Happy Easter, everyone! Here we are in a new month and with a new month come new opportunities and new goals to be set.
This month’s focus is: eliminating distractions.
Like the rest of us (probably…I shouldn’t generalize), I enjoy unwinding with a Netflix show or spending countless hours on Pinterest pinning recipes or clothing ideas or exercise ideas (rather than actually exercising).
This month is going to be a busy one:
My first draft of my master’s thesis is due in three weeks from today.
I am going on a trip at the end of the month
My friend is visiting next week
I am helping develop a training guide for work
Get work done each night.
No Netflix as breaks, unwind at the end of the night when productivity has decreased
Take breaks with music, short youtube videos, or stretching. If surfing on Pinterest, set timer on phone
Go to the gym 2-3 times a week
Reduce the amount of dairy and grains I am consuming – perhaps reintroduce a paleo-type diet.
Use the Self-Control app when working on my thesis so there is no access to social media during that time.
Today is the first Monday of a new month March. Can you almost smell spring in the air? Other than the large heaping of snow we received on Friday, I can feel spring coming and I am nothing but excited.
I am looking forward to floral prints, sunny rays, spring flowers, rain boots, and driving around with the windows down.
This month, I have set my intention as Focus. I will Focus on the following three key areas:
Focus on my work and schoolwork.
For those who don’t know, I am currently completing my Master’s degree and am in the writing process of my dissertation. To make this task a little more tolerable, this weekend, I broke down what I need to do into smaller steps and will push myself to put my best efforts into my work and get it done quickly and efficiently.
Focus on my health.
February was a rough month for me health-wise. I had that stomach bug at the end of Whole 30 and soon after, I caught the flu and am only now feeling better from it. With being sick, however, my healthy eating habits slipped a bit. I ate unhealthy food and justified it because I was sick – a habit I thought I was doing a good job breaking during Whole 30. Well this month, I’m already back to meal prepping and sticking to an overall paleo lifestyle (with a few exceptions here and there). Tonight I prepped lasagna stuffed chicken with asparagus for the week.
Focus on my relationships with others
I have found myself to be distant from some of the people in my life. Not because I don’t want to spend time with them but because I have been busy, sick, and have spent a lot of time dedicating quality time for myself – something I have failed to do in the past few years. Over the next few weeks, with March Break coming up and Easter at the end of the month, I am hoping to spend more time catching up with friends and family as they too are a priority in my life. I am also going to reflect on how relationships in my life make me feel – am I growing as a person with this person in my life? What do they bring to my life? What do I bring to theirs?
Happy March and Happy Motivation Monday! I hope you start March off like a fierce and powerful lion!