Tuesday, October 31, 2017

End of October, Goals for November

End of October,
November Goals

monthly goals, how to set goals for yourself



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Holy cow, how can today be the last day of the month.
October seemed to just fly by.

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At the end of every month I recap
-what we did,
-that months blog posts,
-check in on my goals that I set
-and set new goals for the next month!

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What we did


The weather has cooled off a bit
so we've spent lots of time outside.
My little one has 
been riding his razor bike*.



I made Metal Tumblers (similar here*)
for the High School Football Team.
I cut vinyl with each player's
number on a helmet.




We had a blast on Fall Break.
On on of the days we went to 
downtown Nashville and explored 
some of the murals.




We've really enjoyed the sunsets 
from the high school football field!




But we have not enjoyed the
crazy weather during some
of the football games.





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October Blog Posts












Fall Farmhouse Shelves





















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October Inspiration


Love this!




This treat jar is adorable!

Love Rebecca from Crafted Sparrow's mantel.




Destiny's house is amazing! 
Check out all of her pictures.



This saying describes me perfectly!


This is such a cute idea for a
container garden!






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Goals


Personal
October
-get into a good morning routine after waking up
-go for a walk or get other exercise daily
-continue writing in my journal
- go to bed earlier (this will probably always be on there)
-try to erase busyness from my vocabulary

results:  
I still despise getting out of bed in the morning.
Especially now that it's dark and COLD!

I have been working really hard to exercise every day.

I've been better at prioritizing how I spend my
time and how to make and keep boundaries.

And I got a pedicure.


Goals for November
*set morning goals, night before
 (scripture study, time for reflection, to do list)
*do something to take care of myself, once a week
*listen to or read one self help book a week

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Family
-have a great time on Fall Break
-eat dinner together as much as possible
-have game nights on Sunday evening
-Facetime with extended family



results:
We had a blast on Fall Break.

We eat dinner together almost every night.

We are hoping to start up game nights
this week.

I Facetimed my niece (and those in her family)
on her birthday.


Goals for November
*Date night for my husband and me
*play after school with Kannon
*feed kids an after school snack
*family prayer

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House
October
-get my house decorated for Fall/Halloween
-finish the redo in my boys' room
-paint the boys' room and Addi's room
- clean and reorganize my craft room

results:
I decorated my house for fall/halloween
I did none of the other things.




I did, however, find a new rug (from Kirkland's) for my front door.
The rest of the goals will 
probably have to wait until after Christmas.


Goals for November
*evaluate serving dishes (and buy new if necessary)
for Thanksgiving
*get new glassware
*get a new Christmas Tree

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Blog
-work ahead on editorial calendar
-get into a better daily routine of blog work
-use a work flow chart

results:
I guess I'm doing ok on these items.
I think they will always be a work in progress!


Goals for November
*stick to a schedule
*use specific hours, or office hours, to accomplish blog work







6 comments:

  1. So jealous of your Nashville trip, that's definitely up there on my bucket list! I'm working on the same things as you blog wise - can't wait to see how your progress goes!

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    1. Luckily I'm local to Nashville, so we go fairly often! It's such a great place!

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  2. You had an awesome October. I love that you make monthly goals. Although it's almost the end of the year, I'm going to try this as well.

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  3. It sounds like you had a busy, but fun October! I love the rug you bought for your front door. Good luck with your November goals!

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  4. Yes I so agree, October did fly by sooo fast. But it looks like you had a super productive month (a lot more productive than mine). You should be proud haha! Good job! This motivates me to try to do a little more!

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  5. It's really a nice gesture to say good bye to the previous month and welcome the upcoming month whole heartedly and plan for your schedule accordingly -

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Thanks for your comments!