Day 39: Happy September!

Happy September! I get older every year (obviously), but September always brings the excitement of fall and new beginnings. I no longer live in a place with seasons (Hi, LA!) and I’m several years out of school, but I still can’t wait for the cooler weather that comes with September.

At the beginning of every month I make my habit list in my journal, my new budget in excel and my monthly list of goals I want to accomplish. It’s a good way to check on how much money I’m spending, how often I’m doing the things that are important to me and what things I want to accomplish during the month. It’s SO easy to let the days pass you by and leave things left undone.

There’s only 24 hours in the day. 8 spent sleeping. 10 spent working and commuting and 6 left for everything else (fun things, chores, exercising and the like). It’s really not enough time which is why you have to have priorities. If you spend time on one thing, you’re not spending time on other things.

I find the first of the month is a good time to check on my priorities. It’s easy for a year to go by and not have accomplished anything you want, so a quick check in to go over my annual and monthly goals every month is really helpful. Maybe I don’t want the things I wrote down anymore and that’s okay. But I also have to be sure I want the things I’m working towards. And what better day to check in than the first of the month.

Off to do that now. Until tomorrow.

 

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