October has come out of nowhere and I'm not sure I was ready for it. Summer has flown past in a blur - I feel like I didn't really achieve much over the past few months and so I'm making it my aim for autumn to get back on track and start making things happen again. I'm looking forward to the next few cosy months and everything they have to bring, but mostly I'm looking forward to improving myself, my blog, and just generally making things better for me.
I thought with a new month (and a new season) it made perfect sense to write some of my goals down on here to really cement them in place, and motivate me to achieve them. I think there's no better motivation than writing it down for the whole world to see, right?!
First up, I need to get back on it with blogging. I feel like I write a blog post about this every few months, but lately it's got to me so much I've felt like I'm never going to get to where I want to be with my blog. I've fallen out of love with my layout after having it for what seems like forever now, so I'm hoping I'll be able to get myself a nice, shiny new layout together over the next month or so. That in itself will probably motivate me to blog more, but I've also got lots more posts scheduled for over the next few weeks and I'm planning on keeping it up from here on in. My main problem with keeping up my blog is motivation, prioritising and feeling so overwhelmed with all the posts I want/need to write - I'm the type of person who, if I feel like I have loads to do, will just be even more put off starting because I feel like I'll never finish. I really need to get out of that mindset and just channel all my energy into being consistent and giving my blog my all.
Another big aim for the next month (and beyond) is losing weight. I've spoken about my issues with food and weightloss in this post, and so far things are, thankfully, heading in the right direction. I've been incorporating fruit into my diet a lot more, exercising much more regularly, feeling more positive about food and I'm just hoping I can keep it up. I still have a long way to go diet-wise (I just can't resist sweet treats), but I'm happy that my body is changing (slowly but surely) and with it my bad habits. I plan on doing more diet and fitness-based posts too so that I can take you guys along on this journey with me too.
Finally, my last goal for October is to start being more organised. This applies to everything in life - organised with my house, health and beauty regime and everything else in between. I'm really not the most organised person in the world, especially when I'm feeling down, and it just ends up making me feel worse when I can't find things, or my skin breaks out because I've not been applying all the skincare I should. So I'm making it my mission to stop being lazy with housework, to ensure I do my FULL skincare routine morning and night, and to make sure I allow myself enough time to do the things I need to get done. I've been trying my best over the past few weeks and I'm slowly getting there but I've still got a long way to go organisation-wise. I'm also hoping to do some organisation posts on here too if I'm successful, so watch this space.
What are your hopes and aims for October?