I don’t know what exactly happened to October. I blinked and it was all over, which I’m okay with since it meant that my mom returned from a near month-long trip to Europe and I could stop worrying about my dad eating beans out of a can. It also was the month I had fibroid surgery after an emotionally-charged September. This unexpected punch kind of derailed any hope I had to make the month productive and successful as far as goal-setting goes.
And you know what? That’s okay.
Because my main goal was to focus on self-care in October. So while I didn’t get that long-awaited haircut or pamper myself in the way I would have liked, I did put my health first and took care of something as soon as I found out it might cause further issues. So what if it meant I would be out for the count for some time?
Let’s have a look at October anyway, for shits and giggles, to see how badly I did!
Read 1-2 books—DONE! I finished Rework written by the makers of Basecamp, an account management tool I loved using at my old job; this book had a lot of neat tips and great advice for businesses, startup companies, and entrepreneurs
Set aside time for self-care—get more manicures, get a haircut (find a new hairdresser in my area!), maybe make that massage appointment finally, go to yoga, spend time meditating, etc.—Yea, that didn’t happen
Be kind to myself–I really like this goal and am going to add it back to my list in November. Recovering from surgery is hard enough, but I’ve been really beating myself up about how long it’s taking and that’s not getting me anywhere
Book a vacation—WAH!! I STILL NEED THIS!
1 out of 4, you guys. WHEE! LOL, here are some goals for November that I’m hoping to achieve.
- Self-care (back again). I want to dedicate the month of November to recovery—physically, spiritually, and emotionally
- Disconnect and reconnect. I have a lot of plans I’m looking forward to over the next few weeks with girlfriends, blog friends, coworkers, and Bryan. I’m excited to get back out there and be social again!
- Read, learn, and grow
That’s it. Short and sweet. Tell me what you’re working on this month, my friends. XOXO and let’s make it a sweet November!