Mar 4, 2021

Thoughtful Thursday

      Happy first Thursday of March. Maybe I'm in a good mood because the weather has been so nice. I'm excited that spring is only a few weeks away because I'm over cold weather. Other than that, I had to record a few video interviews along with some other things. I'm slowly finishing my books (2 down, 7 to go). One of my weekend plans is to try to finish a chunk of that stack. Anywho, here are some quotes/thoughts for this week:











        
          Next well is going to the be last Thursday with quotes from my Billy Chapata books so, I'll be doing some new quotes from another source two weeks from now. Everyone have a good Thursday. Peace & Blessings, all!!!


Mar 3, 2021

March Goals 2021

     Happy March!!! With it being a new month, that means new goals.  One of these is a carry-over from February. I'm still working on the reading situation. I have a stack of books to read at this point. I'm going to post the books that I read since the beginning of 2021 in the next week or so. Also, the post that I did for last Friday I forgot to schedule. So, I'm posting that on this Friday. Below are the three main goals that I've set for myself in March:

Be More Consistent
     This is going to be my main goal for March. This is because I've been having an issue staying on top of blogging & reading (I guess you can put social media in there as well). I'm going to "try" to schedule all the post I have done for the blog. Posting on social media kinda gives me anxiety a bit so I'm going to try not to overthink it.

Up My Physical Activity
     At the end of February, actually the last week of that month I worked out five of the seven days that week. I'm going to try to do some form of physical activity four to five times a week. Whether that activity is walking for 30+ minutes or going to the gym for a hour or so. I do try to go walking outside one to two times a week just to get some sun & get fresh air.

Be More Positive
     I've been working on changing my mindset since January. I was in this funky headspace due to still being unemployed & some other things. Since mid-February, changing my mindset from a "why me" & trying not being negative has helped a lot. I'm going to use March to try to not complain as much & continue to see the positive out of all the situations that come my way.

Below is a quick update on my goals that I set for myself for February:

     On the sleep front, I've been getting more sleep. It's usually between six to seven hours at the moment. This month, I'm going to try to get seven to eight hours a night. I'm going to try drinking tea & some other methods to see if they will help be go to bed early. I wake up between 6:45 & 7:15 everyday regardless of what time I go to sleep. Cutting back on sugar has happened. Have not been eating as many candy, cakes, & pies. I've eaten a candy bar & some browines here & there though. Be more consistent did not happen. That is why I put it at the top for my March Goals. 

     Baby steps are what happening with some of the goals right now. Even though, this is going up later in the day, my posting it is a sign that I'm trying to be more consistent. I already have the next two days post scheduled. I'm going to use free time to work on content for the next week or so, read my books, & watch Discovery+ (I've fallen down that rabbit hole of some of the stations on there). Until then, Peace & blessings all!!!


Feb 25, 2021

Thoughtful Thursday

 

     And it's Thursday. Since last week, we dealt with all the snow & rain. At the moment it is 65 & sunny outside here. I'm ready for Spring to get here because the only thing I like about Winter is the clothing. Other than the weather, everything is still the same looking for jobs, well doing all these assesments for jobs I've applied for. I might actually post something tomorrow since I most definitely did not keep my being consistent goal for the month of February pertaining to writing. Anywho, here are some thoughts/quotes for today:









I'm going to try to post three to four times a week since I do have post done (more like 75% done) but I've been focusing on my employment situation more. Oh, & trying not to be on the computer or social media too much so I can try to keep my reading goals promise to myself. 

Until tomorrow, Peace & Blessings!!!




Feb 11, 2021

Thoughtful Thursday

 

Happy Thursday! Yes, I'm a slacker & putting this up super late. I'm trying to get better with putting things up/scheduling them to post. At the moment however, I'm having to fix where it post to my FB, twitter, & here at the same time like it use to do. Not much happening here except trying to read the stack of books that I have sitting on my table (which was one of my goals last month). Anywho, here are some quotes for today:










Have a great weekend. Peace & Blessings, all!!!

Feb 10, 2021

February 2021 Goals

   Last month, I decided to do three goals each month to help me met my bigger goals. I will share the progress of the goals from January after I share my goals for this month.  So, 10 day into February, & I'm already not meeting one of my goals for this month. My goal for February are below:


Try to get 7 to 9 hours a sleep a night
     I use to get about 7 to 8 hours a night then the pandemic happened. Since then, my sleep ranges from 6 to 7.5 hours a night. I know that some of my fatigue would get better if I got more sleep. However, since I'm still unemployed I end up not getting anything that I do for myself done until later in the day (like blogging & trying to do my taxes at the moment). I'm going to try to do a set wake-up & sleep time again to see if that helps with it.   
Cutback on processed sugar
     Since the beginning of Covid in 2020, I've been baking A LOT of cookies, cakes, & pies. So many in fact, that I gained weight like most people from being in the house & eating junk. This is technically going to be one of the things that I'm giving up for lent so I'm eating/ using all the sugar in my house before it starts. I'm still going to eat fruit but no more putting caramel on desserts or apples. 

