I’m an ambitious person. I love dreaming. And planning. Combine those and sometimes my ‘plans’ are a little too much at once.
These last few months have been a lot. Family needing help, construction on our home, sickness, and holidays were just a few of things.
Right now, it’s exciting if I get all the laundry folded or finish painting the bathroom in a week. It’s not really anything going on, but there’s a certain child of mine who has some bad sleep habits. Hence needing construction done so she has a room and needing to make curtains so she’s not blasted by the sun when trying to nap. These need done so I can actually take some time to do more around the house and feel more confident to take on forming better habits.
I’m tired. I know. Mom of 2 under two. What do you expect?
But it’s more. I’m tired of never measuring up to my own expectations of myself.
I was listening to The Business Boutique Podcast while doing pottery (Yes! I’m finally back in the studio!) and they had a lady on who was talking about limiting the monthly goals you work on. In her program, you get up to 8 goals a month to work toward. A few go to family goals, a few to personal goals, and a few to business/volunteering goals (luckily they encourage you to write a long list of all future goals you have so you can replace goals on your list once you complete one).
Guys, I try to work on too many goals at once. My brain gets overloaded by all the things I want to do, fail to do, and things I’m failing at. I get discouraged by it all. It makes me tired to keep all those things in my brain.
So I decided to try her method of only allowing myself those limited number of goals. It’s been freeing so far. And frustrating. I want to allow myself to start more projects.
However. This method, even the simplest bit of it, has allowed me to clean up projects I’m in the middle of after realizing that it’s not a top priority for this month. It’s allowed me to say no to starting a new project before I finish another one (even when Aaron wants me to).
It’s allowed my brain to breathe.
I don’t know what my fitness and exercise goals look like right now, but I know I can’t juggle everything. I need to have some small victories, like getting enough sleep, before I can put more pressure on myself to do more.
I’m proud of myself for seeing this issue. I’m proud of myself for taking steps to change. I still want to do all my other goals, but I think I need to focus on one at a time so I don’t burn out.