I have to admit that I’m a little bit horrified that it’s already the beginning of July. Two days in, in fact.
I know I’ve mentioned this a few times already, but one thing I’m really trying to work on is making time matter. I know I can’t slow down the clock, but I feel like being more mindful might help give the illusion that I’m getting more out of it.
This is an idea I’ve been playing with for at least three years already. I know because it was at the root of my things we’ll do this month posts. August will mark the beginning of my fourth year of creating these lists. If I’m honest, it worked at first, but some of my best months were the first months. Here’s the first one ever.
THINGS WE’LL DO THIS MONTH: July 2019
Goal setting is fun. It’s great motivation to sit down and hash out the things we want to do and fantasize about the roads that will take us there. When we talk about goals, we talk about money and career and real estate and competition, but we rarely talk about good, old-fashioned leisure. What I’ve found is that having some fun and light-hearted goals is a nice way to interrupt the monotony and drudgery of obligation. Month to month, I will publish a list of things I would like to do during the month ahead. Of course, this list doesn’t take the place of all of my standard goals related to health, wellness, money and spirituality, but I reserve the right to, in some cases, blur the lines.
Here’s what’s on the line this month.
- Go to the beach
- Create a vision board
- Take a hike
- Plan and prepare for trip to Toronto
- Ride our bikes
- Have a picnic
- Get a (damn) haircut (already)
- Pick berries
- Go to Ladner Market
- Plan fall running events
- Clean out our office
- Do more yoga and meditation
- Start a gratitude journal
What have you got going on this month?