August 2016 Goals

August, the 8th month of the year is here meaning we are only 4 months shy of 2017 which in all honesty is slightly scary idea to think about. There is so much I feel I have achieved and yet so much I want to achieve this year. I shared in my January 2016 goals that I would like to be driving before 2016 ends and currently I have not yet started my practical driving lessons (😬🙀).  I have however just passed my Theory Test, which I am very happy about and can not confidently book my practical and arrange for some practical lessons.

august 2016 goals

July 2016 Goals

For the July Goals, I have broken them down into: Success (+Partial) or Failed, the failed goals always get moved to the next month for me to try work on them again.

SUCCESS OR PARTIAL SUCCESS

  • 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. PARTIAL SUCCESS I am slightly improving but still struggling.
  • 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.  PARTIAL SUCCESSI am still working on this.
  • 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. SUCCESS I celebrated in Copenhagen instead of staying in my home.

FAILED – to try again

  • 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. FAILED In my defence, I do log off sometimes but not enough to be considered a ‘proper social media detox’.
  • 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. FAILED I will be working on this soon, I promised myself.
  • 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. FAILED I need to work on this in August.

August 2016 Goals

I have not really had chance to think much about what I want to accomplish in my August 2016 goals, but as my motto is ‘if at first you don’t succeed, move the goals to the next month’, I will be doing exactly that with some of my July goals and adding in a couple for August 2016 goals.

  • Book Practical Driving Lessons and Test – As I mentioned above, I have PASSED my driving Theory Test, so I will be booking some lessons and hope to do my test by mid-October 2016.
  • 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.
  • Decluttering: 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.
  • Allocate some time for Friends – I am so bad at keeping in touch with my friends, I need to make some time this month and just allocate a weekend or two to seeing some of my friends.
  • Post 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.

There are other goals that I will be working on, but until I see some progress I will not be adding them to the blog. With that being said, do you have any August 2016 goals set?

Do you set goals? How Frequent are your goals?

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19 Comments

  1. Viki Marden
    August 9, 2016 / 8:35 pm

    A great set of goals here…well done on passing the theory and I will have my fingers crossed for you passing your practical test 🙂 x

    • August 10, 2016 / 6:30 am

      Aww thanks so much Viki much appreciated

  2. fashion-mommy
    August 8, 2016 / 11:17 pm

    It’s great that you are setting goals, and I like the fact that if they are not reached, you can try again next month.

    • August 9, 2016 / 8:20 am

      Thanks, I believe in trying until I succeed

    • August 10, 2016 / 6:30 am

      That’s my motto, until I succeed no giving in or up

  3. Ickle Pickle
    August 8, 2016 / 8:06 pm

    Omg that scared me – four months of the year left?? How did that happen! Good luck with your goals – my decluttering has been ongoing since forever! Kaz x

    • August 9, 2016 / 8:24 am

      I know right, I couldn’t process that only 4 months left.

    • August 10, 2016 / 6:29 am

      Tell me about it, I had to take deep breaths in can’t believe 2016 is almost over

  4. August 8, 2016 / 5:05 pm

    Good luck with the social media detox, I don’t think it’s something I could do much x

    • August 9, 2016 / 8:27 am

      I am definitely going to give it a try

    • August 10, 2016 / 6:29 am

      I feel the same way but I wanna give it a try

  5. Serena Reidy
    August 8, 2016 / 8:42 am

    Great goals! Well done for passing your theory test! I need to start driving lessons soon too!

    • August 8, 2016 / 1:42 pm

      Thanks Serena, I can’t wait to do my practical

  6. Abs
    August 7, 2016 / 10:27 pm

    I’m awful at making time for friends, I’m so so so bad. Glad to see it’s not just me – definitely something I’m going to steal from you and also work on this month!

    • August 8, 2016 / 12:11 am

      We are not alone indeed, we just need to make a little more effort on my part too

  7. August 7, 2016 / 10:06 pm

    My mummy never really sets any goals and she always sets herself up for failure. Things to do lists are about all she can manage! 😉 good luck on fulfilling them X

    • August 8, 2016 / 12:10 am

      Thanks, I am a to-do list person too but I do love setting myself monthly goals as well.

  8. Harriet @ Toby&Roo
    August 7, 2016 / 10:06 pm

    It’s not that I’m not organised, I’m not that bad but I take on so much that I end up overwhelmed and then can’t stay organised – does that make sense? August goals are to fix that!

    • August 8, 2016 / 12:10 am

      I totally get you, I find my self in similar situations many a times and somehow it buffs me.

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