Motivation

Wellness Calendar: July 2014 (Free Printable)

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Posted on Jun 27, 2014 in Motivation

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Good morning, everyone! Thank you all so much for all of your kind thoughts and congratulations on the arrival of our little June Bug. We’re starting to get settled in (I actually managed to get like five hours of sleep last night!) and while we do, I have some posts stored up and ready for hold you over. I hope you enjoy them!

Since June is almost over, it’s time for a brand new wellness calendar!

If you’ve never downloaded one of my wellness calendars before, these little guys have a daily wellness-focused challenge. When you put them all together, you’ve got yourself a great start to a healthy month! I like to believe that a healthy lifestyle is built off of a lot of small, daily healthy decisions, and this calendar helps you get there. Oh, and it’s totally free!

Download the PDF, print it out and hang it up so you can see it daily. Enjoy!

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Do you have any big plans for July?

Wellness Calendar: June 2014 (free printable)

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Posted on May 29, 2014 in Motivation

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Holy cow, guys, it’s almost June. June is going to be a big month in the Johnston family! I’m going to birth a human in June (well, hopefully, I’d prefer she stays inside until June, but I suppose she has a few more days left in May to make me eat my words). I know there were quite a few of you who were worried I wouldn’t get the wellness calendar for June up for you before I went into labor, but no worries, I know these calendars are important to a lot of people, so I have the June, July and August calendars all ready and scheduled to go up when the time is right. I can’t promise I’ll get the Printables page updated on time, but the calendars will go up—so just keep an eye out in the main feed toward the end of each month (or you can always search for the calendars in the sidebar).

If you’ve never downloaded one of my wellness calendars before, these little guys have a daily wellness-focused challenge. When you put them all together, you’ve got yourself a great start to a healthy month! I like to believe that a healthy lifestyle is built off of a lot of small, daily healthy decisions, and this calendar helps you get there. Oh, and it’s totally free!

Download the PDF, print it out and hang it up so you can see it daily. Enjoy!

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Do you have any big plans for June?

Wellness Calendar: May 2014 (free printable)

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Posted on Apr 30, 2014 in Motivation

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Yay! We’re almost into May (which is one of my favorite months is the whole wide world) and that means it’s time for another wellness calendar.

If you’ve never downloaded one of my wellness calendars before, these little guys have a daily wellness-focused challenge. When you put them all together, you’ve got yourself a great start to a healthy month! I like to believe that a healthy lifestyle is built off of a lot of small, daily healthy decisions, and this calendar helps you get there. Oh, and it’s totally free!

Download the PDF, print it out and hang it up so you can see it daily. Enjoy!

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Do you have any big plans for May?

10 Goals for April

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Posted on Apr 1, 2014 in Motivation

I really want to get back in the habit of writing out my goals each month. I’ve been slacking with goal-setting lately, and while I know it’s not for everyone, setting goals on a regular basis really helps keep me on track with my long-term plans. Often, it’s tempting for me to just to kinda willy-nilly follow a path that I think will get me where I want to go, but it just never works well for me. I need to write down clear, accessible goals to follow as guideposts along my journey.

Goals that are not written down are just wishes.

The next few months (or more, actually) are going to be pretty crazy for us, so the most important thing for me to remember with goal-setting is to keep them attainable. I want set goals that give me something to strive for, but aren’t unattainable. It’s a delicate balance to strike, but I think I’ve managed to do it with this month’s goals.

Home Goals

1. Make footstools and pillows for the nursery. The nursery is starting to come together, and this month, I have a few DIY projects I’d like to tackle. We have a futon in the room, and to make it mega comfy, we’re filling it up with a million pillows—and those pillows need new covers! I’m also knitting two footstools (one for the rocking chair and one for the futon), and I’d like to get those finished this month, too.

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2. Clean out our closet. It’s about that time of year—time to tackle a closet clean out. Honestly, I should have done this a long time ago and packed away all my pre-pregnancy clothes, but now works, too. I’m sure I won’t be able to fit into my old clothes for quite a while after Baby J is here, so I might as well streamline our closet now.

