- Yoga Every Morning
- Complete a detox – I’ve had some really terrible eating habits lately, and it’s starting to take its toll on my skin and overall feeling of wellbeing. I think my body needs a break from all the carbs and crap. I actually attempted one a whole back and failed miserably, so second time lucky perhaps?
- Daily posts to Instagram – I’m sure if you’re a fellow blogger you’ll get the frustration with the Instagram algorithm. Despite this, I do really want to make an effort with this platform. I get most engagement nwhen I post daily, so I really want to maintain this for a month and see how this affects things. Also, it’s a great excuse for me to take more pictures!
- Walk more (Goal = 10,000 steps a day)
- Organise a local blogger meet up – Back when I lived in Bournemouth, I hosted a blogger meet up, and it’s one of my proudest achievements bringing so many local people together who share the same interest. To this day I’m still very good friends with a handful of the bloggers I met and would love to create the same sense of community here in Bucks. Ive created a ‘Slack’ group to make it easer for us to organise shenanigans. So fingers crossed I can make something happen.
- 7 day social media break – I’m putting this one down in hopes that I can be really organised and productive for the first few weeks of July. I can schedule in new blog posts and social posts so I can have a much needed detox from social media. Ive been desperate to unplug for a while, especially as my inspiration has taken a hit lately.
- One new blog post a week
- Have a go at Plastic Free July
- Grow new Instagram page by 100 followers – So I’ve created another IG account (yes ), dedicated to thrifted fashion. My passion for second hand clothes and sustainable fashion is growing stronger, especially now that I volunteer for Oxfam. So I’ve created a space for myself and other like minded fashionistas to get style inspiration that’s ethical. So yeh, go follow @thriftedfashionn *wink*
- Create A 5 Year Vision Board – As a creative person, visualisation is so powerful for me and for the first time in my life I’ve created a strong 5 year plan for the future. I’ll have another post coming soon on this
- Daily Swedish Lessons – I’ve wanted to learn a language for the longest time! I’ve finally downloaded the Duolingo app on my phone for daily Swedish lessons. I’m finding it pretty easy going so far and fun too, so I want to keep up with this every day
- Read a book! – This is getting ridiculous now, I haven’t ready anything since my holiday to Jamaica *smacks wrist*. Going to change my ways next month!
- Trip to Bournemouth – It has been 6 months since I’ve moved and I’ve only been to the coast once (see our Day in Brighton). This makes me so sad as an ex seaside dweller, so I’m putting my foot down with this and saying I must visit Bournemouth in July, to enjoy the long summer nights, have a BBQ on the beach and catch up with old friends.
Writing lists is one of my favourite past times. Shopping lists, wish lists, bucket lists and to-do lists. I’ve been through 3 notepads this year with all my notes, scribbles, lists and brainstorms, oh and countless napkins for when an idea strikes. I’m the same with my goals, I love writing my goals down because simply by putting thought to paper, It already seems like more of a reality. I’m that bit closer to actually reaching it, rather than just being a thought floating around in my head.
I have noticed that there is a huge difference in my productivity levels when I’ve actually set manageable and tangible goals for the month ahead. I’ve also come to realise that for me personally, setting monthly goals helps me keep on track throughout the week. I like to start from the big end result and work backwards from there, breaking these tasks down into easier chunks. From monthly, to weekly and then daily.
Sitting down at the end of each month is a great exercise for me to reflect on the past few weeks. I look at what goals I didn’t reach, what ones I started but didn’t complete and the ones I managed to tick off. Allowing myself to reflect on both good and bad and what I can be doing to improve myself and get to where I want to be.
I’d love to know what works for you when it comes to goal setting? Let me know in the comments!