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.
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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.
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!