So Fall is coming. I am super excited. Fall and Summer play step sisters with me on who is the favorites. With that in mind, its time to end the last quarter of the year. Literally 2018 will be here before you know it. I know we don’t want to think about it but its true. So while some will focus on making new goals the goal in that is to complete the ones you have started. Yes how can you make 2018 and just throw caution to the wind on 2017. Let’s end 2017 off right.
What I like about the fact that 2017 still has a few months left is that you have time to make some great strides. Think about September is around the corner so that leaves 3 months to literally get your life. Didn’t work out? You have 3 months to still lose some pounds. Time to get it right and tight can still happen. How? Dedicate yourself. That is half the battle. In the Fall there is a thousand activities to aid in that. Remember you got to get something down pack before the Winter blues enter in. Do it before the snow and cold will convince you that you can’t go outdoors. Where to get your motivation? Instagram? Facebook? YES and no. Your biggest motivation is in the mirror? When you get up and hate the way your clothes fit no matter what your size, that is motivation saying hey fix this. Motivation is always around you its a matter of not drowning motivation’s cries as you reach for that second donut. Trust me I get it, my husband brought donuts home last night. I had one today and walked away before motivation could kick me in the behind.
One of the other ways of getting organized is preparing. For all of the parents who are about to send their children off, get organized now. Start labeling your school supplies and clothes. Every year thousands of dollars are wasted because some other kid had your child’s stuff because it wasn’t adequately labeled. I cut this mess in half by ordering labels from Dinkleboo and getting the offer through Groupon for 5.00. I will not be sitting around labelling things with a sharpie this year. It’s time-consuming. Now I can have the kids slap their own labels on their stuff and bag it up. Yes for a mommy win. You can do the same in your adult life. Can you prepare before hand? Sure can. Many people complain about not having time to cook, I call BS on it. Yes I said BS. We know what that means. It’s called not enough preparation. I am super busy with 3 kids all under the age of 10, I blog, I work full-time, I work out, I have a husband, and I have a social life. Go figure. So how do I manage? A plan, a crock pot, a planner and a changed mindset.
So armed with a little motivation I plan ahead and work my plan. I make it into a game. Right now 9pm is the end game. Which means on Sundays I do laundry, meal prep by making 3 meals with 3 different selections at one time, and get all of the running around of life done by 9pm. Why? I personally treat myself every Sunday to a glass of wine and I “wine down” with my Sunday shows. This is how I get through it. I have the music on, I dance around but I get it done. I look like a Tornado has hit my house but by 9pm, all bags are set on the couch to grab including gym bag, lunches are ready, breakfast plans are done, and dinners are already set. This ensures that if I have a hectic Monday, I will at least have my life together on some spectrum. I will at least cut down on a thousand items being forgotten and left. Oh and I start out with writing out what needs to be done by looking at my calendar ahead of time. Too much work? No, but having stress over the things I could have prevented is worth it.
Speaking of list, a planner will aid in this. I already ordered and designed my 2018 planner. You can order one from personal planner and they are on sale now. Why? Back to school. You can catch a sale now. This is the time to get your entire life together. College and back to schools make getting your home, and personal life right. The sales I have gotten for new running sneakers, athletic gear, home, apparel, etc is crazy right now. I believe that life doesn’t have to cost that much and I rarely pay full price for anything. Get to these sales. Get to the makeover of your personal life. I truly believe in order to be a better wife and mother I have to be a better me. As I get things in order for my own heart’s desires the happier and more settled on the inside I have become.
Get involved. My biggest compliant if there is one is not having local friends to do things with. I have literally gotten out of my shell by attending events on my own. I have signed up for all kinds of events for the Fall already. I have (4) 5Ks set, a blog conference, and just some socializing that my Fall and Winter are about to be too lit. Yes lit. I am excited as I look at the colors flowing on my planner of fun non mommy, non wife activities that are building me up. So what are you waiting for? Are you planning on beating yourself up for the rest of the year? Are you planning to be super sad come 2018 over the lack of planning that you did in 2017? Get it right. Get it tight. Get your life and organize the hell out of it.
Make a list of things YOU need. Make one for your home. Make one for your job and any organizations you are involved in. Have you gotten your physical and all of your health appointments set or did you start? If you say no to either question, you can start by getting your personal health together. You should have seen your doctor, your eye doctor, dentist, and any other physician for any other underlying health issues you have? Have you been to the gym or met with a nutritionist? Make it happen. Have you set all of your kids appointments for the same? Then you have some work to do. If you are in a relationship do you need to outsource for help? This could mean counseling. This could mean scheduling some US time. US time is actually great medicine. My husband and I was finally able to get a little baecation and it did wonders. We were able to refresh our love, get away and not have to share food with little people, and relax. We set relationship goals for the rest of they year. We spoke TO and not AT each other. This is going to be helpful before the school year kicks in.
What about your finances? Do you have life insurance, health insurance, and an emergency savings? These are goals that should be in place or things you are actively working towards. Also no more go fund me accounts for funerals. Get life insurance. It’s a shame we put more emphasis on what we have on our bodies and what we eat than for the future. Also what about wills, powers of attorneys? None of that? Then it’s time to get in touch of a great attorney. If you live in PA and want one that can work remotely in helping you along, than email me firstname.lastname@example.org for a great contact. Trust me life is too temporal to be out here not handling your business.
You have options on where to start. Start with your health, finances, personal growth, new job searching, anything but start now and finish the year strong.