If you’re new to my blog, here’s a little background to why I started a monthly check-in;

 

Blogging has been great for keeping me busy and distracted.  It’s wonderful, you learn so many new things, meet all types of people, and explore the world!

And when I first started, I was writing a “Weekly Check-In” well, every week.  It was also great!  I was able to set my goals for the week and see how I progressed.

 

However, if you’ve read my other posts – depression strikes again.  It sucks.  It’s hard.

 

To give myself a breather, I stopped my weekly check-in.

 

So I still kept up with blogging, but also took some time to work on me.  Because well, how can I do something I love if I’m not healthy to do so.

 

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My day job is great; I get along with everyone and could pretty well do the work in my sleep.  But it’s boring.  It’s the same thing day in and day out.  Routine is great but sometimes I feel very stagnant.  I began to feel incredibly uninspired, grumpy, lethargic, and overall not very happy with what I’ve become.

 

I wanted to do something and challenge myself to be better.  To strive to be those really outgoing, happy people I see in the hallways.

I thought about it for a while and came up with a challenge for the month.  Each day I did something different, to work on myself.  Some of it was hard, some of it was tedious, some of it super simple but all of it was worth it.  I feel a lot more grounded and a lot more inspired to explore and be grateful for everything in my life, and in general, my life.  Every day will still be a challenge, but laying down some foundation for myself is definitely what I needed.  My absolute favorite part of my challenge was my mantras.  I gave myself 6 to consistently repeat, morning, night, and anytime in between.  It really helped with my self-esteem (which has been pretty low lately).

Each month I’ve been repeating the challenge and find it’s been really great to refocus on myself again.

 

 

So, I will keep up with a monthly check-in.  I feel that it is still reasonable and will be great to look back each month for my goals.

 

Here we go!

 

August Goals:

  • Create my challenge for others to do
  • Work on physical product
  • Eat healthier
  • More bicycle rides
  • Start saving some money for advertising, and future vacations
  • Reach 1.5k Instagram followers
  • Get a few more views per day on the blog
  • Work on sponsored posts

 

September Goals:

  • Finalize 28-Day Challenge and launch registration
  • Work on physical product
  • Eat more vegetables
  • Take the stairs more
  • Walk at least 40 minutes each day
  • Post more on Instagram
  • Save more money
  • Reach 1.5k Instagram followers

 

Okay, so I created my challenge that I’ve wanted to, but as I am type A… I keep revising and revising and revising.  It will get there!  There’s a wait-list in the mean time!

But, for now, I’ve created a free 4-day challenge as a little preview of the 28 days.

Also, something cray happened!

 

My post, Why I Started Journaling, kind of went viral from Pinterest!  I was getting about 1200+ views a day which is absurd to me right now! (My average views per day slowly grows, but never such a big jump)  It was SO exciting!  So, thank you all for reading that and enjoying the templates I’ve created.

 

I didn’t work on the physical product as much as I wanted since I was focusing a lot on the challenge.  Hopefully, I can pick it up again soon.

It was a bit hard to get more Instagram followers but it slowly grows each day, so I’m not too worried.  I know the more I post, the easier it will be!

 

Also,

 

Saving money is hard.

 

It really is and it sucks!  But, I will get there!  Don’t you worry.  I’m going to try to cut some costs and find more deals.  I’m thrifty and can do this!

 

 

 

 

That’s it for today!  Wish me luck!  Do you set your own goals every month? Every week? For the year?  Let me know! 

 

 

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