Time to check in. I can barely remember what happened in February. We were busy with basketball games and our weekly Classical Conversations homeschool classes. I was able to stay focused on my goal of kindness by thinking of the kind people I admire.
I was able to enjoy something, however simple, every day. Continuing a simple schedule and decreased spending has continued to help with that, along with making the time to notice nature more.
I was able to delay my needs (till the end of the day, etc.) to give my children the attention they deserved, most of the time. Continuing to sleep well, eat better, along with paying attention to nature, slowing down, and setting aside some time to destress has helped. I spent some time researching homeschooling and college.
I was able to mostly keep God in the center of my days. Having some time to reflect helped. Long days also had me seeking his help. I borrowed a Bible Study ebook and read it only for a few days.
I dug out some of the paperwork for our taxes. I continued to spend time researching saving/making money along with researching investing. I was able to save more than usual, by continuing to make do even more with the clothes I already had, and decreasing eating out and convenience foods with fairly simple and healthier homemade meals. Continuing to read how others saved, helped.
Habits helped. When I would be tempted, the habits of eating healthy, going to sleep early, doing chores at certain times, going to the gym with the kids, because “it’s good for us”, would push me forward most of the time.
Should I have decluttered more? Finished our taxes already? Have our summer school plans set already? That would have been nice. But then I think our quality of life would have suffered.
What about our March plans? It looks like I am ready for and badly need a planner, so that’s in my list. March should be easier as there is a short break in basketball and the seventh grader no longer has weekly presentations. I plan on working with the second grader more with basketball (he is not progressing as well as I want him to).
I would like to prepare for the start of basketball practices again and the end of school year busyness that happens in April. I need to research school plans for our summer and the following year. Eighth grade is a critical year.
I would like to plan for the rest of the year. I would like to find a Bible Study book that I am drawn to.
How was your February? What are your plans for March?