Tuesday, February 28, 2017

February Happiness Project: Results

In February, my happiness project focus was my relationship with Phil. January was such a busy and chaotic month so February was the perfect month to focus more on reconnecting with Phil.  I set 3 goals for the month.  Here's how I did.

1. One meal at the dining room table each week.  Success!  We probably ate about 2 meals/week at the dinner table.  I know that's still probably a low number compared to others. But I usually only cook twice a week and the rest of the week we do our own things for dinner or eat leftovers.  I am sure this will change when/if we have kids but for now, making 2 meals/week works for us! #youdoyou

2.  No screen time after 8 pm. I did so-so at this.  I tried to be more mindful about putting my phone down in the evening but I was not always good about this!

3.  Relax more.  Success!  Phil is only around 1 day of the weekend since he spends 1 day at his mom's.  So I make a conscious effort to relax more on the day when he was home.  I wasn't able to do this for every weekend, but I tried to do it as much as possible (and would say to him, 'look at me relaxing!!' just in case it wasn't noticeable.  Lol.).

Our getaway trip to California was really helpful, too, as we spent 4 days exploring and doing things we enjoyed.

Did you have any goals or areas of focus for February?

10 comments:

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Marlys Dotzenrod said...

I have goals for March as Lent begins tomorrow and I love this special time of the year to grow closer to God through acts of charity and penance. My problem is that I want to do more than I know I can possibly accomplish so will look at my list and trim what will not be possible and do what is most beneficial.
One thing we usually do is to shut off the TV after 7 PM on weeknights during lent and spend time reading instead. I love the silence!

Leigh said...

I'm the worst about not putting my phone down in the evenings. I need to get better at it especially when Amelia is still awake.

J and A said...

I Love this so much!! I want to do this. I am bad with being on my phone after the kids go to bed. I always put it away when the kids are awake but once they are down I am always lounging on my phone. I am getting better at putting it down to focus on a show with J.

Jeanie said...

OK, don't mock me but the secret to not dealing with the phone is to not have a smart phone. A land line or a stupid phone and you'll only deal with it when you want to be on the phone! Yes, it really works. Otherwise, I'd be so bad...

Three cheers on the dinners. I think that can be really hard.

Abby said...

That's great! It is sometimes harder to slow down that speed up! And it looks to me like your February was about working on being more present.

My goal for February was to qualify for Boston and get licensed in GA and Ny. I got my applications submitted and I got my qualifier! So I did everything I had control of!!!

Amber said...

I did not do any little challenges for February but I'm really looking forward to giving up social media in March! Today is day 1 and my hands have been itching to scroll ha ha. Hence why I'm catching up on blogs on my lunch break instead :)

Stephany said...

I think it's more and more unusual to sit at the table and eat, at least in my experience. Even for those with children... coordinating schedules is hard. So I don't think you should feel bad at all that you guys *only* do it twice a week. That's still great, IMO!

My challenge for February was to give up pizza, and I did it! Hooray! My other challenge ended up being helping my mom take care of Pops after his surgery - we had no idea he'd be in the hospital for such a long time!

Jolene - EverydayFoodie said...

You did well with your goals :-)

I guess my focus for February was to put money toward debt. We put half of our tax return toward my car loan (I got a new-to-me car in the summer, and we're trying to pay it off within the year), and the other half on our mortgage. Every little bit of extra payments moves us closer to our goal of being completely debt free.

Sandra Bond said...

I love eating dinner at the dinner table with J! It's a good habit to have!