February Goal Update

Even though we have hit the half way point of March, I still feel it is important to reflect on the previous month and the goals I am working towards in 2020.

  1. becoming more actively vegetarian was something that I started off working really well towards in January, however, in February I definitely didn’t stick to it as well as I would have liked. Beginning the term and becoming busier is something I definitely struggle with when it comes to achieving me goals and it seems it has been no different with this. I am definitely going to make more of a conscious effort in the coming months.
  2. It is now the beginning of March and I am sitting at 22 completed books in 2020 so far leaving me 4 books ahead of schedule. Definitely on the right track.
  3. February was a really good month for workouts. I was definitely the most consistent I’ve been so far in both 2020 and 2019. I began playing basketball again which has definitely had a big impact on everything workout related.
  4. Still haven’t signed up for a fun run or started properly running. Better get onto that.
  5. I only purchased 2 books in February and read about 10 books in January, so I definitely stuck to buying less books that I read.
  6. Still working hard and saving money and still actively looking at houses. We’ve missed out on two seperate houses at auction, which is something that is really tough on me but we are still out there looking.

How are your 2020 goals going?

2020 Goals

Happy New year Everyone!

2020 is upon us and with that is new goals to work towards. I am really excited about all my goals for the new year and to really get into what I have set myself and work hard to achieve them.

Lets get into what I want to work towards in 2020.

In 2020 I want to become more actively vegetarian. I don’t usually eat meat during the day for lunches and things but most of the time there is some sort of meat protein in my dinners. for 2020 I want the majority of my meals to be vegetarian. I am excluding when we visit George’s (my husbands) Yiayia, as she loves cooking and I’d feel bad asking for specifics. We do eat vegetarian meals sometimes when we goes and others she cooks George’s favourite. In these situations I’ll eat what I am given however when I am cooking for myself I will cook vegetarian… I hope that makes some sense.

Throughout the year I want to read 100 books. I was able to read a total of 96 in 2019, so I am hoping that 100 for this year is a doable goal.

Motivation for working out is something that I have continued to struggle with during 2019 and I have really tried to become better however I cannot motivate myself. I am hoping that setting some doable goals can help my with my fitness goals. I really want to just become consistent with workouts. In doing this I am hoping to workout 3 times a week as well as doing on day of Yoga or stretching.

This goal kind of fits in with my workout goal but I really hope to participate in a fun run this year.

Another book goal I have set for myself is to buy less books than I read in 2020. To do this I am setting the amount of books I read in the previous month as the maximum amount of books I can purchase the following month. For example if I were to read 10 books in January, then I can’t buy more than 10 books in February. I’m hoping this way I can still keep up with releases I want to read as well as a few older books I’ve been eying, while still saving money.

This year George and I have a goal of buying a house. We have been working really hard to save money to find our own little space to own and we are hoping that we are able to do that this year. We also hope to purchase a car (definitely second hand).

After these two Huge expenses I am hoping to also save some money – I definitely have a goal amount in mind but that one will be just for me.

What are some of your goals for 2020? What are you prioritising in your life?

October Goal Update

Again this post is super late as its over half way through November, but I really wanted to stay consistent and post this so that I can keep being accountable.

I’m going to admit that October I was not a great month for my goals, I was definitely getting more stressed out about the wedding, albeit not super stressed but definitely more so than usual.

I’m also definitely looking ahead to 2020 already when it comes to goals and what I want to achieve.

Here’s how my goals looked in October

  1. Read 45 Books
    Honestly I shouldn’t even have this listed as a goal anymore seeing as its my only real measurable goal and I’ve already surpassed it. I was sitting at around 77ish books in October, so will definitely be trying to challenge myself a little more in 2020.
  2. Drink 2L of water a day
    This one really depends on the day. Some days I am really good with it and some days I am really bad about it. I definitely want to try and end the year with a bit of consistency.
  3. Buy less books
    I was great with this in October I only got a couple of books in the mail that I had pre ordered. Hopefully I can keep it going.
  4. Hit my savings goal
    The wedding definitely took our savings backwards a bit but we are really working hard to get back on track.
  5. Built and follow a night routine
    This is the first one to go when I am even a little bit stressed. So it hasn’t been fantastic, however its also something that I’m not prioritising.

Overall: Could of been worse could of been better.

how are your 2019 goals going? Are you already looking to 2020?

September Goal Update

The end of another month means another time to reflect on my goals for the year and how I am actually going about achieving them. To be honest some of my goals are always on my mind and I am consciously making an effort towards achieving them, others I genuinely can’t remember until I am doing a goal update like this and think ‘oh yeah’. So its really hit or miss.

