Mid Year Goals Review: 6 Month Check-In

Well technically it’s July but it’s roughly 6 months..ish.

Either way I wanted to write a post that provided a check-in on my goals for the year, and to be honest, I haven’t really been keeping up with them. And it’s easy to say, “Well, the year is half over, so why bother?” but it’s just as easy to think “Well, I still have 6 months left, there’s still so much I could accomplish.”

Every year, I choose 5 goals to achieve in different areas of my life. I learned this rule from Lauren Conrad when she wrote about how she created her NYE Resolutions. To me, 5 is doable, it’s not too much and I have to add the element of it being qualitative. So here are my 2018 goals:

6 Life Admin Tasks I’ve Been Avoiding (And What I’m Doing About It)

For a blog called Millennial Life Admin, you’d think I’d have shit altogether, all the time right? Nope. And that’s a part of growing up. It’s easy to think that as “adults” we need to have it all together all the time, but that’s neither healthy nor realistic. I used to think my parents (or really any parent) knew exactly what they were doing and had every aspect of the life responsibilities all together, and the truth is, no one does. No one knows what they are doing and everyone has room to improve.

So here are 6 Life Admin Tasks that I’ve been avoiding and my commitment to you on what I’m doing about it.

4 Super Small Changes That Refreshed My Morning Routine

I’m the type of person that never really understood the idea of a morning routine. For most years, my morning routine consisted of a few basic necessarily steps that got me from my bed to the bus stop.

However, this year, I wanted to take more control of my mornings. I’ve watched Youtube videos and read articles about many morning routines before but I never found them realistic for my circumstances. I work a regular 8-5 job; I don’t really have time/motivation to complete an exhaustive list of activities before I can catch my bus. So I found little ways to refresh my morning routine instead of revamping it into a list of activities that I know I will not be able to complete.

Dealing With A Parking Ticket

They are very few life admin tasks as dreadful and frustrating as a parking ticket. It’s not anything serious enough to justify making a big deal of, i.e. disputing your rent with a landlord, but not anything small enough to ignore, i.e. making a dentist appointment.

It’s right there in the middle of frustrating and where it won’t keep you up at night but enough for you dread dealing with it.