In January, I read the book Make It Happen, by Lara Casey. Among other things, it's spurred me to do more creative writing, because I realized (well, okay, I was reminded) that writing has always been my dream. I started looking into Casey's website, and found the PowerSheets. I was too late to order the 2017 full-year PowerSheets, but I was just in time to pre-order the six-month version, due out in May.
Except they arrived early - yippie! So guess who's getting a jump on things?
It's kind of hard to explain PowerSheets, actually. It's half-goal setting notebook, half-journal, entirely helpful and life-changing, and entirely impossible to describe. If you want more, you can learn more about it here. Or here. Basically, just go poke around the Cultivate What Matters website.
A lot of the PowerSheets work is deeply personal, encouraging you to dig deep into your fears and desires and map out what you truly want and action steps to achieve your goals. For that reason, I'm not going to show my entire goal list.
But I thought I'd share with you a couple of my May goals for fun - and accountability! You'll notice these mostly center around health, which is still a continued focus for us.
Please note: some of these may seem insignificant. But the purpose of cultivating what matters is to create the life you want to live, which is made up of ALL moments - big and small.
Got more questions about PowerSheets? Don't hesitate to let me know!
twice-daily walks with Luna // Now that the weather is warming up, B and I are trying to take a loop around our neighborhood with Luna each morning and evening. The evening usually isn't so tough. The morning...well...yeah...okay. But getting up and walking for just 10-15 minutes really jump-starts our day. The pup gets exercise, we get exercise, and best of all, we have a few undisturbed minutes to talk about our days or plans for the future. It's good for everyone involved.
wash my face every night // This sounds so awful, but when it's bedtime, I just want to get. in. bed. Period. Sometimes, taking out my contacts and brushing my teeth are as good as it gets. If I wear makeup, I take that off, but I rarely wash my face before bed. But I'm getting older (oh hai, age 33), and skincare is critical.
yoga TWICE weekly // When I started doing yoga 10 years ago, I went twice a week. But as I made friends in Greenville, found a husband, adopted a dog, and, well, got busy, that dropped off to once a week. It's stayed steady since, which I realize is admirable. But with my ongoing adrenal fatigue issue, my nutritionist has recommended more frequent meditative practices (yoga, legs-up-the-wall, relaxing walks). I'm not doing so well staying self-motivated with this, so twice-weekly classes it is.
visit the farmer's market weekly // We've been getting a produce delivery box, which arrives every Sunday, but we eat so many fruits and vegetables that most of it's gone by Thursday. Luckily, that's the day the Greer Farmers Market and Taylor's Mill Farmers Market both happen. We get yummy fresh produce and help support local farmers. Plus, it's a fun way to become more involved in our community.
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