Goals for August

Tuesday, August 01, 2017

I can't believe that it is August already. Despite saying that we would have a quiet month, July was actually incredibly busy, and it has felt as though time has just flown by. We had a lovely family camping trip in the New Forest, saw lots of our friends and family, and even made some progress with wedding planning, so it really was all go.

I set myself three goals for the month, and I'm pretty pleased that I managed to achieve two of the three of them. I definitely read more - I finished two books and made a start on a third, so I'm hoping I can keep the momentum up in August. I also definitely took some time out, but I think that I took a little too much, which is why I failed on my third goal of getting back into blogging.

This month things really are a bit less busy, and I'm feeling super motivated and positive which is a first, as for the majority of this year I've just felt a bit meh. I've bought myself a shiny new Bullet Journal, I'm full of ideas and inspiration, and I'm ready to work hard towards some new goals, so read on to see what I will be aiming to achieve this month.



I've been a member of Slimming World since the end of January, but my weight has somewhat plateaued since around Easter as I've only been following the plan half-heartedly. In fact, for the past six weeks I haven't actually been following it at all, and now that we're back from our little summer holiday it is time to get back to it and up my game. Now that we are starting to make wedding plans I have that bit more motivation, and I really want to get to my goal weight before I start wedding dress shopping.


Those of you who know me in real life will know that cleaning is my nemesis. I literally hate it, but I also hate living in a bomb site of a house, so I really need to find a way to get it all done. If you have a cleaning routine please pop it in the comments as I would love to know how you get it all done, or any tips you have for making it quicker. I really wish I was one of those people who had to have a spotless house, but instead I just feel as though cleaning is a waste of life. 


Clearly I didn't manage to step up my blogging game last month, so I'm setting myself a challenge to post every single day in August. I'm assuming that I'll fail (great way to start!) but at least I will be posting a lot more frequently than I have been so far this year. I've started to really enjoy blogging again, but I find it hard to fit it in to an already busy schedule. I really need to work on my forward planning, and maybe even block out some time each week to work exclusively on my content.


  1. Great goals for August - totally achievable :) I hate cleaning too, I try and just do it as I go. Little and often. I want to get back into blogging, but I know that come September with my new job I am going to be ridiculously busy - not sure how I will keep it all up! Good Luck with your August goals xx

  2. Go on girl!!! These are some amazing goals and I know you can achieve them xx

  3. Good luck with your goals, and a happy August to you and your little family :-)

  4. Don't put yourself under pressure to blog every day. I did that in the past and it drove me mental. It went that far that I had a complete bloggers block.
    Summer is generally quiet on the blogging front anyway. People are not in front of the screen as much. I noticed that two summers in a row. The stats are dropping. xx


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