Monthly {2016} February Goals

“We set goals not because we have something to prove but because we love having something to look forward to and something to hold ourselves accountable for Anosa”

Happy February everyone, are you excited about the month of love as I am? I have the first weekend and the final weekend in February booked for travels. I can not wait to share my travels with you, make sure you are following me on Instagram so as not to miss out on all the places I will be venturing to.

Last month I set goals which I hope to archive in 2016, between January and March I am hoping to do and pass my driving test, January has ended and I have not even done anything towards this goal but I have 2 more months to do this so finger crossed.

As is tradition with the monthly goals, I will share what I set last month then share goals I am setting for this month.

2016 JANUARY GOALS

Like I did in January 2015, I put together goals which I can accomplish in the space of 12 months. I do not like to think of these as resolutions but monthly goals which if I do not accomplish one month I move to the next month. so for the first quarter I set the following goal:

January – March –> Driving and Buy a car, this goal has been on my list of things I want to do since 2009 and each year I have pushed it back because of either money issues or just lack of time. 2016 is the year that I made more of an effort, put in more time than usual and actually actively worked on getting this done. I wanted to continue with manual car learning but now I think automatic will be best for me.

February Goals

{2016} February Goals

February being the month of love is the perfect excuse for me to set goals geared towards my relationship and also self discovery and development. Looking at how January has been so awesome for my blog, I want on invest more time for my blogs this month but I know it will be hard due to all the travels.

Relationship Goals

  • Make time for each other, I want to remember and bring back the old days. Having being together for so long we have forgotten how to date each other and I want to remedy that.
  • Communicate, we talk but I feel lately we have not been communicating with one another. I want to intentional make time and communicate for the betterment of our relationship
  • Celebrate Valentine’s Day, For the last 8 years we’ve always celebrated Valentine’s Day either the weekend before or the weekend after and usually we go for a meal or go to the cinema. Rarely do we cook something together and so here is to hoping this year we can do something about it.

Self Discovery & Development Goals

  • Improve time management – I work full-time as well as run two blogs. I will say this again, this has been harder than I initially anticipated. The Myrabev Life blog is suffering because I just do not have the time and sometimes the content to use for this blog. I want to make an effort this February to find time to work on both blogs equally.
  • Take time to learn what I want – I have a good job but after two years one is looking for either change or a promotion, I love the company I work for and wish there was an open promotion position that I could apply for. I am being tempted by offers from outside the company but if I am honest I want to stay in this company and grow. The question for me now is how to I go about doing just that?
  • Learn learn learn, I want to learn more both for my work and for my blogs. I have realised just taking each day as it comes both at work and blogging is not always the best way to go. I have signed up to take an e-course on sponsored travel and applied for a master’s program for work.

Blog goals

  • Schedule – Last year I created a schedule for the blog, Mondays = Fashion Posts (or ideas), Tuesdays = Beauty Posts, Wednesday = Rest day or sponsored post, Thursday = Travel posts and Friday  = anything goes. The weekends were mostly put as days off, days to work on the posts for the week but starting February I am making a few changes. Monday will continue as Fashion posts/ideas, Tuesdays will now be Travel post days, Wednesday will be Beauty posts and Thursday to Sunday will be whatever is on my plate.
  • Schedule posts – As mentioned earlier, I run two blogs and I work full-time so I can not always do my blogs on the day and as most bloggers know inspiration can strict at any time so I write whenever and have to plan the posts. I mostly use my weekends to write posts and schedule them but I want to come up with a better schedule.
  • Improve monthly views – Like I said January has been a great month, my daily views are now average over 1000 views (about 600 visitors) which is awesome for me but I want to improve. We closed January with just under 17k views (over 8k visitors + 1.3k comments) my usual is 7K a month, this has been an achievement in its own and I would like to improve this if not double it.
  • Approach potential sponsors – Again January saw me earn just under a thousand pounds which is totally awesome and this was through PRs and a few companies reaching out directly to me. I want to improve the blog earnings and this time I want to start approaching potential sponsors that fit with my blog.
  • Improve social media followership – Having two blogs I decided Christmas Day last year to finally create social media for each blog so I decided to create  new social media for A July Dreamer = Instagram and Facebook. I will always use this Instagram and Facebook for this blog but mostly it will be for The Myrabev Life.

