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It's time for my first weekly check-in regarding my plan to find joy in a more balanced life. I hope you'll share your progress as well. To stay balanced, I need all the support I can get. :) If everything fell apart last week, start again this week.
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Okay, so here's my progress on this month's goals. I think it's important to look at the amount of joy you got out of each goal. After all, if the goal's end result is not joy, then perhaps you need to pick a new goal.
Marriage: Sign up for preschool's monthly Parents Night Out.
Kids: Sit one-on-one with each child for 15 uninterrupted minutes 2x a week.
Personal Interests: Go on one photo-taking outing a month.
Work: Shower and/or get dressed to leave the house at the beginning of every work day.
Household: File, recycle, or trash "the stack" on the kitchen counter once a week.
Making a mindful plan has been the best part of this resolution so far. And being mindful of the joy (or non-joy) that comes with the things I think I should be doing.
Also finding that creating good habits leads to other good habits! I think the big declutter at the beginning of January also helped my household motivation.
Other positive progress:
Go forth and seek joy, my friends! And let me know how it's going.
How is your joy progress going? Is this plan working for you? What's working and what isn't?
Going to baseball games
Riding bike rides in the nice weather
Playing outside after work/school
Going for walks outside