Friday, 3 November 2017

NOVEMBER GOALS


It feels like I have ditched monthly favourites for monthly goals here on my blog and although that seems representative of my maturity levels, I am not sure I dig it. Rest assured I just placed an outrageous ASOS order so expect a haul super soon. Without further ado, let's jump into my November goals which are probably eerily similar to my October goals. 

Organisation. So with starting university again, my organisation skills are in need of serious nurturing. My whole life is in need of a massive clean out and the best place to start is my laptop. I need to organise folders in terms of modules and coursework. I want to make all my notes digital, but even more nerve-wracking I need to spruce up my numerous CVs and make them extra pretty and appealing to every employer imaginable so my broke ass is less broke in 2018

Coursework. Another month equals another nail-biting assignment, and when I say the last one destroyed me I tell no lies. I am talking endless bouts of uncontrollable tears, sleepless nights, lengthy phone calls to my sister and just general feelings of worthlessness. It was stress with extra stress and dressings of stress. So this time round, the goal is to chill the fuck out. It is 25% of my overall module and not worth the exhaustion, upset and stones I gained devouring chocolate instead of real food when writing my essay. Do your best and stop letting this stress leak into aspect of your life

Enjoy yourself. I haven't been feeling like myself lately and I think that is because I have let university be the sole focus of my life. Which sounds like a great idea but I am not made that way. I need variety and I need fun. So for that reason I want to make the most out of my time here in London, see friends, and just explore this brilliant city myself. There is so much to see and do. I want to find a job so I can spend money without barrels of guilt assailing me and get back into volunteering to build on my existing skills and explore new opportunities. I used to be busy all the time before I came to London and now with only my degree to focus on it can be a bit much at times. Balance is important, so just like finding time to watch Stranger Things 2 (yes I watched it all in one day, no I am not ashamed) I think it is important not to lose sight on what brings me joy and fulfillment

Do not compare yourself. Say it once more for good measure. This motto for me used to be a holy grail blogger motto because there is always going to be someone better, taller, with thicker hair, a prettier face and a jaw-dropping wardrobe. And I got over it, I don't have a Canon, I live in jumpers and at this point in time I am lucky if I upload once a week. But now the dreaded social comparison has spilled into my real life which is infinitely worse. I am comparing myself to other 23 year olds I know. Some of my friends are applying to the DClinPsy this year and I am thrilled and excited for them. I hope with all of me that they get onto a course of their choice and look forward to hearing what it is like, but still I am nowhere close to that milestone myself. This saddens and distresses me. I am also not in a relationship, nor am I close to being a homeowner and it all just weighs on me at times. I want to be a success and I want to make my parents proud, but the road feels longer than ever even though with my MSc I am finally taking an active step to reach my destination. Like most things I need to get over it and I need to be realistic. I am not like other people, my journey will not follow the same pattern but that is okay. It may take longer and be more difficult but thems the breaks

Christmas Drinks. I fully intend to consume as many Costa Christmas Drinks as humanly possible. I look forward to it. I also plan to ingest an inhuman amount of mulled wine

Spending and Blogging. I found it hard to blog as I haven't bought much of anything in the past two months, but now I have had enough of that. I really enjoy blogging and I need to come up with a schedule where I have time to post, promote and comment on other blogs daily, fingers crossed. I have already made a few online orders and intend to explore the amazing flagship Missguided store in Westfield in a coming weekend. I will at some point, when I feel deserving, buy the Huda Beauty Desert Dusk palette. I am as of yet undecided as to whether I want the Faux Filter Foundation, I am keen to try Fenty Beauty Pro Filtr first but have to drag myself all the way to Harvey Nichols because I refuse to pay £6 shipping. I have seen ELF available in Superdrug so I will pick up their foundation as well and the L'Oreal Lash Paradise mascara has been on my list forever. 

Get Out. I am the worst for not leaving the house if I have nothing to do. I like my pyjamas, I like not having to put any makeup on. It is comfortable, but this definitely effects my mindset. Getting dressed, going out even if its just to the library for a few hours really helps me be productive and makes me feel like I have done something. I think this has had great input into how shit I have been feeling lately. We all need our hermit days, me more than most I gather, but I want to make more of an effort to just leave the house, go to Brixton, get foundation matched at The Body Shop, do a price comparison of Holland & Barrett's teas, find a coffee shop that isn't Starbucks. Life won't come knocking on your door, you have to go out and live it. 

Thank you so much for reading, I hope you enjoyed this post. I would love to know your goals for this month, and if you have any tips for time management when it comes to blogging it would be much appreciated. Hope you are having a great week, enjoy the weekend. Take care. 

Any goals or advice for the coming month?

Love 
Kiran

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20 comments

  1. Love your point on comparison! I have a terrible habit of comparing myself to others (I'm also single and no where near owning my own home) but every journey is different! It's better to just enjoy the ride :) Lovely post x

    Anika | anikamay.co.uk

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    1. Thank you, that's really good advice! Xx

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  2. Wonderful post dear …………………keep posting!!!!!

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    1. You're such a creepy stalker haha ❤️

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  5. You have set some great goals. Hope this month goes well for you. Have a nice weekend.

    Gemma x
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  6. You are definitely too hard on yourself! Don't put pressure on yourself to do things by a certain age - things happen when they're meant to xx

    Beautylymin

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    1. Thank you Siobhàn, I appreckate your advice. I really do need to chill out xx

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  7. Love your point about comparison. I am horrible at it. I do really need to get better at it. I hope you get to accomplish all of your goals!

    Jennifer
    Effortlessly Sophisticated

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  8. I love these goals posts! They motivate me to do more in the month x Nikita

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  9. Good luck with your goals, Kiran! I second being less broke in 2018, haha!

    Nicole | The Glam Surge

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  10. I think it's easy to lose track of life when you're in university; new life, new friends, new goals and you're discovering so many new things in life. I also think there is a huge pressure for people in their early 20s to have it all; a career, a relationship, marriage with kids if possible and a house but the reality is these things usually come to life in the 30s.

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