Monthly Goals for September {2017} | Enduring All Things

Friday, September 1, 2017

Monthly Goals for September {2017}

Ah September. One month closer to Pearson's graduation and our big move! This month is the beginning of fall! I see lots of football, pumpkin everything, falling leaves, sweaters and boots in the near future! And I've given up my hold on the end of summer. I don't care anymore. Bring on autumn!!!!

Anyway, enough of my gushing over fall. It's the first day of the month which means it's time for some goals! Let's start with how I did in August.
Monthly Goals for September

August:

Word of the Year (confidence):

  • Not work myself so hard. Spread out my to-do lists and schedule my tasks (including self-care and workouts).
    • Meh. I guess you could say I did okay on this. I need to find a better way to make this goal measurable.

Spiritual:

  • Attend Church every Sunday and Wednesday this month.
  • Finish working through the devotional, Becoming One by Madison Weaver

Physical:

  • Complete the 21 Day Fix EXTREME program.
  • Get out of bed by 7:00 am every work day.
  • Drink 80 oz of water per day
  • Don't go through any drive throughs this month. I did it for Lent. I'll do it again!
    • I went through a drive through about 3 times. Much less than I had been.

Mental:

Marriage:

Blog:

  • Update pictures and SEO in at least 10 old posts (I have a list of posts I want to update)
  • Reach 2,000 Twitter followers
    • I can't seem to get over the 1800 hump. It didn't help that the app I use to manage twitter was supper glitchy this month. I also could have spent more time on it but it just wasn't a high priority.
  • Complete the 3 guest posts I'm currently working on and submit them
  • Create and submit my content for a blogger bundle (I don't want to reveal too much yet)
  • Promote my old college and back-to-school posts and products
  • Work on my Facebook game - post more, promote my page, get engagement
  • Watch all of Helene's free Instagram Workshop videos
  • Bonus: 

Home:

  • Keep our home relatively clean (especially the dishes)
  • Bonus:
    • I decorated for fall
    • I printed out some prints I've been meaning to display in our house
    • I pulled out all our fall candles and started using them.
    • I actually baked for the first time in forever! I made cinnamon apple cupcakes!

30x30:

  • Catch up and stay within our budget.
    • Only eat out on weekends
    • Cheap at-home dates (besides the Irish Festival)
    • Don't spend any "spending money"
  • Start using DuoLingo again for German and French.
So that's how I did in August. Not too bad. This month I'm cutting back on blog goals. I'm going to try to focus more on actual blog content rather than meeting other behind-the-scenes and social media goals. I'm also increasing my focus in other areas like physical health, mental health, and budgeting. We'll see how I do!
Monthly Goals for September

September:

Word of the Year (confidence):

  • Not work myself so hard. Spread out my to-do lists and schedule my tasks (including self-care and workouts). Any tips on how to make this goal measurable?

Spiritual:

Physical:

  • Do a Beachbody on Demand workout at least 3X per week
  • Walk on my lunch break at least 3X per week
  • Get out of bed by 7:00 am at least 3X per week
  • Drink 80 oz of water per day
  • Don't go through any drive throughs this month.

Mental:

  • Read Laugh It Up! by Candace Payne (I'm part of the launch team for this) 
  • Read Into the Water by Paula Hawkins
  • Write down 3 things I'm thankful for everyday
  • Listen to at least three episodes of the One Extraordinary Marriage podcast per week on my commute to and from work.

Marriage:

  • Work through Sheila's Boost Your Libido eCourse
  • Go on one date per week even though Pearson will be super busy in September.

Blog:

  • Reach 2,000 Twitter followers
  • Watch all of Helene's free Instagram Workshop videos
  • Post at least one good-quality, content-based blog post (lists, roundups, and sponsored posts don't count) every week

Home:

  • Light at least one candle every day to make it feel cozy
  • Switch out my summer clothes for sweaters and boots
  • Do the #Shelftember challenge with Jordan of funcheaporfree.com

30x30:

  • Do a French lesson on DuoLingo 3X per week
  • Only eat out on weekends
  • Actually save some money this month in preparation for our vacation and move in January
So there you have it. It looks like a lot of goals. And I guess it is. But I'm feeling really good about it!

  • So what are your goals for September? Let me know some of your biggest goals in the comments.
  • Did you write a blog post about them? If so, share the link in the comments! Let's support each other, cheer each other on, and hold each other accountable!

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4 comments:

  1. Wow! So many amazing goals! I have it on my list to work on SEO for old posts too!

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  2. You have been KILLING it on Facebook. And the algorithm is responding, because I see more of your posts in my newsfeed. You know how I've liked and commented a lot this past month? Only once did I go to your FB itself. Everything else was in my newsfeed!

    Clearly I love your September spiritual goals... But I might be biased.

    Lighting a candle every day to feel cozy is a great goal. We had a lot of rain last week, and I lit a candle every day. Some of our candles are still packed... I need to find them all and get the "fall scents" out. I also need to switch out the scents in our wax warmers. I finished up one in my office wax warmer, but the living room still has a light summery scent. (You know what I mean by seasonal scents, right?)

    I feel like you'll meet the Confidence goal if you accomplish at least half your intended workouts/walks, light a candle 5x per week, spend some time reading for pleasure (goals or not) every week, and give yourself grace at the end of each day/week for any goals not done. You could even include that in your thankful things. "Even though I didn't meet my blog goals this week, I'm thankful that blogging enriched my life this week in this way."

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  3. You are so sweet! I have to admit I slacked a little on FB this week. I hope that doesn't negatively effect how the algorithm responds to me.

    And yes I thought you might like those. :P

    Yes I totally get what you mean by seasonal scents. I'd been burning a "fresh laundry" type scent in our bedroom all summer (I don't remember exactly what it's called) and I swapped it out over the weekend for a pumpkin spice one. I always use candles more in the fall than any other time. And I have a ton of fall type of scents. I also switched out the scent in my wax burner to cinnamon apple over the weekend.

    And that's a good way to look at the confidence goal. I like the idea of including it in my thankful list to make sure I acknowledge it every day and give myself grace.

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