Be more consistent
     This pertains to most areas in my life in the moment. In the last year, I have become more sluggish then I was before. This has caused me to not be as consistent with exercising, blogging, reading, & with other things in my life. I set some time aside to try to do a little of all these things. If they don't get done, then I need to start evaluating why I'm slacking & not getting finished with task.


Now onto my goals I set in January. I have not had not one cup or shot of coffee since January 1st of this year. I'm still tired during the day but I'm sleeping a little better than I did before. I'm actually getting tired at bedtime now instead of staying up until 1 or 2 in the morning.  I did drink less during January. I pretty much limited my drinking to Wednesdays on my podcast, none during the week, & one day on the weekends. It worked fairly well. I'm going to try to continue doing this as well. Now the reading 4 books was a fail. I am only half-way through the first book I started. I'm going to try to watch less You Tube & TV, replacing that with reading to see how far I get before the end of the month. 

I'm going to try to see if any of the small changes that I made last month helps with what I'm doing this month. Going to make a big goal of trying to read eight books this month. This is a part of the whole being consistent goal. Also, I'm going to try to post more pictures & graphic since it makes things flow easier. Until tomorrow, Peace & Blessings, all!!!


 

Feb 4, 2021

Thoughtful Thursday

 Happy Thursday!! So, I was going to post my goals for February & the results of my January goals but that was a fail. I'm going to post that on Monday. One of my goals for February falls into some things that pertain to my blogging & life so we'll  see how that goes. Also, reading was one of my goals last month so I'm going to share the books I read last month when I share what I read for February. Since this month is Black History Month, all the books I'm reading this month are either written by a Black person, an autobiography about a Black person, or topic that affects Black people in America. Until then, I'm going to use the month of February to finish using quotes from Billy Chapata's Book Chameleon Aura:










I will have some new post up next week. Could be three days or if I'm super productive, it maybe four days. I plan on posting some of the recipes I've made over the last month along with some new products I've been using. Until then, Peace & Blessings, all!!!

Jan 20, 2021

Monthly goal: January 2021

    Hello all!!! And just like that, it is the 20th day of 2021.  Definitely late to the new years resolutions/goals/whatever we are calling them this year.  I have been trying to deal with life everyone else hence is way I did not post the last month or so of 2020. At the end of 2020, I was debating how I wanted to tackle some of the things that I wanted to do in 2021. I have three to four big goals for myself in 2021. Each month though, I am going to post some two to three smaller goals to help me get to my bigger goals for the year. Below are the goals for January 2021:


Cut back on coffee
I really never drank coffee on a normal basis until late 2019. There was a point in mid 2020 where, if I had coffee after 2pm I would be up all night or if I had it before 12pm, I would want to fall asleep about three hours after drinking it. Turns out, that they recommend not drinking coffee if you are taking the thyroid medication that I was on (I have since changed the brand due to a recall in November of 2020). I was also starting to have trouble sleeping, only getting four to five hours of sleep a night.

Since January 1st, I have not had any coffee. So far I am not as tired as I used to be. I am trying to get at least seven to eight hours of sleep a night too. I have been drinking tea & more water so, I will not know that it is truly helping until probably February or March. Until then though no more coffee for me.

Read 4 books
At the beginning of 2020, I was all about reading 52 books last year. Long story short, most definitely did not happen. This year, I am going to try to read four books a month instead. That seems like a more realistic goal for me at the moment. If I do read more, great but if not I would not feel like I am a failure for not completing it. At the end of the month, I will be sharing the four books that I read. If anyone has any suggestions on some books, let me know.

Semi-dry January
This is not a complete dry-January because I knew there would be times that I would have to have one drink (like for my podcast on Wednesdays).  I will openly admit, there was a point in the summer I was drinking a glass of wine five-six time a week. I was planning on cutting back on my drinking anyway so, this was a perfect time to start. I decided to try not to drink any during the week expect for Wednesday & one day on the weekends. Even then, if I do not feel like drinking, I am not going to.

I am going to start posting more regular again. There are some different subjects & topics that I am going to write about besides fitness & quotes. Most of them are going to be on the things that I am into at the moment: skincare, crystals, chakra balancing, & food. Sometime this year I am going to redo the blog again but that is dependent on a bunch of things happening.

Until next time, Peace & blessings all!!!