At the start of a new month, I like to assess where I am at in life and give myself some things to concentrate on over the next few weeks - it's a way to work on bettering myself, and managing my goal a month at a time stops me feeling overwhelmed, it makes it all feel a lot more achievable.

So here are some of the goals I set myself for February:
  • Try my hand at bullet journaling. I mean, I've given it a go once before and failed miserably, I think mainly because I was working with plain paper before, so settings things up became a bigger pain the ass. However, every time I see a bullet journal blog post/video, I always think it seems like something which is really suited to how I work and organise my time - so I spent some time setting up my bullet journal (I know I mentioned this in my previous post, sorry if you're bored of bullet journal rambles, feel free to skip over to the next point). My bullet journal includes a habit tracker, blog planner, a spending tracker, and of course daily to-do lists - all of which I'm going to try my hardest to keep on top of through February, and make a conscious effort to refer to my bullet journal each morning and evening - hopefully it will work out better for me this time around.
  • As I just touch on, through February I'm going to be tracking my spending. I'm awful for paying for things on my card and forgetting it's actual money (dies anyone else do this?) Through February I'm going to try to be more aware of what I am spending, rather than using contactless I'm going to take cash out so I can see the money disappear in hope that I'll be more careful with my money - maybe save a little and know where I am spending the majority of my money... I swear I spend far too much on tea and coffee!
  • Get exercising, again - I tend to go through phases with an exercise - by phases I mean, I'll go running pretty regularly for a month and then stop for three. Yeah, it's safe to say I'm not the most consistent or fit. But I would like to feel fitter and stronger so I want to get into regular exercise. I don't want to put too much pressure on myself because I think that why I usually end up stopping the exercise - so during February I'd like to just establish some sort of a routine where I exercise regularly - no matter how little exercise it is, I want to get used to having allocated times which I actually work out.
  • Spend less time on my phone - recently I've become more aware of how much time am I spending scrolling through my phone. I need to cut down on it because really it's not achieving all that much, is it? I'm going to get back into putting my phone on aeroplane mode for an hour each day and try to be more aware when I'm literally picking it up for no reason but to scroll the same newsfeed I've looked at 4 times in the past 10 minutes.
  • Book my driving theory - I am finally learning to drive but I'm still yet to do my theory test - I keep putting off doing it, which in the long run could slow down the whole process. I'm going to make sure I actually bother to book it during February,  and then, of course, get revising.
Have you set any monthly goals? I'd love to hear them! x