Monthly Goals for October {2017} | Enduring All Things

Monday, October 2, 2017

Monthly Goals for October {2017}

OCTOBER!!! It's October! Yay yay yay!! My favorite month of the year! Not only is it fall and Halloween and everything, but Pearson and I are planning to use this month as a reset month. Monetarily and healthily. Anyway, I'm excited. So let's get started on my monthly goals post.

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). 
    • I did NOT do well with this one. I got really overwhelmed with the youth rally (more below) and planning for our trip etc. It was a rough month for my mental health. haha

Spiritual:

  • Attend Church every Sunday and Wednesday this month.
  • Complete this 31 Days of Prayers for your Spouse challenge
  • Finish working through the devotional, Becoming One by Madison Weaver
  • Read Muddling Through Again by Lee Haugen Long
  • Bonus:
    • I completely forgot to mention this in my September goals post but I taught a high school girls class at a youth rally that my church put on! That involved lots of planning and preparing which means I was digging into The Word a lot all month and that I learned a lot at the rally! So even though I didn't meet most of my other spiritual goals, this is a pretty big one.

Physical:

  • Do a Beachbody on Demand workout at least 3X per week
    • I did about 1x per week. Better than I had been.
  • Walk on my lunch break at least 3X per week
    • I did about 1x per week. Better than I had been.
  • Get out of bed by 7:00 am at least 3X per week
    • I did about 1x per week. Better than I had been.
  • 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
  • Bonus:
    • I also updated about 30 old posts for SEO. It took taking this item off my goals list to make it happen
    • I also worked a lot on my pinterest game this month. I repinned all the posts I updated and I pinned a lot of other content that I didn't write. Including some Dating Divas stuff. And I deleted some old pins.
    • I also scheduled all my posts about fall to be shared in the next few months on all my social media channels.

Home:

  • Light at least one candle every day to make it feel cozy
    • I am pretty sure I didn't miss a single day!
  • Switch out my summer clothes for sweaters and boots
  • Do the #Shelftember challenge with Jordan of funcheaporfree.com
    • We didn't really follow this so well. We don't have a separate freezer, we live in a small apartment, and we tried not to buy any groceries in the second half of August. So my shelves were not prepared. But I learned a lot by following and we actually did a pretty good job of this in my book. I stocked my freezer in the first half of the month and cleaned it out through the second!

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 that's how I did in September. At a glance it looks like I didn't do very well but on most things I did better than I had been doing. For example, I set goals to do several things 3x per week and I actually did it once per week. That's better than the zero times per week I had been doing before.

Anyway, let's move on to what I want to do in October. I'm going to lessen my monthly goals for the rest of the year as we get ready for graduation, vacation, and moving!

October:

Word of the Year (confidence):

  • I feel like most of my other goals for this month will help with my confidence: Working out, eating well, getting organized for our trip etc. So maybe from now on my goal for confidence should be "Meet at least 50% of my other goals"? haha

Spiritual:

Physical:

  • Do a Beachbody on Demand workout at least 3X per week
  • Walk on my lunch break at least 3X per week

Mental:

Marriage:

Blog:

  • Post at least one good-quality, content-based blog post (lists, roundups, and sponsored posts don't count) every week
  • Promote the upcoming HOLIDAY BUNDLE (aff) that I have some content in!

Home:

  • Light at least one candle every day to make it feel cozy

30x30:

  • Do a French lesson on DuoLingo 3X per week

Preparing for graduation/vacation/move:

  • Book our Disney Trip
  • Buy 2 of the gifts I'm giving Pearson for graduation
  • Contact people we will be visiting on our road trip
  • Start packing things in boxes that we don't need before our move
  • List Pearson's car to be sold
  • Some other things on our to-do lists that I don't want to disclose here
So there you have it. Less goals than usual in the usual categories and quite a bit in the graduation/vacation/move category. Also, what should I call that category? That seems really long. 

Also, we need a hashtag for all of that. I guess I can just use different hashtags for all of that. I don't know. Give me suggestions! #MaugerisOregonTrail? #MaugerisFinishGradSchool? #MaugerisAtDisneyWorld? #MaugerisMakeMagic (thanks to Brita for this suggestion)? Something totally different? 
  • So what are your goals for October? 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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