Monday, February 02, 2015

monthly goals | February


recap January goals


purge & simplify
we got a lot of progress done on this in January! we moved in a craft storage dresser, a bakers rack, and a treadmill so our house was very crowded for a while! we downsized to one closet (we have cloth closets because there's only one tiny built in closet in our house & it's in the bathroom) and donated a lot of clothes we don't wear anymore. we moved some furniture we want to keep for our next house into the barn & we cleaned out some of the clutter. man, it makes me tired just typing all of that!

spend time reading
Thomas & i are steadily making our way through our Bible in a year reading plan. it has been nice to end each day reading the Word together. #findtruerest
i also spent a lot of time reading by myself & it was nice because having time to read is restful for me. we watched Catching Fire (finally) & that made me go on a tangent to re-read The Hunger Games trilogy. i read all 3 books in a week - i love stories you just can't put down. i also finished The Nesting Place - such a refreshing viewpoint!

plan out DIY Christmas gifts 
i made a list of everyone we buy for & brainstormed some ideas of what we can make. i've got about 85% of the list connected with a gift and even started a "supplies" needed list. so that is good for now! :) i feel that making every gift is a little more doable now that i can see it in front of me!


February goals

drink more water
as a rule, i generally just drink coffee & water. i occasionally drink tea & rarely drink sodas. but coffee has become too much of a staple lately.so this month i want to slowly cut out coffee and drink more water.

purge & simplify
why do i get the feeling this is going to be on my monthly goals all year?! we still have clutter to go through, organize, and throw out. so i'd like to get more of that done this month.

exercise 3x a week
for 2 years now i've been sitting at a desk for 40+ hours a week. during 2014 it was more like 50 hours a week. that is a lot of sitting! during this time of the year when it's cold & dark when i get home from work, i just need to push myself to exercise regularly. i haven't done much in the past few months, so i'm starting out slow with at least 3 days out of each week.


what are you hoping to accomplish this month?


27 comments:

  1. Drink more water (and less coffee) is on my February goal list also! Purge & simplify...that is a never-ending one for me.
    I enjoyed reading your goals!

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  2. Purging and simplifying is a reoccurring theme on my list o' goals as well! As soon as I get rid of something, I just want to get rid of more and more!

    Lisa | Two Martinis

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  3. I have the same February goals!! Good luck, I know you'll do great. :)

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  4. how neat!! thanks for sharing, Beth! i hope you do great on your goals as well, then!!

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  5. i am the same way!!! it's addicting!! and feels so good! :)

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  6. awesome! what book are you hoping to finish?! i have a few i'd like to finish reading also! :)

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  7. haha i am beginning to see that it's never ending!! :) so, i am drinking coffee this morning but also drinking more water! does that count?!

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  8. ps: i love the new header. and the #findtruerest which i keep meaning to use on insta!

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  9. It is called BlackFin Sky and a book I'm working on. And I need to finish Knowledge of the Holy.

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  10. For the record, I do not think 3 days a week is "starting out slow." That's how much I run per week, and that's as much as I want to do! haha. I think that's a great goal. Glad you found time to read last month!

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  11. i was going to comment on this anyway but then it was also the post right before mine on the oak and oats link-up! :) working out is ALWAYS on my list....mostly because i have the commitment level of.....someone who quits on a regular basis. and way to go on reading the Bible in a year! what a great goal!

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  12. you read my mind... those are exactly the things I want to work on this month. Especially the purge!!!

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  13. seems like lots of people have these same goals! so we can encourage each other!! :) i want to purge everything!!

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  14. haha well thanks! this desk job is killing me so i just need to find time to move! :)

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  15. thank you!!! :) i'm sprucing the ole blog up a little bit! i can never make up my mind!! :)

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  16. i have that same commitment level!!! i can do pretty good for 2-3 months but then i always phase out! i am hoping to do better with fitness & reading the Bible this year! :)

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  17. Haha same. But the custom font looks great! And this year I'm determined to do better too on both fronts. Keep me posted on how it goes! :)

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  18. My husband and i have done a lot of purging in anticipation of my/our move. He actually moved last weekend, but I'm still here organizing our stuff and selling our furniture. Before he moved, he took a car full of stuff to the local Salvation Army, but I still have more stuff to clean out for us.

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  19. Way to go on January's goals!!!

    And I feel you on the exercise...Why is it sooo easy NOT to? What do you have in mind?

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  20. Girl good job on those January goals! That's awesome! And I love that you and the hubby are working through the Bible together! Great goals for February too!

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  21. it is crazy how much stuff we have! you don't realize it until you start purging or you move!! good luck on finishing up!

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  22. i don't know! but it is so easy to skip out! honestly, i am just planning on walking and/or jogging - keep it simple! :)

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  23. thank you Sarah! it has been neat to read through the same passages each day together! :)

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  24. Walking and jogging will be great! I love the excuse to get outside AND get exercise! I've tried to love running, but it kills my knees. I hope you get a routine and a route or two going that you love.



    *~ Victoria*

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  25. Love your goals! I'm coming from The Nectar Collective linkup. I'm so amazed that you got through 3 books in a week! I have the same rule with coffee and water regularly. It was my goal to drink more water this past week as well! I've noticed that if I have a straw instead of drinking sipping from a cup, I drink water much faster.


    Good luck on your goals!
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  26. thanks Coley! :) i went a little crazy with those 3 books in a week! i just couldn't put them down! glad you have been able to drink more water!! i completely stopped coffee last friday and am drinking more water and feel so much better. i may bring coffee back occasionally but i don't know yet!

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