First things first, HOW is it September already? Summer was over in a blink of an eye and autumn is practically upon us, on the plus side September is my birthday month and there’s also fashion week so lots of fun to be had and planning to do. Fresh from Thailand and Reading festival this weekend there is so much to catch up on blog wise, I need to get my butt in gear with replying to emails and organising my life in general.
This month is going to be another busy one so I thought I’d set myself some goals and do a post on how I plan to achieve them, I’m a huge fan of making lists (it’s a Virgo thing apparently!) and it’s always a great feeling to get things ticked off and set yourself new goals! I wanted to put together a few pointers on how to set yourself goals and achieve them…
Be realistic, but don’t undersell yourself: When planning goals always set something that will enable you to push yourself, but at the same time make sure that it’s a realistic goal that you can achieve. I.e always think about can you achieve X goal in Y amount of time? Or is your goal going to set you back £XX that you need to save up for before you can do it? Why not plan yourself 5 goals for this month but 20 that you’d like to achieve before 2015 is over – that way you can work out how best to achieve them in the timeframe you’ve set yourself.
Keep your goals visible: I recently created a vision board that I have on display in my office so everyday when I wake up I look at and can start my day with a purpose, it’s great to be reminded of what you’re working so hard to achieve. If you’re not a creative person and don’t want to create a vision board then why not buy yourself a blackboard and note down your top 5 goal and hang it on your wall so you can see it every morning and start your day being inspired by your dreams.
Always strive for more: If you found your goals a little too easy to achieve this month why not push the bar next month and add one or two that are out of your comfort zone – remember… “In any given moment we have two options; to step forward into growth or to step back into safety.”
Here’s a look at my personal goals for September:
1.) To book a solo trip which I’ll go on before the end of the year (thinking Barcelona, thoughts?)
2.) Print my business cards and start up my freelance business (eeep!)
3.) To work with at least five brands on my blog that I’ve never worked with before
4.) Dye my hair an exciting shade (setting some plans in motion as we speak and I can’t wait to show you all!)
5.) Go to a gig / or book one to go to before the end of the year
“Shoot for the moon, even if you miss, you’ll land amongst the stars”
What are your goals for this month? I’d love to hear what you’re aiming for!