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 for each month with the intention to uplift my mind, body, and soul in some way.
So May flew by because it was an absolutely jam-packed month with exciting things like weddings, traveling, and turning 25 (eek!). Unfortunately it was also a busy month in terms of work and schoolwork, which made balancing all of my responsibilities a little tricky.
I’m not gonna lie, I had a pretty hard time sticking to my goals from May. Even though I could use the excuse of being busy to explain why I didn’t achieve them, I know the main reason is because I wasn’t being proactive about them.
Instead of setting goals that will get me closer to where I want to be in life, I’ve been setting goals because I think I should be doing them.
Let’s talk about goals for a second.
For example, last month’s goals were to write in my journal every day (fail), follow the Tone It Up Beach Babe Plan (semi-fail), and wake up at 6am every day (major fail).
Obviously those are all helpful and productive goals, but I went into them thinking, ‘I know these things are good for me’ without having any major motivator behind them.
It’s important to accept that sometimes you’re not going to achieve all of your goals, but it’s even more important to make sure you’re setting intentional and meaningful goals to begin with.
If you don’t set an intention behind them or plan out a few action steps, you’re just making it even harder on yourself to actually accomplish them.
That being said, I’m going to start putting a little more thought into my monthly goals from now on instead of having them be a last-minute thing. I’m going to make sure I’m thinking about how I’m going to achieve them as well as why I want to do them in the first place. So let’s do this thang!
MY GOALS FOR JUNE
1. Read How To Win Friends & Influence People
I set myself a goal to read 15 books in 2016 and so far I’ve read zero. Yeah, I’m pretty embarrassed to say that. But I realized the reason I haven’t really been reading is because I didn’t have a plan or even know of 15 books that I wanted to read! I decided to stop making excuses and start a dedicated reading list on goodreads, and How To Win Friends & Influence People is up first! P.S. If you have any book recs, leave a comment below!
Why this is my goal: Because reading is so important for nourishing the mind.
Action plan: Read 15 pages before I go to bed. Keep a habit tracker on my bedside table for accountability.
2. Continue with the Tone It Up workout plan
Since the Tone It Up plan goes for 8 weeks, I’m going to continue following the workouts this month. One thing that’s slightly challenging is that some of the workouts require resistance bands and dumbbells which I don’t have at home, so I will probably need to get my hands on some of those this month. I like the plan because it incorporates pilates, yoga, strength training, HIIT, and your own preferred cardio workout into the mix, so it never feels boring.
Why this is my goal: Because exercise gives me energy and makes me feel good about myself.
Action plan: Plan out workouts the week before. Lay out exercise clothes before bed. Plan to exercise before 7am.
3. Meditate in the mornings
Ah, meditation. You are such a savior for my sanity, yet I never make time for you. I think it’s about time I welcomed a little bit of meditation back into my life, so I’m going to get back into using the Headspace app and plan to meditate for 10 minutes each morning.
Why this is my goal: Because I am able to deal with frustration and overwhelm better when I meditate.
Action plan: Open my window first thing in the morning. Lay out my yoga mat. Meditate for 10 mins in the fresh air.
What are your goals for June? Leave a comment below!