I feel like I am just going to be repeating myself if I say how the heck are we already in October – but how actually are we in October? This whole year has just flown by, and dare I mention the C-H-R-I-S-T-M-A-S word already, but it will be here before we know it!
September has been a really great month for me – I have been super busy with work and some other exciting projects, but being so busy has left me very little time, so I have been very much neglecting my little Blog – hopefully, that will all change in October and I will be back with regular posts.
One – Write 2 posts a week
I failed quite miserably at even writing one post a week thought September. I have lots of exciting content planned for October so I intend to give the Blog a little bit of TLC as I feel I have been neglecting it a little bit recently.
Two – Work on my Social Media platforms
I am so very grateful to every single one of my followers – thank you so much for sticking with me. One of my overall goals is for me to work on and build my Social Media platforms, and spend a lot more time and effort being active and posting on all my social media as often as I possibly can.
Three – Work on my Instagram
This goal follows on from above. As a Blogger, I know that Social Media is very important, and I have always had a love affair with Twitter, but I am starting to realise that Instagram is now the platform that all the influencers are using, and that I need to seriously up my Instagram game. I have been putting a bit more time and effort into Instagram recently and that is starting to show, however there are so many more things I can do to build my Instagram following, so this is one of my main areas of focus for October.
Four – Figure out Pinterest
I have spend a lot of time in September working on Instagram and still haven’t really properly explored Pinterest. I absolutely have no idea at all how to use the platform to share my Blog posts, so I need to spend a bit of time this month figuring out Pinterest.
Five – Attend More Blogger Events
September has been a fantastic month for Blogger events, and I am so grateful for every event I get invited to. I was recently invited to take part in a Gin and Masterclass in Cheltenham and I have some more exciting events coming up in October.
One – Exercise regularly
Now my life is a little less chaotic, I can finally spend some time on me, and getting my arse back to the gym again! I am hoping to sit down with my diary, and plan at least a few classes and swimming sessions in – I know this sounds a bit boring, but it really helps me if I have it planned in my diary – I am a planning kind of girl! I am still following the Slimming World plan, and you can read about how I am getting on HERE.
Two – Look after ME
Life has really calmed down for me now, and I am looking forward to spending a lot more time on myself, and looking after myself. I realise that self-care, in whatever form that takes, is so very important, and from now on, I will be spending a lot more time on self-care and taking care of me.
Three – Read more
Reading is the one thing I really love. I have been reading a lot in September and this has really helped me to relax and feel calm. I have been taking part in a lot of Book Blog Tours recently, which has given me the perfect opportunity to cuddle up on the sofa and indulge in some me time with a good book.
Four – Write in my Journal
I love spending just a few minutes at the end of the day writing in my journal – how my day has been, how I am feeling and what I want to achieve. This for me has been the biggest positive change I have made – spending just a few minutes each day writing in my journal helps me so much to process thoughts and concerns I have. I am thinking of writing a post about how journaling has helped me process things that are going on in my life. Let me know if you would be interested in reading about my journaling journey.
Have you made any Goals for October or any Goals for the rest of this year? Leave me a comment below and let me know.