As mentioned last week, I wanted to share my monthly goals with you for this year. I really struggled to come up with a couple of big goals that would be sustainable for the entire year so I wanted to split it down into smaller monthly goals that I could then continue throughout the rest of the year.
January: Like for many people, my goal for January is to start to increase my fitness levels and introduce more exercise into my week. I would like to go to the gym, whether that is just on my own or to do a class, twice a week at least. This should be achievable but will be a really good step in the right direction. Once twice a week is comfortable I would like to increase this throughout the year.
February: Organisation is my main goal for February. I would really like to go through all of my wardrobe and all of the cupboards in the house and declutter and organise them. Since we moved into the house I have realised just how much stuff we have and how much of it we don’t use. I would also like to organise my digital stuff, whether that’s on my computer or external hard drive.
March: For March, I really want to focus on being more tidy. Once the house is organised, I really want to keep it that way and make it a habit to be more tidy. This is not something that comes naturally to me but I crave a tidy environment so I really want to improve this.
April: Confidence is a big goal for this year and I really want to focus on this in April. April is the month of our first show this year. I am so excited to be part of another musical but I really want to go into it confidently. The show is towards the middle of the month and I want to work on not doubting myself and letting myself really enjoy the show whilst smashing it!
May: In May, I want to try to focus on getting into a full skincare routine. I am, hopefully, getting married next year and I want to give my skin the chance to be it’s best! I do already have somewhat of a routine but I want to be much more strict in doing it every morning and evening alongside the extras I want to do once a week.
June: Once focus for this year is saving money. We want to, hopefully, get married in 2021 and I want to have the budget to have the wedding that we would both love. I would like to make a list of the essentials that we need to buy each month and only stick to spending for those things. I would also like to take a closer look at our expenses and see what we can do to reduce our spending.
July: We have a really busy July this year and I want to focus on being present and in the moment. I would still like to capture the important bits, for myself, but I want to make a conscious effort to not be spending my time scrolling or checking people’s updates and I want to focus on enjoying everything we have planned.
August: In August, I would love to improve my photography skills. I love taking photos, both on my phone and on my big camera, but I would like to learn some new techniques to improve my pictures. I thought this might be a good one for August as we are out and about a lot and we are surrounded by gorgeous countryside that thrives in the summer.
September: My mind still works to the academic calendar and every year when September rolls around I want to be back in some sort of education. By September I want to have either enrolled or be in the process of enrolling in a course to improve a skill or learn something new. I would love to learn a lot more about digital marketing and I think this may be a good place to start.
October: In October, I want to focus on reading. I was always an avid reader but in the last couple of years this has really changed. Sixth form changed the way I viewed reading and I want to enjoy it again. I would like to aim to read 2 books in October. I think I could maybe manage 1 or 2 more than this, but I want the goal to be achievable and not overwhelming.
November: Being creative is something that I crave, whether that is writing, drawing or dancing. I want to make these activities a priority in November. During the spring and summer I will be rehearsing for musicals and I want to carry on that creativity and take the initiative to do it myself.
December: My goal for December is Blogmas. I have attempted Blogmas previously but I have never quite managed to complete it and I want this year to be the year that I smash it! I love Christmas and the festive season and I would love to create some amazing content for Blogmas.
I have really enjoyed setting out my goals for the year and it has really made me motivated to get started!
I would love to know what your goals for this year are and whether you are doing yearly or monthly goals!