I’m so happy July is over. Last month was slow and not so good. For me and for the blog. I was starting to forget why I started blogging and it became more a chore than something I enjoyed. Thanks, God, at the end everything improved! And now, I’m ready to set my August goals.
I have to admit that I failed in almost all my goals. The motivation wasn’t there. Eat fewer sweets? I end up laughing at myself for being so naive. In winter that’s almost impossible for me. I did reach my goal of 5 books during July. I actually read 7! So that was good. I also failed at going to sleep earlier, but I had so many things in my head that I just couldn’t do it.
- Related: July Goals
1. Read 6 books
Reading will always be part of my goals. On July, I made it possible to read 7 books. So on August shouldn’t be a problem to read 6. Even though it will be a busy month. I’m sure I will make it work.
2. Reach 700 followers on Instagram
Same goal as last month. But this time I’ll make it possible! I started July with 536 followers. And today I have 611. So not that bad. The only thing I want to improve is my engagement. I was barely commenting on pictures. I just liked everything on my feed. It was sad that I couldn’t find time to do it. It’s true that last month my organization skills disappeared!
It’s true when I said July was a not so good month.
3. Try new Pinterest strategies
I’ve been manually pinning for 2 months now and is something that takes time. This month, time will be something I won’t have like before. But I don’t really want to pay for any schedule. Any advice on that? I might need a new routine for that.
4. Lose 2 Kg (4 lbs)
My goal last month about eating fewer sweets, was a joke. So maybe if I change the goal I can make it work. It’s just too hard to say no! 2 Kg is reasonable for a month. I can even try for 3, but I don’t really want to push myself too much. It’s just time to come back to my salad dinners instead of the things I was eating at night time.
5. Write my posts with time
I’ll be very busy with other things happening in my life, that I need to write everything in advance. That way I won’t feel stressed. That’s the last thing I want. My blog is not something that should make me feel that way. I already scheduled all my blog posts for the month. Now I just have to make myself enough time to make it work.
So here they are! Two sheets to plan better this month and succeed with our goals. These printables include:
– An August planner. With a calendar, space to write important dates, notes, and your goals.
– Habit or goals tracker. With space for 8 habits/goals, plus the days of the month to keep track of your progress.
After confirming for email. You will be redirected to Dropbox where you can download the freebies.
What are some of your August goals? Was July a good month for you? Let me know in the comments! And by the way… I’ll be around the Miami area until August 8th and then I’ll be in Myrtle Beach from August 9th to 16th. I would love to meet some of you!