I love this time of the month when we look back at what we’ve accomplished and create goals for the upcoming month! It is refreshing to take a step back and see how we are progressing in relation to our goals. And yes! I think there are always encouraging things that we can say to ourselves, even if we are not (yet) where we aim to be.
Read 5 books! From diverse genres!
Minimize spending on books by borrowing from libraries or buying from second-hand stores! (I registered at the library in my new city! Yay!!!)
Write a bit every day. After taking a break throughout January (because, #life), I am ready to get back into the groove of things again! It will be hard to commit to a certain word count amount each day because of my new job, however, I think I just have to pick up the pen and get started. I think writing a bit each day is a way to get back into the rhythm of things without feeling overwhelmed.
Review the books that I read.
Post on Mondays and Thursdays. I did have to reduce my post frequency in January (because…. #life, haha :’) ) One of these days I might post more often, however, right now twice a week is a comfortable amount for me.
Blog hop on Tuesdays and Fridays. Before I always blog hopped here and there, however, it was easy to fall off the wagon once life became more overwhelming. I think one possible solution is to blog hop on set days of the week 🙂
Continue to recycle and compost appropriately!
Use reusable cloths instead of napkins and paper towels. (Exceptions: cleaning after my dog and toilet paper, lol!)
Use reusable shopping bags and produce bags instead of plastic bags. (Exceptions: poop bags for my dog)
(Not my greyhound but it is an accurate depiction of what he does all day :’) )
And, last but not least…
Figure out what I’m doing at work. Although I am continuing to be a pharmacist, I am now working in a different province, a different hospital, and a different clinical specialty. So I feel like I am starting from square one again :’) It will take time, but I want to study a bit each day and become good at what I do.
What are some books you plan to read this month? What are some of your other goals? Do you have a schedule for blogging and/or blog-hopping? What do you do to get the writing juices flowing again after taking a break?