Okay guys, I’m gonna level with ya’ll… I’ve noticed that I have been setting the SAME goals forever now and for some reason I just can’t quite seem to reach them every month, so, I’m going to try something a little different this month… I’m going to limit myself to 2-3 goals per “category” that I usually have and see if that works better for me. A lot of what I’m trying to do is develop new habits, so I think I need to work on just a few at a time. Okay, so as usual we’re going to take a look back at September’s goals and see how I did.
-Get Dressed… every morning, first thing… and showered. Either as soon as Josh is up or right after the gym if I go (obviously).
Ugh, no! I really, really want to do this. I stay in my pajamas way too much.
-Get to the gym 3 times a week
Nope. I didn’t go to the gym one single day this month. Yikes!
-Finish new Nicholas Sparks book I downloaded on my Kindle!
OMG no, I actually re-started it last night because I had forgotten what happened I had not read it in so long.
-keep following daily cleaning checklist- get diligent about it
I’m definitely doing better with this, but I wouldn’t consider this done…
-cook 6 times a week
Umm, no, but I am cooking a TON more than I was. At least 4 nights a week, for sure!
-make Josh’s lunches each day (it’s just less painless for everyone if I just do it)
Yes! Sort of… we have been kind of winging it and he’s been making it on the days he can but if he’s in a rush I’ll help him out. We’ve made huge progress on getting into a habit of him taking his lunch instead of buying.
-Tot School 5 times a week
Nope. We’ve been doing tot school, but not this frequently and kind of sporadic, actually. He did learn the words “apple” and “ball” this month and can sort of identify them. He’s good with a ball but for instance today we were at the pumpkin patch and even though he can say pumpkin he kept wanting to call them apples haha! However, he has made HUGE strides with his talking this month since I’ve been putting in more effort with him.
-Outside time daily (his maw maw and paw paw brought him a big outside play set) when weather allows.
No, It took until today for my husband to get the yard situated, and then tomorrow he has to weed-eat so we can get back out there. No biggie because the temperatures are just now getting to where we can stand to be out longer than 5 minutes.
-Read before nap and bed time daily
Sort of. We’ve been reading a lot more but still not a habit yet.
-post 4 times a week
-promote posts 4 times a week
-do social media tracker M-F
Sort of! I’m getting better!
-hit 35,000 page views/month
-re-do sidebar ads
Not yet! I took them all down for now and I’m going to be re-vamping my whole sponsorship program.
-fix affiliate links in old posts
Working on it! Also need to work on SEO for old posts and fix some photo issues with my way older posts.
-list the rest of the home business planners
-create ultimate diy planner in black & white
Yep! Just need to list it 😉
-make full sized versions of the ultimate diy planner
-work on blogging A5 sized planners
-PROMOTE!! (share etsy stuff on fb groups, youtube, instagram, facebook)
Getting there! Took some stylized photos of some things to start sharing this week.
-host 2 giveaways this month
Meep! Just one!
-contact 15 bloggers or youtubers for reviews
No, no, no!
-Labor Day & Fall sales (1st & 23rd)
-research, research, research! learn about vlogging & youtube
-do 1-2 videos per week
Nope. But I have 3 planned this week!
Okay, so now that we’ve seen my miserable not really a failure but kind of… we can go onto October’s goals. It’s going to be hard to narrow these down, but I’m going to try and pick my TOP goals to work on and make those the most important for this month. Okay, here we go…
-Get DRESSED every morning.. even if it’s just fresh clothes! 😉 We don’t discriminate against workout or yoga pants as regular clothing here.
-READ A BOOK. Dear lord, please take some time for yourself and read a book. I REALLY want to read this Nicholas Sparks book!
-UNPLUG from lunch til Liam is in bed everyday
-Tot School/learning activity 3 times a week minimum
-Read before nap & bedtime
-Drink 4 bottles of water a day
-Get active at least 3 days a week (gym or family walks in the park)
-Cook at home 6 nights a week
-Cleaning Checklist habit tracker
-Daily social media promotions + tracker
-List B&W A5 planner kit
-Work on Holiday Planning Kit!
Okay, so that’s it! Those are going to be my MAIN focus this month. Are you setting any goals this month??