September is the month for goals, and it has arrived with what feels like lightning speed. Seriously, how is it Autumn already, and where did the summer disappear to?! August seemed to fly by, and looking back at my goals from the beginning of the month I feel like I haven’t managed to achieve much at all! I completed 2 out of my 6 goals, which is pretty bad, but I did have a good reason for it.
August was very busy, and my plans took an about turn mid month when I finally had a much needed week off work over the bank holiday. I had planned to do lots at home, but with the second mini heatwave treating us all to some tropical weather, I just wanted to be outside enjoying the sunshine. I took Cupar out somewhere different every day and we just enjoyed having some one on one time together. I really needed it and it was lovely to have a break from work and the stresses and strains of the daily routine.
September popping up out of nowhere seems to have brought with it lots of motivation and positivity for me. Even though I left school quite a few years ago I still seem to have that ‘new start’ feeling ingrained into me. I’m even considering going out and buying a new pencil case and stationary!
Before we get started with my September goals, lets look at what I managed (and didn’t manage) to tick off my goals list for August:
- Eat more fruit – This one is a big fat no again. I don’t know why I can’t seem to achieve it because it’s really not that difficult to eat fruit!
- Sleep – Achieved
- I’d really like to plan a holiday, as we haven’t been away as a family of 3 yet – Although I would really like to have a family holiday, I think this one will have to be put o
ffuntil next year. I’d love to go on holiday, but we don’t really have the budget for it just yet.
- Family movie night – We didn’t manage to get our family movie night this month. We’ve been so busy doing other things that we haven’t really had the time. With the colder months coming up though, movie night is
definitlysomething that we’ll be making time for.
- Decorate – Again, time just ran away with me this month. I’ve thought about decorating, and planned what I’d like to do, but finding the time to do it is another matter.
- Get organised – Achieved
So that was August, now onto September:
- Drink more fruit juice – I’ve decided to change this one a little bit… Instead of eating fruit, I’m going to try drinking it instead. I’ve got an amazing smoothie maker my Mum gave me, so I’m going to get it out of the cupboard, find some recipes and make some lovely smoothies that we can all enjoy together
- Stress less – I know this is easier said than done, but I do really need to work on how I let stress affect me. I’ve had a lot of things on my mind lately and it’s really started to affect my mood.
- Take Cupar swimming – We’ve talked about taking Cupar swimming since he was a baby, and now that he’s 18 months old we’ve realised we still haven’t been! He loves the water, so I’d really like to get him in a pool and start teaching him to swim.
- More days out – I’ve fallen into a bit of a rut with my day off midweek. I’m usually so exhausted from running around after a toddler and working 4 days a week that I just want to stay at home on my days off. Having a week off and getting out and about has made me realise that the outside world is so much more fun and interesting for Cupar than the living room!
- Plans for the blog – Over the last week or so I’ve been getting started on a few big projects for the blog, which I’m hoping to reveal next year. If you haven’t subscribed to my newsletter already, please sign up, because I’ll be talking about my plans on there. This month I’m hoping to move the plans a bit further forward and start taking some action.
- Find a work/life balance – Having a week off work has really given me some perspective on how I want my life to be. I need to find a happy balance between work and home, which I’m sure everybody does. This month, I’m going to try and put that into practise.
So, there are my September goals. I’m starting this month off feeling very energetic and driven, which can only be a good thing! Let’s really smash our goals this month and start the Autumn off on the right foot.