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Monday, June 5, 2017

May Look Back and June 2017 Goals


A Look back at May's Goals:

Go on more adventures
"I'm all about new having new experiences, but trying to save a large amount of money has put something of a downer on our weekend (or any day) activities. I'd definitely like to put some fun back in to our relationship and go on a spontaneous adventure, just Jesse and I. I'm adorable."

Tick: The weather wasn't exactly adventure friendly, but we still managed to do what we could.


Lose 1.5kg
"I've been pretty reckless with what I've been eating lately (ohai, late night snack binges with Jesse) and although I've been working out like a baws, I haven't lost any weight. I'd like to make the conscious effort to think about what I'm eating this month. Combined with my exercise routine, there's no reason that I can't lose 1.5kg."

Cross: I actually gained weight. Womp.


Create a media kit
"This has been something that I've been putting off for over a year now (oops). I never used to see it as a necessity, but I've since realised the power of a good media kit. Plus, it never hurts to have one ready to send off on the odd occasion that a company or brand may ask for it."

Tick: I'm so happy that I finally got around to doing this. It was such a tedious task and took far more time than I had anticipated but it was all worth it because I was actually asked for my media kit by two brands once I'd finalised it. How's that for timing?

Find (and buy) a dining suite
"Our house is going up so quickly that I hadn't realised that there's actually not a whole lot of time left to buy our important pieces of furniture. We've got most of the main bits and pieces, but the dining suite has been next on our "to-buy" list for a while now (then it's on to whitegoods), but I've been putting it off because boy do I hate furniture shopping."

Tick: This is a huge weight off of my shoulders. After publishing my May goals, we were informed that our house should be liveable within 8-10 weeks, meaning that we had far less time to get our shit together than the 4-5 months that I had originally planned for. We finally found a dining suite that we both liked and managed to pick up a few other necessities from our "to-buy" list, too!


Goals for June:
I'm keeping my list of goals short and sweet this month. The likelihood of our house being ready, having to paint and move in to said house and working at an accounting firm during end of financial year is all going to be stressful enough without me adding too much else to my plate.


Get to the gym four times per week, every week
I've caught myself slacking when it comes to getting myself to the gym on my scheduled days lately. The colder weather has not been very motivational and I've found myself skipping so many gym days in favour of getting cozy in bed and eating all the food. Reluctantly trudging to the gym 2-3 times at the most each week has really thrown my routine (and eating habits) out of whack. Womp.

Clean out my wardrobe and bedroom storage

By "bedroom storage", I mean whatever bits and bobs I've shoved under my bed over my 23 years of life. I'd definitely like to clean out my wardrobe, too. I know there's so much in there that I've grown out of or no longer wear (or have never worn before, let's be real) which I can sell/donate. I know that this was a (failed) goal in both February and April (oops), but now that our house will be ready in about a month (!!!), it's basically do-or-die time.

Draft most of June and July's blog content in advance

I feel sososo much more organised and sososo much less stressed when I've got a few blog posts sitting in my drafts ready to go. I've got a few ideas about posts that I'd like to publish in the next coming months, but with my bust June schedule, I know how busy this month is going to be. Taking photos is always the thing that I drag my feet on, but if I can at least have all actual content written out, I'd feel much better.


What do you want to accomplish this month?

35 comments:

  1. Good luck on planning your blog content! I've also got heaps of blog post ideas for June and July, and writing them in advance is definitely the only way I'm going to keep on top of them all - especially since I'm going away early July!

    I've never finished all of this month's posts and I'm super happy. Then onto July! It feels good knowing that if something comes up and I suddenly can't work on blog posts for a few days, I'll have the next couple of month's posts already finished 😊

    http://www.thesmalladventurer.blogspot.com.au/

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  2. Good luck, with your blog. Its a great time to start thinking of awesome creative post ideas for this year.

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  3. Jhilmil BhansaliJune 7, 2017 at 3:25 AM

    great planning, I too feel relaxed when there are posts there in the drafts section:). Good goals to cater

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  4. Marianne TurksonJune 7, 2017 at 3:30 AM

    Good luck on your blog. I too find that planning your posts in advance is way easier.thanks for the motivation. Time to put a creative cap on to do some work.

