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My Top Three Goals For November

This month has been a crazy whirlwind of trying to juggle a massive project at work while also trying to get blog posts and newsletters out, but I DID get to spend four glorious days exploring Seattle and being total tourists with a friend from college. It felt really good to get out of the regular routine of things and not have to worry about adult-like responsibilities for a change.

The Blissful Mind's Goals for NovemberBecause of everything going on at once, unfortunately my goals got pushed down the priority list of all the things I had to do. I’m starting to wonder if setting three goals is an unrealistic goal (goal inception!) for myself and whether I should stick to one or two. What are your thoughts on the amount of goals you should set for yourself at a time?

Despite the setbacks, it did turn out to be a pretty exciting month because two of my blog posts were shared on social media by popular minimalist bloggers (Becoming Minimalist + Be More With Less), and I also published my first ever eBook which is all about decluttering your home! In other exciting news, I’m planning to do my first giveaway on the blog sometime in November, so make sure to look out for that!

Now before we get into my goals for November, let’s do a little recap of my October goals!

1. Limit my screen time.

You know, I think I did a pretty okay job of not spending too much time on electronics in the evening, although I really wasn’t keeping track of it that much. My undereye twitch has definitely gone though, so that’s one less thing to worry about!

2. Get back into yoga.

Erm. I think I did yoga a total of three times this month, which definitely didn’t meet my goal of 2x per week. But that’s better than nothing, eh?

3. Step up my newsletter game.

I sent out two newsletters this month which means I accomplished this goal! I think two is a reasonable amount for me to commit to, so that’s what I’m going to continue to do. Thank you to everyone who signed up – I gained almost 300 email new subscribers this month! MADNESS. If you’re still on the fence about signing up, check out the first one I sent (3 Simple Ways To Get Away From Technology) and sign up at the bottom of this post if you’re interested!

1. Get up when my alarm goes off.

Throughout high school and college, I was never one to snooze my alarm in the morning. I wish I could ask my former self how the heck I managed to do that because now I mega-struggle to get up when my alarm first goes off. I always feel awful if I fall back asleep after my first alarm goes off, so I want to put a stop to that and get up without snoozing.

2. Squeeze in at least 10 minutes of exercise each day.

I have a very sporadic exercise routine right now – let’s be real, it’s not even a routine. Some days I go to the gym for 30 minutes, but mostly I snooze my alarm (see above goal) and then sit on my butt all day while I’m at work. If I can squeeze in at least 10 minutes a day, I know I’ll feel a lot better about myself. I also know that if I tell myself I only need to do 10 minutes, I’ll most likely end up doing more than that. It’s the getting started part that’s so difficult!

3. Host a scope!

Are you guys on Periscope yet?! If not, it’s a platform on your phone where you broadcast a live video and people can join in and chat with you real time. I absolutely love watching people talk about everything from business to de-stressing tips, and seeing someone’s personality beyond their blog posts creates a much more human connection. SO, I’ve been wanting to do a scope for a while and I’ve decided I’ll do one this month! You just need to download the app, find me on there (@theblissfulmind), and make sure you have notifications turned on so it’ll let you know when I go live. If you’re totally confused about Periscope, this post explains it well.

What are your goals for November?

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Hi, I'm Catherine! As the creator of The Blissful Mind, I love exploring ways to make life more fulfilling, especially when it comes to our daily routines, habits, and well-being.

18 Responses

  1. Yay for having a successful and busy month! Your photos on Instagram were really gorgeous, you live in such a beautiful city! How did your project at work go by the way? Aw hun don’t beat yourself about it, doing a little bit of yoga is better than not doing any at all! So glad that your twitch is gone, I had the same problem in the past and it worried my for a while but it went away eventually! Best of luck with your goals sweetheart, I know you’ll be able to achieve anything! xxxxx

    1. Aww thanks, Shoug! I do love Seattle :) The work project was just time consuming and not exactly fun, but it went smoothly and I’m glad it’s over with! My friend told me she’d developed an eye twitch too and it went away…slightly scary that this keeps happening to people lol.

  2. This is awesome, friend! I think squeezing in 10 minutes of exercise each day– even just to stretch, walk, or breathe– is a great way to start. I’ll be adding that to my goal list too, especially a good idea when I think I need to make myself a second coffee! ;)

  3. I definitely need to start making exercise a bit more of a priority, especially with the weather getting colder its going to be harder to drag myself out and about! Keep thinking about joining a gym but then keep getting worried I just wouldn’t go! x

    Jasmin Charlotte

  4. My biggest goal is to make it through to the birth of my baby without taking any pain meds. I know I could take some, but I would rather just respect my body and pray that I can have a completely medicin free pregnancy. goal number two would be to actually have the baby (due on the 29th), but that seems to be more of a long shot.

    For your first goal, have you tried placing your alarm so you have to get out of bed to turn it off?

    1. Ahhh yes, the baby! So excited for you. And I’m sending you all the good vibes I can that you can get through it medicine free! That would feel so good (well, afterwards it would. Probably not during lol).

      The sad thing is, I always sleep with my alarm across the room from me but I just get back in bed after I’ve turned it off LOL. It’s terrible. I think I’m going to start using my regular alarm clock and just keeping my phone out of the bedroom for good.

  5. You just won one more email subscriber! Excited to find out what newsletters you’ll send this month :) I should add your first two goals to my list as well because I haven’t exercised in two months (ups, didn’t realize it was that long!) and I’ve pressing snooze more than I should. I also feel a lot better and more awake when I get up after my alarm goes off, but I’ve been so lazy lately and I guess it’s because of the weather getting colder as well #thestruggleisreal. Good luck with your goals! And I’m looking forward to your scope, need to learn how to work with it first haha :) x

  6. It is almost the end of 2015, which I think setting a goal (not only this year but long term) really helps me to plan ahead for things. I still have to work on products and email list, and it will be my busiest time when comes to setting goals and sticking with them.

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