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January was a bit of a whirlwind between surgery, the plague, and moving, so I didn’t even make any monthly goals. With my year-long 2017 goals in mind, I have quite a few in mind this month so I can work toward accomplishing all of those and stick to getting my life back under control.
- Work out three times a week
- Blog twice a week
- Join a blogger community
- Pick up a freelance gig
- Call Chase to lower my credit card interest rate
- Write one guest post/submit an article to the Billfold
- Read two books
- Renew car insurance
- Find a therapist
- Sort out a budget that sees my credit cards paid off by June
- Buy a desk
- Give blood
- Passion Planner roadmaps
- Sort out insurance stuff
Quite a few goals on the docket this month – some of them are just things I’ve been meaning to tick off for awhile, like little housekeeping things. This is the first month in… well, months, where I feel a sense of calm. There are a few out of town concerts we’re heading to, but for the most part, I know I’m going to be at home, and I’m going to have some time to myself. That’s a really great feeling!
Having time to be at home and landed (in a clean, unpacked house!!!) has been a gamechanger for my mental health. I don’t feel as anxious and scattered as I had been. This year, I’m planning in a combination of my bullet journal from last year as well as a Passion Planner – the bullet journal serves mostly as to-do lists, brainstorms and more of a “traditional” journal, and my PP is more for long-term planning and daily appointments and scheduling. It’s a much better system than I had going last year – as pretty as ban.do planners are, I just don’t think they jive with my planning style.