Happy December! I love sharing goals each month because they help me stay on track while serving as a benchmark for personal growth. I also love to link up with friends from the Peaceful Posse Group to see how everyone else is doing each month.
Let’s look back at November:
Personal: I vow to take time for myself this month—gym when I need, manicures when I want a pampering, reading to feed the brain…. perhaps I’ll even use that massage certificate gifted to me for my birthday in April (yikes, I know!) – DONE! Okay, so maybe I didn’t use that massage certificate YET but practicing self-care was a biggie last month
Professional: Take advantage of being in the presence of bloggers by mingling at an event this month. In addition, I’d like to explore ways to share my heart on my blog while also making it a viable source of supplemental income – YES! You can see my post about the Babbleboxx event here; I’ve also been reaching out to sponsors and working on getting more income through this little corner of the web AND managed to post a lot of posts in November that I’m extremely proud of (this one in particular)
Social Media: Dedicate a bit more time to figuring out how to maximize Instagram and Pinterest traffic. – This one is both yay and nay. I definitely focused my attention on Instagram, and reached 1,000 followers on Pinterest, but overall, I could have done more
BONUS: I’ll never crack the anxiety spell, but November is a time of year when it can sneak up on me and do some serious damage to my psyche. Less is more. Self-care is important. Laughing, friendships, a cup of warm coffee, doggy snuggles, and long drives to new places—these will be the benchmarks by which I’ll measure my happiness this month. – abso-friggin-lutely 🙂
I think those were the best goals I ever added here, maybe because they were a bit ambiguous but still challenged me to put my needs first. Looking back, I knocked it out of the park, and I don’t think I’ve ever felt that way at the beginning of a new month.
With this in mind, here are some goals I’d like to implement during the month of December. Please join me by linking up—I’d love to hear from you and see what you’re up to this last month of 2017. GAH!
Read as many books as possible
See friends frequently
Practice more yoga/mindful meditation
Examine options for growth in the new year. My job title has changed immensely since I started, and I want to spend some time thinking about where I see my job heading in 2018 and beyond
Put aside $400 for house fund; it’ll be a bit difficult this time of year, but we have to hustle if we’re hoping to move this spring. This probably means selling some stuff on eBay and in local Facebook groups
Spread cheer to friends and anyone in need of a pick-me-up (this time of year can do things to people)
Continue the house search
Play Christmas music and do holiday things
Excited to catch up with you and see what’s on your goal digging list this month. Here’s to a happy and healthy December!