So here it is a third of the way through April and I'm just now getting around to posting my goals! And that's okay because this month's chapter in The Happiness Project is about lightening up! Gretchen Rubin really focused on parenthood and trying to keep a light and happy household. Obviously there are no little ones running around this house, so my goals are more about slowing down and loving right now.
1. Enjoy the process. I am so goal-oriented that I find myself wanting to hurry through tasks so I can check things off my never-ending to-do list. This means that I rarely actually enjoy what I'm doing! Pathetic, I know. Two things that come to mind right away are cooking and shopping. I want to take my time and just cook or bake some things for fun! And I'm really terrible at enjoying shopping. I walk in a store, take about 30 seconds to sweep a glance over all the racks, and if nothing catches my eye I leave. I want to take my time and really look through things, even if it means I look through a bunch of stuff and don't end up getting anything.
2. Take more pictures along the way. This kind of goes along with #1. Stopping and taking pictures will force me to slow down, soak in the moment, and enjoy whatever I'm doing, instead of just rushing through it. Plus having more pictures of the little moments along the way will make me happier in the long run :)
3. Make time for more fun projects. I haven't been making time for creative and fun projects lately, because I'm trying to do too many other things that I think are more "important". Example: last night when I got home from work I really wanted to do this craft I've been waiting to do all week. Instead I felt like I should fold the four loads of clean laundry first. And then make dinner. And run some errands. And then I never got around to it! I don't want to totally neglect our house and my responsibilities, but I think I need to let some things go and make time for fun projects, too.
Have you made any new goals lately? Are you good at slowing down and enjoying the moment?
P.S. You can see the rest of my posts on The Happiness Project here!