Resolutions Check In

Hey everyone! I made a list of all the goals I hope to achieve for my 27th birthday. Since my 26th birthday was 26 days ago, I thought this would be the perfect day to reflect on my goals.

Here’s a list of my goals…

  1. Exercise, yoga, meditate every day
  2. Read for at least 30 minutes a day
  3. Finish writing my book by my 27th birthday
  4. Volunteer
  5. Turn my passion into a career
  6. Don’t fall behind with medical exams and medical health
  7. Travel to two new places
  8. Read at least 52 books
  9. Journal every night
  10. Purge my things for once and for all
  11. Find a new place to live with my boyfriend
  12. Save $10,000 in a year (with help from my boyfriend)
  13. Try a new recipe once a week
  14. Pay off all of my debt
  15. To keep a day planner and keep up with deadlines and goals
  16. Get up early
  17. Get into the routine of meal prepping again
  18. Go to bed at a decent time
  19. Make a budget and actually stick to it
  20. Have a month no spend on take out or any unnecessary shopping
  21. Give myself something relaxing and rewarding (massage, facial, pedicure and manicure).
  22. Save at least 10% of my earnings
  23. Watch less TV
  24. Donate more to others
  25. Drink more water
  26. Start a new tradition with my boyfriend
  1. Yoga and meditation didn’t happen right away, but it’s slowly becoming a habit. I am feeling much better since I have started my day with those two habits.
  2. This one has been the easiest one to get into the habit of. It has been helping me read a lot of my books.
  3. I haven’t written much of my book, but I have been planning on an idea, and thinking of what can happen next. There is still time to complete this goal.
  4. Unfortunately, because of Covid-19, there isn’t many if any opportunities around, so this is one that I haven’t been able to do.
  5. My absolute goal is to be my own boss and to not have to work for someone by working towards their goal. I would like to become a full time blogger. I am still in the research process of gathering information for myself and trying to think of the next steps to move forward with my goals.
  6. This one is still a work in progress, but I have been heading in the right direction.
  7. Where I am living there are still travelling restrictions, so unfortunately this one will have to wait. But I have decided on wanting to travel to Montreal, Quebec, Canada. I’ll let my boyfriend brainstorm some places we can travel to. Although this year we are focusing on paying off our debts, so we won’t be travelling anywhere too far.
  8. I have been on par with this goal since I have read four books already. My goal is to read one book a week.
  9. To be honest, aside from blogging, I haven’t written in my journal at all. I am going to add this in my bedtime routine.
  10. I have started a new challenge for myself which is to get rid of one item a day. And once I gain more confidence, I can purge even more. Perhaps I can purge more things a day.
  11. My boyfriend and I have discussed that we would like to celebrate my 27th goal in our own place. Although we haven’t narrowed it to a location yet, nor discussed finances or a budget for our new place. That will come in due time.
  12. Saving $10,000 is going to be the most challenging but exciting goal so far. I know that a portion of that will be for our emergency fund, but the remaining portion will be for our travelling fund and new apartment fund — which is really exciting.
  13. I think I may have to modify for trying a new recipe every two weeks.
  14. This way will come in due time. My boyfriend and I are in the process of making and sticking to a budget. So we have been setting aside some money every time to pay down our debts.
  15. At the moment, there isn’t much happening, appointments or anything along those lines at the moment, but I have been picking up with daily and weekly routines.
  16. I am still learning to get up early, although as of lately things are getting easier.
  17. I have been getting back into routine of meal prepping more. I enjoy making crock pot recipes.
  18. I prefer to go to bed early, but some nights my boyfriend works late so some days it’s hard to go to bed at a decent time.
  19. I have been putting in the final touches of our budget.
  20. I was planning on doing this in July. We can still buy food, but we can’t buy any material items or wants.
  21. I haven’t been wanting to go a nail salon right now so I haven’t gotten a chance to spoil myself right now, but my boyfriend has been given me foot rubs. So that’s always nice.
  22. This is one of the goals we have been doing.
  23. Over the weekend, I spent time rearranging our room so now it’s more spacious. That was nice to not spend time watching TV.
  24. I am going to be purging and donating my clothes. I also plan on making donations to others for Christmas.
  25. I have been drinking a lot of tea, instead of water. But I try to do this more, since water is important.
  26. The new tradition with my boyfriend, I am still thinking of something cool to do. So far, I thought we can stock up on our basic necessities (toothbrushes, toothpaste, shampoo, laundry detergent and soaps) for the year in December, instead of having to go out when we’re running out of things. Last December I went a bit crazy with this one sale of shower gels, and I just liked that feeling of being stocked up. I hate running out of things.

