I’m posting my personal growth goals a little late this month. The first week of November has flown by and I can’t believe it’s already the 10th!
Overall, October was a phenomenal month filled with lots of festivities and fun times, and with the holidays coming up, I know there are more fun times ahead. The joy of the season is so rejuvenating!
I’ll also have some time off of school in the next couple months, which is much-needed and very exciting!
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October Goals Report
In October, most of my personal goals didn’t go so well. However, that’s mainly because I changed focus and added 5 additional goals. I’ll go through my original goals first and then share the additional goals and why I’m excited about them.
Leave the house by 7:15am every weekday this month
My first goal for October was to leave the house every weekday by 7:15am. I did this a total of 4 days in October. Womp womp.
With all the festivities I was so tired in the mornings, but mostly I lacked the discipline to make myself get up even when I didn’t want to.
Go through one module of the Make Over Your Mornings course every weekday until I finish
This one I did. Woo!
This might be the first personal growth goal that I’ve actually accomplished since starting Jamimico. (I know, it’s pathetic.)
The course is very engaging and practical, so it’s easy and fun! I’ve loved going through the course each morning as I sip my coffee.
I have learned, though, that no course or book or podcast can give you the discipline needed to get up early. I definitely still have some work to do on this front.
Read a little (or a lot) of A Woman After God’s Own Heart every day this month
I did fairly well on this in October; although, probably not as well as I should have.
Like with the Make Over Your Mornings Course, the book is enjoyable, so it makes committing to it each day much easier. I’ve found that each time I read it, I find it easier to care for my husband and my home and to do so with a willing and joyful heart.
I’d like to finish this book in November, but it won’t be one of my goals… for reasons I’ll explain further on.
Additional Goals – Last 90 Days
Now on to my 5 additional goals in October!
As those who are on my email list know, at the beginning of the month, a friend of mine put out a call on social media for some women to join her in doing Rachel Hollis’ Last 90 Days Challenge.
The challenge consists of 5 daily goals:
- Get up an hour earlier than you normally do and use the time for yourself.
- Work out for at least thirty minutes.
- Drink half of your body weight in ounces of water.
- Give up one food category you know you shouldn’t be eating.
- Write down ten things you’re grateful for every single day.
The idea is to end the year off with a bang and set yourself up for success in the new year.
When my friend asked for others to join her, I couldn’t say no. Now, I have a group of women to hold me accountable!
The challenge is designed to be done for 90 days, but why not do the last 45 days or 30 days of the year?
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November Personal Growth Goals
So… because I’m working through these Last 90 Days goals, these are going to be my only goals for November.
Get up an hour earlier than you normally do and use the time for yourself
This is sort of what I’ve been trying to accomplish by setting a goal of leaving for the office early, but I love the addition of using the time for myself.
As I’ve been working on my blog and turning it into a business, I’ve found that I take next to no time for myself. There is rarely a minute that I sit down and do nothing.
I’d like to use this time in the morning to read, pray, and simply be. I think sitting alone and being still might help start my days off on the right foot.
Work out for at least thirty minutes
Before last month, the last time I had worked out was before my wedding… over a year ago. Needless to say, the first workout in October was a struggle.
While I know I won’t make it a priority to work out every day, I’d like to shoot for at least 3 times a week.
Drink half of your body weight in ounces of water
This is probably the most doable of the five. I simply need to keep a bottle of water with me and continue to sip on it throughout the day.
Give up one food category you know you shouldn’t be eating
I may have slight advantage with this goal, since I had already gone gluten free in September. I decided that gluten would be my “food category”, since I was still working on making my newfound gluten-free-ness a habit.
I will say that I recently ate some gluten and didn’t feel terrible and now I’m finding it much more difficult to refrain, knowing I won’t immediately get sick.
But, overall, I do feel better when I avoid gluten, so I’m sticking with it.
Write down ten things you’re grateful for every single day
This goal is probably the most challenging for me… it was definitely the most challenging in October (I did it once). However, it’s also probably the one I’d benefit from the most. (Okay, let’s be honest I’d benefit from all of them.)
Especially now, as I’m growing my business, I’ve been struggling a lot with discontentment. I’ve seen how others have created these incredible businesses that have allowed them to quit their jobs and use their time however they want to, and I want that. I want it so much that I’ve begun to be ungrateful for the amazing job that I have, the comfortable salary, the kind coworkers, the flexibility.
I need to remember that wanting more doesn’t have to come at the expense of being grateful for what I already have.
More Personal Growth Goals
One Last Note
So, there you have it! November is already well underway and I’m excited to continue pursuing these 5 goals with some wonderful accountability partners.
Let me know in the comments what your personal growth goals are as we approach the end of the year!