As I said last month, I’ve just been letting things slide around the apartment, and it was making me feel gross, so my October goal was to stop being lazy. My mini-goals included things like putting clean laundry away and wearing real clothes (i.e. not yoga pants) to work, responding to e-mails faster, doing the dishes right after meals, and cooking more on weekends. I also really wanted to spend some time cleaning out my closet. Apparently I’m not the only one who needed to work on this because a lot of you said you had been slacking in this area too.
Well, good news: I pulled it together!
The biggest thing I did was clean and organize my closet. My closet was absolutely out of control; I felt like a surly teenager who just throws her clothes everywhere. I couldn’t tell what was clean and what was dirty, so, as a result, everything felt dirty. So one Saturday morning in October, I organized, did laundry, ironed, folded, and put away clothes like a maniac, while listening to Dan Savage talk about infidelity, HPV, and all sorts of other fun topics. Now it looks like the closet of an adult who has her life together. Once my closet was clean, it was much easier to put away my laundry, wear real clothes to work, and just feel a bit more on top of my life. I also cooked almost every weekend was really nice; I hadn’t been making a lot of new recipes, but this month, I made several new recipes and I didn’t eat out or waste food nearly as often as I had been.
While there is still room for improvement — I didn’t pack my lunch at night as often as I could or respond to e-mails as fast as I had intended — I feel pretty good about this goal and I feel like I’m back in the habit of being an adult.
November is a month that has really grown on me and I have a lot of things to be excited about this month. My aunt Kara is coming for a visit next week and then it’s Thanksgiving, which I’m really looking forward to!
My November goal is actually a workout goal. I am not buying an unlimited yoga membership this month (I spent that money in Chicago!) so instead I’m going to have to get creative with studio workouts and home workouts. I have two daily deal coupons to use at different studios in town, but I don’t want to blow through the classes too quickly so I’ll have to supplement those classes with at-home workouts. My goal this month is:
- Go to a yoga class at least once a week
- Go to a class at Define at least once a week
- Run outside at least twice per week
UGH, running! But it’s free and we finally have running weather in Houston, so I’ll do it for a little while.
How did you do on your October goals? Any November goals to share??