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Thursday, May 25, 2017

Goals

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Happy Thursday, y'all!  I don't know about y'all, but this week has been crazy and I feel like I'm running on fumes today.  What better way to add a little motivation to my day than make a list of goals for the next few months?!

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Drink more water    I have been dealing with a lot of bloating and just feeling gross lately, and I definitely feel like it is related to carbonated beverages.  On Sunday I bought a bunch of fruit to slice and keep on hand for infused water.  I've found that if the fruit is pre-sliced, I'm a lot more likely to grab that instead of grabbing a soda out of the fridge.

Become a morning person  •  I love sleep.  But my schedule has gotten a little out of control, and I want to really take control of my mornings for "me time."  A hot yoga & barre studio is opening about a mile from me, and it's right on my way to work.  I'm hoping to start getting up a little earlier every day so that by the time the studio opens in late June, I'm ready to take 6 AM classes.  (There's a $30/30 day class pass deal... can't beat that!!)

Update Instagram regularly  •  I've said this so many times, but I just don't love Instagram.  The idea of having a "theme" stresses me out, scoping out the perfect hashtags is time consuming; Instagram just doesn't do anything for me.  But I know it's important to have as a blogger, and my biggest goal for my blog right now is to focus on high quality photography.  So here's to hoping I can update Instagram at least three times a week!

Create a better newsletter routine    I love sharing my newsletter with y'all, but I haven't written one in quite some time.  My goal was for the newsletter to be a value add, but by judging trends in open rates and click rate, I felt like maybe it wasn't.  So I'm brainstorming new things to write about that are a value add to my readers, and also considering switching up the schedule.

Get everyone I know reading theSkimm  •  I don't really love watching the news, but I think it is so important to be informed.  theSkimm makes that easy.  It's a free, non-partisan email newsletter that will arrive in your inbox each weekday morning.  What really hooked me is the conversational tone of the email.  I don't feel like I'm reading the news, I feel like I'm discussing it with a friend.  (You can sign up here!)

Organize my closet  •  Summer is almost here, and I need my closet to reflect that.  My style is a lot better when I can actually see what clothing I own, and there's something relaxing about stepping into an organized closet.  Maybe I'll get motivated and work on that this long weekend.  

Learn more about the business side of essential oils  •  I signed up as a distributor through Young Living because I like their products and I wanted the discount.  But I'm yet to make my first dollar.  This summer, I hope to learn more about essential oils and how to grow the business side so that I am making a (small) profit... that I will probably spend on more oils.

Continue seeking out partnership opportunities  •  I love partnering with brands.  But I'm not great at pitching myself or my blog.  I'm hoping to really work on that this summer, especially because Jenny and I are planning something really cool!

Find a casual black dress for family photos  My family is having family photos taken for the first time since I was in high school.  I bought a package from a local photographer through a silent auction, and I am really excited because I've grown up admiring his work.  When my mom went to the consultation, they explained to her that he really likes to shoot casual looks... which is awkward because that's just not us.  I can't think of a single time I've seen my brother wear jeans in the past four years.  So my mom and I will be wearing casual black dresses.  There are so many gorgeous options out there, so choosing one is going to be a difficult task.





One last thing - before I end this post, I want to give a shout out to my blogger bestie Jenny! Jenny is launching a new product today, and I'm so excited for her! I purchased it last night, and I can vouch that the social media bundle she's selling is not only amazing, but will really help you reach your social media goals.  (And I love the fact that she is going to continue to update it as she comes across more helpful information.)  It's $27, but if you are in her group, there is a discount code for $10 off.

This isn't an affiliate link or anything like that.  I am just over the moon thrilled for one of my best friends.  Congratulations, J!

I want to hear from y'all - What are your goals?  How do you stay accountable?


25 comments:

  1. I'm SLOWLY getting to the 'become a morning person' goal, but it is TOUGH to break bad habits!

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  2. If you're a soda lover, have you tried La Croix drinks? I definitely recommend reaching for one of those when you need a carbonated fix!

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  3. OMG I'm the same way about this "pressure" to have an Instagram theme. Finally, I just stuck my middle finger up to having a theme and now I just post photos that make sense for me. I have to say that made me enjoy the platform SO much more as a blogger.

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  4. So awesome a hot yoga and barre studio is opening near you, I love love love barre. Lately I am so discouraged when it comes to instagram. I feel like the more i follow "instagram tips for success" the more followers I lose instead of gain...sort of the opposite of the goal. I definitely don't have a theme but with a full time job (and soon school) I think I just have to "do me" and be okay with that. I can't wait to see what you and Jenny have planned together (:

    Good luck on achieving all of your goals!

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  5. This post speaks to me because we have almost the exact same goals! I just started to drink 2+ liters of water a day and BOY is it hard! What kind of fruit do you put in your water? (Also I love love love theSkimm and just got my Skimm t-shirt for 25 referrals! :))

    Hannah | the swirl blog

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  6. I wish I could be a morning person but I cannot seem to want to get up!

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  7. I need to Organize my closet as well! These are great goals :)

    xx, Melissa
    https://elephantontheroad.com

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  8. I think I tell myself every day I am going to drink more water. I am a coffee addict and it just isn't happening! But, so so so important!!! Also, I find the cutest black dresses online at TJ Max. They have an insane selection there compared to in the stores!

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  9. Love your goals and I also love the skimm!

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  10. I need to try the fruit trick! I've been feeling the same way lately and need to drink more water! This is a great idea for getting yourself to drink more!!

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  11. Can't wait for what we have planned - it's going to be epic! Also thanks so much for being the best ever and recommending my product. I really appreciate it and hope others love it just as much!

    Kill those girls girl. You've got this.

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  12. These are great goals! Gave me some inspo heading in the weekend! Thanks!

    xx Leah / www.eatpraywearlove.com

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  13. These are good goals! I am always reorganizing my closet!

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  14. These are great goals! It now Friday and I'm feeling the same - like I'm running on fumes. I slept through my alarm today, have a to-do list a mile long, etc...but hopefully I get myself motivated to get everything done today! And in terms of your working with brands issue - I'm new to blogging but I signed up for Erica at Coming Up Roses blog's course BossPitch. I'm super excited for it, and it's given bloggers help with pitching brands. The testimonials for the course are inspiring!

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  15. Drinking water is always on my goals list, I definitely don't drink enough! I need to clean my closet too!

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  16. Love these goals! I totally feel you on wanting to be more of a morning person haha and I definitely want to grow on Instagram too!

    xoxo,
    Katie
    chicincarolina.blogspot.com

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  17. Loving all your goals! I definitely want to try pitching myself to brands more, it's something I'm not very good at!

    xo
    Sami
    The Classic Brunette

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  18. Great post!! Love all of your goals!! I definitely need to organize my closet... it's a total mess! XOXO, Carolyna
    WWW.CAROLYNABAUER.COM

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  19. I love your goals!! I am starting a newsletter soon and will have to make it a goal to keep it up!

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  20. These are such awesome goals! I agree, instagram is such a downer lately, I used to freaking love it, now it can feel like a chore, but its so vital for bloggers.
    - Jessica
    Miss Moore Style

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  21. Love how you round up your goals!
    www.kayleighskloset.com

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  22. This is a great list and a bunch of things I need to add to my own!

    xo Rachel - To Hell in a Handbag

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  23. So many great goals! I'm looking to start a newsletter soon so that would probably be my biggest goal right now

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