Post Updated on January 8, 2017
Hello, friends! Welcome back to another installment of my monthly goals. In case you’re new here, I set myself three goals each month with the intention to uplift my mind, body, and soul in some way.
Oh, July. You sneaked right up on me. I feel like every week in June went by at the speed of light and it was all go, go, go without time for much rest (but obviously there was time to watch all of OITNB because duh).
I don’t have a whole lot planned for July except for something very exciting happening at the end of the month which might interest you if you live in the Seattle area! On July 26, I’ll be giving a presentation all about capsule wardrobes at the Crossroads Bible Church in Bellevue at 7pm. WHAAAT. I am both terrified and extremely excited about this opportunity, and I’ll share more information about it soon!
P.S. In case you missed any blog posts from June, feel free to grab a cup of tea, get cozy, and read up on 5 types of mindfulness practices to try, how to envision your perfect morning, and what you really need to know about self-care.
My first goal from June was to read How To Win Friends & Influence People and I did accomplish this one! I’d say I actually made this goal my top priority this month, and it helped that this book was such an easy and quick read. I’d definitely recommend it if you’re interested in self-help books and/or want to become a better listener, conversationalist, and/or influencer.
My other two goals to follow the Tone It Up plan and meditate in the mornings didn’t go so well. I did end up exercising more often than I have been lately so it wasn’t a total fail, and I was doing a mix of resistance band training (aka my new favorite thing), pilates videos, and some of the exclusive Tone It Up videos from the plan. As for meditation, I probably needed it the most this month, but I just didn’t make it a priority.
MY GOALS FOR JULY
1. Stick to my budget
I always set a budget for myself at the beginning of each month, but lately I’ve been a bit too lax with it and I’m not saving as much as I’d like too. This month, I want to stick to what I’ve set for myself and make sure that I’m taking it more seriously. I want to save up for a camera to make videos with because one of my blogging goals for 2016 is to start a YouTube channel, so this seems like a good motivator to get me to stick to my budget!
2. Adopt a mindset of excitement instead of overwhelm
Lately I’ve been letting myself get overwhelmed and worked up about things because I have so much going on at once and it can be difficult to know what to focus my attention on during the week (school, blogging, staying healthy, etc). Sometimes I overlook the fact that I have so much good going on in my life with lots of exciting opportunities opening up for me. I want to focus this month on adjusting my mindset so that even during times of overwhelm, I am able to recognize that everything that’s going on actually has it’s purpose and is exciting rather than daunting.
3. Plan for my capsule wardrobe presentation
As I mentioned earlier in this post, I’m pretty nervous about this presentation I’m giving on July 26. I haven’t spoken in front of a group this large before, and though I actually do enjoy public speaking when I’m doing it, the preparation and days leading up to it definitely give me anxiety. I have 26 days to prepare for this, so I want to make sure I do everything I can to make sure the presentation material is solid and also make sure that I’m mentally prepared and feeling confident!
What are your goals for July? Leave a comment below!