The end of the year is rapidly approaching, with the 1st of December only days away. I don’t know about you, but for me, this year has gone by so fast! I still wake up thinking it’s October when really, Christmas is around the corner.
I recently started this blog to write about life in general and a few days ago I came across the idea of reflecting on your monthly goals on The Blissful Mind’s blog. It seems like the perfect way to sit down prior to each month and really reflect on what I want to achieve. I recently moved to London and everything has just been go go go, so I’ve really struggled with moving in one direction rather than all over the place.
There are a lot of long-term goals I have set myself (which I will write about sometime if you’re interested). But I often feel like I am only focused on the finish line of the race, rather than actually running it. So by setting monthly goals, I am hoping to break up my bigger goals as well as remind myself to focus on my mental and physical health.
So here are the 5 things I want to achieve before 2021 comes to an end:
Goal 1: Set a task priority list and stick to it
When life gets super busy and I have a lot of important things piling up, I often find myself avoiding these things for days on end. I overthink starting the tasks rather than just getting started and dealing with issues as they come up. For December, I want to set a priority task list for each day and stick to it. It’s going to be a busy month, but I’m hoping that by doing tasks as they come up, I will not be as overwhelmed and stressed. I’m going to attempt the Pomodoro Technique to stay focused through these tasks and stay away from my phone. I’ll keep you updated!
Goal 2: Write at least 2 blog posts a week
I’m still new to the world of blogging and writing in general and I often feel out of place. Writing, like most other things, takes practice. So I want to make sure I stick with this blog and write at least 2 posts per week, no matter how short they may be. I’m hoping that the more I write, the easier it will become and the braver I get with the topics I write about.
Goal 3: Set aside time for friends and family
As I mentioned before, December will be really busy for me from a work perspective. My goal is to make sure I still see friends and family and take time away from work just to enjoy their company. December is one of my favourite times of the year, especially in London, so I want to make sure I don’t forget to make the most of it. That sounds rather upsetting, but I tend to get caught up in work and need to remind myself that time out is allowed and necessary – not everything has to be productive. Go see some Christmas lights, drink mulled wine and enjoy the festive atmosphere – those moments are often the ones you will remember in years to come!
Goal 4: Continue to grow my Instagram community
When I first started my new Instagram account, I had no idea how to build a community. I just wanted tackle my fear of posting ‘like an influencer’ and put out the pictures that I like, regardless of what others may think. Over the past 2 or so months I’ve learned quite a bit about the algorithm, hashtags and more but the best part has been meeting so many other amazing people who are doing the same thing – it’s truly been such a positive experience. I’m still very much at the start of this particular journey, but I want to keep working on my content and supporting others who put so much work into creating beautiful images and feeds.
Goal 5: Get back into exercise classes
I love any exercise that involves a group of people, whether that is an exercise class or a climbing session. Some of my favourites have been dance and boxing classes. With my move and a lot of other stuff going on, I’ve not really been able to keep up with this. Exercise for me is super important for my mental health, even more than my physical, so this month I want to make sure I sign up for weekly classes again! I’ll keep you updated on the classes I chose on my Instagram stories!
So, these are my 5 goals for the coming month. Sometimes writing these things down helps with sticking to them so let’s hope for the best! This is also a reminder that some days just don’t go to plan and you don’t stick to your goals or set tasks – and that is completely okay! We are still going through a pandemic and trying to navigate a new normal and winter can be a difficult time anyway. If you want a chat or just offload some frustrations, you can always reach me through my social media!
Let me know in the comments what goals you want to achieve before 2021 ends. All the best 🙂