Overall, I feel like I am doing a good job with keeping up with resolutions and goals. Some of these have been challenging, other ones are fairly easy. I am proud with all that I have accomplished so far.

Day Nine

Hi there! Today is about having a bed to rest on. It might be the biggest or the best bed you have ever dreamt of, but I’m sure it’s still a good one to rest up and sleep away your worries.

I am thankful for my bed because it gives my body a chance to replenish my soul after a long day from work or just from having a bad day. I know whatever my day brings me, I know I can cuddle up in my bed under warm blankets and soft pillows and have a cozy night in reading my books.

What makes you grateful for your bed?

Day 126

This week things are getting better. Slowly.

There are days where I would like to lay in bed and not deal with things or people.

I am trying to get by.

Goals for this week…

1. Continue to exercise

2. Eat healthy

3. Get more sleep

Day 14

With all of the things that has stressed me out I wasn’t able to finish all of my resolutions this week. I broke several but that’s okay, too.

First things first I have wrote a list of things that I would to accomplish before the end of the month. Most of the list is to declutter my house. I completed another nagging task so that’s good. It gave me something to check off of the list.

Going to bed early has been a really big challenge so I am going to try to go to bed early tonight. The thing that makes it difficult is that my boyfriend works afternoons. I like to socialize with him before I go to sleep.

I am half way down my room. I need to organize my memory box. This task is going to take a lot of patience because I need to declutter a lot of that.

I missed milk and sugar in my tea so instead of my milk, honey and cinnamon I went back to sugar. But on plus note I have had more vegetables. I am still getting into the habit of taking my supplements.

Next thing I need to work on is being more active and flexible. I want to do a run with my boyfriend before the year ends. If that is something that we do then we should start training as soon as possible.

I am slowly adding more reading into my daily routine.

I will continue to strive forward with my goals.

 

Day Seven

I feel like what will help me create better results about achieving goals is by writing a blog post about my achievements every seven days. Every month I will be working on new resolutions.

In the past seven days I was able to keep up with some of my resolutions. Although one of my hardest resolution to do was going to bed early and creating a calming oasis before I went to sleep. I have been on my phone playing games or watching TV. The way I want to fall asleep is by tiding up a bit, writing in a journal, preparing a Most Important Tasks (it is a list of three things that I want to achieve before I leave the house) and then by reading for a bit Then say good night and I love you to my loved ones.

But on the positive I was able to get on the right track with eating better. I now drink tea with cinnamon and honey instead of sugar. My boyfriend and I used to add two teaspoons of sugar which definitely added up with all of the cups of tea we would have throughout the day. I read that consuming honey and cinnamon there are several of health benefits – strengthens immune system, helps with weight loss, boosts memory and energy as well as other health benefits.

I stretched this morning which is good because I stopped stretching for the longest time.

I am working on decluttering and getting rid of the things I no longer need. Last night I tidied up a bit before I went to bed. I’m slowly starting to do that more often that way I can start my morning more serenely.

I am also to change myself without wholly changing myself. I often say; “It’s okay.” after someone has said or did something hurtful to me. The same goes for when someone asks me if there’s anything wrong and I sometimes say; “Nothing.” even when there is something wrong. Some of the times it isn’t okay it’s just something I say to either deal with it on my own or because I feel talking about it would make the other party feel guilty about it. This is really something I am on working on because I have been saying that for almost the past two years now. It’s part of my codependent nature – which is something else that I am trying to work on. But I figured it would be best if I do it in baby steps.

So far, I  feel like I am on the right track but I just need to focus on my goals and not let distractions get in the way of my accomplishments.

 

Taking Medicine

Since I have been sick I have been taking my medicine and trying to fight the flu – again – so I am healthy before my many Christmas dinners.

