The beginning of a new month is a great time to get your affairs in order, and it offers a fresh start for those in need. As the hustle and bustle of a month starts to overwhelm your day-to-day life, it can become easy to lose sight of the present moment. In order to make the most of your month, separate time at the beginning of each one to get yourself centered. Below, we have listed some activities to get you inspired this wonderful November!
The Value In Goal Setting and Goal Recommendations
If you are someone who gets incredibly overwhelmed with creating a goal and sticking to it, you might find that making monthly goals instead of yearly goals can be a great way to minimize anxiety. Monthly goals are also a great way to break down goals that can be especially broad. For example, if your yearly goal is to achieve optimal digestion, you can achieve this more efficiently by choosing a specific digestive-friendly activity to implement each month.
For this coming month, you can dedicate yourself to taking your bloating vitamins consistently each day. When it comes to trying to achieve a healthy digestive system, taking your natural bloating supplements consistently each day is so important in order to see results. If you are on the hunt for a vitamin for bloating routine, our 3-step wellness routine has all the different types of supplements you would need. It contains a probiotic, a digestive enzyme supplement, and an energy boosting/thyroid supporting vitamin. This smaller goal will help you to achieve your broader goal of a healthy digestive process.
By setting smaller goals to achieve the broader one, you will find yourself feeling less overwhelmed and instead more motivated. Eventually, these smaller goals can become a part of your daily habits, due to the dedication you gave to them during the month. We recommend limiting yourself to picking only five goals to concentrate on at the beginning of the month, because picking too many can cause yourself to lose motivation.
For those in need of inspiration, we have created a list of ideas for goals you can set for yourself to improve your overall health.
- Exercise at least 3 times a week
- Journal every morning to center yourself before the day ahead
- Limit caffeine intake to once a week
- Have a day to yourself each week to avoid burnout
- Limit yourself to only getting take out once per week
- Walk 10,000 steps each day
Clean Your Living Spaces For More Peace In Your Day-to-Day Life
Cleaning all your living areas is another great way to get yourself centered at the beginning of a month. This includes your bedroom, your kitchen, your living room, your car, and any other places you spend a significant amount of time in. When you are working in a clean environment, it reduces the chances of feeling overwhelmed or anxious. During the month, it can become easy for items to get misplaced and areas to get neglected. Yet, you can create more peace in your life by making sure you get these issues taken care of at the beginning of a month.
This is also a great time to declutter and downsize certain areas of your environment. For example, the pantry and the freezer can get so jam-packed with all your grocery runs, that it can become easy to forget what you truly have. Be sure to clean out any expired foods and donate anything that you might not necessarily need/want to use in your meals. This is also a great time to see what staple items are running low in your kitchen such as seasonings, chicken stock, condiments, and so forth.
Your closet is another great place to declutter. Take the beginning of the month to set aside any clothes you feel like donating or giving away to avoid clutter in your closet. Sprucing up your wardrobe is a great way to spark inspiration, and also can help you feel extra confident in the mornings when you are getting ready. Changing out the clothes in your closet can be especially helpful during a month that we are transitioning from one season to another. Being intentional about all the items you own can be a great way to be more mindful in your day-to-day life.
Plan Out Your Month To Create More Meaningful Moments
It can be hard to find time to dedicate to work, friends, family, exercise, and to yourself, but making plans at the beginning of the month can make it more manageable. A great way to do so is by following a blocking system, where you take a calendar and physically block out which days are going to be used for a specific category. This is also a great time to ensure you have any special events, birthdays, or pre-planned meetings marked on your calendar to avoid forgetting them.
This will set you up for success later on in the month, because if someone were to ask you to meet up on a certain date, you will already have the tools you need to make a decision on whether or not their proposal works for you. This will also help you to avoid overworking, because you will be forced to find time to give to yourself and to your loved ones.
Adding which specific days you want to achieve certain goals is another great way to maximize the use of your calendar. For example, if one of the monthly goals you are hoping to achieve is exercising three times a week, you can go ahead and mark which three days each week you are going to dedicate to achieving this goal. This way, you have a physical reminder to look at, in hopes that it motivates you to stay on track.
Be sure to print out a physical copy of your calendar and put it in a place that you look at consistently throughout your day. This could be right above your desk at home, on your fridge, or in your bathroom for easy access in the mornings. These are just some of the many ways you can set yourself up for success at the beginning of a new month.