I don’t know about you, but I love the feeling of possibility at the start of a new month – a blank page, a clean slate! That’s why at the beginning of each month, I am going to outline some of my goals for the next four weeks on my blog. It’s time to put July behind us and focus on the next 30 days (or is it 31? I never know) in all their unwritten glory.
Health & Happiness
My first goal for this month (and my life in general) is to grow into the healthiest and happiest version of myself. Neither of these things have been on the top of my priority list in recent years and I want to change that. Here’s a few ways in which I can make that happen:
- Put myself and my health first. You know what they say, you can’t pour from an empty cup. Self-care is essential for each and every one of us and no longer will I neglect this crucial act. Meditation, mindfulness, eating well (and enough), staying hydrated and getting plenty of sleep are all things I aim to do more of in August.
- Learn to say no. This kind of leads on from my previous point, but I’m learning that it’s okay to say no to things that are unhelpful and to put my needs before those of others. This month, I’m going to be more assertive and stand my ground because I’ve spent far too much of my life letting people walk all over me in a desperate attempt to please others. Not anymore!
Knowledge is power and reading is something I definitely don’t do enough of. I like to read and discover new things, yet often lack the motivation and concentration to actually pick up a book, sit with it and READ THE WORDS! In order to get myself into a routine of reading, I’m going to set aside half an hour each day to remove all distractions and get lost in a book.
Appreciate the Little Things
It’s the little things that count, and this is something I’m beginning to appreciate more and more the older I become. I’m going to try and stop wanting and wishing for more, and instead appreciate the little moments each day that make life worth getting out of bed for. Adding more things to my life is not going to make me feel more content, but a good chat with a friend or taking an evening walk in the sun may just help to do that!
What are your aims for August?
– Lisa x