So at the end of June, I set myself a few little goals for July. I was feeling super good and motivated so I figured that was as good a time as any to achieve shit! Today I wanted to go through the goals I set myself for July (even though we’re now halfway through August) and see what I managed to achieve and what I failed miserably at. Which wasn’t a lot. Because I was on it last month. Which is more than what can be said for August, as I sit here writing this at 2 in the afternoon with cheese in my hair.
Sort out my entire room: Yes. Yes yes yes. I smashed this one. Unsurprisingly as I spend like 85% of my life cleaning or tidying something up anyway. I like to have a proper good clear-out a few times a year. Like, turn my room upside down type clear-out and although I didn’t do it all at once, I managed to get all my drawers, wardrobe, clothes and bookcase all tidy and neat. And I feel 10x better for it.
Read 8 books: This is one I failed somewhat miserably at. I knew that was quite a big target and one I’d only achieve if I read the exact right books, preferably with no more than 50 pages each. So it was a little ambitious but hey ho, I tried. I managed a grand total of 3 books and I spoke more about what I read in July here.
Have (another) massage: In June, I had my very first professional massage. By a beauty therapist and osteopath who works from home not too far from me. My dad has seen her many times over the years for various different things so I knew she was highly recommended. I booked myself another massage in July (like 3 days after the first one because I couldn’t get enough) and this was a big step for me but my gosh, they’re absolutely amazing!
Reach 5,000 Twitter followers: I achieved this one quite quickly into July so that made me hap hap happy. I’m now over 5,100 followers so I gained 100 more than my target, which is great! Thinking about it now, I can’t believe I have five thousand people following me and reading what I’m saying. This seemed completely undoable when I first started blogging.
Reach X amount of views this month: I wanted to keep the exact amount I was hoping to get a secret, until I actually achieved it. Because if I didn’t, I’d look lame and stupid. But now I have reached it, I’m happy to share that I was aiming for 4,000 views this month. And I exceeded that by almost 1,000! So super duper happy about that. I think that was largely down to my Mental Health awareness Week I ran during the last week of July.
Cook a new meal: Over the last year or so, I’ve been a much more avid cook than ever before. Even with basic food / meals, I find myself throwing things together, adding herbs and spices and generally being a bit more creative. Every now and again, I love to make a whole meal from scratch and this month I tried my hand at spicy pulled pork burgers and move over Gordon Ramsey if I do say so myself.
Have posts schedule for the whole month: I think I achieved this one about a week / week and a half into July. I’ve been posting every other day for a while – which works well for me and gives my blog and myself a breather in between posts to catch up with comments etc. so I was hoping to continue that and have posts scheduled every other day for the whole month (apart from the last week where there were multiple guest posts daily). And I did! Whoop whoop!