I wake up, but I’ve really started to notice how being bombarded with notifications first thing can have a negative impact on my day. I also have a habit of watching videos on my phone before I go to work which ultimately makes me late so I feel rushed before I’ve even really started the day. I think the morning has the potential to be the most productive part of the day, so I want to eliminate the distractions and really focus on getting shit done.
I do use my phone for music at the gym and during my commute, but I plan to just leave it on Do Not Disturb mode during those times. Wish me luck!
2. Body – Go for a walk every day without my phone
Can you tell I’m trying to break my phone addiction this month? I’ve been pretty good about going for regular walks during my lunch break at work in an effort to sit less, but I’ve noticed that my phone will always die during my walk – no matter how much battery is left. It’s totes ridiculous. But I’m taking that as a sign that I should be present and just focus on my surroundings!
3. Soul – Create & stick to a school schedule
I’ve mentioned before that I’ve been struggling to balance all of my responsibilities right now (work, blogging, grad school), and I think that coming up with a schedule for my schoolwork will help me better manage my time. Since all of my classes are online and aren’t held at specific times (which I’m realizing is both a blessing and a curse), it’s up to me to stick to a routine and treat them as if they were part of my schedule. I’m going to try setting specific days/times for watching lectures and others for focusing on homework and discussions.
What are your goals for March? Leave a comment below!