Hey Everyone! As the end of the year approaches and we all start to busy ourselves with the holidays, I usually love to take advantage of Thanksgiving weekend to start planning out or setting goals for December. As most of you know, I love to keep a planner or calendar always on hand for when random things pop up such as events, birthdays, or whatever ends up needing a little reminder. I’ve been using planners as a way to organize both my personal and professional life since I was in middle school. It allowed me the space to jot down notes and keep track of events that I needed to focus on. Usually, I use a bullet journal to help me keep track of goals; it’s ideal for those that love to take the time to create their own spreads and really dedicate their time creatively.
As for my goals for this upcoming month of December, I came up with 5 REALISTIC goals that I hope to accomplish by December 31st. Do you have any goals for December?
- Journal everyday, before or after work: My goal here is to allow myself anywhere between 30-60 minutes of journaling on a daily basis. Since I started a new job, I have found myself with some extra time before I have to clock in and decided to make that a goal come December 1st.
- Read at least 3 NEW books: I’m an avid reader, which helps with this goal a lot! My overall goal is to read a new book each week of December. I have some books in my personal library that I haven’t read yet, so it’s the perfect opportunity for me to enjoy a new book this coming month.
- Treat myself to fresh flowers every week: I’ve been all about self-care this last year and one thing I have yet to do is keep flowers in my room. I’ll be buying myself fresh flowers every Sunday (whilst being sustainable) and giving myself something to smile about every day.
- Save 20 percent of every paycheck: Since I started working mid-November, I made a promise to myself to put money away in my saving account and forget about it. The easiest way for me to do this was to set an automatic transfer between my checking and savings accounts and I would forget about it. It’s easier than keeping cash hidden away, but that also works when you forget where you put that money!
- Start a spending tracker: I am notorious for spending money on unnecessary things. As soon as I get money in my bank account, I automatically start thinking of things that I WANT to buy. After doing some research on this, I’ve come up with a plan to limit my spending on things that I will consider a “luxury” expense.
Hopefully this helps to keep in mind what kind of habits and goals you want to achieve for the last month of 2019. It’s never too late to start focusing on your goals!
See you soon, xo Miriam