Monthly Goals – July
If you’re anything like me, life often becomes a blur of work and adulting responsibilities, where you push non-essential things aside. By non-essential, I usually mean “anything related to personal development or ‘me time’.”
I’m not sure when it happened, but at some point I forgot how important it is to recharge and focus on me. Sometimes you just have to stop. Say no, sit down, and lose yourself in a book. Or go for a walk. Learn a new language. Watch a tutorial. Paint. Write. Do whatever it is that you do that makes you feel good.
To remind myself that it’s just as important to get the little things done as it is to get the bigs things done, I’ve decided to make a monthly goals list. I’m sharing them with all of you to *hopefully* hold myself accountable and get them all done.
If you’d like to do this with me, here are the rules:
- Pick 3-5 goals for the month. They can be big or small, but try to make them non-work related. Remember, the point of the exercise is to support your personal development.
- You have the entire month to complete all your goals.
- Set new goals for the next month.
That’s it! At the beginning of every month, I’ll share my progress with you. So, for the month of July my goals are:
Clean my makeup brushes. I know this is super gross, especially for those of you makeup gurus, but I don’t clean my brushes nearly as often as I should. Every time I open my makeup drawer I think “oh, I should wash those today” but I never do.
Learn more about my camera. I have a Canon DSLR, and all the skills of a point and shoot photographer. I’ve been slowly testing out manual and priority modes, but I’m not comfortable enough with them yet.
Go to the farmers market. I love fresh produce, and I like supporting my community. For some reason, I’ve never put those two together.
Write more. Actually, I write constantly. Between my marketing job and this blog, I’m writing several hours a day, every day. In the last year or so, I’ve slowly stopped writing for fun, and I’ve noticed a pretty obvious decline in my writing quality across the board. Creative writing also helps me balance my mood, and suppressing it hasn’t been great for me.
Edit photos. I have a backlog of photos from Christmas, a trip to the botanical gardens, and my vacation to Costa Rica that are just sitting on my computer. Some only need light editing and formatting to be shared, but I haven’t even gotten to that! What’s the point in having all those photos if you don’t share them?
Alright! These don’t seem too hard, and I’ve got a whole month to do them. I’d love to hear about your goals, too! Please share them in the comments!
Ready, set, go!