• Monthly July 2016 Goals

    The month that I was both excited and dreading to arrive has arrived. I am excited because this month is my birthday month and also my blogaversary month too. Whilst my blog will be turning a mere 3 years old, I will on the other hand be turning 29 😳😩🙄. I have shared before my feelings towards turning 29 and feeling as though I am not accomplished yet.

    Academically I can always improve, financially I can always improve and mentally I can definitely improve but these are things that I have reached what I consider level 1 of success so success I have experienced but now aiming higher. The one thing I feel unaccomplished in is being settled down with a husband and 2.5 kids (😂😂🙈) but I have also come to realise that things will happen in their own time. I should stop hoping that, that time will be before I am a certain age.

    July 2016 goals
    Yes I am human and will always think of this but I am learning the beauty of letting go and enjoying the present as that’s all I have and that’s all I can control. With that being said, I want to share some of the July 2016 goals I have planned for this month. As usual before that can happen, we have to recap of the goals I made last month and review to see what I managed to accomplish and what I will be moving forward to July 2016 goals.

    {2016} JUNE GOALS

    • Car Theory Test – Since I didn’t pass my test last month, I want to re-try but this time prepare fully and then going to take the test. FAIL
    • Blog improvements – This one is an ongoing goal, I want to put in more effort into my blog but I need remember this is my hobby which I work really hard for and should not overtake my take job. FAIL
    • Holiday – Most people know I am participating in the #take12trips travel challenge and though I have not planned anything for August I am hoping to book Dublin for July and hopefully Budapest too. PARTIAL PASS, I just returned from Dublin but not booked Budapest yet.
    • Schedule posts – I have been slacking lately and I need to wake up and change the scenery here. I want to use my free weekend this month and schedule blogs for the month. FAIL.

    July 2016 Goals

    • Improve organisation skills – I have been lacking in this department for most of last month and a bit the month before. I somehow can’t seem to get organised enough. I used to have a process, a routine if you like, but somehow that got thrown to the waste side and now I am drowning in commitments. I need a new strategy to work on this both personally and otherwise
    • Plan and schedule – this goes in line with the above. My blogging life is suffering which in turn is starting to affect my work life and that can not continue to happen. I need to go back to utilising one weekend a month to seat, brainstorm and schedule the usual weekly posts and only use daily for urgent posts.
    • Social media detox – I have not done this in a while and I need to unplug at least one day a week. It’s hard since I spend almost 10+ hours online but I need to cut myself off after work or use one Saturday and not be online for anything.
    • Declutter: Home and Closet – I aim to declutter my closet every 6 weeks but I forgot to do it since January so I am in need of a good decluttering session.
    • Grad School – I am headed back to university (part-time) this September and I need to allocate some time this month to prepare the documentation and finances ready for September.
    • Celebrate – as mentioned above, this month is very special I will be celebrating my 29th birthday (7th)and my 3rd blogaversary (8th). I am not doing anything special but it would be nice to celebrate it even if it’s alone in my apartment with a glass of the good stuff.

    And these are my July 2016 goals. 2016 so far has been such a crazy year and I hope the rest of the month and year are a lot more calmer.

    What are some of your goals?

    Do you set weekly, monthly or yearly goals? How you doing so far?



    1. July 23, 2016 / 12:07 am

      Happy birthday and blogiversary! I also fail miserably at scheduling anything!

      • July 24, 2016 / 6:26 am

        Thank you Mel and here is to us working on scheduling

    2. July 18, 2016 / 8:21 pm

      I so need a social media detox! Good luck with your goals this month!

      • July 19, 2016 / 4:22 am

        Thanks Claire, I need one too

      • July 18, 2016 / 12:01 pm

        Tell me about it

    3. July 18, 2016 / 1:11 am

      Scheduling a social media detox in sounds like a great idea but I’m not sure I could manage it! Something I’ll challenge myself to do I guess. Good luck with your goals 🙂

      • July 18, 2016 / 4:43 am

        Thanks Laura, its something I definitely need to try and achieve even if it’s just one day

    4. July 17, 2016 / 9:19 pm

      I have been trying to schedule more posts too – feeling productive! x

      • July 17, 2016 / 9:28 pm

        I am working on it now too

    5. July 17, 2016 / 2:49 pm

      Good luck with your goals, it sound like you’re gonna be busy! Getting organised makes such a huge difference, I always find 🙂

      • July 17, 2016 / 2:51 pm

        Thank you Jess, it will be busy indeed

      • July 17, 2016 / 12:39 pm

        Thank you Stella

    6. July 17, 2016 / 8:40 am

      I believe you can slowly achieve each. I like how you balance work and leisure with these goals.

      • July 17, 2016 / 12:39 pm

        Thanks Jessica

    7. July 16, 2016 / 10:54 pm

      such a great idea to have a monthly goals post, I really need to start doing them myself 🙂

      • July 17, 2016 / 4:27 am

        Thanks Melissa, 90% of the time they help me stay focused

    8. July 16, 2016 / 6:13 pm

      I don’t really have weekly or even yearly goals, I am just happy to survive with a smile on my face.

      • July 16, 2016 / 6:38 pm

        That’s definitely one way to do it Hun, I prefer to have goals in place

    9. July 16, 2016 / 3:59 pm

      it is definatly worth while setting goals for yourself, otherwise, like, me i just flap in the breeze!
      I hope you the best for all your plans 🙂

      • July 16, 2016 / 5:45 pm

        Thanks Julie, having goals usually help me stay organised but of late it’s been a struggle in it self

    10. July 16, 2016 / 10:45 am

      I love goals posts in general I always gain a bit of inspiration from them. fab goals a pleasure to read k x

      • July 16, 2016 / 10:57 am

        Me too Kara

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