12 Months to a Healthier You is a monthly challenge I’ve decided to take on. By taking on small challenges every month I’m hoping to make lifelong changes in the way I live.
Wow, I’m getting pretty bad at posting… this post is way overdue. I’m hoping that with school in full swing, we’ll be on a better, more consistent schedule- at least for the next few weeks until Rosh Hashana.
As a reminder, here are this year’s focus areas:
12 Months to a Healthier You
Focus Areas for 2014
January: Exercise Regularly
February: Eat More Fresh Fruits & Veggies
March: Drink More Water
April: Cut Back on Sugar
May: Get More Rest
June: Create a Morning Routine
July: Read More
August: Go to Bed Earlier
September: De-clutter Your Home
October: Cut Back on Caffeine
November: Keep a Gratitude Journal
December: Simplify & Say No
September Goal: De-clutter Your Home
This sounds like a challenge that I wouldn’t probably been more receptive to around Pesach time. There is no way I am going to de-clutter my entire house, so I’ll just choose one small area… which I haven’t decided on yet.
A few areas that come to mind- basement, garage, clutter on our computer desk… I guess we’ll see how much time I have at home to complete this challenge.
Past Months In Review
August: Go to Bed Earlier- I didn’t keep track of what time I actually went to bed, but I think I’ve really made an effort not to stay up too late. I can’t remember the last time I went to sleep past 11pm on a work night.
July: Read More– I haven’t read any books this month… only my weekly Binah magazine. I think it’s mostly because I have been resting on the train/bus to work and have been spending most Shabbos afternoons outside with the kids.
June: Create a Morning Routine– Now that school has started we’ll hopefully be able to get into a much better routine. I hope to have something to report back next month.
May: Get More Rest- Well, the good news is that DS3 has slept through the night for the past few days (bli ayin hara!). Does that count?
April: Cut Back on Sugar- I haven’t bought a muffin in quite a few weeks! Progress…
March: Drink More Water- I had to throw out my water bottle 🙁 It was growing some nasty stuff on the bottom, even after washing it out. So, back to paper cups.
February: Eat More Fresh Fruits & Veggies- I’ve been taking 2 fruits to work with me along with roasted veggies.
January: Exercise Regularly- Busy work schedule and heat have made me take the train more than I would like to. Maybe back to walking soon?
My progress overall is very slow, but I’m happy with it. I have a super busy life and can’t always make time to work on myself, but at least with this challenge I know I’m trying.
What area of your home needs to be de-cluttered?
Until next time,