August Recap and September Goals

Hello everyone and happy September! I’m a few days late getting this up because I’ve been sick the past few days. Anyway, here is my recap of my August goals and the goals I am setting for my self in September. 

 

Every month I like to set goals for myself and the blog. Here's how my August goals went and the goals I'm setting for September.

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August Recap

For August I tried not to go overboard with goals. I was still recovering from the stress that was the month of July, and I wanted to keep things simple. I only set two goals: post twice a week and make a blog plan. All in all, I can’t say I succeeded on either of these goals, but they weren’t total fails either. 

I only managed to post twice a week one week this month. Still, August saw my highest page views yet (nothing crazy, I’m still a baby blogger). I think I did a better job with using blogger Facebook groups and creating better pins for Pinterest. 

As far as making a blog plan, I can’t say I totally did this. I did, however, create a schedule for the next two months of when I would like to post and wrote in a couple of post ideas. So that’s something. 

Last month’s goals were all about my blog, so this month I think I’d like to focus more on myself and personal development. 

 

Related: July Recap and August Goals

 

September Goals

 

Take time to take care of myself: A few years ago I wouldn’t dream of going out without my makeup done and a fully styled and accessorized outfit (unless I was wearing a work uniform). Now I don’t think you need to be fully made up and dressed to the nines everyday, but I liked feeling put together. But over the past few years I’ve let my everyday make up routine fall to the bare essentials (much less than what I mentioned here) and my work outfits tend to be whatever I throw on that’s work appropriate before running out the door. Maybe one day a week (on the weekend) I’ll wear an outfit I actually like and do my makeup. A lot of times, it all just feels like too much work. Or sometimes (like before work) I’d rather spend an extra 10-20 minutes sleeping rather than putting together an outfit or doing a fuller face of makeup. 

I’d also like to include more self-care beauty practices. This might be doing a weekly face mask or painting my nails more often than every few months. 

Add in a new healthy habit each week: Improving my health has been something I’ve been wanting to do for a while. The problem is that I think I try to change things too drastically so it doesn’t last. I want to implement one small change a week. For instance, increasing my water intake, increasing my activity (I’ll track this through the pedometer app on my phone), eating out less, and if you have an idea for a fourth thing, let me know! -I’ve been trying to work on the water this week because of being a bit sick. 

Continue going through 100 Days to Brave: I started working through the book 100 Days to Brave on the first of the month and I’d like to keep going with it. I have a tendency to let things go easily and I do think this book will be helpful so I don’t want to do that. 

Switch up my blog theme: Okay, I guess I do have a blogging goal. I like the simplicity of my blog, but there have been some things all along about the template that I don’t love. So I think I want to try to find something that suits me better (and is hopefully free).

 

What are your goals for September? Let me know in the comments!

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  1. 9.5.18
    Dana said:

    I absolutely loved this! I love seeing goals from others to help me know I’m not alone. I totally vibe with your September goals and have some similar ones! I want to start cooking more meals (helps me eat healthy!), go on a walk/run every day, and do one thing a week that makes me happy (reading, hiking, watching my fave movie). Thanks for the inspiration to write down my goals. Hope your September is amazing 🙂

    • 9.5.18
      Emily said:

      Those goals sound great! I hope you have an awesome September as well!

  2. 9.5.18
    Chelsey said:

    Inspiring goals! Love this!

    • 9.5.18
      Emily said:

      Thank you!

  3. 9.6.18
    J Franco said:

    It’s great that you are setting goals.
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    My goal this month is to land 1 more client for the agency and begin the coursework for my instagram for business class.

    • 9.7.18
      Emily said:

      Thank you for the recommendation! I’ll look into that.

      Good luck with your class!

  4. 9.7.18
    joy said:

    your current blog layout is very nice. chic and simple. 😀
    Joy at The Joyous Living

    • 9.7.18
      Emily said:

      Thank you!

  5. 9.11.18
    paige said:

    such a great post idea – love reading your goals for the month! going to have to copy you with putting more effort into getting ready and adding in healthy habits!! <3 x

    • 9.11.18
      Emily said:

      You should! I’m trying to just stick with taking small steps because I think I’ll actually make some changes then!

  6. 9.11.18
    Mia said:

    love this!!! blog consistency is my goal. I work sooo much that I just fail on posting regularly- BUT busy is not an excuse. kill it this September sister! <3

    • 9.11.18
      Emily said:

      Thank you! I get it, consistency can be tough, especially when you’re busy. Keep trying!!

  7. 9.21.18
    Julia said:

    Changing up your blog template sounds like an awesome idea. It’s funny sometimes how just changing up one thing about your blog can completely refresh your viewpoint on it.

    Julia // The Sunday Mode

    • 9.22.18
      Emily said:

      Thanks!