One month down, eleven more to go! We got this. How was everyone’s January? Personally, I thought mine went relatively well. Aside from a few distractions (namely, a coup), I remained focused on my goals and implemented new strategies and tactics to achieve those goals. Having yearly goals & intentions is all well and good, but if I don’t set monthly goals, there’s no way I’m going to achieve them. Let’s get into what I plan to tackle in February!
one | develop a newsletter to send to my subscribers monthly
I used to send a weekly newsletter with a wrap up of my blog posts, but I’m planning to switch to a monthly platform that is chockfull of helpful information and articles related to reading and books. If you’re interested in receiving your own copy, sign up in my sidebar.
two | read six books
To hit my yearly goals of reading 75 books, I need to read about six books a month. On my list for this month is How to be an Antiracist, Queenie, Big Magic, A Conjuring of Light, The Silent Patient, and In a Dark, Dark Wood.
three | plan one trip to take sometime in the future
Obviously, traveling for fun isn’t really happening right now, but that doesn’t mean I can’t be fully prepared with trip out the wazoo for when it’s safe again. I’ve already compiled a list of places within the states, so now, it’s time to start documenting all the things I’d love to do once there. If you have some can’t miss places for me to add to my list, leave a comment!
four | stop hitting snooze
If I start going to bed at a reasonable hour (unfortunately, that’s 9 p.m. for me), I can wake up without being exhausted, and I will stop hitting snooze. I’ve been missing my workouts recently because I’ve been staying up late working on projects, and I’d love to put a cap on work by 8 p.m. so I can be in bed ready to go to sleep by 9. I’ve learned that if I don’t get my 8 hours of sleep a night, I’m a mess.
five | crochet all day
I really want to learn how to crochet, and that means I need to set aside the time to do so. I want to maximize my work days to allow for more free time at night. No more procrastinating, and hopefully, I will have more time to dedicate to hobbies that serve the soul like crocheting and cooking.