Can we discuss just how satisfying it is when a month ends on a Sunday so the first day of the new month is a Monday? I just love it. It makes my planning brain happy. Anywho, with August truly right around the corner, I wanted to get back in the habit of writing up a goals post at the beginning of the month. I really like monthly goals, and it’s been awhile since I’ve had much order around here so I’m quite excited to get myself organized again as we enter the last month of summer. Here are my August goals!
Goal #1: Get organized! Specifically, write out and stick to a blog schedule for the month of August. Also, I want to work on being more active on my social medias for my art and such, so I want to try out some test runs of schedules and things for those. If you have any recommendations for apps to use for that, feel free to let me know! In this same vein, I finally got Periscope (I’m only like a year and half late to the party….) – if you stream, let me know! I plan on using it to
stalk follow artists, and eventually want to start streaming art myself!
Goal #2: Make art again. I have taken a huge break from art in the last month. With a lot of personal stuff going on, I just didn’t have the mental energy to even care about creating. However, I have a LOT of projects I’m behind on, I have commissions already booked for August, and it’s time to get back on board. I’m at the point where I miss making art, and I’m so ready to get working again.
After an extremely tough week I am really focusing on self care instead of letting my anxiety be in charge. Daily yoga with @adrienelouise is an essential part of that. Even if I only have time for a 15 min video, that’s 15 minutes of clear thought and being present that is so helpful. Definitely worth it. . . . #yoga #dailyyoga #selfcare #yogawithadriene #mentalhealth #gettothemat #fitpowerpuff
Goal #3: Daily yoga. Via Yoga with Adriene of course. I’ve fallen off the yoga wagon lately and I’m not happy about that. I definitely want to make it a point to do daily yoga for the month. The lovely Dina is actually hosting a challenge to do yoga daily in the fantastic Powerpuff Bloggers group (created by the ever fabulous Natalie!) If you’re a blogging lady, be sure to join up with the group and get your fit on! We’re awesome!
Goal #4: Stick to using Habitica. I recently made a new Habitica account (the last time I played it was still being called HabitRPG!) and I am really enjoying it again. Since I’ve just started I only have a few habits and dailies as to not overwhelm myself, but I’m loving it. I definitely want to make sure to keep utilizing it as a productivity tool. Do any of you use it? We should totally make a party if so!
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Goal #5: Enjoy every last second of time left at home with my kiddo. My daughter starts school on August 29th. Guys, I can’t handle it. I mean, obviously there is a part of me that is so excited for her to have the experience, make friends, and have a blast. Plus it means I get to start having art as my full time job, which is so fantastic. BUT, there is currently a larger part of me that is just so devastated about the end of my era at home with her. We will never again be able to just spend all day, every day together laughing and learning and playing and ugggghhh cue the ugly crying. I mean, duh, I’ll still see her every day, and there will still be summers, but this is the start of a new chapter and I am so not ready for it. Mommy-sobbing aside, we actually have a ton of family stuff happening in the month of August! She goes to science/nature day-camp for a week, we’re going to Boston for the weekend, we’re going to see Cirque du Soleil for my mum’s birthday, and we’re going on a trip out to New York to see Niagra Falls! I’ll be sharing about all of them here on the blog. And while the weekends are booked, we have tons of wonderful time at home during the week. I can’t wait to soak up every single second of it.
Bring it on, August!
What are your August goals? I’d love to hear them, let me know below!