Part of why this month is going to be so great is because I'm going to be serious about my S.M.A.R.T. goals this month. So lets get to them, shall we?
Word of the Year:My word of the year, for this year is present. One way I'm going to work on being present this month is to spend one entire weekend technology free. I did this in May and I did pretty well, I think. So the weekend of July 22nd through the 24th I will be technology free.
Spiritual:This month, since I'm going to be getting up earlier than usual for work, I'm going to use the First 5 app for daily morning devotionals. You can set an alarm with the app and each devotional is 5 minutes long. So you're literally spending the first 5 minutes after you wake up with God. I love the idea but I'm really bad about waking up when my alarm goes off. I'm setting the goal to do this at least 3 days per week starting out.
Physical:I'm doing another round of the 21 Day Fix. I'm joining a challenge group today and we officially start next week. I know I've tried this over and over, but I really think I'm going to succeed this time. It will be a challenge with my new work schedule, but I am feeling really positive about my life right now. So I want to transfer that feeling to my health as well.
Mental:I finally finished The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring. I've been "reading" it since March. Can you believe it? I can't believe I just said that. Anyway, like I mentioned in this post, I haven't been reading like I usually do. So I'm pretty confident that this month I'll be able to finish the other two Lord of the Rings books!
Marriage:For our marriage this month, I'm not going to set a strict goal of a date every week because this month is just going to be busy. But I do want to celebrate our anniversary in a special way and knock something off our date night bucket list.
Blog:In the past year, I have purchased 4 of Helene in Between's blog courses. I finished both the Twitter and Instagram ones, but I have not finished the two blog ones. I'm setting the goal this month to finish both of those courses. I also want to have at least one sponsored post this month.
I decided to add this section to my goals posts. This month, I don't have much of a work goal because I haven't even started yet. But I want to be open and friendly and make friends. I am usually the type of person who usually stays to herself and only speaks when spoken to. It typically takes me a while to make friends. This month I'm going to make an effort to get to know my coworkers.
- Clean the house for our guests next week.
- I'm not going to spend any of my budgeted "spending money." I spent a lot of money last month on clothes for this new job so I need to play catch up.
If you noticed, all of these goals are measurable. I think that was the main thing I've been missing in my goals in the past.
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