Sharing my goals with you each month has become such a meaningful ritual for me. Even if some of my goals are not achieved, I still feel the value in intentionally setting and sharing them each month.
Before we get into what I’m focusing on for December, let’s take a look at how last month went:
1. Practicing intentional gratitude was my first and most highly coveted goal last month. I loved making gratitude into a goal. It even inspired me to create a free printable weekly gratitude list for you! Grab it here.
2. Moving for 30 minutes every day went better than expected. I skipped a few days but having the freedom to choose which type of movement I wanted to do was much easier than my goals in the past. Turns out my favorite way to get 30 minutes of movement is to walk my “future dog.” If you follow me on Instagram, you know all about this, from watching my stories. lol!
3. Batch-working new content was in more of the planning phase than execution stage last month. I now have a clear outline to implement for how to batch-work my content, just need to follow through.
4. Playing my ukulele every day definitely did not happen. Ha! I realized just saying “every day” is too vague. In the future, I’m going to try setting an alarm on my phone at the same time every day as a reminder.
5. New Etsy listings have been added to the shop! I’m super excited about them too. If you’re looking for some unique gifts this season, I recommend you check out my handmade holiday gift bundle, wood burned ornaments, and handmade holiday card.
My mantra for November was “Busy, but balanced.” I honestly don’t feel like I honored my mantra. I wish I could say that I repeated it out loud every day, but I didn’t. Part of me sharing my goals publicly is being honest about how it all went. I fell short on this one.
Overall, November was an amazing month for me, and I attribute a lot of that to my very first goal of practicing gratitude (which I have every intention of continuing). Now that you know how last month went, let’s get into my goals for December.
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December offers the opportunity to take a look back and reflect upon the year. Last year a dear friend of mine gifted me a workbook called “My Shining Year.” Part of filling out the workbook is reflecting upon the lessons learned during the year prior. It’s such a powerful process and really allows for us to dive deeper into what we want the new year to look like.
I highly recommend this workbook for anyone who wants to go into 2019 with a clear vision for what they want to create. I already ordered mine and I can’t wait to fill it out this month.
Ah yes, it’s time for the annual closet detox! I’m always excited to go through my clothes and let go of what’s no longer needed. I do this every December and it always feels like I’m making room in my life for more of what truly matters.
While I’m known in my family to come up with the cutest handmade cards, I’m not known for sending them out on time. Can I change that this month? Let’s see. I’m setting a date to have my cards made and in the mail by Dec. 14th.
When was the last time you gave someone a handmade card? Check out this post for a super cute holiday card that you can make in just 10 minutes.
I used to be a “part-time vegan.” I ate meat here and there but mostly enjoyed vegan meals. When I went on the keto diet for a few months this year, that changed. Since falling off the keto diet, I’ve been eating whatever the heck I want. Needless to say, I’ve got plans to start keto again (the results are evidently more beneficial than my current, eat-all-the-carbs-I-want situation).
In order to make sure that I’m still eating a vegan meal at least once a week, I’m going to get back into the practice of Meatless Monday. Taking meat of our diets for just one day can have a positive impact on the environment and our health.
Here’s my fave veggie centered cookbook that I plan to use:
You may not think this counts as a goal, but hear me out. On Dec, 9th I will be turning 30 years old. The houseplant that I bring home this month will signify the last plant of my 20’s. I’m a major plant mama, so allowing a plant to signify this transition in my life feels right.
I chose this mantra for the month because it represents my journey over this past year. More so, it’s the energy of creating, connecting, and inspiring that I want to repeat in the year to come.
I started posting my goals here on the blog back in August, and now it’s hard to imagine not sharing them with you. Thank you for taking the time to read, and for holding me accountable to the intentions that I’ve set.
I’d love to know one of your goals for this month, or if any of my goals resonated with you. Let me know in the comments!
Until next time,