Wow, it’s already been a year since I left Corporate America and worked from home alongside my husband, building our home-based business better than ever. I don’t regret my decision to retire from my former job. Lately, I have been working on reinventing myself and living my best life, NOT just existing. What does that look like now?
By Michelle Nollsch
I took nine months to heal physically, mentally & emotionally. Back in December, my blog Reinventing Myself-Part 1 discussed my personal goals and gave me three months to accomplish those goals. It is now time to reassess and set goals for the next three months. I hope to create a 4 Part series and inspire others to follow my lead taking baby steps to achieve their goals.
Let’s review my previous goals and see how close I got to achieving them. The goals I didn’t accomplish will remain on the list for the next three months:
Declutter areas in my home
Increase my exercise routine
Take a class that educates me and interests me
Create art or complete a craft of my choosing
There are two items on the list that I have been consistent with for the past three months:
There are many different ways to journal. You see the list I created in the image above. For about a month and a half, I wrote in my list the word ‘journal.’ I couldn’t find the words to write anything day after day. Then I realized I was journaling every day, keeping track of my daily tasks, which helped me stay on task. Once I establish my goals and see forward momentum, I will switch to journaling my inner thoughts. I have found that if I don’t write my daily tasks down, I don’t get them done.
I have increased my daily exercise routine and finally seeing some results. Now that we’ve had some warmer days, my husband and I have been taking walks. We are seizing the opportunity whenever it’s not raining or snowing and taking care of our health. We are also thankful for physical therapy for the past six weeks. Our right shoulders were hurting and causing pain, and I’m so grateful for my quality of life returning. Physical therapy gave me the push I needed to safely add 2-3 pound weights to my exercise routine, and it’s making a difference.
Consistency Is Key
Consistency is so important and not necessarily one of my strengths. I am proud of myself for staying the course. Now it’s time to address the other three items on my list. I’m slowly decluttering areas in my home. Work life has increased over the past two months, which is good, but we haven’t been home much. I am still looking into a class to take I’m interested in. I am determined to carve out time for an art project or craft. For the next three months, I will work on these three items.
In closing, I think my next blog topic will be talking about procrastination. As you can see, I have a repeating pattern of writing my blog on the last day of the month. It’s causing unnecessary stress and pressure. I’m a work in progress, but certainly willing to change. A friendly reminder that it’s progress, not perfection. It’s more about the journey than the destination.
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