It isn't really the middle of the year anymore as it is the end of July but I have seen people writing these kind of posts this month and really wanted to do one of my own. I have become a lot more organised with my time by bullet journalling and with this I have decided to focus on personal goals and targets to help myself develop in the future.
Now that University is over I can now read for pleasure. I am not exaggerating when I say that I didn't read a single fiction book apart from Harry Potter on the odd occasion during the three years that I studied. I brought books with me to University but never really opened any. Now that I have a bit of spare time as I work part time and blog I have more time to read books. I have loads at home that I have never opened since purchasing them and am so excited to start reading again as it does wonders for my mental health.
Blog about real stuff
When I started this blog I wrote posts that I thought fitted within the blogging niche. After a while the content I was writing was a bit dry and I didn't enjoy writing the posts that I was publishing. Over the past few months I have been writing more content that I enjoy working on and my blog feels more me. I want to get into the habit of writing more personal content as I consider myself to being a lifestyle/personal blogger but I don't quite feel like that yet.
I no longer have much income and for the summer I have had to pay rent and bills with very little income. Moving back home I won't be charged as much but of course I will have to contribute. This will mean that I will have to work more and spend less. This summer I have been very careful with my spendings, only paying for necessary things and too be honest, it hasn't been that difficult and I do not feel like I am missing out on anything. I have saved a lot of money for future things and this will help me in the long run.
I wrote a 2017 fitness goals post and I haven't kept up with all of my targets. I have stuck to healthy eating and I do walk to places rather than getting the bus. However, I never really got into running and I do not do home workouts every other day. Running isn't for me but I do enjoy at home workouts. However, I do struggle with the consistency of working out. I go through phases. I'll work out a lot one week but then do nothing the next. I want to keep on top of working out and enjoy it again. I haven't done anything in a while apart from walking.
Prioritise self-care more
I spend a lot of time on my laptop or phone. I spend too much time doing this! Even if I am not doing things on my phone or laptop I am still playing music from them. They're active 24/7 -Literally, I play music even when I'm sleeping. What I'd like to do is focus on self-care that doesn't rely on electronics. I face mask often, paint my nails once or twice a week, exfoliate and all kinds of beauty things but I also have my electronics running. I'd like to shut off my laptop for at least an hour a day and have a little bit of me time without it. I can focus on reading more if I do this and it is something that I really want to start doing.
What are some of your goals and targets for the rest of the year?