Last month felt like a whirlwind and I am still trying to play catch up. Have I mentioned that my life has been a little bit of a mess? I’m using this month to learn, catch my breath, and re-focus on my goals.
Here is how I am finding balance in May:
Visit Masonic Temple
Every day I lay my eyes upon the George Washington Masonic National Memorial and I am just now starting to wonder why I have never been inside! In effort to explore more locally, I want to plan a visit to the memorial and learn more about the general. Plus, I hear that the view from the observation deck is AH-mazing.
Memorial Day Weekend
I’m not quite sure what I have planned yet for the weekend, but I have really been wanting to do something (just ask my bestie, I’ve been trying to get her on board). I have a few extra days off, so I plan to fill it with a little r&r and a splash of adventure!
Body Pump Class (2x a week)
So ya’ll know that the two fitness classes that are near and dear to my heart are my spin classes and my body pump classes. I was talking to my favorite body pump instructor about what I can do to start seeing results…basically, it involved classes twice a week consistently, along with other forms of cardio (*signs up for my preferred bike*). I’ve been trying to convince myself morning classes with her but sometimes that early morning alarm is not motivating enough. However, I love my instructor and I’ll suffer through it if it means working with someone who understands my weaknesses and helps me get stronger!
Maintain a Habit Tracker
I actually got this idea from Katie (@katiemarshallwellness) who starts a habit tracker during the month. I thought it would be insightful to track some of the habits that I have to get a baseline for an area that I think I need improvement. Though some believe the act of watching the behavior alters it, I still think that it could be beneficial.
Read Book Club Book
I got invited to join a book club a little while ago and I have been so excited for it to start! We have selected our first book and plan to meet up next month to discuss. I’ve already had to purchase the book twice (that’s a long, annoying story), so all that’s left to do is to read it!
A TV-Free Work Week
Do you ever wonder how much you could get done in a day if you did something a little differently? Or remove it all together? I don’t believe that I watch an excessive amount of tv, but I wanted to experiment with removing it from my work week. Kind of a “no tv on school nights” mentality. We’ll see how this goes.
Why are finances so hard or taboo to talk about? Part of learning how to be a balanced adult is learning how to be financially responsible. On past bucket lists, I have had items aimed at saving some cash. This item is more about information and learning about different financial options that lead to a financially healthy adult. For example, I plan on taking advantage of my job’s financial advisory services. I have also been very interested in investing lately and learning how to start. If I find out any helpful tips, I’ll make sure to share!
No Moe’s Mondays
The psychologist in me knows how dangerous associations can be. Moe’s knows just how to capitalize on that with their Moe’s Monday special. Every Monday, on my way to the gym, there is a little voice in my head saying “do you know what would be great after? MOES!” This item does not mean that I’m giving up the delicious burritos that I often crave, it’s more about breaking the association between Moe’s, Mondays, and even the gym so that I don’t feel like I have to have it every time!
Honestly, this bucket list seems a little more on the boring side (I guess I can’t see Hamilton and travel everyyy month) but like I mentioned in my April Wrap Up, I’m ready for a month of more stability. How do you plan on finding balance this month?