The clocks went back today and I didn’t even know.
It’s November and I didn’t know that as well.
November is usually when people start to realize that the year is ending and start reflecting on whether or not they fell through with their resolutions they made in January. Although I never really make New Years Resolutions, I did have a moment, about 5 minutes ago, where I just thought “shit…what am I going to do with myself?”
Of course, just like every other start of a new month, I start frantically making a mental list to myself of what I need to get accomplish this month. And there it struck me – you never really hold yourself accountable for your goals. No, it doesn’t matter that you wrote it down on the corner of your notebook. You need to tell someone – maybe they won’t remember or hold you accountable for your goals, but mentally, it becomes reality when you share your goals with others, even if it’s just one person. Here I am, sharing my goals to the whole internet, so I feel pretty responsible for what I want to do in November.
After hopping from job to job, figuring out what I really like to do. I finally found myself settled with two jobs that remain consistent. Although, I’m still feeling a little strapped on time since I’m running back and forth and working 5-6 days, I feel that the consistency would allow me to really get myself straighten out. So, my friend November and I would make more home cooked meals, make more time to fit in my workouts, and find more time to have dinner parties with our friends.
Sleep has been my big enemy and with winter coming, the darker days would probably make me forget how late it is. So, what should I do? I need to establish a night routine. Something that would make me pass out right when I turn off the lights. I don’t know how I’m going to do it, but it’s going to be establish. Perhaps I should set a goal of leisure reading two books by the end of the month, since that should help wind my mind down (…and I can’t remember the last time I actually picked one up and finished it).
And last, I need to get my study routine down. I’ve been neglecting my holistic nutrition textbooks due to lost of motivation from feeling drained. I’m not going to set where I need to finish off, but I need at least 15 hours devoted towards studying this month.
A bunch of self-care and “boring housekeeping” stuff, but it has to be done before the holiday season hits.
So, what are your goals this month?