my monthly goals :: february

  tammie bennett's monthly goals for february 2013 in 2013, i'll be choosing a few monthly goals to focus on, while making sure they tie in to how i want to feel this year. here are my goals for february.  see my january goals here.

  1. 2013-feelings-icon-clarity2013-feelings-icon-productive zero inbox. i want to go to bed each night with zero messages in my business email inbox. (not even going to attempt to do the same for my personal account.) omhg has a good post on how to do this. so does elise. and for the record, just putting emails into a "follow up" folder and then letting that folder build up doesn't count.
  2. 2013-feelings-icon-prosper2013-feelings-icon-productive2013-feelings-icon-confidentcontinue my sketch-a-day, journal-page-a-day and pattern-a-day streaks. i've only done 5 days of pattern-a-day so far, but i'm so psyched. i'm already bursting with pattern ideas just from doing it 5 days in a row. one day this week i designed part of a collection. i was on a roll! i really need to build my portfolio to achieve my goals of getting my work licensed and this will be a really fun way to do it. alma and melanie are doing a 365 patterns challenge and are inviting people to post along with them. i'm not sure i'll be posting. sometimes creating a design is challenge enough.  i've had so much fun doing my sketch a day and i look forward to doing another video in the near future.
  3. 2013-feelings-icon-healthy 2013-feelings-icon-confident continue my daily exercise and add a strength element. i've promised you a post about this and it will come. for now, keep in mind that i am taking baby steps, so i am just going to add 1 minute of a strength exercise to my daily routine. (i'm thinking wall squats or lunges with arm weights)
  4. 2013-feelings-icon-healthypaint more. i haven't painted as much as i'd like so far in 2013. my hands are literally getting twitchy!  i need it for my soul.

for more about what each of these feelings means to me, visit this link tammie's desired feelings key

what are your goals for february?  i'd love to know.

check in on my monthly goals

tammie bennett's goals for januarytime to check in on my monthly goals for january.  i really like this just-focus-on-a-couple things each month concept.  (thanks elise!)  be sure to check back tomorrow for my february goals!  i have a feeling february is going to rock just as much as january did!

1. 2013-feelings-icon-clarity massive cleanup of my studio :: CHECK! i was totally ruthless in getting rid of things i don't use. i will be listing tons of awesome stuff on etsy on monday. for cuh-razy cheap! i'm destashing quilting fabric, sewing notions, fabric covered button magnets and parts, gorgeous yarn, ribbon, belt supplies, trims (ricrac, bias tape, twill tape, piping), and possibly some jewelry supplies (beads and findings). i'll give you guys some peeks around my studio next week - i forgot to take photos during the light. wait, i actually do have one sneak peek and some decluttering tips decluttering right here. i got rid of so. much. stuff. and i feel like i can breathe. it was so freeing! it took a LOT of hours, but it was so worth it. i'll be sure to post when i have all the destash goodies on my site. you won't want to miss out!

2. 2013-feelings-icon-prosper2013-feelings-icon-productive launch my new website and online shop :: CHECK! i launched my site (you're here!) and shop and i'm hosting a giveaway - go enter before 11PM EST february 3! i still have a few tweaky things to do (add more of my images to my portfolio and clean up some of my categories on the blog), but they are minor. so i still totally get credit for accomplishing this goal!  i'm so happy to get some balls rolling now that my site and my portfolio are live!  i was even featured on print and pattern - which was one of my goals for after my site went live!

3. 2013-feelings-icon-healthy 2013-feelings-icon-confident continue my daily exercise :: CHECK! i have a whole post about this i'll share with you soon, but for now i'll give you the overview. i ran every single day of january. and i did a plank and pushups every single day in january.  actually 55 days in a row counting today.  i feel stronger and more confident.  (and super thankful that i didn't get sick and have to miss a day!) for more about what each of these feelings means to me, visit this link

tammie's desired feelings key

january goals

tammie bennett's  monthly goals for january 2013 1.  2013-feelings-icon-clarity massive cleanup of my studio. i'm going to be ruthless in getting rid of things i don't use. i may be listing lots of great stuff on etsy. i'm tempted to show you a BEFORE picture, but it might prompt some sort of intervention. maybe i'll show you the before when i have a sparkling AFTER photo. and then it will be too late to intervene.

2.  2013-feelings-icon-prosper2013-feelings-icon-productive launch my new website and online shop.  i still have quite a bit of testing, adding to my portfolio and blog organization.  this is a big one.  big and fat.

3. 2013-feelings-icon-healthy 2013-feelings-icon-confident continue my daily exercise. more about this later.

tammie's desired feelings key for more about what each of these feelings means to me, visit this link