November 2015: Never say die! (And be grateful, bitch.)

The above is the title of the November 2015 PopClogs Bootcamp. If you’re not on PopClogs, the Bootcamps are basically a set of monthly goals we set for ourselves. Largely fitness related, but not entirely. Each month has a theme. I’m particularly fond of this one, because it captures perfectly my current mindset.

I had big plans for October. Through no fault of my own, I did not accomplish everything I set out to do (or even most of it), but I am not giving up. I have refined my list and added to it (probably too much, to be honest), and am approaching November with a Goonies “give-’em-hell” grin.

Despite my big list, which I will refrain  from sharing so you can’t laugh at me a few weeks from now, my main focus is to get my mornings in order. I’ve found that when my mornings go well, my whole day goes well. So it is my goal to achieve the following each morning:

  • Get up at 5:30.
  • Practice yoga.
  • Meditate. (Even 2 minutes would be nice.)
  • Write a blog entry.
  • Write a paragraph on my book.

I have a weekend cleaning routine going, finally. The house does not get 100% clean every week, but I get the big chunks. The laundry gets done — sometimes it even gets put away! Each Saturday morning I get up, practice yoga, and clean the house before we do anything else. Sundays are free days, or I repeat the Saturday process if there is still cleaning left to do. I’ve been doing this for a few months now, and it’s finally become routine; even Anya is into the “clean on Saturday morning” groove. So now I just need to get my weekdays in order, in order to accomplish the things I want to before the work day starts.

This is my focus for November. Everything else is just gravy.

Speaking of gravy, some of my subgoals this month are to work on teaching Anya about gratitude and taking over some of the Turkey Day preparations. I’ll talk more about both later. Should be interesting.


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