Hey, All! Welcome back! If you are new here, welcome to my blog where we like to talk productivity, goals and efficiency. Today, is that time of the month when I reflect upon February. Did I win February? Maybe. I’m not as confident as I was at the end of January; however, I still had a bang-up month. Let’s jump in and find out!
1. The Task List
After feeling like I had won January, I got ambitious in February – maybe a little too ambitious. At the top of the list, I noted the two tasks I had not completed in January. Underneath those, I listed all the tasks I expected to have plenty of time to complete. After that, I listed several extra tasks that I also wanted to complete. There are a lot of tasks throughout the year that don’t need to do be done on a weekly or monthly rotation. I felt confident and daring all at the same time, so I added several here.
Now that February is over, I’m left with three leftover tasks; donate clothes, clear out and organize my closet, and deep clean my bedroom. It’s interesting how they are all related.
2. The Gratitude Log
In January, I focused on completing my gratitude log in the morning. I thought I would try something different in February, so I focused on completing it in the evening. I have to admit I think I ended up missing more evenings this way and would often catch up the next morning. I found that, in the end, I actually had mixed up pretty well with a better result. I only missed completing it two days that month. There’s a win!
3. The Weekly Habit Tracker
I attempted a weekly habit tracker, but I found I didn’t like keeping up with it. So that’s that. Putting one together in the journal was helpful, though, because it gave me an opportunity to think about the habits I had and wanted to have. I am pleased to write that I am still taking my vitamin regularly and exercise has been firmly added back into my morning routine. I don’t need a habit tracker when it’s in my morning routine! It just gets done. That’s a win, too!
4. The Quotes vs. Notes
In January, I added a little weekly notes box next to my mini-calendar. I found that I used it only half the time, so I removed it in February. I needed something to replace it with, though, or I’d have an empty space. I decided to add some favorite quotes in those spaces. I like it.
During February, I found that I actually made more notes throughout the month. I would just add them in to my daily set-up as I made them. I like that better than having a note box. I had more space and could take better notes on different useful topics. Some of the useful topics found themselves listed in my index in the event I need them later.
5. The Books Read
Books, books, and more books! I read five books in the short month of February! That book read section of my daily really has helped me stay up on reading. I read some every day! Some days I will read from two different books. I always have a written book going and an audible. So yes! This was also a win!
Overall, I’d say February was a bang-up month! I got a lot done, added exercise to my morning routine, took my vitamins more regularly, kept up with my gratitude log better, took more notes on different topics, and I read more books! All in a short month! Yes, I’d say that’s a win!
My question for the day: If you keep a journal of some sort, how did it help you most in February? Please feel free to comment below.
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