I've had the #MakeYourMonth Link Up on my calendar for a month now! The holidays are such a busy time in my life, and I thought this would be a great exercise to sit down and think about what I need to do this month. Last night I realized that the linkup is non-existent now, but in the nature of sticking to my editorial calendar, I'm still going to share my goals for the month.
Watch my language. I wish I could say that I always use polite words and curse words never leave my mouth, but that would be a fib. It has always been a bad habit, but I feel like it has gotten worse now that I work in an all male environment, because they are totally not judgmental when I speak without a filter.
Devote more time to God. I don't intentionally skip out on spending time with The Lord. My evening will be a whirlwind, and before I know it, it's 9 pm, I need to shower for the next day, and I realize I haven't spent anytime just meditating and praying. I hope that I'll spend more time this month really focusing on the Lord, even if it means I have less time to "watch my shows" or create content.
Put more effort into my appearance. With the nature of my job, I would be so proud of myself if I looked camera ready every day. This is even more difficult since my hair is impossibly long again. My goal is to pick an outfit out each night, actually wake up with my second alarm, and put on at least a smidge of makeup every day.
Get cracking on the blog courses I'm registered for. I love learning! I'm currently working to make my blog the best it can be, so I registered for Helene in Between's courses - Quit Your Job to Blog and Instagram for Success. I'm hoping to set aside a couple of hours a week to solely focus on these courses!
Cook more often. Y'all, I'm the worst girlfriend when it comes to cooking. My boyfriend would have home cooked meals every night if it was a feasibility, but I just do not enjoy cooking. (Again, I totally think it's a time thing.) This weekend, we pinned some recipes, so I'm going to try to take some initiative and meal plan for us so that we can enjoy some time in the kitchen together, especially with our anniversary this week.
Save as much money as possible. I'm taking two weekend trips to New York this month - one for a wedding and one for Thanksgiving - so I'm hoping to save as much money as possible to have a little extra spend money for my trips!
Focus on using gentle products for skin and hair care. I had an allergic reaction last week, and it sucked. I had a really bad breakout, and something that I used to treat it caused my skin and scalp to react. I ended up buying all new skincare this weekend, and I'm planning to slowly transition to makeup that isn't so harsh as I run out of products.
What about YOU? What are your goals for November?