These are some of the goals I have for myself, for my blog/work and for my relationship. I do not usually make this many goals but today I feel I need to set them to help me in my relationship, improve myself and improve my work as well as blogs.

What are some of the goals you’ve set for yourself, your blog and your relationship?

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  1. February 16, 2016 / 1:10 pm

    Enjoy your travels and good luck with the driving test!! 🙂

    Alina from The Fairytale Pretty Picture

    • February 16, 2016 / 1:16 pm

      Thanks so much

  2. February 3, 2016 / 10:58 am

    These are great set of goals and I wish you good luck to achieve all of these!!

    • February 3, 2016 / 1:00 pm

      Thanks Jasmine

  3. February 3, 2016 / 6:49 am

    I am loving your blogger goals! 17k for a month is awesome! I am also seeking brands that will be great for sponsored content that are a match for my blog!

    • February 3, 2016 / 7:06 am

      Thanks Kiwi, I wish you good luck with your goals and I hope to maintain if not double my views

    • February 3, 2016 / 5:56 am

      Thanks Stephanie, absolutely right

  4. February 3, 2016 / 3:12 am

    It’s great to document goals, I try to set high expectations for my goals. I’m a go getter.

    • February 3, 2016 / 5:55 am

      Thanks John and that’s nice to set higher goals

  5. February 2, 2016 / 9:18 pm

    well done on your january blogging. I’m trying to be more organised and set goals for each month. I find it easier to run a theme for writing inspiration and then focus on one social media platform.

    • February 2, 2016 / 11:00 pm

      I think that’s an awesome idea focusing on one social media platform I should try it and thanks

  6. February 2, 2016 / 9:01 pm

    Great goals – your stats and earnings are amazing. Good luck with it all. Kaz x

    • February 2, 2016 / 10:59 pm

      Thanks Kaz

  7. February 2, 2016 / 8:28 pm

    Those are wonderfully thought of and very attainable goals for this month! Thanks for sharing. I wish you lots of luck and prosperity in achieving them!

    • February 2, 2016 / 10:59 pm

      Thanks so much Cara I hope to achieve all these

  8. February 2, 2016 / 7:56 pm

    They are some very specific goals – I write mine down as a daily target to make them more achieveable. Good Luck

    • February 2, 2016 / 10:58 pm

      Thanks Kara, not sure I can achieve daily ones as I keep though for my work instead

  9. February 2, 2016 / 5:27 pm

    Loving your goals. I too need to get my act together and try and get organised with my blog. I have great intentions at the beginning of the year to do certain posts on certain days like you have planned but it soon goes out of the window. Working full time I try to schedule most of my posts on weekends but this doesn’t always happen

    • February 2, 2016 / 6:33 pm

      I am in the same boat but working on it. Thanks Candace

  10. February 2, 2016 / 9:09 am

    You do so well to fit all this in. I can’t imagine what it’s like keeping up with two blogs like that. This is a great way to reflect and move forward, some things here for me to think about

    • February 2, 2016 / 9:30 am

      Thanks so much Zena, it is a work in progress

  11. February 2, 2016 / 3:48 am

    Wow, this post really made me take a step back and thing. There is so much going on right now that I feel like I am doing a ton but accomplishing nothing. I really need to set some goals, boundaries, and a schedule. Thank you for the inspiration and keep up the amazing work. Every achievement is worth celebration!

    • February 2, 2016 / 4:48 am

      Thank you so much Heather, glad to have inspired you and yes every achievement is always worth a celebration

  12. February 2, 2016 / 3:40 am

    I love that your goals are so specific and short term and you can easily tell if you’ve achieved them. Setting goals once a year isn’t enough.

