I can’t believe it’s April already. That means spring is almost here! I can’t wait for warmer weather, flowers starting to bloom, and longer days. I’m so ready for winter to be over.

Last month here’s what I wanted to work on:

Go to bed early. For the most part I’ve done really good at this one. 9:30 is my target bed time, and for the most part I was in bed with the light out. Even if I was out at night, I made the conscious decision to leave early, even if I wasn’t going to make my 9:30 bed time.

Workout consistently. I rocked this one this month. I managed five times a week. That’s awesome for me. I don’t think I’ve ever worked out that much before. Sure, it’s definitely hard some mornings when I just want to turn off the alarm and go back to bed, but I knew I wanted to reach my goal this month, and I pushed through it. Another thing that was motivating me when it came to working out? The online boot camp that I’m participating in right now.

De-stress. This one has been really tough. I went through some hard stuff this month. Really tough stuff. It would have been really easy for me to do the self-destructive stuff that I would usually do when I’m stressed out. But I didn’t. Instead I did good stuff for myself. I hung out with friends who were understanding and supportive.  I worked out. I ate well. I took it easy on myself. So while I ended up with more stress in the last month, I think I dealt with it amazingly. I’ve never done this well with stress before.

Blog regularly. So I wanted to get at least three posts done every month. I did better than that. Some weeks I even got 4 posts published. It was lots of hard work, but I made sure to get things done.

Here’s what I want to do in April:

Walk at least twice a week in Bowmont. Bowmont is such an amazing place for me. It’s such a beautiful place – the river, the plants, and the open spaces. It’s amazing how spending as little as a half hour walking there can make me so relaxed. Bowmont gives me the space and time to think and de-stress. Now that it’s warmer out it should definitely be easier for me to get out there more regularly. Read about my previous adventures in Bowmont here, here, and here.

Go to bed early. Since I felt so good last month with going to bed at a decent time, I thought I’d try to do it again this month. I feel more rested in general, and it makes getting up at 5:30 am to workout so much easier, which means I’m more consistent with my workouts.

Journal five times a week. I’ve definitely gotten better lately about making sure that I take some time most days to journal, but it’s still not where I want to to be. For a long time (a year or two) I was journalling every day. I want to get back to that point. Journalling helps me figure things out – somehow writing it down makes me think about it differently. It’s always interesting for me to go back and read what I’ve written two years ago, and see how things have changed (or haven’t changed), or what I thought was a big deal turned out to be nothing. It puts things in perspective.

Now that you know what I’m working on this month, what are you hoping to accomplish in April?

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