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.
I’d like to take a moment (just sit right there) to mention the fact that it already feels like fall in Seattle. The trees are turning red and yellow here, and I feel like I need to dig my boots out of storage. But in all honesty, I ain’t even mad about it because I’m a sucker for fall weather.
August was a pretty relaxed and chilled-out month because I had a much-needed break from my grad school classes, and I took a week off work to spend time with my sister who came to visit from New Hampshire.
Of course, I never truly feel like I’ve had a break because I have an overactive mind, but I’m feeling at least a little more prepared to deal with how busy the next few months will be with new classes and work events.
August Goals Recap
My first goal in August was to stop snoozing my alarm, and let’s just say that I’m about to give up on this goal for good and call it a day. I think in all reality I just need to stop trying to wake up at the crack of dawn and let myself sleep for the amount of time that my body really needs.
My second goal was to spend less time on my phone. I downloaded the Moment app to track how much time I spend on my phone, and HOLY CRAP. Even with the app reminding me to put my phone down, I still managed to average about five hours on my phone every day. FIVE HOURS. What am I doing with my life? Needless to say, this month was more of a wake-up call than actual goal-achieving, but at least I’m fully aware now that this is something I desperately need to work on.
My third goal was to have my blog posts scheduled a week ahead of time. I didn’t necessarily get them written a week before I was planning to publish them, but I started working on my posts a lot earlier than I usually do which meant I published a new post each week this month instead of the sporadic posting that tends to happen. Woot!
My Goals for September
1. Daily affirmation
I’ve come to recognize that I the kind of person who highly values stability and security. Sometimes I feel like a walking paradox because I also LOVE switching things up and avoiding routine, but deep down, I do crave the feeling of being stable (both within myself and with my surroundings). Because I’ve been feeling a little unstable lately, I want to start repeating a daily affirmation in the morning along the lines of ‘I am stable and secure. I have everything I need.’
2. Elevated Movement
My friend Les recently launched a six-week online bootcamp, and I pretty much signed up the instant she posted about it. I have always struggled with consistency when it comes to exercising, and I think having someone to hold me accountable and kick my butt will be super beneficial for me. Check it out if you’re interested – there are still a few spots open!
3. Create a free mindfulness guide
My plan is to put together a free mini-guide all about mindfulness practices and how to start your own. I’m thinking it will be a little workbook that you can download and follow along with if you want to start a practice. If all goes to plan, it will be up at the end of this month! Let me know if that’s something you’re interested in :)
What are your goals for September? Leave a comment below!