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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?!
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?