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  5. Great goals for this month, Christie and good job on checking off so many from last month. It's hard to stay fitness goal oriented when the weather gets colder. I think our bodies have a natural hibernation tendency. :)

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  6. Michelle/cocowouldapprove.comJune 7, 2017 at 4:57 AM

    We share a lot of the same goals. Making a media kit is definitely on my to do list

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  7. Good luck with your goals! I also need to clean out my wardrobe. There are things I know I'll never wear again in there.

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  8. Cleaning out my wardrobe is a goal of mine, too!!! I always put it off, but really need to get kn it. Good luck with your blogging goal! Being organized helps so much!

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  9. You can always find the gym thing in my monthly to do lists hehe. Hope it works out better for you than for me. It's the thing I neglect the most. The media kit is definitely on my goals. Good luck with yours :)

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  10. Bleh. I still need to work on my media kit. Do you have any useful tips? I've also gotten all of my JUNE content written and pre-scheduled. Now I'm working on July. :)

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  11. Good luck with your goals! I'm also struggling with loosing my weight. I need to be more consistent with my work-out!

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  12. Anosa Malanga VAJune 7, 2017 at 10:22 PM

    Good job on those you have achieve! Good to know you are doing such planning. Going out on adventures is really fun, go for more! You would learn many things from it. Don't worry it's okay if you didn't loose. Just make sure to eat healthy.

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  13. I really do like the idea of getting out in front of everything and doing the blogs in advance. I hope you accomplish that goal. I always feel like I am behind. I have tons of ideas written out far in advance. Some of them are hard to write about because they are timely. But some of the I could definitely do in advance and just need to take the time to do so. Good luck on making it to the gym four times as well!

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  14. Congrats on finalising your media kit! I've been 'in the process' of completing mine for about six months now... just got to a point I couldn't get past... Oh well!
    Good luck on this months goals! Xx

    Kez | acaciasdreams.com

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  15. That is some real nice goals you have! Great on you for accomplishing them. I couldn't agree more about the media kit, it is a tedious task for sure but gives you so much satisfaction once you are done with it!

    xx, Kusum | www.sveeteskapes.com

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  16. I'm hoping to also make it to the gym 4x week and I'd like to cook dinner at least 5x/week.....and fill out at least 4 job applications each week.

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  17. I would love to focus on 2 months of blog contest batch creating. Good luck with the gym goal. You've got this!

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  18. Woo you go, girl! It's such a weight off to have your posts ready to go, because you're right, life gets in the way sometimes. Have an amazing holiday! xx

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  19. Thank you, Andrea! Mid-year is usually when I'm the most inspired so you're right. It's a great time. :) x

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  20. Thanks, love! I feel so much better when my posts are just sitting there ready to go. x

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  21. Thank you, Marianne! A little bit of time and effort spent on drafting posts definitely saves a lot of stress later on. x

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  22. Aww thank you, Lecy! I think you're right on that one - I'd definitely love to just hibernate for the next few months aha. Just gotta stay motivated. x

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  23. A media kit is definitely worth doing! x

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  24. Thanks, Amber! Hahaha yours and mine both - it just seems like such a daunting task. x

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  25. A woman after my own heart. :P A wardrobe clean out is always at the back of my mind, but it seems like such a big job, ugh. Hopefully this month we'll get it done! x

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  26. Haha it's hard to stay motivated to get to the gym when your heart's not in it. Hopefully we both do better this month. :) x

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  27. Woo, Briana! You go with your blog scheduling, I need to take a leaf out of your book. As for media kit creation, my only tip would be to set aside a good few hours to do it so you don't feel rushed/stressed. Finding a free template that you can customise helps, too. Oh, and that Google is your best friend. Search media kit in images for inspiration. :) Good luck! xx

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  28. I feel your pain, girl. We can do it if we push ourselves! x

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  29. Thank you for the inspiration, Anosa! You're so sweet. :3 x

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  30. Thanks, David! It's definitely worth taking the time and effort to plan and draft a few posts where you can to alleviate some pressure later on. :)

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  31. Hahaha story of my life, girl. Story of my life. I definitely feel much better now that I've done it, though. Worth the effort for sure. :) xx

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  32. Thank you, Kusum! You're SO right! I feel like a huge weight has been lifted now that I've completed my media kit. :) x

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  33. Sounds like you've got a lot on your plate, Roxy. Good luck in accomplishing all of your June goals! :) x

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  34. Thank you, Jill! Good luck with batch content creating! :) x

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  35. Media kits are the worst, also wish to create content in advance .

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