Since I recently publicly disclosed the fact that I have been depressed a lot lately I spent the past week thinking of ways I can regain control of my life and get more out of it. I have developed a new scheduling system that will help me live my life according to my goals and values. (More on this later this week.) For the month of July I will live life on a schedule and see how it goes
So, since I am scheduling my time around my goals I didn’t want to just list financial or business type goals here. I am going to list all of my goals for the month of July.
- Finish reading Charlotte’s Web to the Girls
- Spend one day just with Kailyn
- Spend one day just with Ava
- Take the girls to church
I don’t get to spend much one on one time with my kids and I think it’s very important to do so. So, one day this month I want to spend a separate day with each of my girls, giving them my full attention.
Last month we began our first big read aloud book and they are really getting into it. I want to finish Charlotte’s Web this month and then find the movie so they can watch it after we finish our book.
Lastly, I have never consistently gone to Church. A few months before getting divorced I started to regularly attend, then after moving out I just stopped going. My daughters both love going and church is something I want them to be exposed to on a regular basis. (We went yesterday, so I am off to a good start on this one!)
- Finish E Book
- Complete all Writing Assignments as I get them
- Apply to 10 Writing Jobs per week
- Continue with weekly posting schedule
- Make $500 extra income (Made $115 so far)
Ok, so do you remember a couple of weeks ago when I said I was going to hold off on writing an E Book? Well, I tried………..I just couldn’t do it! One day I sat down to write and never stopped. The great thing is I almost done!! I should be completely done with my first E Book by Friday! WooHoo (Then I am going to need your help, please?)
The rest of the things I pretty much already do. I am going to apply to at least 10 writing jobs each week so I can try to build up a steady client base. I am also going to stick to my Monday – Wednesday – Friday posting schedule.
- Go to Church every Sunday
- Wake up at 7 am every weekday morning
- Balance check book daily
- Bring lunch to work daily
Going to church doesn’t just benefit the girls, it benefits me too. I always feel a lot better about myself after going to Church. And since I have been dealing with depression I think it’s good to try to put more meaning in my life.
I usually sleep in as late as I can and then rush to get ready for work. I want to avoid the rush by waking up at 7 am every morning. This should give me plenty of time to get ready.
The past week I have balanced my checkbook right after each purchase I made. This has helped me stop spending on little insignificant things because I am paying better attention to how much money I have (or don’t have.)
I am going to continue to bring lunch to work every day. This really helps my budget and I have started to get used to it. I just need to remember to get things ready the night before so I don’t forget!
What are your goals for July? How did you do last month?