These monthly goal posts sneak up on me!  I feel like I just shared my April goals yesterday.

So as was the case last month, April wasn’t a total fail.  To put a positive spin on things, I was about 50% successful!

My two goals included:

  1. Being in bed (lights out) by 10 pm Sunday-Thursday.
  2. Taking my SLR for a spin once every weekend in April.

I was on target with goal #1 most days.  The tricky thing about April was that Vishnu was on nights for most of it.  And I don’t sleep well when he’s not around.  In fact, I slept horribly last month.  Regardless of the time I went to bed, I would be wide awake anywhere between 1-4 am.  THIS SUCKED! My ultimate mission with goal #1 was to sleep better, and unfortunately, I didn’t accomplish that. On the other hand, I was in bed by 10 pm more nights than not, so that’s a win, right?

Goal #2 flat out didn’t happen.  Not even once.  I think I’ll revisit that one once we get to Chicago!

With that, I’m rethinking how I structure my goals in both May and June.  We have so much going on, and I don’t want to keep setting myself up for failure.  I want my goals to be both doable and helpful.

May 2016 Goals

Here’s what I want to accomplish in May:

  1. Write in my Thankful Thoughts journal every day.  This is both doable (I’m fairly consistent already but not where I want to be) and calming (thinking about the wonderful little things in my life always puts me in a better, more calm mood).
  2. Spend 30 uninterrupted minutes every day doing Parita things.  This goal is doable and very necessary.  And just for the record, things that count – reading, blogging, going for a walk, and things that do not count – cleaning and cooking.

Let’s hope I come out of May actually feeling accomplished.  Wish me luck!

Did you set May goals?  What’s one big thing you’re currently working on?

By Parita

5 thoughts on “May 2016 Goals”
  1. i dont have any goals per say because i have found that if i have goals set, i tend to think about it and at some point, put pressure to accomplish it. instead, i am just taking slow lately and doing whatever comes along my way. i dont think i would have used my camera if it wasnt for the food…mostly we all use our phones anyways.
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  2. LOVE your goals! I used to do photo walks all the time with my camera! Hey! Maybe that can be your 30 minutes of Parita time some of the time 🙂 Even if it’s just around your neighborhood or a street market or the ocean or something. Might be nice! I’m also with you: I sleep TERRIBLY if REB isn’t there with me. So if he’s up late working, working out or studying, I sleep the worst.
    I’m so bad at setting goals. I guess if I were to set some, I’d say for May:
    1). Try to work out at least 4 times a week
    2). Do more breathing exercises to calm me down. Work has me all strung out right now and I know it’s showing which I hate 🙁

  3. I really want to start journaling this month. I’ve never been very good at keeping up with it, which is odd since I’ve blogged for so long. I think I’m going to officially make it a goal so I’ll put more effort into it. I hope you can start sleeping better now that Vishnu is off nights!
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