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3. Get the outdoor spaces ready for summer. It felt like warmer weather was never going to show up, but we’re getting more and more warm days (even though it did snow last week—womp womp), and with the warmer days, it means it’s time to bring out all of our summer gear from storage. Time to bring out the rugs, patio furniture, hammock and get some flowers out!

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Work Goals

4. Complete all recipe development for my second cookbook. I’m on a tight timeline to get my manuscript done for my second cookbook (although, nothing near as tight as my timeline was for my first book). To be on schedule, I really need to be done with recipe development by the end of April.

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5. Write five BTHR posts for maternity leave. I’m slowly, but surely, starting to stash away some extra posts here and there so BTHR doesn’t go dark during my maternity leave. My plan is to do most of that work in May, but I’d like to get a few posts stashed away this month.

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6. Transfer 25 recipes to Ziplist. I’m in the process of switching recipe services, and now, I’m to the point in the process where I have to move all 320+ recipes on BTHR’s pages over to the new service, one-by-one. It’s seriously tedious work, but once it’s all done, it’s going to be such a nice change. I’m going to start small—transferring over 25 of the most popular recipes this month. And then my goal is for the recipe transfer to be the only work thing I do during my maternity leave. It seems like some good mindless work to do if I find myself getting antsy to do something (and not pressing, so if I don’t feel like it, I don’t have to).

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Personal Goals

7. Treat myself to a spa day. I’ve been working kinda non-stop for the past few months, so I want to treat myself this month with a pedicure, a prenatal massage, and a good ole cut and color for my hair. We’re having our baby shower later in the month, so I might do it as a nice treat to get ready for the party. Fun!

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8. Take every Friday night off. Oy. I always struggle with this, but it’s so important to take time off! Craig and I have gotten in the habit of renting a movie on Friday evenings while we eat our weekly pizza, and it’s a perfect excuse to close down the laptop and stop working for the night. I want to do that every Friday this month.

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9. Read a book. I just have not been on the reading train lately. There are so many books I want to read (parenting and newborn care books mostly), but I just can’t seem to squeeze it in. So I’m starting off slow—one book this month. Just one! It doesn’t even have to be a long one.

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10. Keep as active as possible. Admittedly, the more pregnant I get, the harder it is for me to move, but it is so important for me to keep some kind of activity going. I don’t need to push myself, but a very slow 15-20 minute walk every other day or so is good for me. Even though it hurts to do those walks, I have to remember that it hurts a lot more to just sit on the couch all day. And it’s good for me, Baby J and Puppyface!

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What are your goals for the month?

Wellness Calendar: April 2014 (free printable)

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Posted on Mar 31, 2014 in Motivation

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Phew. March just flew by for me! I think last month, I said I hoped that we’d have lots of nice Spring weather by the time I posted April’s calendar, and I think we’re finally getting there! Yay!

If you’ve never downloaded one of my wellness calendars before, these little guys have a daily wellness-focused challenge. When you put them all together, you’ve got yourself a great start to a healthy month! I like to believe that a healthy lifestyle is built off of a lot of small, daily healthy decisions, and this calendar helps you get there. Oh, and it’s totally free!

Download the PDF, print it out and hang it up so you can see it daily. Enjoy!

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Do you have any big plans for April?

wellness calendar: march 2014 (free printable)

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Posted on Mar 1, 2014 in Motivation

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Happy March, friends! Even though we’re supposed to get our worst winter storm of the year tomorrow (ugh!), I’m really hoping that March not only brings the official start of Spring, but the actual physical start, too. Here’s to hoping that by the time I post April’s calendar we’ll all be wearing sundresses, looking at pretty flowers and enjoying the sunshine!

If you’ve never downloaded one of my wellness calendars before, these little guys have a daily wellness-focused challenge. When you put them all together, you’ve got yourself a great start to a healthy month! I like to believe that a healthy lifestyle is built off of a lot of small, daily healthy decisions, and this calendar helps you get there. Oh, and it’s totally free!

Download the PDF, print it out and hang it up so you can see it daily. Enjoy!

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Do you have any big plans for March? Who is doing something fun for St. Patrick’s Day or Spring Break?