Wednesday, March 2, 2016

March Goals

Alright, as I mentioned last week my life is a bit all over the place. I'm hoping that bringing back my monthly goals keeps me focused, more productive and less stressed.

Work out 3x week

Like I mentioned, in the midst of everything else the gym has been falling to the bottom of my list for the past few months. I'm really starting to feel it mentally and physically. I'd absolutely LOVE to get it incorporated to my everyday routine, but I'm going to start with baby steps. Following Bethanny Frankel's "do what you can" model.

Finish a book

I started  Sloan Crosley's The Clasp over the Christmas break. I got through almost all of it, but the last 50 pages have been hanging over my head for 2 months now. Time to wrap. it. up. and move on.

Find healthier snacks

I'm starting to accept that I will never by a 3 meal a day person. I've tried the the small meals 5 times a day thing, but it just requires too much cooking and time. I usually eat breakfast around 9 or 10 and then lunch around 12/1....not matter what I'm always hungry around 3pm. Because it's somewhat the middle of the day, I have to grab something small and quick. Between something laying around the office or running quickly to The Corner Bakery downstairs, I always go with carb heavy (usually sugar heavy) snacks. I'm going to start bringing more healthy items to work to be prepared for the afternoon crash. Fruit, jerky, hummus and veggies maybe? What are your go-to healthy snacks?

Start a better savings plan

For the 2nd year in a row, I did my taxes all by myself and finished them up last week. I will NOT be writing a 'how-to' or 'tips' post, because I'm pretty sure I took the longest way possible and I did not enjoy it. You should definitely try it though (especially if your single, not a homeowner, didn't make any BIG financial changes this year), it's very empowering.  Anyway, my tax refunds always go directly to savings, which I'm trying to build back up after my move and brief stint as a #ladyofleisure. The Everygirl blog (currently obsessed with) did a 30 day challenge last month and I'm going to take it on in March. I want to build up the emergency fund, start long term 'want' savings plan and figure out what the heck to do with my 401k's,

Keep track of my life more

Things have been going SO FAST lately. I really need to step back every so often, look at the big picture and reflect. I'm aiming to do this here which will also encourage me to blog more (woo!).

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