5 Goals for September. ♥

Sunday, 3 September 2017

Ok, let's just talk about the fact that it's September already, I mean how did that happen? I'm sure last week it was only January and I was setting myself New Years Resolutions? I've always really liked  the idea of having goals, something to strive towards, and achieve. If you don't know what you want, you'll never get there. I always like to bullet point goals that I'd like to achieve in a certain amount of time, and I like to have them written down so I can visualise them. It's all about taking control of your life, and making the most out of it - after all you only get 1 life, you may as well try your best and get what you want out of it. I thought I'd set myself 5 Goals that I want to work on in September - I'm not going to beat myself up about it, or give myself a hard time if I don't achieve them - but I'm going to try and that's the main thing right? I'll never get anywhere if I don't try!

♥ 1. Work out 3-4 times a week - So I've sort of being slacking on the working out front for a few months now. As I mentioned in this post, it's been quite a hard time for me recently with my Grandma passing away, and a few other things going on, in my personal life, as well as buying and renovating our new home, and work slowing taking over my life, so working out has sorta, kinda, definitely been the least of my priorities. I want to make working out part of my daily routine again and stop making excuses, even as things start to get crazy with the house move, I feel like I need to be really strict with myself because working out and exercise for me, is definitely a stress relief, and it always makes me feel so good. I just find it a chore sometimes. I'm going to try my best to make working out a habit in September and hopefully carry it forward into the following months too.

♥ 2. Read more - I've always been a book worm, and once I get lost into a book, there's no way I'm putting it down. Again reading for me, is definitely a stress relief, a way of escaping my often crazy life, and getting lost into a different world. I have a huge pile of books that I want to get through and an ever-growing wishlist of books that I want to read, I just find it so hard at times to find the time to read, there's always something I've got to do, or somewhere I've got to be. For a while, I used to allocate around an hour before going to sleep, to just read, and it helped me get a better nights sleep and made me feel so content. I really want to get back into the habit of that again in September, or at least try my best to get lost into a book, regardless of how busy my life is, I know it will make me feel so much better :)

♥ 3. Get myself into a better skincare routine - I already have my favourite skincare products, I just need to be stricter with myself, and use them consistently. I really want to get my skin into the best condition it can be. When I first got rid of my acne, I followed a really simple, yet strict skincare routine and my skin never looked better, but I've sort of let that slip a bit. I'm definitely going to get myself into a better routine during September.

♥ 4. Stop getting so stressed - this one is major for me, especially because my life is rather crazy at the moment. I'm such a natural worrier, and often suffer from anxiety, so it's hard for me to just put a stop on getting so stressed, but I definitely want to try and manage my stress, and do more of the things that make me happy and provide stress relief for example: working out, reading, blogging etc. I just don't want to work myself up, into a stressed, crazy lady if I can't always do the things I love, or if work is getting too much, or the house move is taking over my life. I want to try my best to look on the positive side of things and not let things, people or situations get to me so much. Count to 10 and just smile, I have SO much to be happy about and stressing about unnecessary things that I can't necesarily change isn't good for me! :)

♥ 5.  Blog, because it always makes me happy - it's always at this time of year that I really struggle to maintain the routine of blogging, whether it be the time of year and the lead up to Christmas when work always gets busy, and life slowly starts to take over, I just always find this time of year pretty difficult to keep up with blogging despite how much I love writing and the process of creating a blog post. Never mind throwing a house move and renovating into the mix. As things start to get a little bit crazy, I just want to remind myself why I blog in the first place, why I adore it so much, why I have such a huge passion for writing and remember to use it as an escape from the craziness of everything. I don't want to put too much pressure on myself, but I really want to try my best to keep up with my routine

I guess what I'm trying to do over September and definitely over the following months, is remind myself that despite all of the craziness, and what ever life throws my way, that I've got this. I'm not going to let stress take over my life and stop me doing the things that I love and enjoy the most.

I've really enjoyed writing these goals, it's been a bit like therapy for me, to get lost in my writing and write down what I want to achieve. Maybe we could make this a regular thing every few months on my corner of the web? These goals are really important to me, and not just something I'm going to work on in just September, but for the last few months of 2017 too, I want to make these goals more of a habit and not just a quick fix and quit sort of thing.

Do you have any goals for September or anything you want to work on before the new year rolls around? 

Motivate yourself and go for it - you've got to start somewhere! 
Have a lovely day,
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