April Resolutions

Tuesday, April 01, 2014

One of my favorite things about a brand new month is the opportunity to start fresh. For me, a brand new month is a clean slate and a blank canvas. I absolutely cannot believe that April is already here. The first few months of 2014 have flown past me. 

The beginning of this year has not been the easiest for me. I have been struggling with many sick days, a lot of chronic pain, and way too much stress. Many of my friends have expressed similar struggles with this year. For me, I believe that the change in time and the seasons has been exceptionally difficult. Where I live, the wind blows relentlessness in the spring months and brings a lot of dirt & debris with it. 

My allergies have been out of control as the cold and hot have battled it out. This past week, I came down with an upper respiratory infection and strep throat. Gross. Thankfully, and with the help of my hubs, I was nursed back to complete health. Although the antibiotics I was prescribed caused an allergic reaction, I was able to get plenty of rest and recover quickly.

Now that April is here, I decided to compose a list of resolutions & goals for the brand new month. I am an avid list maker and nothing motivates me more than a proper list.

*Take more photos: I have been neglecting my Nikon and have barely touch my Instax Mini camera in ages. I want to take my camera with my on trips and family gatherings. I actually have a post in the works about being a shy photographer. 

*Drink more water: I have a gigantic water tumbler to ensure that I drink a lot of water every day.

*Get physical everyday: My husband and I joined a local gym about a month ago. I actually find it so much fun to go work out. I listen to my favorite music while breaking a sweat. If I don't have time to go to the gym, I try to go for a walk with George or do pilates in my living room. Believe it or not, I have lost 35 lbs since September.

*Spend more time with my husband: We both have such busy schedules. Often, we are on opposite time tables. I want to plan some more date nights so we are both forced to slow down and spend time together.

*Focus on the positive and let go of the negative: This is pretty self-explanatory.

*Complete my reading list: I have been reading non-stop in my free time. Anytime I finish a novel or book series, I feel an emptiness inside that can only be filled with something new to read. 

*Take time to be more organized: It is easy to let a busy calendar keep you away from housework. The other day, I spent nearly all day cleaning and organizing my apartment. I have been trying my best to maintain the cleanliness ever since. I have no idea how some people keep their homes spotless.

*Complete a Pinterest project: My husband and I have a few projects in the works that we need to complete.

* Work on a daily mantra: One of my friends told me that she has a morning mantra that she repeats to herself while she exercises. It helps her stay positive and motivated throughout the day. I want to come up with my own mantra and spend some time every morning focusing on it.

These are my main goals for the month. I would love to hear if you have any goals for the month. Happy April, friends! XO, Jacque

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6 Quirky Comments

  1. I also love the start of a new month, everything just feels a little bit...better! The fact that the sun is finally shining here makes April feel even more promising. I like that your goals are very attainable!
    Happy April!

  2. Great post! I really love your blog! Glad to see you're blogging again! My main goals for the month are to exercise more, blog more and apply for at least 20 jobs. Have a great month!

  3. Hope you're feeling better!
    I love everything on you list, I need to make note!

  4. Love your list. I'm trying to drink more water & be more active too.

  5. Lists are always good, dot point 5 is something I try to practice everyday.
    Love the photograph of the flowers

  6. Can't wait to see all the amazing pictures you're taking, Jacque!♥


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