Flying the Coop

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Top three goals for October!

October is here and the first day has already come to a close. Let’s set some goals!

1. Exercise and eat more regularly.

I’ve been struggling to eat enough food over the past few weeks. That’s not great. I also haven’t been doing enough meaningful movement for my body, which is important because I’m still recovering from being sick.

I have tools to work on and track my health but I haven’t been using them at all. One is a 30-day fitness challenge app that I’ve been wanting to start for a while, and this is a great opportunity for that.

So eating more frequently and exercising daily are top focus this month, which means using my apps every day.

2. No screens after 23:00.

I’ve really been having problems with sleep these past several weeks. That’s partly due to my depression which can’t totally be controlled.

However, I want to reduce the amount of time I spend watching TV late at night thusly I will be disallowing screens after 23:00 for the most part. If I’m out for a late movie with friends, that’s fine. The main idea is that if I stay up late, I want to be doing something other than focusing on shows, scrolling through news stories, and generally spending time in front of a screen.

Even if I have some work to complete on the computer, I’m going to make the effort to unplug at night. No screens, Matthew!

3. Refocus on creating.

I’ve been feeling less creative again. It’s affected my podcast which isn’t great when we try to release a new episode every week.

As far as The Aux Cable is concerned, both Ryan and I have been busy with life and have been lacking time to devote to editing. Circumstances have recently changed for us such that we’ll be getting back on the bandwagon!!

Other than the podcast, I’ve recently gotten my art box back which means I’ll be chilling with Bob Ross and art attacking with Neil Buchanan again! Even if I’m not feeling all that creative, I find these activities restorative and fun. Fun is fun and fun is good! I need more fun so I’mma get messy, art it up, and use at least half of my pre-stretched canvases.

4. Focus on friends.

I know that I titled this post “top three goals” for this month, but I thought of this goal while writing the last one.

Mental health is hugely important, especially for me right now. Socializing and spending time with friends is good for that! I’ve realized for a while now that I really need friends and social stimulus. That’s why I’ve joined some groups and activities over the past two months and spent time with new people.

I’ve kinda backed away from certain social situations, but I should still push forward and keep putting myself or there. I’ll eventually make friends and find places to fit in. I already have one place that I’m really liking! That’s the nerd caffe a block away that has weekly sci-fi movie night, weekly dinner & death, as well as other random events like Geeks-giving this next Saturday! The place is run by a typical Italian which means oodles and oodles of amazing food!!

Note to self: It’s not wrong to focus on friends and have a social life. In fact it’s quite important! Make it a priority, Matthew.

That’s it for my goals this month! Well… that’s it for outlining them. Putting them into action will be a daily choice I’ll have to make. So here’s to taking chances, making mistakes, and getting messy! Regardless of the result, I’ll be doing my best, which is all I can do.

Do you have any goals this month? Tell me in the comments!







4 Responses to “Top three goals for October!”

  1. poulet frit Avatar
    poulet frit

    I have several…kinda silly goals for October, such as work on my SFX makeup more. But I also really want to focus on now…and not the past. So I’m gonna work on that some more, because right now is important and I won’t be able to enjoy it if my focus is elsewhere.

    1. Matthew Avatar

      YASSS!! You go, girl! It’s important to remember the past for sure… but you’re right. Focus on the now, darling. (Quoting Edna Mode from The Incredibles there.) 😛

  2. Sarah Avatar

    Those are great goals! 🙂 I love seeing you get out more. My goals this month include taking my monthly hike and finishing at least four books. That will be the most I’ve read in ages if I pull it off. For being a librarian, I’ve really lost sight of how good reading is in the past few years. Oh, and I need to redo that website stuff…eek…

  3. Josiah the Carrot Stick Avatar
    Josiah the Carrot Stick

    *sees Bob Ross*
    *flips out and starts dancing*

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