April 2017 Goals 

April 2017 Goals, not sure if I am actually ready for April. March was such a tough month and you would think i would be more welcoming towards April but alas i am not. I was so rushed off my feet in March, i was hoping for a chance to catch a breather before i hopped onto April but such is life. I have honestly not thought much about what I should include in my April 2017 Goals. Whilst i know what i want to achieve as part of my yearly goals, its a lot harder for my monthly goals. One thing i know for certain is self-care should be on the top of my list as i know i need it.
Before i get all carried away by the need for self care, let’s review the March 2017 Goals. As per my motto, whatever i didn’t accomplish in March i am moving to April. Then we need to review the yearly goals quarter 1 to see what i managed to tick off.

March 2017 Monthly Goals

These goals I have moved from January to February to March 2017, now let’s review what I managed to tick off.

Main Goals

  • Collect the car 🚗. FAILED, goal changed.
  • Getting Car Insurance. FAILED, due to above
  • Declutter my home. FAILED, lack motivation

Spiritual Goals

  • Attend church regularly, mid-week will be a challenge but Sundays I should make all the effort. FAILED, no excuse
  • Participate in the Church more, I sign in the choir. FAILED, no excuse

It seems yet another month I failed to tick off any of my goals. Queue the excuses, but I just won’t use them for this time. I will devise a different tactic to accomplish these goals or bench for now.

Whilst I may not have been able to accomplish any of my month goals for March, I did accomplish all as part of my yearly goals. I have been very fortunate to have:

  • Traveled to 4 countries and 2 cities in Q1 when the target was 3 cities ‘home OR abroad’.
  • Savings (mortgage), slowly slowly does it and glad with how much I have saved so far
  • Savings (emergency fund), so happy I started one. Ended up needing it whilst abroad but now refilled again.

I am totally impressed with myself for accomplishing all the quarterly goals. Yes I sucked at the monthly ones but I still did a pretty damn good job. Now let me share the next quarter goals which are similar to the first quarter goals.

Apr – Jun ~ Half way there

  • Travel – book another 3 trips either home or abroad
  • Saving (Mortgage) – save 10% of the deposit target
  • Saving (Emergency Fund) – save at least £1k
  • Finish and pass first year of post grad course

I feel like I should be able to accomplish these quarter 2 goals too should all go to plan. But I also know life can throw you a bone, where I am unable to accomplish something I just bring it to the lord in prayer. Same thing with if I accomplish something I still send to the lord in prayer.

April 2017 Goals

The final part is the April 2017 Goals, I don’t really have a plan for April apart from surviving it. For April I will not re-attempt to do the March 2017 Goals, I need to re-evaluate those. For the mean time, here are some goals I hope to practice this month.

  • Self care – no one will do it for me except me. I intend on spending sometime with myself and just treat me to a relaxing stay either at home or a spa.
  • Get organised – hiring a VA in February caused me to become so disorganized. I know that sounds weird but prior to having a VA I had to do it all so I did the schedules myself. Now I am too reliant that I honestly don’t know when I am coming or going.
  • Blogging timeout – I always feel bad when I have to take some timeout from my blog. Because this is my baby and I work hard for it, but I also know right now I am not giving it my best.
  • Exercising, yes! For the first time in 2017 I am adding exercise to my goals. A recent visit to the Doctor revealed I need to lose 2+ stones. I am currently 13 stones and need to be back to 10 stones.
  • Routine, I need to start re-practicing my morning routine, do 10 things before 10am and follow my bed routine.

As much as I would like to add more goals like, stay motivated I need to know what that is. It’s all well and good adding to the post but what and how can I stay motivated to do things?

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11 Comments

  1. April 6, 2017 / 12:09 am

    Great list of goals, the most important thing is to set these out and be aware of what you want to achieve in the upcoming weeks/months so you’re well on your way now! Best of luck for the month ahead 🙂

  2. Lorraine
    April 5, 2017 / 7:14 am

    You will go far because not only are you recording your goals you’re self assessing yourself. Routines take time however you’ll be there in no time.

  3. Curvylogic.com
    April 5, 2017 / 2:56 am

    Yes! I love that you track your goals along with their progress month-to-month! Keep up the great work.

  4. Blair Villanueva
    April 4, 2017 / 9:34 am

    You might not hit your goals this might, but the good news is yiu still have a chnace to target that button next month. Stay motivated. Thumbs up 🙂

  5. David Elliott
    April 4, 2017 / 5:05 am

    Awesome for doing the goals that you were able to accomplish and sorry you didn’t accomplish the others. I definitely have goals myself that I am working on and I wish you luck in getting all of the ones you want done this year.

  6. Michelle/cocowouldapprove.com
    April 4, 2017 / 3:18 am

    Having goals is the best way to get things down

  7. Fave Focus
    April 4, 2017 / 2:39 am

    Good luck with your goals!! I am revamping my list and hopefully will add in working out too. Spiritual goals have been my priority and I feel so much better and happier for it so definitely keep up the good work there and keep trying your best. It’s worth it! 😀 I have this book called, Jesus Calling, you should look into it if you haven’t already, just a daily scripture to keep you motivated and on track. 🙂

  8. April 3, 2017 / 9:57 pm

    I haven’t made any goals for myself this year. I wanted to just free go it, however I just got a job, so I believe I may just have to sit down and at least make some personal goals. Keep up the good work!

  9. Chelf Chelfdom
    April 3, 2017 / 5:46 pm

    Adding excersise to your goals is the best way to start feeling great hence getting more things done and achieve more goals! Keep up the good work!

  10. April 3, 2017 / 3:13 pm

    A lot of these goals are similar to mine, except that I need to write an actual list. I always need to spend more time organizing and blogging.

  11. April 3, 2017 / 2:00 pm

    Good luck with your goals. I’m slowly decluttering but I also lack the motivation to do it. Eventually it’ll get done!

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