How is it even possible that October has been and gone and we are now in November? Christmas is literally just round the corner and we are only a handful of weeks away from the start of a brand new year and a brand new decade!
October has been a really great month for me – I have been really busy with my job, but also some other exciting side hustle projects. I also have some really exciting things going g on in November, and of course starting to get ready for C-H-R-I-S-T-M-A-S!
One – Publish 2 posts a week
Incredibly, I actually managed to post twice a week all the way through October and I even managed an extra bonus post as well. I have so much exciting content already planned for November that I can’t wait to share with you guys, so I am very much hoping that I can keep up with 2 posts a week throughout this month.
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 lot more time and effort into my images and captions this month, and hopefully you guys are enjoying my grid content a lot more now.
Four – Figure out Pinterest
In October, I have spent a lot of time working on my other Social Media platforms and my Instagram but still haven’t really properly explored Pinterest. I have spent a bit of time pinning the last few weeks, but I still don’t really know how to use Pinterest to share my Blog posts. I am going to try and work on my Pinterest this month, and would absolutely love it if you guys followed me.
Five – Attend more Blogger events
October has been a great month for Blogger events, and I have some really exciting events coming up in November that I can’t wait to share with you guys.
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 October 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 have written a guest post over on Do 5 Things a Day all about how journaling has helped my emotional health and to help process thoughts, feelings and emotions.
Have you made any Goals for November or any goals for the rest of this year? Leave me a comment below and let me know.