September Intentions

So it seems that we are 10 days into the month and I'm just setting intentions, this is a lot of how my time has been going recently.  Two months out from a wedding is no job my friends. I find though the busier I get the more important it is to set goals and intentions so that I can keep working towards my overall goal.  So here they are for this month! 

1. Go on date nights - Even though Henry and I are spending time together planning a wedding and moving we need to make sure that we are still making an effort to connect and enjoy each other's time! So I have written down some places I want to try, like a new ice cream rolling place and I can't wait to just take some time to slow down and regroup.

2. Keep up with skin care - My skin care has slightly fallen to the side since we have been so busy but I wan't clearer skin.  So Im going to keep up with my usual products better, drink water do a mask twice a week and for the love of god hopefully not stress pick my face! 

3. Attend work out classes 4 times a week - With getting Billy I have been using our walks as exercise which they are, but Im not getting a good sweat in and I'd still like to lose 5 pounds.  So lets get to work! 

4. Be intentional with my downtime - Whether that setting up meetings, making to do list, getting my thoughts together or reading a book.  I don't want to at the end of the night sit down on the couch and watch 2 hours of tv and feel like I never relaxed.  I want to be more conscious of my time so that everything is hopefully a little less stressful! 

What are some goals or intentions that you have set for yourself recently? Any tips on how youre accomplishing them?

July Intentions

Alright July, lets do this! It's gonna be a busy month for Henry and I, we have every weekend filled and are moving at the end of the month! (Wish us luck) I haven't sent intentions for a while and I feel like it's always a good thing especially the busier life gets.  So here goes nothing, and share with me your goals for this month! I'd like to know!

1. Stay Present - We have a lot of family visiting the month.  I can't wait! So with that I want to make sure that my family has my full attention and Im nothing thinking of my mile long to do list.  I want to make sure they know how much I appreciate them coming to visit and enjoy our time together! 

2. Work out 5x a week - Henry and I have been doing well with working out and being relatively healthy.  And this will be a true test the busier we get to still make sure that working out is a priority! 

3. Pick up every night - When theres a lot going on in our life our apartment is the first to go and sometimes the mess drives me insane.  Taking a few minutes every night will make sure that it doesn't get out of control and is less work for us! 

4. Read often - The busier I get the more my mind needs a break.  I know that TV doesn't do that for me as much as I wish it would.  So Im going to make a real effort to keep up my reading to let my mind escape for a little bit!

What do you have going on this month? Any personal goals?

April Intentions

It's been a while since I've set some goals/intentions for the month so I thought I'd share what's going on with me currently and what I'm looking for this month! 

I have been making a lot of strides on improving my life, with friends, habits, exercising and eating better.  That by no means doesn't mean I haven't had setbacks.  I feel like the setbacks can be even harder this go around because I can see what progress I'm making. So I'm just trying to make small steps to continue this progress and remember it's not perfection.

  1. Get outside - The weather has been terrible in Ohio, it has seriously made me just want to curl up and stop caring. (Hence the no blog post for a week) Thankfully I'm headed to Florida in a week. But regardless of that, with all the snow and cold weather whenever there is a nice 2-hour period of nice weather I'm getting outside or opening the windows. I can tell my soul needs it and I need to make it a priority.

  2. Walk every day - I work from home fairly often and I've started paying attention to my energy burned and how much I consume. And I'm just learning even if I work out in the morning but then sit on the couch the rest of the day I just don't burn enough energy. So on days, I work from home I hope to watch my shows from the treadmill just to help my body moving more consistently. Hoping for some weight loss results too, to be honest.

  3. Continue reading - I was reading a lot recently and it really helped my morale, but I've been feeling lazy recently and watching TV just seems easy. So I wanted to make sure I read at least 2 more books if not 3

With goals, I'm trying to not make them too lofty and more obtainable to I'm only going to set these 3 for now.  So tell me do you have any goals for this month? I'd love to know! 

Mini Update!

Hi Friends, I hope this week is treating you well! Boy oh boy I wish time would slow down a little. Things have been CRAZY in our household between becoming an aunt, getting engaged and being in my sisters wedding it's been a lot to juggle. We are traveling almost every two weeks and it has been really hard to feel caught up in any way. 

I have felt overwhelmed, uninspired and frankly unworthy. And the blog has suffered greatly from it and for that I want to apologize.  So Im going to try to get my groove back, try to get a little ahead so I don't constantly feel behind.  

I wanted to share my game plan with you and hopefully it helps you if you're ever feeling uninspired or not creative. 

  • Clean and pick up
  • Go for a walk
  • Write a to-do list
  • Do something creative
  • Read other blogs
  • Be mindful with my time
  • Write each night 
  • Sweat
  • JUST START! 

To me this blog post feels lame, but it's real and authentic.  That's something I've always wanted to say that Candidly Keri is.  Im hoping being honest helps me to move forward and stronger. If you have any suggestions of what to do when you feel uninspired or overwhelmed please leave me a comment below! 

Thank you for reading and supporting.

Candidly,

Keri

 

June Intentions

Hi Friends, so I know we are a little bit into June (I have been very behind) but I feel like it's always good to set intentions even if it's the last day of the month.  Things have been so crazy recently! My sister just had the sweetest little boy and my other sister gets married Labor Day! I have also started planning my own wedding! 

With all that in mind, I have been so not in the mood to push myself on the blog.  But Im getting the itch and great things never come from our comfort zone.

1. Write every day.  I feel like I have been so much in my own head all the time recently and its making it hard to do anything.  I think writing my feelings down for the day will help me to have better days and even get my creative juices going! 

2. Organize.  Something that really helps my over all mood is a clean place.  If Im busy it's so easy to leave stuff out and I feel like a cluttered place equals a cluttered mind.  Staying organized and making list will help to get it on paper and not feeling like Im dropping the ball.

3. Do fun stuff on the weekend.  Sometimes I jam pack my weekend with chores or obligations I never have down time.  I also work from home some days so I need to make sure I get out and enjoy the summer! 

4. Get out of my comfort zone.  One thing Im going to do is learn how to start coding.  I think this will be really awesome to help my blog and learn a skill! Wish me luck!

What are your intentions/goals for the month? I'd love to hear!