Thank you for your kind notes yesterday. Everyone is still doing okay. The waiting game continues . . .
And in the meantime, 2021 is marching ever closer! So we will continue this goals series. I was going to write about WORK, but Sunday doesn’t seem like the right time for this! So here we go with personal, which is a bit of a catch-all, but whatever.
1- Schedule one day per Quintile as personal retreat day. I am going to sit down on Jan 5th assuming childcare is not an issue and schedule these days out, preferably for the entire year. These will be days that the kids are in school, I have childcare, and I do not have work (normal work or pod recording).
On my retreat days, I will just . . . take the day for myself. Journal, read, workout without time constraints, and (eventually once COVID is less of an issue) massage. I might take a walk along the beach or the gardens. 5 days out of 365 just for me. (I will be home for dinner w/ the kids, but even just the idea of having ~8a -6p sounds heavenly.)
2- Focus on keeping phone screen time to less than 100 minutes/day. I was doing so well with my #operation100 for quite some time, and I want to bring that energy into the new year. Honestly, I probably care the most about this goal.
I will record Screen Time minutes daily and avoid using my laptop as a phone sub (sneaky). I will aim for an average under 100 and ideally under 100 almost every day. I would like 2021 to be the year I part ways with excessive scrolling. Instead, I will read / write / organize / talk to people via FaceTime or phone. (Yes, FaceTime is screen time but I consider it nontoxic.)
3- Continue daily-ish Headspace and Duolingo. I won’t say “daily” because super long streaks intimidate me and I don’t like the pressure. But daily-ish is fine.
4- Invite at least 3 new families for play dates outdoors. Need to continue building tribe up here. (“Up” as in north of where we used to live). Maybe even someday we will be able to do indoor meetups again but even if not, we could meet up in outdoor circumstances. The outside time is good for kids anyway and less to clean up.
5- Try to get outside most days for 20 minutes. Therapeutic. Enough said.
6- Restart Organize 365! YES. I am more determined than ever this time to get through the 100 day program. I started last spring and did about half of it, but then . . . got too tired. Or busy. Or something. This program gives you one assignment per day for 100 days, with the end result of a more organized home. My life is organized; our home is . . not. Not to my liking, anyway.
I am reassured by the fact that Lisa Woodruff notes that most people take 2-3 rounds to get all the way through.
7- Read every day! Read something. For some amount of time. I pretty much do this already, but like the reminder. I usually have one fiction & one non going at any moment. Currently it’s Michelle Obama’s Becoming and The Authenticity Project: A Novel by Claire Tooley. I will continue to record reading on the blog (need to get on my 2021 Reading List page!).
8- Fitness – Excited to embark on Another Mother Runner’s Many Happy Miles program! I purchased a membership to this program in a fit of boredom of my current workouts and wanting to run more (and run a little faster) again. I’m excited! I will still continue to lift too (combo of their strength workouts + Beachbody, primarily LIIFT4 b/c I find them very efficient and reasonably effective).
I think that is plenty. OH and I also want to write something every day (or almost every day) in my 5 year journal! NO PRESSURE.