Living with Intention- January Recap


Happy Tuesday Friends!

This week is a busy, busy week around our home! My husband has three away basketball games, I am hosting my monthly “blind date” book club, my mom and I are hosting a vintage sale two nights, we are going away for a night this weekend, my son has his own basketball practice and game and I am prepping at work for a few days off next while I have a surgical procedure… lots going on this week. All good stuff, but this introvert might need to hide one evening!

I wanted to share with you how I did last month on being intentional. You can find all the details of my original post {HERE}. As I also shared last month I love using my bullet journal! My self-care habit tracker page each month helps me to see when I am on track with what I would like to focus on & when I need to reset and begin focusing again. I will share in a later post how I specifically use this page and share a free printable for you to use too.


Start a Nightly Skin Routine– I really started out strong on this routine at the beginning of the month through the middle of the month. I began getting a little relaxed with the routine by the end of the month. I definitely need to reset in this area!

Meal Prep Each Sunday – I feel like I did pretty good in this area throughout the month. I have always meal planned on some level for our weekly nights, but taking the time to also prep some of the food for lunch and snacks over the weekend really helped me to grab healthy items on the go.

Schedule Regular Bodywork Appointments Each Month– I scheduled biweekly massages and chiropractor appointments in January. I loved making this time commitment for myself! With my surgery coming up next week I will most likely not be able to do this more than once this month, but plan to still make it a priority once I am healed.


Setup a Monthly Budget at the Start of Each Month– I just finished up my planning for February and also did it for January too. This is another item that I faithfully added into my bullet journal and it just really helps me stay on track. I also took all of my misc. money from selling a few things that I purged while cleaning and my clothing consignment items into an extra savings account. I thought it would be a fun way to save money for my son’s graduation party and next year’s Christmas shopping. After a month I was already surprised at how much I was able to put aside from just purge unused items in our house.

Organize Photos from 2009 to 2016– I took one afternoon and began working on this project. I don’t feel like I made much progress because I take a ton of photos, but I am also not putting a ton of pressure on myself to complete this soon either. This may take me the full year to purge, organize and print into books and I am 100% okay with that. I will still continue to keep you updated on my progress in this area each month.


Schedule a Coffee/Lunch Date Each Week– I followed through with this each week and was so grateful for the time with my friends throughout the month!


Set Down My Phone–Definitely a work in progress! I did happen to get a couple books read in Januaryouple books read in January, but I still reach for my phone far to much for my liking.


Daily Gratitude Practice– After a month of incorporating this into my daily bullet journal it really is becoming a habit for me which I absolutely love!

All in all January was a great month! I look forward to staying on track throughout February and maybe adding one or two new intentions as some of the items become habits. What are you focusing on for February?

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