So once again I'm making a few changes for my goals this month. Rather than pick five specific things that I want to work on, I've chosen five areas where I would like to see growth in myself by the end of the month.
1. Time management (I stink at this)
2. Simplifying and streamlining the house
3. Having (quick) options for eating at home after a day at work, other than Taco Bell
4. Embrace the motto: "Use it Up, Wear it Out, Make it Do, or Do Without"
5. Financial frugality (this gets harder as Christmas gets closer)
I love blogging (and reading other blogs), but it's one of the reasons that #1 needs to be a priority. Since I've been working outside the house, I seem to have accepted the mentality that my time is my own once I get home, so if I want to spend hours cruising blogs and messing around on Pinterest and Facebook, I've earned it. Yikes! That's an entitlement mentality if ever I saw one - and it has to stop. Peter works two to three times as many hours as I do and he still handles his part of the jobs around the house. My household activities have all slipped to the point where they are done only when absolutely necessary (in other words, pick off that dust bunny before you eat what you dropped on the floor). So #1 is a biggie this month!
I've been working on #2, but there's still much that can be done in that area. As for #3, I've been using up several of the meals I had in the freezer, but it's time to do some soup cooking and freezing now that the weather is getting cooler. It's far too easy to suggest grabbing a "cheap" bite at Sonic or Taco Bell after a long day, which goes against item #5 on the list. And if I work on embracing #4, I'm hoping that will take care of my turkey-in-the-freezer problem too. I'll keep you posted...
So that's it for me. Total fail last month (on the goals I listed, anyway), but regrouping to try again. How about you? What goals have you set for the month/year? Have you made progress on them? Do you have any tips about time management (especially if you blog on a regular/daily basis)? I'd love to hear your thoughts on any or all of these issues! See you next month when I report in on my (hopeful) progress!