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Resolutions – August 2012

Here’s how I did in August:

Every Month Goals:

stick to my new budget

I am just riding this one out for the rest of the year, to be honest.  I’m on track with my bills, I’ve got some savings in the bank, I am not CRAZILY overspending, etc.  I’ll take what I can get on this one.  What I’m not doing is keeping strictly on budget, so that’s got to be the focus next year.  But I’m not crashing and burning, so I’ll take it!

spend time with family or friends I rarely see

I didn’t do this one!  I thought about it quite a bit, especially in the second half of the month as the time was getting short and I hadn’t made any attempts to get together with anyone.  But I never made it happen.

go someplace different or go to an event (in other words, get out of the house!)

I don’t remember going anywhere or doing anything for this one!

Resume:

Being Thankful

I am all caught up (again) on my Thankful pages, and I’ve started doing daily notes again.  I also made a Thankfulness Bracelet to help me remember each day all of the things in my life that I truly have to be grateful for.  I am concentrating on remembering to look for the thankful moments each day, too.  In other words, I’m kind of starting over on this one.  Luckily, I don’t have to start at rock bottom like before, because of the good foundation that I built last year.

the Queries

I’m really getting back on track with the Queries!  Yay!  Last one was on Jealousy, and they’re back on my mind now in between Query postings.  It took a while, but I feel better about this one.

To Do:

adopt healthier eating habits

Okay, I’m not back to where I’d like to be, but I just have to keep trying.  I’d say I’m at better than 60% healthy eating right now.  So, not terrible – actually good compared to 0%.  So, I just need to take that small victory and keep moving forward.  Why is it so hard for me to focus on what I have or have accomplished?  Why do my eyes always go to what I’ve not done, where I’ve failed?  I certainly don’t do that when I look at other people.

exercise

Well, I exercised…a little.  It’s a start, just not a very good start.  Now’s the time to make it really happen.  I’m talking to you, September!

de-clutter my house

We finally had the yard sale, and I just can’t believe how much stuff went out of this house – and how you really just can’t tell.  At all.  Anyway, I know it’s gone, and I have the money in the bank to prove it.  So, that’s pretty great.

I know there is more for me to do on this one, but I am calling this one complete.  The truth is, there will always be more to do with this goal.  I will be fighting myself for some time to come, wanting stuff I don’t need, wanting stuff but not wanting to bring any more into the house, etc.  I just need to keep on using up what I already have and try to live more minimally.  I’ll just do my best.  Next year, I think I’ll turn this one into a series of home improvement projects!  

go to bed at the same time every night

I had some tough nights this month, one really rough week, where I was definitely not getting enough sleep.  I hate being so tired and not being able to fall asleep.  But I’m still on a mostly before midnight routine.

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Okay…on to September!

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