It is September now, which is crazy, this is the month that everyone goes back to education (except me, sobs uncontrollably) and gets back into the swing of things. Everyone treats this time year as a new beginning, I recall starting a new day of school or university and setting myself goals for that term and year because it is a chance for a fresh start. Just because I am not in education anymore, doesn't mean I should stop doing that, so here are my September goals, and of course if you have some to share please leave your goals in the comments.
I think every year, hell even every month, I make the same empty promises to myself and others. The trouble is I like chocolate and ice cream, I am very much a foodie and I think I am allergic to exercise. I think that I have been setting myself unrealistic goals, I honestly just want to move a little bit more and eat a little less and hopefully see an improvement. I am starting small this time. In addition, I want to cut back on my sugar intake so I am going to try to limit myself to only a little sugar in my tea - it takes 21 days to make or break a habit - and one source of junk food i.e. one chocolate bar for one day, or one ice cream. I think these are fairly reasonable requests. As for exercise I love the Pacer app, which counts your steps and activity it is seriously cool, and I want to reach 10K steps a day, which isn't asking much. On holiday, we walked 50K steps one day. So I feel like I got this.
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Several points here. I love writing so I want to keep posting regular content, the August Beauty Challenge was so fun, it forced me to be organised and kept me motivated. Another point is that I take my social media presence far too seriously, I post many times a day on my Facebook page and I post on my Instagram account whenever I have uploaded a new post. My friends and family follow me and support me on both of those pages, so I am going to back off a little. I love that people actually read my posts but I don't want to force people to read them. I have said this previously, I would rather have 50 followers that interacted with my posts than the amount I have. In addition, I am going to make a conscious effort to comment on other blogs because I know how nice it is to receive comments.
I started a makeup course which I am really excited and nervous about. I have so much to learn, but I love makeup and beauty so much that any information that is out there I will bask in. I am not doing this course to become a makeup artist I don't think I have the time needed for that profession to build up a client list, but rather to improve my own skills. I just want to spend this year doing what I love. The video below is from +Lilit Caradanian (MakeUpbyLilit) who is an amazing makeup artist.
Now that I am no longer a student, I want to keep my focus. I never want to lose sight of my goal, so I am going to do whatever I can to keep that fresh in my mind. I want to be a Clinical Psychologist, except it is really competitive and difficult to get into a course. I don't want to lose any of the knowledge I gained in my degree, so I will continue to read around the area - I still have my textbooks - and hopefully do some statistics work with my former professor. I also have two jobs now so I want to save up a lot of money and do a masters course.
That is quite an exhaustive list, I could continue righting but I don't want you to start throwing things at the screen. Thank you so much for reading, I would love to hear your goals if you wish to share them with me. Hope September started off well for you all. Take care.