A new month is here, which means a new chance to re-evaluate your goals.
What do you want to achieve in September? What did you achieve in August?
Have you been on top of your personal and career goals? Have you pushed yourself as hard as you could? The easiest thing to do is set yourself one goal, give yourself a deadline for the end of September and chip away at it slowly.
But what if you set yourself ten goals to achieve by the end of the month?
If you’re smart, it’s super achievable. You just need to set the ten goals based on what’s realistic and achievable. Try goals in these ten categories and see how far you come this month?
1. EDUCATE YOURSELF
Education is one of the keys to happiness (and aging well).
Try signing up to a course, learning a new language, or joining a MasterClass. Educating yourself is the first step in growing and changing. Whether it’s something, you want to learn for your career or your own personal development. You can use a tool like Skillshare and MasterClass to learn at your own pace.
2. BE HEALTHIER
Your health goals are personal to you, where you are right now and what you need to improve on. This month, set yourself a goal that challenges you to improve your physical fitness and health.
Maybe you want to try being vegetarian for an entire month? Or want to run once a week? Or maybe you just want to continue on the path you’re going on, eating well and working out.
3. WORK ON YOUR RELATIONSHIPS
Set a goal for yourself that works on boosting your relationships. Do you need to strengthen the bond between you and old friends? Do you need to make more time for your partner?
You can even set yourself a goal this month to meet new people, which will help you feel like you have more of a purpose in life.
4. CLIMB THE LADDER
Your workplace is where you spend most of your time, so it’s probably wise to have a goal or two in place there. We often think that career goals should be set by others for us. However, you can educate yourself to work better in your career or start making steps to further your professional development.
5. MANAGE YOUR MONEY
Set yourself a goal for the month that helps you save money.
It can be something as simple as checking your bank account every week, or a saving goal that you want to meet. Setting aside one hundred pounds a week, for example. Maybe you want to buy a house or have something on your wishlist that you’ve wanted for a while, saving towards it instead of impulse buying is the best way to do it.
6. SET GOALS FOR YOUR MIND
The way you think affects everything, from how you feel in the morning to the way you deal with a crisis. Everything you do is processed by your mind. If you’re not feeling psychologically well, it shows.
This month, invest in your mental health. Set yourself a goal to improve behaviors, try mindfulness, book a therapist, or just adapt and change your behaviors.
7. DO MORE GOOD THINGS
This month, try to do more good things and be more generous.
Maybe you want to volunteer, lend your expertise to others, or help someone close to you with something that’s troubling them. Being kinder is an unselfish goal, and it can be anything from paying for someone’s groceries to helping your little sister choose a car.
8. GET MORE EXPERIENCE
This month, set yourself a goal that focuses on the experience you’re having.
Go for drinks without your phone (when it’s safe to do so). Go on a hike with your favorite people. Find a local festival or opportunity that you want to go to and sign up. Life experience is important.
9. PURSUE ONE THING YOU LOVE
If you’re a writer, like me, do more writing outside of your career. If you’ve always loved photography, take more shots. It doesn’t matter if what you create isn’t as good as the people who have been doing it for years. It doesn’t matter if it’s not polished, just do it for the sheer fun of it.
10. GO DARK FOR ONE DAY
Pick a day, any day, and turn off your phone. Don’t browse social media, don’t send any texts, if you want to call people use a landline (if you have one). If you want to do something, do it without a phone. It might be difficult in this day and age, but it’ll also blow you mind how long the day feels without your phone, and how much happier you feel without the comparison of social media.