If you haven’t figured out by now, I’m a bit of a goal setter. I love a good list (i.e my 30 before 30 list*), being productive and getting things done. Goals are the perfect target points in my life to help be do that. At the beginning of each month, I like to check in on the things I’ve been working towards. For me, this means looking at the numbers I’m tracking (site stats, measurements, savings goals) and checking that the systems I’ve put in place are working. If needed, I’ll make adjustments. But in general, I find a good monthly check in is enough to help me progress without obsessing over one set goal.
This month, I’m going to set some new goals. Nothing big because my long term plate is rather full at the moment. However, I do think there’s a few things I can do to make getting to my goals faster or help keep me mentally focused on the path along the way. So in the spirit of sharing, I thought I’d let you in on the 5 goals I’m setting for myself this month and why. I love seeing what other people are passionate about and working towards. My hope is that no matter where you’re at in your journey, my goals will help inspire you to set some in your life too.
Finding 5 Mentors
After my recent mini emotional breakdown, I took stock of my life. Embracing my inner empath means I’m more conscious about the energy I’m pulling in around me*. And I’ve realized that if I want to level up, I need to have more mentors in all areas of my life.
My major goals all span from health to finance to business. Since I’ve spent the better part of the last few years really nailing down my health mentors, my goal is to find more people in business and finance I can learn from. As of writing this post, I have one person whose content I find mentors me. Only 4 more to go and I can check this one off the list!
Trying 10 New Recipes
Eliminating certain foods over the last few months has been challenging. Truth be told, my acne has flared up over the last week from something I’ve eaten and I’m not here for it. But I know that until I can really get my gut happy, I have to be extra mindful about what I’m consuming. And if I don’t want to lose my mind in the process, I need to switch it up.
These days a good majority of my life is done with time in mind. I feel like I order everything online so I can prioritize where my minutes go. My instant pot* and convection oven have become my new best friends. I definitely don’t see myself breaking up with either anytime soon. However, I do think adding a few new recipes into the rotation would help.
Changing your diet to accommodate your health doesn’t have to be the end of the world. It just means you have to learn to try new things and be open to more. So I’m making it one of my goals this month to try more recipes so I can do just that. This journey is a marathon not a sprint and I’d hate to stop loving sweet potatoes. Google to the rescue!
DOING A MONTH OF A NEW WORKOUT PROGRAM
I’m SO close to being done with my first program in the FitPlan app. Lots of travel and life have meant that I didn’t quite do things in order. And I plan to go back and do the entire program again. Nevertheless, I did find myself struggling over the last month with a bit of restlessness in the gym. Adding a month of doing a new program to the goals list seems like an easy fix to keep me entertained and on track.
Personally, I always pick a month when trying anything new. You generally need that long to get into a rhythm or see any changes. And if at the end of the month I hate it, then I’ll go back to my program from before. But there’s no harm in giving it a try for a month just to keep myself amused. If I’m mentally bored, then I’m out. Of relationships, movies and the gym, it’s a struggle.
ADDING YOGA ONCE A WEEK
Yoga and I go through phases. These days, I find I have a bit more aggression that needs released and lifting weights calms me. But my body enjoys the benefits of a yin yoga session every now and again. For the sake of my sanity, I’m saying once a week rather than specifying a day. I’m one of those mentally rebellious kids who doesn’t want to do something then minute I’m told I have to do it.
However, if you give me some flexibility, I’m down to play ball. I’m going to attempt to make this weekly yoga session yin yoga. I don’t super love it but who knows. Either way, I’ve written it down as one of my goals this month so feel free to call me out on it if I don’t mention. That’s what besties do, right?
READING FOR 30 MINUTES BEFORE BED
The reality of being a digital content creator means I spend a lot of time staring at my computer screen. If it’s not my computer, I’m probably on my phone. And it’s good for everyone’s mental health to disconnect every now and again.
Right now my night time routine includes journaling and leaving my phone across the room. Occasionally, I’ll watch something on my laptop before bed. But I know that my eyes and mind need a break so it’s time to bust out the paperback novels. If you want to know what I’m reading, I recently did an updated post. But you can always find updated reviews on Goodreads or Instagram. Becoming by Michelle Obama has finally moved onto my nightstand and I’m so excited!
I know that getting my nighttime routine back on track will help me with my other goals. I’ll feel more balanced, more inspired and able to truly accomplish more with my day. So while 30 minutes might not seem like much, it’s definitely a nice chunk to help renew my mind. And hopefully it will help me check another of my 30 before 30 off the list in no time!
What about you? What goals are you setting for yourself this month? Any recommendations for recipes, books or people I should check out? I’d love to hear from you! Be sure to leave me a comment below and let me know. Until next time. Xoxo, Savvy
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