A new month full of new possibilities! Am I the only one who doesn’t meet their goals for one month, but then looks forward to the next month to start fresh? A new month to me always feels good.
Anyways, happy November. If you kept up with my goals from last month, you’ll know that I “tried” Blogtober (the goal being to write a post everyday in October). I got to Day 15 and got burned out. But, I’ll save that lesson for another post. Here’s a recap of my October Goals:
- Watch all of the Harry Potter movies. Y’all I don’t think I even watched one. FAIL.
- Blog everyday in October. I give myself 1/2 credit because I quit around the 15th.
- Cook more meals at home. I did this! I’ve been getting better at trying new recipes. We always budget a date night once every two weeks, but this month we had to nix a few to spend money on other things. All of this to say, cooking at home has become my jam. I PASSED THIS ONE!
- Spend more time outside. I think I did this. For me, this wasn’t THAT easy to track. But, with the weather be on the nicer, Fall-ish side, I’ve been running outside instead of on a treadmill for my daily workouts. SO YAY I PASSED THIS ONE TOO!
Now onto this month’s goals:
WAKE UP EARLY.
Currently, still trying to make it as a morning person y’all. What can I say, I love my sleep. But with an adjusted work schedule, I’ll almost be forced to wake up early. I’m talking 6AM or earlier when I currently wake up at 7:15AM. I’ll be running on coffee and reading all of the tips on “how to be a morning person” so if you got ’em, send them my way. Here’s to going to bed early from now on. After all, they say the early bird gets the worm–the hustle will be real.
Every year, I procrastinate Christmas shopping. I’ll wait until the week before to finish up and that does NOT bode well for my holly, jolly demeanor. In effort to have a stress-free Holiday season (Thanksgiving + Christmas), I want to try to get a majority of my shopping this month. Now searching for all of the gift guides.
‘Tis the season. It can be hard to be thankful in good times and in the bad. And sometimes, we get so wrapped up in ourselves, that we can’t see the forrest for the trees, ya know? When we are so consumed with ourselves and our own problems, we fail to see just how good we have it and how we can share what we have with other people.
I stumbled across Taylor’s blog, The Millennial Sprinkle and her challenge to write down three things we’re thankful for everyday. It’s definitely made me more aware of how #blessed I am. Will you take the challenge too?
In addition to being more thankful this month, I always want to work on being present. I’m guilty of ALWAYS wishing/waiting for the next big thing to come along. This month it’s Thanksgiving, then our ONE YEAR anniversary, then Christmas, the New Year’s, etc. You get the picture. The holidays make it worse–so this goal (within a goal) will be a challenge. Help keep me accountable!This month, I want to challenge you to be present this holiday season! #novembergoals Click To Tweet
Did you make goals for November? Let’s finish this year out strong!