As I write this it is the Tuesday after Memorial Day weekend, and it’s the first full week off of school for my kids. After this past month of end of school craziness and sports and ALL THE THINGS, I am beyond excited to take things a bit easier this month. Bring on the summer vibes!
Read my May intetions post HERE
I always like to read my previous month’s post and see how I did with my intentions, because they help me see what I need to work on or what I need to let go. Something I think I did well on in May was relaxing a bit on my schedule and what I expect from myself. Don’t get me wrong, I was still a scheduled person, you have to be if you work from home, have two kids in sports and school, and basically love a life! But I think I did well prioritizing my time. I knew what I had to focus on for work, and figured out what those activities were that brought the most impact, and focused ONLY on those things (Instastories, writing my newsletters, and growing my list!) I knew with the kids I had to be organized with sports and their schedules, and be able to plan healthy meals around that stuff. I preplanned teacher gifts and school activities and just tried to be ahead of the game for everything so I wasn’t rushing last minute. I think I did really well on this. I felt balanced. I let go of the perfection of an always clean home, went the easy route on a lot of other things, and surprise! The world didn’t end.
Watch THIS YouTube video about block scheduling, it is life changing!
I also wanted to go out on a date night last month with my husband, which didn’t happen exactly lol. We both hate bothering with babysitters and it just becomes a hassle, plus we also are homebodies and love being home at night! However, we did get a couple of “day dates” when the kids were in school and he was home, and I love them just as much. I have found that this is less about the fancy date night and more about quality time spent together. I am honestly just as happy running errands with him alone as I am on a fancy date. I think having kids does this to you, you just become grateful for any alone time!
Lastly, I wrote that I wanted to trust my intuition more, which is pretty vague when I think on it. I have been working on listenting to my gut, and going inward more than asking around. My body does know when things are good or not, and I need to trust that. Also, I love when I meditate by just asking a question in my journal and listening for an answer. I always get one and it always feels right when I reflect on it!
- I spoke about relaxing my schedule a bit and being more intentional last month, but this month I want to take it a bit farther. I have always been a planner girl and love them, and I use the block scheduling format I linked above. But this month I am going to leave the days free. No fancy system, just the events we have to go to (sports practices, appointments) and the top 3 or so things I need to get done. Which still sounds like a lot, but seriously, this is a step down for me! Normally my planner looks like a launch sequence for NASA lol. I want to be more sponanteous this summer, and enjoy it more. I can trust myself to get done what needs to be done, in the time I have. I am focusing on my work, my kids, my health, and having time free to hang with my husband, kids and friends.
- I am going to plan our trip back home (to New Hampshire) this month, because it is one of our favorite trips of the year. All of our entire family lives in New England, and the whole trip is a whirlwind of seeing all of the people in not enough time, but we have a blast. Also, my husband and I are going to Hawaii in October for our annivrsary (!!!!), and need to book that!
- Lastly, I want to live in the moment more. I tend to always look ahead, to what is next or what I need to do, and then the days fly buy and I wonder if I even expereinced it? So my goal is to try to enjoy the NOW, to have my phone somewhere other than right in front of me, and to really experience this life right now, because honestly? These are the days I know I will look back on as the best ever, and I want to know that I really loved them and enjoyed them.
That’s it! Tell me, what are some fun plans/intentions you have for June?