Good morning April 🙂
Last month I shared with you my March goal page and my weekly spread layout in my bullet journal. In this post I will share how I did against those goals, lets see them again… and share with you how I will be keeping track of my world in April, with my monthly page spreads.
March Goals Review
Over the past month I decided to set myself a few manageable goals…or so I thought. The only manageable aspect of them was that there were only four of them. But they are all very complex goals that will take longer than a month to achieve! Here is how I did this month 🙂
Goal 1: Sleep More
I failed spectacularly at this! I have not slept so badly in a very long time. Perhaps it was the pressure of feeling I need to get more sleep? It is a mystery to me. This goal totally stays into April, I hear ya Arianna Huffington.
Goal 2: Relax More
Yes I totally did this! I chilled on my sofa with Project Runway and crochet, completely guilt free SO much this month. WIN!
Goal 3: Less Pressure on myself
Oh yea, I embraced this one! I quit on things like there was no tomorrow! I didn’t force myself to go to the gym when I was absolutely brain dead and I also didn’t force myself to blog or read in the evenings when I had migraines or felt really unwell. And you know what, my mind feels so much lighter 🙂 Highly recommend this.
Goal 4 : Be me
Well, technically I can’t be anyone else can I? So goal achieved! Jokes aside, on a deeper level, I hold my thoughts back a lot, so I have started to open up a bit more and stop caring too much about whether it is socially acceptable to do what I like (thanks Sarah Knight). It is still taking time, but I am happy with my progress.
So in summary, I am happy with my goals and will continue them into April.
Now for the detailed month spreads! This is the first time I have shared my spreads, so I hope you like them.
April Month Spreads
Spread 1: Month of Thanks and Wellbeing pages
Month of Thanks
I like to keep track of one thing I am thankful for every day, this reminds me to stay positive and appreciate even the crappiest days.
I struggle with anxiety and depression, so it helps me to keep track of how I feel physically and mentally, this way I can identify any trends. For example, last month I noticed I got migraines when I didn’t crochet much – coincidence? It might be or not! The more I track how I feel the better I can see what messes me up or has an impact on how I feel. I keep track in each column with a little smiley face or little heart when I have done something.
Spread 2: Month of Successes and Blog Log
Month of Successes
I like to keep track of all those things I do around the house, all those pesky chores and stuff, the reason being, it reminds me that I have done something! Often I feel demotivated or feel bad about myself for “doing nothing”, what this page does is proves I have done something.
Blog Log: K and P
This page is to record all the big wins I have when it comes to this blog (K) and the my anonymous personal (P) blog I have (told you I have secrets!). I will record when I blog here, stats progress etc. This page is still evolving so I am keen to see how it works this month.
Hope you enjoyed this post 🙂 Over the next few days I will share my week one spread for April and a post on how I keep track of exciting forward thinking things like plans for my website and my career.
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