{Monthly Series} August 2017 Goals 

August 2017 goals marks the 8th installment of the monthly goal series I started end of 2013. Every month I put together goals I wish to accomplish in the new month and effortlessly try to complete them. Whilst I don’t guarantee 100% completion I always aim for it and sometimes I reach it sometimes I don’t. For me it’s about trying and if I don’t succeed I move it to the next month until I do. Every month I share with you my goals from the previous month and show how I did.

Let’s review last month’s goals and how I got on…

July 2017 Goals

For the month of July 2017 I shared the following goals, let’s see how I did:

  • Celebrate and Enjoy – I turn 30 on July 7th and I am treating myself to an awesome trip. {SUCCESSFUL}
  • Plan and Prepare – I have a busy three weeks ahead after my birthday due to work. {SUCCESSFUL}
  • Review my finances – I am a stronger believe in carrying unaccomplished goals forward and trying again. {SUCCESSFUL}
  • Funding source for Postgraduate – as mentioned my work is not longer sponsoring me with my studies so need new avenue. {SUCCESSFUL}
  • Take time for me – Sometimes I feel silly for adding this in as a goal but I know the importance of self-care. {SUCCESSFUL}

It is such a thrill to see that I managed to accomplish ALL of my goals for July, I honestly didn’t think I would. But look what the lord has helped me achieve, I am at cloud 9 right now. I am now even more eager and excited to put together goals August 2017 goals. August 2017 goals

August 2017 Goals

Nothing in life is sort certain but planning gives us hope and direction. I am someone who loves to plan for the future, maybe not 10 years into the future but long enough. The August 2017 goals are what I am hoping to accomplish in the next 31 days and I am excited about it.

  • Savings – Whilst I have managed to find funding for my next two modules, I need for the next 2. I think setting a target to save money for my next module is the best way forward. If I was truly realistic and cut some things off in my life I know I can save enough.
  • Budgeting – The only way I will be able to save the amount that I need for my course is by learning to budget. Budgeting is not something new to me, I have practiced it a lot over the last few years. Trying to pay of my student debt required a lot of budgeting which I did quite well.
  • Planning and Preparing – Again this is for my upcoming modules for my masters program. I was so focused on finding money I forgot to think about reviewing the course material.
  • Self-Care time – I think it is very important to always pencil in time for yourself. We all lead different lives and my self-care time might be different to yours but we all need it.

There are so many goals that I want to plan for and put in place but I know I need to pace myself. There is nothing worse than over committing and then achieving nothing.

If it doesn’t CHALLENGE you it won’t CHANGE you!!