gratitude challenge

Good morning, void. I hope this rainy Wednesday morning finds you somewhere comfortable and dry. How is your September so far? In my last post, I mentioned that my August was not so great and I was hoping for a better September. I still am.

I am a stresser. I am also a very anxious person and that anxiety is made worse with stress. It’s even worse when there are a lot of things out of my control, like now. But I woke up this morning with an idea: I want to go an entire day without complaining, even to myself. As I went about my morning, I challenged myself to last through the weekend, and then a full seven days. So that’s where I am at. I’m going to go an entire week without complaining.

The hope is that I spend time redirecting my thoughts from complaining to gratitude, focusing more on what I can do to make my day better and less on the elements in my life that are out of my control. I have learned through therapy that gratitude is a powerful tool to have and so I want to spend a week actively dedicating myself to practicing gratitude. I invite you to join me!

During this next week, I’ll check back in with updates about my progress. I’ll also try to update on my September reading. My progress is very slow going this month, and while I know it can be attributed to stress, I am frustrated with myself which causes a whole cycle of non-action. Let me know in the comments below if you are joining me on this journey these next seven days! Until then, be kind to yourselves! You deserve it.

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March GoalsĀ 

It’s officially the best month of the year, and not just because it’s my birthday month. In March, we get the birth of Spring which is the best of all seasons and the birth of all flowers. It’s also the month of celebrating women, which I’m about. My birthday, of course. Mostly, I’m in it for the allegories about new beginnings and fresh air and new flowers, even if I’m not super into being outside because of allergies and bugs and the overly warm sun. 

This month I want to focus on less vague goals, stuff that’s concrete. Either I do it or I don’t. I understand that sometimes some goals have to be vague like, “be more patient with yourself” but I want to be more action oriented in March. It’s action month, and I’m ready to act. Let’s jump in. This month I want to: 

  • Lose 10lbs 
  • Read 10 books 
  • Save at least $800  
  • Drink 90oz of water a day 
  • Yoga at least once a week 

That’s all I have for now. I feel like these are all action goals, which hopefully is enough to kick me out of this head space that I seem to be in. Mental health is exhausting, void. Nevertheless, let’s give March our best shot. What are your March goals?