Hello Dear Readers, It’s spring and still snowing here. I put the cushions on the swing-set out on my porch only to find it covered in s-Nooooooo(w)! It was starting to get sunnier and warmer but the weather gods decided they were just kidding! Anyway, I have sunshine in my thoughts!
Since I know you are listening, here it goes – In a post that I published on January 3rd, 2018 titled Starting 2018 Onwards with Intention I started a ‘to-accomplish’ list instead of a New Years Resolution. NYRs usually last for about the first 2 weeks, maybe 2 days from the day you start and then it just…poof, disappears! So, in my ‘To-accomplish’ list I had the following. How did I do? Let’s find out together!
~~3 month update coming up!~~
- Drink green tea throughout the day, coffee only occasionally (couple times a month)
Update: Yes, I have been drinking mostly tea. Green tea once a day for sure, but I have somehow added on English breakfast tea, Chamomile tea before bed and also tried this green tea with peppermint which I disliked a lot…I digress…Green Tea? I drink Tea throughout the day, so √.
Decided not to limit myself to only green tea. I think I had coffee probably 3-4 times in the past 3 months so another √.
- Go to heated yoga class 3 times a week
Update: This one I didn’t do so well with. Initially, the first two months I went for about 3 times a week. Then, March happened and I had about 3 work trips. Two domestic, and One International, so cancelled the membership ( actually put it on hold) because it made sense as I was barely at home. So 2/3 of a √? 😀
- Keep FB checking to a minimum so i can maximize my focusing ability.
Update: This one was surprisingly my favorite. I have not been scrolling through facebook flushing countless mindless hours scrolling through posts where everyone looks happy. I understand people like to post happy memories, but good comes with the bad and there are always two sides of a coin. I did however use the messenger app to stay connected with friends and checked it only twice a week without scrolling for event invites. So a full √.:D
- Learn a new skill at work once a month
Update: Starting to do two new things at work which will get me closer to my career goals. Did I WANT to take on additional responsibility? No! Did I do it anyway because I like to give my 110%? Yes! I like winning. Who doesn’t;) right? and I only compete with who I was yesterday to be a better me. So, √.
- Learn more about real estate investment.
Update: I only completely read about 2 books and have about 4 next to my nightstand which I have started but not finished. Thanks friend for letting me borrow these books:D I will read them. 🙂 I didn’t make as much progress as I intended but I didn’t completely ignore it. So 1/2 √.
- Write a couple of posts per month
Update: This blogging world has been so kind to me. I love creative writing and interacting with my kinda’ people here. When I started in December 2017, I thought maybe I would have 50 followers in 2 months! To my disbelief, I had over 150! Thank you so much for reading my posts and liking, commenting and following. It makes my heart full! The more I write, the more I learn. So, √.√.√.:D
- Join a book-club and read more books
Update: I am now sort of a regular..I think!?.. Have been to about 2 whole meetings. I read one and 1/3 of a book, and in the process of listening to one in preparation for the 3rd meeting.
- Use more natural products
Update: I did make an organic brown sugar lip/scrub for the brutal midwest winter and gifted some to friends and my mom. Other than that – I use organic coconut oil to moisturize my hands. I should make some more lotion! √.
~ What’s next?~
One of the things I have started doing is reading more blogs, daily. I love finding new blogs to read and I leave a comment when something resonates with me.
I enjoy reading comments on my posts, so I give back…proactively:D Sometimes, an encouraging and supportive comment is all it takes to brighten someone’s day! Even though through this virtual medium, I feel I have made some pretty great connections.
How about you? How has your first 3 months of the year been? Good? Bad? Ugly? Blah? …It’s ok! Life happens! I would love to know in the comment below!
So, cheers to you all! Keep writing & I look forward to reading more of your wonderful blog posts.
Stay Curious & Have a Peaceful Day!