Thursday, March 3, 2011

February's a short month, RIGHT?

Dear Lord, I have been absolutely terrible in this happiness project.  In January, I did eh, ok, on my goals... no huge successes, but I did a few things.  February, however, was terrible.  I didn't do any of my pre-established goals.

So, moving forward, it's March.  March is about FUN!  It's already started off in an organic way, and was suggested by hubby.  We are getting a  little concerned  about our three year old's tv habits--not what he watches, but that he throws a tantrum often when it's time to turn it off.  Frustrated, hubby said last week, "No tv on Friday."  I spun it into Family Game Night!  No tv's on Friday, instead, we're going to do something fun together between dinner and bedtime.  One of us will pick what we do--go swimming, go bowling, etc.  I even put it on our Blackberry calendars, so we HAVE to keep it.

Really looking forward to that ice cream social....

Monday, January 31, 2011

Don't hate, evaluate.

As far as January's goals went, I definitely had a hard time keeping to them.  I did ok on my water drinking, but didn't go to the chiropractor even once.  My gym attendance has been spotty, and certainly not 3x/week...  maybe once a week.

I can easily explain why--it's tough to get out of the house when baby naps from 9-11 and 1-3 in general, especially when the gym class I like is at 9am, but also when he's going through some separation anxiety issues.

So, all I can do is keep on plugging, keep on trying, along with adding in February's goals. 

Speaking of which, I just looked at February's goals and....UUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUGH.  I don't wanna!!!!!

Saturday, January 22, 2011


I'd love to say I'm doing great on my January goals, but that's just not the case.  It's no that I haven't been THINKING about my goals, and it's not that I don't have a ton of reasons to not be successful, but I just haven't made the progress I had hoped I would. 

The biggest problem with my success has been my baby's schedule and development.  He is currently going through separation anxiety, which has made leaving him in the gym nursery difficult.  I have made it to the gym about once a week this month, though definitely skipped one week.  Boo.

I also haven't made it to the chiropractor at all this month.  This is embarrassing because it's my own fault; I just haven't made it a priority--the story of my life.

As far as my water drinking, I haven't really been tracking the glasses I drink, though I have made a conscious effort to drink more water and to monitor how I feel--dehydrated, tired versus drinking enough.

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Monthly Goals

Here's my plan for my 2011 Happiness project.  Smaller goals to come soon.

  • January:  Fitness
    • Go to the gym at least 30 minutes 3 times a week
    • Drink at least 8 glasses of water a day
    • Go to the chiropractor regularly
  • February:  Finances
    • Determine a system that works for bill paying
    • Determine a system that works for paper filing
    • Establish a budget, track and stick to it
    • Organize the office; eliminate the clutter
  • March:  Fun
    • Go out for karaoke
    • Find a babysitter
    • Establish monthly date night
    • Throw an ice cream social
  • April:  Reframe Your Attitude
    • Keep a gratitude journal
    • Practice Positive Self Talk
    • Find an activity that makes me happy, and do it!
  •  May:  Connections
    • Write a letter a week
    • Make plans with good friends
    • Call a friend a week
  • June:  Be Mindful
  • July:  Remember Love
  • August:  Appearance
    • Start thinking about a new work wardrobe
    • New Makeup
    • Gorgeous new haircut
  • September:  
  • October:
  • November
  • December
  • June: