Honestly, I didn’t even get to all my January goals, but I got to most. I set a few new goals for February so I could catch up.
Now we are into March and there’s a bit of financial panic setting in, but strangely enough not to light a bonfire under my ass. I am still disconnected. And there’s a part of me saying this is still ok, I’m not fully ready to function in the real world.
Then there’s the part of me that’s saying “get your ass in gear and stop being lazy.”
Let’s see what I did accomplish in February : (J) means it was a January goal, (F) February and so on…
(J) Review and edit my resume and social profiles: complete
(J) Make a list of contacts and actively begin a search: have not started
(J) Utilize outplacement website and webinars: have completed 3, did not not schedule the 2 I said I would. I need to pay attention.
(J) Ensure all job search sites are set up properly for my searches: have not completed, needs fine tuning – remains the same
(F) Commit to Mindfulness and set a clear intent: I took a bulletproof confidence webinar AND I won a free 1:1 consulting session based on my participation. This is something to look forward to! Not started.
(M) Create a Personal Value Proposition (PVP) for interview storytelling – something the outplacement advisor has given me to do for OVER a month. I keep postponing our TB. I am determined to knock this out on Tuesday March 5. Period.
*Not a good track record, really. WTF.
(J) Choose an exercise to stick with and develop a routine: I set up my screen sharing, turned on the Peloton service, bought a small weight set and set the room up for success. Now, just to actually exercise. Done! 22 days straight of healthy, sweaty fitness!
(J) Learn yoga or meditation: I need to keep reminding myself this is good for me. Done! Started a little of both and still in the practice stage but incorporate into my routine each week.
(J) Migrate addresses and birthdays to phone: started, not completed. No movement.
(F) Fine tune Keto eating by logging and watching macros – I was consuming too many calories. Done! Most of my carb cravings are done. There’s some emotional craving when I see bread, pizza and pasta but not a physical craving anymore.
*Big win here! Hooray! Go me! I am making a new habit.
(F) Remember unemployment Monday’s. Missed one but otherwise on track.
(F) Follow up on Bond processing. Done! It’s in the treasury hands and complete, just waiting on processing.
(F) Sort out parents trust and accounts. Started with their largest accounts, about halfway there.
(M) Taxes: Did Dad, next is mine.
(M) Determine finances for potential 3 month unemployment ahead: yikes.
*Can I avoid this list altogether?
(J) Deep clean: bathroom floors/grout: still haven’t given this a second thought. Nope.
(J) Put away Christmas decor: some things were still lingering but got this done yesterday. There are 2 things lingering. I will get to this before the end of this week. Period.
(J) Help son re-arrange bedroom: when he’s ready, otherwise, I am not pushing. Nope.
(J) Purchase rug for basement and mop floors: haven’t given this a second thought either. Mopped and bleached the floors! Now for a rug.
(F) Deep clean couch in living room. Done! This felt so good.
(F) Purchase new washer and dryer. Done! They come this week.
(F) Call the handyman for a few necessary repairs. Need to do and have hesitated due to money.
(M) Choose 2 cabinets, drawers or closets a week and clean and purge: have started this and it feels great!
*Ok, half done. I am going to get to the grout because I realize its really good exercise and counts to my daily activity!
Wow! After assessing my list I actually accomplished so much more than I thought I did! I feel relief and a little bit of pride!
The true stress of the situation is the job search. I need to now incorporate 30 minutes every day for actively searching. At least an active 30 minutes if not an hour.
I also need to think about a couple more significant March goals that I should set (taxes get me so stressed I didn’t think about much else).