So the last time I laid out goals for the month was September. I don't like to make monthly goals just for the sake of making them, so I didn't make any specific ones for October, but this month...I can already tell I'm going to need some focus in my life. October was very up and down for me and pretty hectic overall, which has left me feeling pretty worn down and just not myself.
No technology (computer, phone, etc.) after 9pm on weekdays. This was one of my goals for September, and I stuck to it for a couple weeks, and I haven't done it since. It made such a big difference so it's something I know I really need to make a priority. No excuses, no "but I just need to check this one thing," nothing like that.
Clean up my digital life. My emails are out of control, my desktop has a million things on it, all my Dropbox is crazy unorganized. It's a problem and it needs to be fixed ASAP because it's driving me crazy. I don't like physical clutter and I don't like digital clutter either.
Do my makeup every day. Sadly I am not someone who can ever go totally sans makeup, but lately I've only had enough time to throw on some blush and mascara. I feel better and more put together when I actually take the time to do my makeup, so that's a priority this month. Maybe I'll even get a little crazy and throw in some eyeliner and lipstick.
Drink more tea. I don't know why I don't do this. I love tea. Therefore, I should drink more tea.
Limit Starbucks trips to 6 times for the month. I wasn't going to share this, but since we're all friends here: I went to Starbucks 11 times in the month of October. Ben and I share an account so it's possible those weren't all me, but if they weren't...like 10/11 were.
Pile on the Miles. I set my goal at 100 miles, mainly because 100 sounds like a nice, even number. I actually only hit 95 last month, so this will be a good motivation to push myself a little more this month. On the bright side, my two half marathons will put me over a quarter of the way there!
Do yoga every weekend. I used to be so good at this! I did my beloved Gwen Lawrence Yoga for Runners video every weekend for over a year. A YEAR! I only stopped because I got lazy.
Cross something off my 30 Before 30 List.
Be nicer. Text that friend I'm thinking about to see how they're doing. Tell that girl walking by on the sidewalk that I really like her outfit. A lot of times I don't do stuff like that because, I don't know...they might think it's weird, or I feel awkward saying something. But it only takes a few seconds and it might make someone's day.
So there they are, my goals for this month! I hope to take charge it and make it a better one than the last. What do you plan to accomplish this month?