Tomorrow is the first day of a new month… which means it’s time to set some February goals.
For those of you who don’t know me; I’m a planner-obsessed, journal-loving dog mom.
Seriously though, I can’t walk into a Target without leaving with at least one new planner or notebook. It’s a sickness. I love it though. That feeling of a fresh, untouched notebook just does something for me mentally. It makes me want to sit down and get my life together.. ya feel me? Before you set new goals it’s important to reflect on the previous month to find out what you accomplished and, quite frankly, what you didn’t. When you do this, you get an idea of what goals you need to move into the next month and can incorporate them into your planning. So let’s take a look at January.
January was a pretty ok month for me, really. At the end of December I didn’t sit down and write out my intentions for January and what goals I wanted to accomplish. Slapping myself now. However, even though I didn’t physically set any goals or intentions for the month; I actually accomplished some things. Something I had been wanting to do for awhile now is start practicing Yoga. In January, I took the plunge and got a membership to a yoga studio. Since then, I have been taking classes roughly 3-4 times a week. Which is pretty stinkin’ cool in my opinion. It’s awesome to try a new style of working out, and boy let me tell you YOGA IS TOUGH. My body hurt for days after. But in the best way possible.
Another thing I actually accomplished in January was creating a budget for myself. This has been a long time coming, but I finally did it. I purchased a budget planner from etsy (super cute and only cost $15). You can find the one I purchased here, but there are tons out there that work just as well! This little budget planner has helped me establish a set budget that I am going to follow for months to come. I also have been listening to Dave Ramsey’s podcast and he mentions the app “every dollar” which I have found to be an AMAZING budgeting tool. I am glad that I accomplished a couple of goals in January, but imagine what I could have accomplished had I sat down and set some intentions for the month!
Now, let’s get into February shall we?
I have a lot I want to accomplish In February. A lot of people set “new year’s resolutions” before the new year begins, and by February they’ve forgotten about them. I don’t want to be that person. I plan on making February my most productive month yet! I’m going to break this down into sections: goals, habits and books to read. I think it’s important to differentiate goals from habits. I think that’s why most people don’t accomplish their goals.. because they aren’t specific enough. Anyway, let’s get into what I want to accomplish this month!
- Pay off my car loan
- Purchase the Bucketlist Bombshells Design Skills Course
- Upgrade to an Ipad Pro w/ apple pencil to begin learning procreate software
- Create a digital vision board
- Stick to my budget
- Go to the gym 3x a week
- Yoga/meditate 3x a week
- Blog 3x a week
- Drink a minimum of 60 oz. of water daily
- Practice gratitude every morning
- Idiot’s guide to Ayurveda
- The life-changing magic of tidying up
- Broke millennial
So there you have it!
These are all the goals/intentions I have set for myself this month and I’m excited to accomplish them all. It’s also important to know the reasoning behind WHY you want to achieve the goals you set for yourself. Knowing your “why” will help you hold yourself accountable in the long run and actually follow through. For example, one reason I want to invest money in buying a design skills course and ipad pro is so I can further develop my creative skillset in the realm of design in the hopes of offering web design services to clients in the future. So take some time today or tomorrow to set some goals for February and let’s frickin’ crush it people!