I haven’t posted my goals in a while, but with June I have a few specific goals in mind that I wanted to share. In May, I didn’t accomplish too much since we vacationed to Arizona for 9 days. I had taken time off work the week prior and the entire time we were gone, so June is all about getting back into the swing of things! Surprisingly, my income for May was still high due to the fact that most of that work was completed in April. For June, I don’t expect my income to be high at all due to not working much in May and quitting one of my freelance writing jobs that I’ve had for nearly three years.
This month, I’m all about being more focused and aware of how I use my time. All too often, I’ll get wrapped up in reading other blogs or articles online that I lose track of time. While I don’t think this is completely wasted time, I would like to work towards being more productive with my days and accomplishing more. Here are my goals for June:
Workout at least 3x’s per week. Before Arizona, I was working out just about every day and was feeling awesome! When I work out, I have more energy, I’m happier, I accomplish more, I eat healthier and I generally feel better. In AZ, I didn’t work out at all which got me out of the habit of being consistent and prioritizing my workouts. So today after dropping off the girls at daycare, I did a Jillian Michael’s workout video and feel much better! I plan on doing one workout each of the three days my girls go to daycare, and hopefully do more when they nap.
Read a fiction book just because. As a writer, I’m not a reader, which is something I want to change. I tend to spend my “free time” online reading blogs and articles, like I said above. This month, I’d like to change that and actually read a book just for me. I went to Barnes and Noble over the weekend and picked up The Girl On the Train and plan on reading a few chapters each day when the girls are either napping or playing outside.
Post 3x’s per week on my blog. Last month, I not only took a break from freelance writing but I also took a break from blogging. While breaks are good, it can be really really hard to get the motivation to get back into things. I’m also in a unique situation because the money I make freelancing and blogging is NOT the money we use to pay our bills. Typically, all of this money is saved. While saving is super important, I don’t feel tons of pressure to work, which can make it harder to dive back in. In addition to that, my husband has been extremely busy and there’s no end in sight. But – blogging is something I love and something that’s just for me, so I want to get back into it this month!
Land some new freelance writing jobs. Since I quit one freelance writing job last month, a lot of my time has opened up for new opportunities. If you need a writer or editor, feel free to contact me!! I also plan on scouring job boards daily and applying for all jobs I see fit. Hopefully, some new and exciting work will come my way in the coming weeks!
Make $1500 this month. April was great and May is up there too, but making $1500 in June will be a stretch.
Make over my mornings. To go along with using my time wiser, I’m purchasing Crystal Paine’s Make Over Your Mornings course. I am a true believer that what you do in the mornings can either make or break your day. I’ve talked before about how I try to wake up early so I can accomplish more, but lately I have not been doing this. Crystal’s course is not just about waking up early, though, it’s about setting up your day for success. I can’t wait to get started and will be sharing a review of the course once I’ve completed it! If you’re hoping to purchase it, it’s on sale all day tomorrow (Tuesday!). Click here to read all about the sale pricing and times!
Spend more time outside, and less time on the computer. I’ve already come a long way with this. Currently, I no longer use my computer when my girls are home and awake. This has made such a difference in how I parent and how I engage with my girls. I’m more patient, I have more fun with them and I really feel like I’m soaking in so many of these precious moments. For June, I want to spend even less time on my computer and more time outside! Our neighborhood pool just opened, it’s beautiful weather for visiting parks and lakes, we’ve been grilling out on our deck multiple times and we’ve been hanging outside with our neighbors in the evenings. This is what life’s all about and I hope to spend June actually living.
What goals do you have for June?