Why and how are there only two months left in 2016? I feel like there is so much more I want to do before the end of the year; and there’s not enough time to get it all done. Here’s hoping these next two months will be productive and filled with accomplishing my goals.
In the meantime, grab a cup of coffee, tea or wine; and catch up on my posts from October.
October Goals Reviewed:
1| Continue to work on Instagram | I would say that this was an accomplished goal for the month. I’ve kept up my engagement, consistency with posting and increased my engagement on other people’s content as well.
2| Participate in a Twitter chat | Guys, why can’t I find any Twitter chats that are relevant to me?! I think it might be a sign that I should start my own Twitter chat–let me know what you think and if you’d be interested in joining a Twitter chat with me!
3| Focus on Pinterest | Huge fail, but I’m perfectly okay with it. I knew that I was really pushing my limits with the blogging goals during a hard month for work, so it’s a give and take here.
4| Write 10-12 posts | YES! I’m happy to say I’ve held up on this particular goal because it can be so hard to consistently post three days a week, especially since I had a crazy month at work.
5| Collaborate with other bloggers | I saw two different opportunities to potential collaborate with bloggers I love; and my anxiety got the best of me. I fear making the first move to get the process going. I’m hoping to work on this and complete this goal by the end of the year.
1| Continue to focus on toning | Yes! This goal was accomplished and I couldn’t be happier! Hoping to keep it up through the end of fall and winter, too
2| Increase overall running distance | Achieved! There were several days where Josh and I increased our running distance and I definitely noticed an improvement in my running.
3| Read a book | DONE! There’s nothing better than reading a book and truly loving it, so I’m hoping to have this goal again for November, too!
4| Remove 10 more pieces from my closet | I can’t believe I did this! I am becoming more ruthless about getting rid of things. When I get in the mood to toss things, I let it happen.
5| Limit processed foods from my diet | Check! This was a goal that was easier to accomplish than I was expecting. I will definitely keep this up for November, too!
1| Plan my content calendar for December
It’s no secret I love Christmas. I’m hoping to put out a ton of holiday content for the Christmas season. This will require some extra planning and preparations in November, so I’ll be working hard on the blog this month especially!
2| Prep some holiday content in November
I don’t want to give too many details away on this, but I am doing something a little different this holiday season on the blog. And I’m happy to say that it will require a little bit of work and prep early in November to accomplish.
3| Focus on one social media channel for improvements
I don’t know what that platform will be because I’m constantly trying to improve all my social media channels throughout the month. But, I’m hoping to choose one channel and give it a ton of TLC for November.
4| Take more breaks from blogging
Although I am great about taking time off from blogging on the weekends, I know that I need to get better with my blogging routine altogether. I need to commit to a solid three hours of work on Tuesdays and Thursdays, so I don’t have extra work on the weekends.
1| Read a book
This time of year is when I tend to read a little more because I can relax at night with a good book and enjoy it for the evening. I’m hoping to read, “The Color of Secrets.” I’ll let you know if it’s a book you should pick up!
2| Schedule self care
This month was a bad month for focusing on self care. I didn’t keep up with my journal like normal, and I wasted a lot of unnecessary time on social media and YouTube. So, I’m hoping to transform my routine to be more focused on self care and getting things done.
3| Transition into my winter workout routine
As the weather turns colder and darker, it’s time to take my daily workouts indoors. I want to transition my spring/summer/fall workout into my winter workout, which will consist of insanity DVDs and other workouts for different days.
1| Go on a beauty and fashion spending freeze
October was definitely an interesting month with spending. I don’t buy a lot anymore now that I’ve been incorporating minimalism into my life, but I did buy things I needed. Now, I am set for another month of no spending on beauty and fashion.
2| Save an extra $200 for Christmas
Whether it’s saving more on groceries for the month, or finding a way to make a little money on the side, I want to make sure I save more money this month for the holidays.
Bring it on, November! Did you accomplish all your goals for the month of October? What are your goals for November? Make sure to leave a comment below!