September went a little like this:

  1. Read 45 Books
    I’ve already surpassed this goal for 2019, now I’m just seeing how many book I can read this year so that next year I can set a higher, but still reasonable goal.
  2. Drink 2L of water a day
    I’m definitely better than I was back in 2018, I always have a drink bottle on me and a gravitate towards sipping water a lot of the time.
  3. Buy less Books
    still an epic failure! I have probably managed to buy less than 2018 but September was not a good month for this goal. I was a little out of control!
  4. Hit my savings goal
    I was so so so close to achieving this goal, however we’ve had to pay for a lot of stuff for the wedding – its only 6 weeks away, YIKES – so my savings has definitely taken a hit, but we knew it would.
  5. Build and follow a night routine
    I’ve gotten a lot better with making sure I take my make up off every night and always putting a moisturiser or serum on, I did want to start reading a little bit more at night, however that one is still a work in progress.

Overall September wasn’t a bad month, my biggest fail is buying so many books!

How are your 2019 Goals going?

August Goal Update

My goals have really fallen to the wayside these last couple of months, so in August I was really trying to get back into the swing of things. To be completely honestly I definitely wasn’t amazing at working towards an achieving my goals in August, but here is where I’m at.

  1. Read 45 books
    I am absolutely KILLIN’ this goal! So far in 2019 (I’m writing this in the first few days of September) I’ve read 65 books!
  2. Drink 2L of water a day
    I really fluctuate with this goal. Some days I am drinking so much water and somedays I’m lucky if I drink a litre, but I am trying to have water any time I feel hungry just incase I’m actually thirsty and don’t need the unnecessary snack (#shredforthewedding)
  3. Buy less books
    Utter and complete failure. I could not of failed more… (check out my August book haul to so the absolutely disaster that is this goal)
  4. Hit my savings goal
    I am super close to achieving this goal, hopefully next month I can say I have!
  5. Build and follow a night routine
    I’ve definitely been better at this. Aside from reading more and less screen time before bed. Honestly its an addiction at this point and I really need to work on it!

are you killing your 2019 goals?

Goal Update: May 2019

I know it’s the start of July, but I’ve only just realised that I didn’t post a goal update for May! Here are my 2019 goals:

  1. Read 45 books
    I am still ahead on my goal. At the end of May I was about 5 books ahead which means that I am definitely on track for achieving my reading goal for the year
  2. Drink 2L of water a day
    This is a goal that I feel I need to have a reminder for that makes me drink more water. I definitely am trying to drink more water but I just forget to gravitate towards water when I want something to do or need a drink.
  3. Buy less books
    This is one that I definitely achieved during May. I only purchased 3 books for the whole month! Hopefully thats one that I can keep up for the rest of the year.
  4. Hit my savings goal
    I am definitely on the way to this. Have had some set backs and unexpected expenses, but onwards and upwards.
  5. Build and follow a night routine
    I’m definitely making sure that I am taking care of my skin at night and following a good routine for that, I definitely still want to disconnect from technology a bit more before bed.
  6. Take everything as it comes
    Weirdly I am getting better at this even with travelling and a wedding coming up

Goal Update: March 2019

Recapping my goals for 2019, I am aiming too:

  1. Read 45 books
  2. Drink 2L of water each day
  3. Build and follow a night routine
  4. Buy less books
  5. Hit my savings
  6. Take everything as it comes

This month has been all over the place, but here is how I’m tracking:

  1. By the end of March my total books read was at 16, which is definitely ahead for this point in the year to reach 45 books! Always a good sign to be tracking well.
  2. I have been yoyoing with this for the whole month. Some days I am great and I drink a ton of water and other days I am completely useless and forget to drink much at all. I have tried to drink water first thing in the morning while I am getting ready for work. This is something I haven’t really done before but I am definitely finding that I feel more awake when I do.
  3. My night routine is pretty good now. I have all my masks and moisturisers and serums and I am pretty good at following it most of the time. I think consistency is where I need to pick up a little.
  4. I’ve definitely been buying less books this month, which does feel good (I know… what?!) let’s see if this can continue.
  5. I think I am finally at a point this year where I can proactively save. So lets see how we go with hitting this goal.
  6. this has been hit and miss again. But overall I feel more relaxed.

2018 Goals Wrap Up

Taking it all the back to the beginning of 2018, I made some goals for myself that I wanted to achieve throughout the year. These goals were:

  1. To Complete the A to Z reading Challenge
  2. Post a minimum of once a week on Harper-grae
  3. Exercise at least 3 times a week
  4. Read 30 books in 2018
  5. Try at least one new recipe a week
  6. build a night routine with less technology
  7. practice positivity and optimism
  8. Travel to Greece

As you can see there is a pretty even spread across what I achieved, what I didn’t quite achieve every month and what I wasn’t even close to achieving – which honesty should of just given up on!

I am really happy with how much reading I achieved as well as how frequently I began posting here on Harper-grae.

I definitely want to continue to focus on exercising as well as trying to focus on the positive side of things (although I don’t think I’ll be making it a goal in 2019) I do think there is some room for improvement next year but overall 2018 has been a pretty good year.

I definitely learnt a lot about myself as a person and definitely found a passion or two a long the way. I am grateful for the year 2018 has been and am definitely looking forward to what 2019 will bring.

Moving forward I think accountability is key!

How do you think you went with achieving your goals in 2018?