I’m using my boyfriend’s brother’s computer but I’m wearing gloves so I don’t spread my germs.

I have been sleeping a lot. Even though I would rather do other things but I can’t because I don’t have a lot of energy.

Today, I will take my medicine and get plenty of rest.

Healthy Living

I have been concerned about my memory because I have been having a few difficulties keep track of everything. Perhaps it’s just the season, or not sleeping through the night.

I’m only in my 20’s so that means I have to take care of myself. This is something I have been striving for. I eat an apple a day, I try to get seven or so hours of sleep a night and exercise.

I should also be focusing on my memory and doing brain activities to improve my brain function.

Today, I will strengthen myself by doing something that will benefit me. These activities include running, reading, lifting weights anything else that is active.

Sleep

Today I had to catch up on my sleep since I’ve been really tired. I ended up sleeping for 12 hours. It was grand.

I’m still sleepy though so I’m going to back to bed soon. I did manage to do a few things around the house.

Today, I will catch up on my sleep.

Doing Things That Matter

I realized that these posts are written really late – in fact it is in the middle of the night because I was planning on writing my posts whilst my boyfriend brushes my hair but he fell asleep before my hair got brushed. So now it’s still in this messy bun all tangled.

I quietly got out of bed to write these posts. He didn’t notice because he can sleep through anything.

So earlier I was in my boyfriend’s room and his sister was going downstairs and then all you hear is her screaming. Then I came over and I start screaming. She found a lizard on one of the steps.

My boyfriend found this lizard and he was going to drop it off at a pet store but the lizard escaped from the box and he wasn’t able to find it until his sister nearly steps on the poor thing. I named her Liz and I’m not even sure if the lizard is male or female.

Me: OMG! My boyfriend didn’t take this to the pet store!!

She told me that she probably stepped on it before she realized it was a lizard she mistaken it for a leaf.

So we had to think of something quick because we had to depart soon to meet up with her mama. We had to scoop it up somehow so we used a cloth to place him back into this box that my boyfriend threw him in. The box already had air holes. Their brother somewhat lacked concern for our safety. After his sister explained what was happening, he suggested to her that I just sit around watching this lizard. As if my time isn’t valuable.

Then I go to use the bathroom and my boyfriend’s brother’s lizard is in the way so I screamed! Their brother became annoyed because we were screaming. I was startled. He had to grab his lizard and told us; “Why do you guys have to be so extra?”

I messaged my boyfriend; “Thanks for going to the pet store!! -.-”

Later on throughout the day I came back into my boyfriend’s brother’s room and he told me to be careful because his lizard was running around. So as soon as I soon the lizard I started screaming and then his sister from afar started screaming too. He wasn’t impressed.

Then my boyfriend came home and I told him the story and he told me that he started laughing when he read my message. Which I didn’t find funny by the way. I tell him that he told EVERYONE in the house but me. He told his mama, his sister and his brother. He told me that he wanted to find it himself which didn’t happen.

So then later his brother told me to sit down because he wanted me to not to be afraid of lizards anymore. He placed his lizard on my lap. It was… different.

Then later on in the day, his brother wanted to play his game so he kicked us out of our room and he didn’t tell us that we would sleep here in his room since it was only supposed to be two hours top.

I just feel so unprepared. We didn’t colour before going to bed. I wanted to fall asleep differently. I wanted to smell the autumn crisp evening air. A lot of my things are still in the room because it was never supposed to be an overnight thing. It feels weird.

This feels strange for some reason. And now I can’t fall back to sleep but at least I brought my pencil crayons and colouring book. Laugh at me now but colouring has many benefits. Although I can’t use any lightening since I don’t want to startle my boyfriend despite that his lizard startled me. So now I have to settle using this computer screen as my light.

Today, I will not the unknown scare me. Instead I would use them as stepping stones to overcome my fears. I will not let the feelings of being unprepared bring me down.

Sleep

Since I’m sick I know I’m supposed to be resting but I hate just laying in bed and sleeping and wasting the whole day away. That’s probably why I am sick in the first place or I got sick from my sister. -.-

Anyway sleep is important and I will try to make more time for sleep.

Today I will try to get at least seven hours of sleep.