A roadmap for reviewing, rejoicing, and refocusing on the regular.

It’s the first of the month.

Wake up, wake up, wake up it’s the 1st of tha month
To get up, get up, get up so cash your checks and get up

(Wait. I can’t be the only one to channel a little Bone Thugs-N-Harmony every time I hear that, can I? Cause that would be a damn shame if I was.)

Moving on.

I got an email from my current girl crush, Nicole Antoinette. In it, she had a worksheet slash template for an end of the month review. I thought it would be fun to sit down and think through what I’ve accomplished and where I want to go now that we’ve entered into the second half of the year (OMG).

Here goes…

The two things I’m most proud of from May are:

  1. Actually completing the 100 Days of Blogging challenge that I started back in February. I wasn’t sure that I’d ever be able to do something THAT epic. Turns out, I could. I am beyond proud of the work that I put in and feel like I have a pretty incredible body of writing to show for it.
  2. Watching the women Kate and I serve through Propelle take major leaps, support each other, and really take on some big ass challenges. I feel like such a proud mama bear watching these women navigate entrepreneurship and life.

The two things I’m most grateful for from May are:

  1. Having the space to do my own thing and really take care of myself. I don’t always take breaks (or get them), but was beyond grateful to have a weekend of alone time plus two days a week where I could do whatever I wanted or needed to. It has made such a difference in my mental game, and feel happier, more present, and more fun to be around.
  2. My family. I seriously love the life that The Husband and I have created together and am absolutely in love with The Babe. She is such a joy; her curiosity and giggles are endless, as are her hugs and snuggles for her mama. I am one lucky lady to have both of these people in my life.

The lesson I learned and am carrying forward with me from May is:

Taking on a really big goal and hitting it is seriously gratifying stuff. I’m not sure I have ever felt this proud about something in my life (except for maybe getting pregnant after 4 years of trying, but am not sure proud is the right word there). That feeling is incredibly motivating and has made me want to take on even more big goals moving forward.

My intention for June is:

  • To get really clear about what I want from this space. It’s been really great to play and write and be creative everyday, but what is it I’m really trying to do?
  • To be more present with The Husband and The Babe. I have a tendency to do a thousand things at once, and that leaves me feeling scattered and lost a good portion of the time. I want to work on improving that.
  • To spend time for myself, doing the things that make me happy. Working all the time is a really big drag, as is ignoring my own health. I want to exercise more, drink more water, and take the time to meditate regularly. I always feel better when I do those things, and yet, I don’t do them nearly enough.

One thing I aim to do every day in June is:

Move my body. I’m currently obsessed with the concept of a 7-minute workout. Because, let’s be honest, if I can’t make time for that, I’ve lost any hope for ever making time for myself to exercise.

Because I am brave, here are two new/scary things I will do in June:

  1. Read a book a week. I’ve already got two on my desk begging to be completed, so that leaves two more to pick out.
  2. Compile all 100 posts from my 100 Days of Blogging Challenge into a book. Not sure what I’ll do with it yet, but I feel a strong pull to bring it all together and look back through it some day.

The one book I definitely want to read in June is:

Overcoming Underearning by Barbara Stanny.*

Something I want to experiment with in June is:

Writing more hand written notes, doing more hands on projects (like sewing or painting), and getting down and dirty with The Babe as she explores this messy world.

Just for fun, I will:

Watch every episode of Good Witch (and maybe even rent all of the movies, too).

As an act of intentional kindness, I will:

Give something away. Not sure what they will be yet, but am really excited to come up with something fun.

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Emily Levenson is a therapist turned holistic health coach, podcaster, meditation encourager, and seeker of everyday magic. Emily recently kicked off her third #The100DayProject, focusing her efforts on daily meditation.

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