For some time now, I’ve been running a monthly series on that’s all about creating positive routines. Each month I set one goal with the aim creating a more purpose-filled life. If you’d like to join in and take some steps to create better rhythms and routines in your own life, I’d love to hear how you’re doing it.
Last Month’s Recap
In May, I committed to daily journaling, listing what I did that day that fulfilled me, and what I’d like to do differently tomorrow. The point was to stop spending so much time focusing on what others think about me (or may think about me), and more time focusing on how my life is working for me. I did it exactly twice. It felt good, but I fell off the wagon pretty much right away. However, I also took on some other things this month. One was spending more time cleaning, and creating more order in my space, which was very positive. Another was setting aside some time to play games with my son that he enjoys on the days that he’s at home and his sister is at school. That was also very positive. Finally, I cut myself some slack with my blogging schedule. So, there were good routine changes – just not the one I’d planned at the outset.
Creating a Routine for June
This month my garden is starting to produce. There’s spinach, strawberries, and the first little baby carrots. My corn is popping up, my potato plants are large and leafy, and I am dreaming of an abundant harvest. Every time I head outside, I see something new. I also feel more grounded and centered after doing some digging in the dirt. But I don’t spend as much time in my garden as I would like. I have the time – I just don’t always do it. To that end, here’s my goal for June:
- Spend at least five minutes in my garden every day, unless it’s pouring rain.
My hope is that by spending at least a few minutes in my garden every day, I’ll feel better and my garden will benefit. I’d also like to model getting outside more for my kids. I think this could be a win all the way around it I manage to pull it off.
Start With Small Changes
One thing I’ve learned on my journey towards a more purpose-driven life is that change happens best in small, bite-sized pieces. That’s why I’m once again choosing something that should take me only a few minutes a day. I may be busy, but I can find a few minutes a day to build a better life. I invite you to take on some small changes as well. What could you do to improve your daily rhythm or overall mood? And, what’s holding you back from doing it? Create a new routine, and leave a comment so that we can cheer each other on!