February Goals & January Recap

How I Rock My Goals: February

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I wanted to change my approach to setting goals. So for 2017 I decided to set myself monthly goals instead of a New Year Resolution. I mean how can we expect our life to improve if we don’t change what we’re currently doing. I believe that each goal I set will be a step towards the next. Giving me a sense of achievement throughout the year. In this post I will capture how I got on with my January goals and share with you my goals for February.

Why am I setting monthly goals and why am I sharing them with you?

  • I believe setting goals will help me stay motivated.
  • I hope by sharing my goals I will inspire you to set your own!

February Goals and January Review

January Review

My January goals were broken down into four categories:

  • Blogging
  • Self development
  • Health & fitness
  • Fun!

Blogging

Grow social media.

  • Reach 50 email subscribers: Reached 46
  • Have 250 Twitter followers: Reached 296
  • Reach 250 Instagram followers: Reached 334
  • Have 250 Pinterest followers: Reached 370
  • Do one guest post: Complete

I’m so happy to tell you that I achieved my guest post goal! I contacted the Wonder Forest who was happy to feature one of my non published articles on their blog. In fact, I will now be submitting a monthly guest post to the Wonder Forest! You can read my January guest post here.

I didn’t reach my target of 50 email subscribers but that’s okay! I wont be too hard on myself. Note to self: Create a strategy to grow email list.

Self Development

Read two books.

  • Pretty Happy: The Healthy Way to Love Your Body*, by Kate Hudson: Another great read! I was pleasantly surprised by the amount of interaction the reader has with this book. Kate includes lots of questions, exercises and quizzes to reach the readers on a deeper level.
  • To take this goal a step further, I also read, Looking Good Dead (Roy Grace)*, by Peter James. An incredible book, one you just can’t put down. It’s far from the self development genre, as you probably know it’s a crime series about Superintendent Roy Grace. Although isn’t all reading part of self development? Or maybe this should come under the fun category.

Health & Fitness

Train for a 10k run. I set myself a training routine which consisted of:

  • Two 5k runs during the week
  • One 7k run at the weekend
  • Two gym sessions during the week

I happily followed my routine, taking myself to the gym and for runs as planned. Equalling a successful goal. Oh and I completed my 10k run, yay! However, my diet wasn’t very healthy this month. I think if I had eaten healthier then my training would have improved, this can be a goal for February.

Fun

As I mentioned in my January goals post, my mum makes the best trifles and I would love to learn her recipe!

  • Learn how to make a trifle

On the first Saturday of the month we had a family gathering and I decided to use this as an opportunity to demonstrate my trifle making skills. The trifle was demolished super fast, making this goal a success. However, there’s always room for improvement!

February Goals

Now onto my February goals. I’m going to use the same categories I used last month but of course with new and exciting challenges!

February goals

Blogging

Currently I post 1 article per week. I’m curious to see how much my blog traffic would grow if I was to post 2 articles per week. I know that this will be difficult as I want all of my articles to be epic but I’m up for the challenge!

  • Post two articles per week, on Wednesday and Sunday.

Self Development

Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body. That’s why my self development goal for February is to read:

 Health & Fitness

I’m happy with the fitness goals I set for January but I think I could improve my diet. So my February goals are:

  • Cut out unhealthy snacks during working hours.
  • Drink a minimum of two litres of water a day
  • Two 5k runs per week
  • Two gym sessions per week

Fun!

Like most people, when I’m on holiday I love to take loads of photos! But what happens to those photos when I return home? They tend to stay put on my phone, on my camera or on my laptop. What I would really love is organise all of those memories into photo albums. I wont be doing this the old school way. Instead I’ll use a company such as Vistaprint and design my photo album online!

  • Create a photo album – California Road Trip, Summer 2016

If it doesn’t challenge you it wont change you. Would you like to take part in my challenge and set yourself monthly goals? Leave a reply, I would love to hear from you.

8 thoughts on “How I Rock My Goals: February

  1. Yaay you will be pulling out and reorganising your life as soon as you start to read the konmari book 🙂 you’ve inspired me to make some health and fitness goals myself ..Well stick to the ones I made/adjust them so I do haha xxx

    1. Yay I can’t wait to start reading it, thanks for lending it to me! That’s brilliant, I’m so happy I’ve inspired you. Let me know how you get on with your goals! 🙂 Thanks for commenting xxx

  2. Love reading about other people’s goals. I can’t believe you’re doing a 10K – you seem very driven to do it! You are doing amazing. I have a few yearly goals to get done which are more personal. Not added blogging ones as it’s still too new for me to set specific blogger goals x

    1. Thank you for your lovely comment! It took me a long time to build up my stamina to run 10k, I use to get out of breath from running round the block! But we can all do anything if we put our minds to it 🙂 I’m fairly new to blogging too so I understand that it can be hard to set yourself specific goals. I started with growing my social media followers and doing one extra blog post per week 🙂 Thanks for commenting and good luck with your goals!

    1. Brilliant! That’s exactly what I was aiming for 🙂 It’s always more motivating to achieve your goals when you share them with others… it also puts the pressure on a little! Thanks for commenting and good luck with your February goals 🙂

  3. I’m definitely feeling inspired by your goals list. For the last couple of months, I’ve been doing 10-day To Do sheets. If it can’t fit on one page, and can’t be done in 10 days, it has to be worked into another part of the year. Best wishes on your February goals. I bet you’ll knock them out of the park.

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