At work it felt as if this month flew by, partially due to a smattering of holiday days taken here and there. Because of this, I have to admit I found it difficult to keep up with my goals in March, but I did discover that sometimes it’s the smallest changes that make the biggest difference.
1. Achieve a qualification to help expand my knowledge at work
There was an online course I was keen to do this month, but before I knew it the exam date came and went with me being none the wiser. The course material is still online however – and while I won’t be able to pick up the qualification I wanted, I will still be able to learn some valuable skills.
2. Be proactive in all areas of work
I would like to think I achieved this goal, however with the few days holiday I took it was difficult to keep up the momentum while keeping up with everyday tasks. There is still time for this though and I know I’ll have ample opportunity to be proactive in the coming months.
3. Go outside for a walk every lunchtime
Thanks to the warmer weather we’ve had this month, this goal was a pleasure to keep. Of course there were one or two occasions where rain/laziness stopped me from walking, but I’m happy to say that I fitted in a walk most days. Getting out of the office and moving around really helped my energy levels and helped to clear my head before the afternoon.
4. Make my desk a nice place to be
A work in progress, my desk is looking decidedly prettier than it did before. Complete with uplifting pictures, a dreamy screensaver and a cactus (having plants on your desk boosts creativity don’t you know), my desk is becoming a very nice place to be. The next step will be to update my mouse mat and pen pot to something a little more exciting. These tiny changes have really made a difference and prompt a smile every morning when I sit down for work.
In the book I’m basing my project on (The Happiness Project), April is dedicated to parenting. I am, at present, without child so this isn’t an option for me. Instead, I have found something a bit different to do in the month of April – a 30-day challenge. Rather than a list of goals, this month I will be completing a 30-day journaling challenge that will see me journaling every day for 30 days. I am a writer by trade and in the past journaling was something I did religiously. These days however, I rarely write outside of work. I am hoping that forcing myself to journal will release some creative juices and rekindle my passion for the written word.