Where did time go? I swear we must have skipped a few weeks or at least days because it can’t be almost mid-October already. Right …? Not to whine about the weather or winter approaching faster than we know it – at least not today. But I’d been meaning to post my goals for the month earlier today and … well. Better late than never, right?
Let’s see how I did with last month’s goals first:
Get more sleep: Woops. I don’t like admitting it but: no, not really. I’ll get to the reasons and my plan to work against them in a minute.
Dry brush every day: Check! It’s all kinds of amazing and I don’t see myself give up on it again anytime soon. Not only did it help me wake up in the morning but my skin is now smoother than ever and (!) my blood circulation improved noticably. I’ve had troubles with that before and it’s a lot better already. Definitely something I can recommend and it doesn’t take much time at all.
Read at least two books: No. I tried but even though I got a pile of different books from the library none really caught my interest. Two chapters in this one, four from another – altogether I might have read a read a whole book in total but didn’t find the one. Quite disappoting when you can’t find a good one but I just started The Book Thief and that seems quite promising already.
Write surprise letters: Check! This one was my favourite. Once I’d gotten the hang of it again it was just amazing. Dare I even say it’s addictive? Fingers crossed I’ll get replies from the people I wrote. In fact, I’ve decided to keep up this goal during the months to come. My only trouble was that I didn’t even have the addresses of some people I wanted to write – and some of them might be reading this :). Let’s just say that some letters might still be on their way – a few thousand miles aren’t a day’s journey.
Get more creative in the kitchen: Yes! I stopped counting but I’m rather sure I managed to try at least four new recipes a week and came up with some of my own. Another goal I want to keep up in October.
My goals for October
[Finally] get more sleep
After failing on this in September I really need to make more of an effort. The key to this one will definitely be unplugging before bed. Reading blogs or writing posts late at night is not a good idea. This is going to be a huge goal so I’d be happy already if I managed to shut down the laptop earlier most nights. Baby steps ;).
Become more mindful of my snacking
As much as I enjoy snacking it has gotten out of control lately. While I can go without snacks for a while throughout the day my evenings are snackceptional in a bad way. If I was actually ‘hungry’ for a snack: okay. But more often than not I find myself munching non-stop even if I think I don’t need it. Basically, I want to eat more intuitively again.
Set up a [blogging] schedule
Not only to prevent happenings like today’s delayed goal post but for life in general, too. Ironically, having more time at the moment does not result in me getting more done – even though I’m usually a planner. Quite the opposite because there’s always still ‘tomorrow’ to get things done. I’m not happy with this and want to become more productive in all areas of life. Blogging will be one part of this in terms of spending less time doing it but keeping up a regular schedule.
Do the Photo A Day challenge.
I’m sure many of you will have heard of this before. I’ve been meaning to take part in it forever but somehow never managed to stick with it for a whole month. I’m off to a good start already and will randomly throw in a collage of pictures in my posts to keep myself accountable.
Fingers crossed for my October goals to work out better than last month’s!
Happy Friday to all of you!
Happiness inducing today: An amazing run outside.
Bloggers: How do you manage your blogging schedule? I could really use some advice on how to work out this one.
Do you have any goals for October?
Any other over-snackers? Tips of how to be more mindful?