I also can't believe my busy season is starting up in the next couple of weeks. With at least one work-related scheduling every weekend from now until July 27th, I took full advantage of my down time during March.
cool cars in the city // best homemade French fries // the goods // Farley's with the Fiance
lazy kitty // out on a weeknight // Girls // silly time with the Niece
blossom by blossom // dancing queen // kale salad // o hai internetz
a little pop of pink // afternoon light // fog city // what a difference a day makes
I've also been working on my goals for April. I have a few business-related goals (update marketing materials, simplify my accounting process, etc.) but those are kind of boring to talk about here on the bliggity-blog. I think the little habits that will improve the quality of my day-to-day life are much more interesting. Here's a little bit of what I'll be working on this month:
1. Develop a morning routine and stick to it. I am, by no stretch of the imagination, a morning person. I loathe mornings. It takes a good 20-30 minutes and a solid meal before I'm even in the mood to say, "Good morning." So being productive in those early hours is quite a challenge for me (and by early hours I mean pre-10 a.m.). I think developing a routine that works and that I can stick to is the key to making the most of that a.m. time.
2. Work out 4-5x a week. I want to keep building on the momentum I established during Lent. Continuing to work out everyday, 7 days a week, is a bit much but I think 4-5 days is definitely manageable. And it's a big improvement from the 2-3 times a month I was doing back in December/January/February...
3. Let myself relax, guilt-free. With almost 20 weddings on the books plus planning one of my own that's taking place in less than 6 months, things are about to get real crazy, real quick. But one of the things I've learned about self-employment is that any time I'm doing something fun or relaxing or just for me, I feel guilty that I'm not spending that "free" time working. This month, I'm working on letting myself enjoy that time without feeling guilty for it.
4. Finish reading two more books. This one might be a bit difficult but it goes hand-in-hand with letting myself relax guilt-free. Of course, the next few books I want to read are work-related but I'm catching up with my old friend, Harry Potter, in between business books.
Do you have any goals for April?