January was pretty great this year.
Yep, even with flu-rona sneaking in there I feel like 2023 has just been generally positive so far.
That said, all of my good habit streaks came to an abrupt end when I a) flew to NC and b) started call (today is day 3/7). And, even though there have been many fun + positive things, certain aspects of life have felt a bit more hectic than I prefer them to be, so I will work on manifesting my 2023 word of the year CLEAR more in February.
✅ I meditated 15/30 days. I gave the Waking Up app a solid try but I think I am either going to migrate to Insight Timer or just return to Headspace.
✅ I read 5 books including some longer/denser ones: My Brilliant Friend by Elena Ferrante and Mrs. Everything by Jennifer Weiner (this one was not dense, but it was pretty long!). I stuck to my ‘reading plan’ for the most part, except for the last week.
✅ I enjoyed 2.5 movies (!): Glass Onion, A Man Called Otto, and . . . Stick It (the last one with Annabel). I guess I also watched Luck with her too (on the plane) . I suppose 1:1 adult:kid movies isn’t a terrible ratio. AND I devoured S2 of Sex Lives of College Girls while sick.
✅ I kept my screen time REALLY low for most of the month (until trip / this week – exception though most of that was google maps + the EPIC Haiku app for work). I honestly had ZERO social media scroll time!
✅ I ran 25 times (144.8 miles) with average pace 10:01 and did 8 strength workouts with average length 25 minutes. December’s ave pace was 10:19, Nov was 10:25 — so progress!
✅ I got to see my sister + niece (and parents!), watch Annabel in a big performance, see C in an All Star game, and had a successful and fun kickoff to BLPA.
I would rate the month highly!
What Didn’t I Do?
Two main things:
I did not delve into home organizing projects the way I wanted to! I am still really excited about home organization this year (using Org365 as a framework) but just . . haven’t really gotten started yet. FEB!
I did not pay as much attention to optimizing my weekends as I wanted to. I think I could have benefitted from more Friday planning and thinking through getting a good balance of fun / social time / kid time / rest. That said – there were 2 Josh-CALL weekends in there and 1 weekend away, so . . . maybe I should cut myself slack there. February contains exactly 0 Josh-CALL weekends which is exciting (though one for me!).
Off to complete the first run of Feb!