August has finally ended and here we are welcoming a new month. Congrats to us for making it through another rollercoaster ride!
Setting monthly goals was never a thing that I do because somehow I have commitment issues. I’m not that type of person who writes down my goals for every month though I am a bit of a freak when it comes to organizing. I had no luck in bullet journaling that’s why I went with my usual personal journal where I write my thoughts and opinions.
For me, my goals are more personal and not about the stats. I think that setting a goal with numbers create too much pressure. It can eventually stress me out if I don’t reach those number/s within the month. So I’m doing this as a part of my self-care. So it’s all about how I want to see things change for me in one month.
1. Interact more.
I love meeting new people IRL. I really want to interact more with my readers and other fellow bloggers. So if you wanna have a talk about basically anything you can send me an email and DM. For advice and recommendations, I’m here to help!
2. Discover new blogs
YES! I know there are amazing bloggers out there; big or small. I want to read and share their content for everyone to see. I always get inspired by these bloggers to do more and be a better version of myself. Reading their stories and posts can brighten up my day.
3. Post on my blog once a week.
Since last month was the best month I had so far. THANK YOU GUYS FOR SUPPORTING ME & MY BLOG! I set up a blogging schedule, where I post 1-2x each week. Thursday/Friday depending on what time zone you’re in. As much as I want to share with you my content every day. It’s impossible for me to write and edit with the amount of time I have left after work.
1. Take care of myself more; emotionally and physically.
Sometimes, I overwork everything to the point where I forget to ask myself if I’m okay. I want to be stress-free this month though that would be impossible. So I’ll just put in a way that I can somehow manage my stress and be more productive. Take breaks whenever needed and keep calm whenever hard situations come to pass.
2. Read a book or two
Ah. Yes. For this month, I would like to read books as much as I can. I am always looking forward to reading books these days but I don’t really have the time to do so. That’s why I’ll add up 20-30 mins reading time before I go to bed or whenever I have free time. I know it’s a hard thing to start doing but I know small habits can be a big difference.
3. Eat healthy and exercise daily.
As every human being everywhere says that they would go on a diet but will have their cheat day the next day. That includes me! Here I am setting a goal to eat more healthy food and exercise for 30 mins daily. I haven’t consumed any soda for the last 4 years and that is somehow a big commitment for me. So I am trying to incorporate fruits and veggies minus the junk foods in my meals and snacks.
4. Listen to music.
Listening to music is definitely one of the best things that I do every day. This month, I want to discover new artists and songs that I can add to my playlist. I don’t know why, but listening to music uplifts my mood any time of the day even when I’m having the toughest day. Would appreciate it if you could share your favorite songs.
5. Travel to one place I’ve never been before.
You know me, I love to travel and going to different places. I’m working a 9-5 job and being able to travel can be a bit tricky. Since the UAE has beautiful places that can satisfy my cravings, I plan to visit one spot every month. I’m taking you along with me, my first stop for this month is the Louvre in Abu Dhabi. Yes, we also have the Louvre museum here!!! It’s like the one in Paris!! I’m so excited.
6. Believe in myself more.
So many people have laughed at the things I believed in. For them, it seems too good to be true but I won’t let that get me and stop myself from pursuing my goals. No matter how ridiculous it may seem to them. I’ll just do my own things and let it fall right into its place.
7. Write in my journal every week.
Journaling helps me with my mental health. It keeps me sane and calm during those dark moments where I don’t know what else to do. My journal is my best friend where I can tell all my secrets to. I want to write in my journal weekly so I can track what I did and how I felt.
No matter what your goals are this month or for the months to come. Have faith in it. Do your best but don’t pressure yourself too much in achieving your goals. Let it be a fun and exciting thing you anticipate to do every month. Let’s all enjoy September and make the most out of it!
Share with me your goals for this month in the comments below!