Monday, 3 October 2016

October Goals!

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Well, this has got to be a first...I'm actually excited to share how I got on with my September goals. And that's because I worked so hard on my goals throughout September, and I actually did really well. Let's take a look, shall we?

1. Read one book a week. I'm calling this a success. Admittedly, there was one week, my birthday week, where I didn't manage to finish a book because I was so damn busy. But I've worked hard at incorporating reading, even just a chapter, into my day, so reading one book a week wasn't really a challenge! 

2. Book wedding venue. Oh my god, this still isn't done. Turns out, it's harder than we thought to agree on a venue. I might roll this one over to October...

3. Clear-out my wardrobe. There are currently four big bags of clothes, handbags, purses, books and bedding in the spare room waiting to make their way to various charity shops!

4. Do something nice for someone. I set the wheels in motion on something that's going to, hopefully, put a massive smile on someone's face!

5. Eat at least one piece of fruit and veg most days. I did much better at this than expected, and I'm ramping it up in October to eat at least one piece of fruit a veg, every day!

Four out of five ain't bad, at all. It's definitely one of my better months. But one of these days, I'd love to hit that elusive five out of five!


Ah, October. Cold, rainy days. Darker evenings. Lots of blankets. Excessive hot chocolate drinking. Yep, I'm pretty damn excited for October. So let's see what goals I'm setting for October, shall we?

1. Read 5 books. I'm desperately trying to catch up with my GoodReads challenge, so the more I can read this month, the better! And since I've finally got my reading mojo back, I figure this should be no problem. 

2. Finish watching Pretty Little Liars. This may seem a little silly to some, but I have so many other series I want to watch on Netflix (Stranger Things, Making of a Murderer, to name a few!) But I can't watch them until I've finished the last few seasons of PLL. Plus, I'm not sure I can avoid the spoilers for much longer...

3. Drive on the motorway. For some reason, I've built the motorway up to be a really scary place as a new driver. Is that common? Does/did anyone feel that way? This month I want to feel the fear and do it anyway; by driving on the motorway! 

4. Swim regularly. Preferably, weekly. Or even bi-weekly!

5. Cut down on takeaways. Recently, we've been eating far too many takeaways, and it's just not healthy. I want to limit this to one per week, max; OR a meal out on the weekend. Home cooked meals, from now on!

Bonus: Book a wedding venue. I'm not actually including this in my goals, because I'm not overly optimistic we'll have this done before November. But I'd really like to get this done this month, before the venues we like run out of September dates!

What are your October goals? 

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6 comments

  1. Driving on the motorway is easy! It's just straight lines! Getting on it is the scariest part but most of the time people will move lanes so you can get on!

    Corinne x
    www.skinnedcartree.com

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    1. Definitely joining the motorway is the scariest part, but having been on the motorway a few times now I can safely say it's nowhere near as terrifying as I first thought it to be! :) x

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  2. How do people manage to read so gosh darn much?! You guys are awesome. I wish I could get more reading done but my goal for this whole YEAR was 5 books haha.


    How fab that you did all your October goals too though!
    As for the motorway - if you are even the slightest apprehensive please look into doing a Pass Plus! It's great experience and gives you money off your insurance too. I did it years ago, the week after I passed (although I was a confident driver) just to get the experience/money off insurance haha.

    xo

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    1. Haha, believe me, some months I read absolutely nothing! This was just a particularly good month for reading.

      Thank you! Yes, my driving instructor recommended Pass Plus to me, too. I'll have to look into it! :) xx

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  3. A goals post is such a good idea! Not sure I'd want to hold myself accountable to them, but well done on doing most! xx

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    1. I find holding myself accountable to them pushes me forward, motivates me! But it's not for everyone, I know! Thank you xx

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