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!

 

September Goals:

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

 

October Goals:

  • Finalize 28-Day Challenge and launch registration
  • Work on physical product
  • Work on more digital product
  • Go to the gym 4x week
  • Walk at least 40 minutes each day
  • Post more on Instagram
  • Save more money
  • Reach 1.5k Instagram followers

 

I’m finding Instagram to be pretty hard to grow followers – I don’t really have many photos to post like other people, and also some people just follow you to have you follow them back, then they unfollow you!  How frustrating.

But it’s okay, it’s just the nature of it.

I’ve now joined the gym at work and have been going on my lunch break (I can have lunch at my desk while I’m working) and find that it boosts my spirits, gets me moving around since my job is pretty stationary.

I have been working on a physical product but also put a little sample as a digital product – you can check it out in my Etsy shop!  I’ve been going back and forth about how I want to market my journal/prompts and struggled a bit but now I know what direction I want to take it.

Also, bonus!  I’ve finally been published on The Mighty, check it out!

 

 

 

 

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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