    • February 2, 2016 / 4:47 am

      I know right and yes thanks I wanted to be intentional this month by being specific

  13. February 2, 2016 / 3:32 am

    I think it is really smart to write your goals out like this. It helps hold you accountable and gives you encouragement from others too! Great job and good luck.

    • February 2, 2016 / 4:46 am

      Thank you so much Valerie I appreciate that

  14. February 1, 2016 / 10:59 pm

    I’m in the process of finalizing my goals for February. I am taking one or two goals to focus on so that I don’t get overwhelmed and end up not accomplishing anything.

    • February 1, 2016 / 11:22 pm

      That’s a good strategy, I need to set these because I have to accomplish most of them

  15. February 1, 2016 / 8:18 pm

    These all sound like great obtainable goals for February. I’m still working on balance in my life, so I will stick to the one thing that will help me in all other things I hope. 😉

    • February 1, 2016 / 8:19 pm

      Thanks so much, balance is something I am working to attain too

  16. February 1, 2016 / 8:09 pm

    These are fantastic goals to have and i believe its a good thing to make goals each month as it can really benefit and help. Good luck in building your social media more.

    • February 1, 2016 / 8:17 pm

      Thanks so much Angela I appreciate that lots

  17. February 1, 2016 / 7:48 pm

    I like your goals! Learning is going to stay on my goal list indefinitely. I really need to try learn how to use my camera in manual mode.

    • February 1, 2016 / 7:49 pm

      Thanks so much, learning is very important for us to develop and improve

  18. February 1, 2016 / 5:23 pm

    I love seeing other people’s goals. I’m always trying to schedule and plan out more work ahead of time. I love setting out my goals, because it helps keep me on track.

    • February 1, 2016 / 5:31 pm

      I need to work on my schedule big time

  19. February 1, 2016 / 5:16 pm

    How long have you been with your partner for? I really hope that you get to spend that special Valentines day together fingers crossed all goes well and you get that car too!

    • February 1, 2016 / 5:25 pm

      Thanks so much Ana, we’ve been together 8 years

  20. February 1, 2016 / 4:02 pm

    Wow, where did January go?! I love seeing all of the goals you have set – putting them in writing is so important to achieving them!

    • February 1, 2016 / 4:25 pm

      I know right, I am still rubbing my eyes trying to find January lol. Thanks

  21. February 1, 2016 / 3:32 pm

    These are all great goals! I want to write an e-book and get into vlogging a little bit.

    • February 1, 2016 / 3:33 pm

      Thanks, that sounds awesome you totally should

  22. February 1, 2016 / 3:17 pm

    Good luck on the new car goal. That would be a great investment. It’s also nice that you put premium on relationships this month.

    • February 1, 2016 / 3:18 pm

      Thanks Franc, I hope to do my driving before the 1st quarter is over

  23. February 1, 2016 / 8:20 am

    You really have set a lot of goals for yourself. Blogging is definitely work and keeping up is not easy–you sound like you may have it figured out. Yes, I schedule posts also! Have you spoken to your boss at your current job–maybe there is someway you can get a higher position-maybe they just don’t realize you want to. Employers can be clueless on occasion.

    • February 1, 2016 / 8:35 am

      Thanks Michelle, planning and express that feeling to my boss this month and see that they say

  24. February 1, 2016 / 7:49 am

    Woweee! Those stats are impressive! Happy Feburary. Love your relationship goals, my mummy needs to devote more time to daddy and less time to blogging!!!! 😉

    • February 1, 2016 / 8:16 am

      Thanks, I am impressed by my own stats too lol I am very proud of me

  25. February 1, 2016 / 5:48 am

    Happy February! I can’t believe it is already February. I definitely keep to start scheduling posts more. Since I travel so much (and don’t want to worrying about blogging why I’m on vacation) I need to start having a few post lined up and ready to go <3

    • February 1, 2016 / 6:09 am

      I know right, not sure where time is running off to. I too am traveling a lot and need to definitely schedule more than usual

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