{My year of happy} April project goals

Happy April!

So, my happy project for March was to see what was working and to replicate that in other areas of my life.

How did I do?

Scheduling – this one worked a treat. I pre-scheduled friend dates, dates with D, etc. I also scheduled my weekly planning time and it’s been great.

Environment – I kept the phone in the bedroom most of the month BUT I was elsewhere so I almost didn’t care to even look at it. I read on a chair in my pyjama lounge and the phone is never with me so I’m not distracted.

However, I was very, very naughty this very last week of March in terms of sleep ….. on the bright side, my sleep average for March is a whopping 7 hrs 46 minutes. It’s not been that high for years and years (possibly, even pre-kids!)

Batching – this one is working well too. Monday is writing night and Wednesday is photo night 🙂

What about April?

This month, my goal is to see what’s not working for me and see how I can stop that, and make it better.

So which projects do I have in mind?

Personal email

I’m not sure what I’ve been doing but I can’t seem to get a handle on my personal email. It’s out of control. I need to go through all my notifications and newsletters to see where I can unsubscribe.

By the way, I recently sent out a newsletter. Did you get your copy? If you’re not on the list (you get 3 cool freebies!), you can sign up here.

 Blogs in my feedly

There are blogs I’m not that into anymore, those with only sponsored posts/ giveaways, and that’s not why I read blogs. I don’t mind a good sponsored post (CupofJo does these beautifully) but they are 1 in 10.

So I need to go on a big unsubscribe mission again.

Instagram

This is not bad…. but since I have two accounts, there are some feeds I follow on both @marcia0608 and @organisingqueen, which is inefficient. And then Instagram advertising, because I’m sure there are some feeds that have appeared without my officially following them.

Can you see Kendra and Connor in the bokeh on the right? I took this photo on a photowalk with the kids.

So, tell me. What’s not working in your life?

Can you stop doing it?

How can you change things to make it a better, more pleasant situation for yourself?

My happiness project for Feb

This year I’ve decided to do a focussed goals project for each month of the year, starting in February and ending in November.

You can read about that here.

January was about setting it all up – deciding what to focus on in each month. Eventually I decided I’m overcomplicating things so I decided to follow the themes on my intentional calendar.

(If you’re on my mailing list, you would have received a link with the calendar. If not, when you sign up, you’ll receive it within minutes.)

 

So onto February!

February is traditionally the month of love 🙂 I’m extending that definition to answer this question:

How can I connect more deeply with friends and family this month?

I have some specific goals around this, which are:

  • Send out two birthday cards
  • Send a get well soon card
  • Get the kids to write to their cousins (I’ve bribed them with temporary tattoos to get this done 🙂 No one likes the process but we all love having done it!)
  • Get the kids to send Valentines cards to their grannies
  • Send some cards myself
  • Schedule a few dates with friends. You know what? Something kept me back from doing this (maybe the thought that it’s too structured?) but why not set up systems to make life easier? I do it at work, so why not in my personal life?!
  • Start a book club
  • Schedule the next supper club. This is just a few friends who like to eat (so many people don’t enjoy their food anymore but there are a few who still like to eat carbs :)) and we said only once every 2 months or so.
  • And of course, my monthly dates with my own family members, a permanent goal for me.

Over to you!

Have you downloaded the intentional calendar?

How can I connect more deeply with friends and family this month?

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