Monthly Goals // August 2020

Goodbye July! Hello August!

Where on earth is 2020 going!? I cannot believe it’s August already, we’re over half way through the year and I don’t even feel like I’ve done very much! I suppose that’s actually true with this whole pandemic thing, a lot of things have been cancelled or put on hold so I haven’t actually done that much. I’ve tried my hardest to keep myself occupied with other things, I’m definitely not one to sit around and do nothing.

Now it’s the beginning of August, it’s the perfect time to reflect on the Goals I set myself at the beginning of July, then create new Goals for August. I love setting new Goals as it gets you excited for the upcoming month! Also it is good to have something to look forward to and achieve in the month. If you want to see what I got up to in July, I have shared my adventures in my Monthly Favourites // July 2020 here.

It’s great to review and reflect each month, sometimes you even forget what you’ve done. I love sharing these Monthly Goals with you. They definitely help me to stay on top of my Goals and to always think about them. If you’re trying to achieve Yearly Goals, I would definitely recommend breaking them down into Monthly Goals, that way they’re more manageable and you remember them!

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5 Things to do at the start of the month

I love the start of a new month it is a great time to reflect on the previous month and to get ready to embrace the new month ahead. Our lives can be pretty hectic, so I’m sure anything that can help with staying organised is a bonus. Also there’s definitely certain things that you have to do at the start of the month. It also puts you in the perfect mindset for the month.

I thought I would share a couple of tips on what you can do at the beginning of every month, hopefully this will allow you a smooth transition into the new month.

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Introduction to: The Classy Planner

It’s no surprise I love stationery if you don’t know this, where have you been! I’m always sharing my stationery favourites and today is no different. Now, you might just recognise this from Instagram because I have enjoyed sharing it over there, but today’s post is about The Classy Planner. I wasn’t seeking out a new planner for 2020, but I came across this one and I fell in love! As a stationery addict, I couldn’t say no.

I know, I know, before you say anything, yes I did purchase this in the Coronavirus pandemic but I still need a diary to understand what I’m doing! Also, this is more than just a planner, all will be revealed soon in this post. Now, before looking inside The Turquoise Classy Planner, I wanted to introduce you to Greta, the person behind The Classy Planner.

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Monthly Goals // May 2020

Goodbye April! Hello May!

I hope you’ve had a lovely start to May. As it’s the beginning of a new month, it’s the perfect time to reflect on the Goals I set myself at the beginning of April. Then create new Goals for May, which is going to be an odd month! I love setting new Goals, they get you excited for the upcoming month. If you want to see what I got up to in April, I have shared my adventures in my Monthly Favourites // April 2020 here.

It’s great to review and reflect each month, sometimes you even forget what you’ve done. I love sharing these Monthly Goals with you. They definitely help me to stay on top of my Goals and to always think about them. If you’re trying to achieve Yearly Goals, I would definitely recommend breaking them down into Monthly Goals, that way they’re more manageable and you remember them!

Before I set myself some new Goals for May, let’s reflect on my April Goals!

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Monthly Favourites // April 2020

Goodbye April! Hello May!

I hope you are all well and trying to live life as normal as possible. It’s hard to continue as ‘normal’ because what is normal anymore but this is the only thing we can do. Enough chit chat, about what we can’t control, today is the start of May – a perfect time to reflect on my Favourites for April. Now, this is definitely no ‘normal’ favourites! Just like March, my Favourites is exactly that – what I have loved throughout April.

If you following me on Instagram, you might just recognise some of my Favourites as I’ve been sharing with you A LOT of content on Instagram. I didn’t realise until updating my Goals, actually how much I have shared to Instagram – I hope you have enjoyed the content. What has been one of your Favourites from April? Let me know in the comments! I’ll love to know.

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2019 Fitness Goals Update

It’s great to have a Goal in mind, not just a daily or weekly one but yearly as well. I love creating Goals, I feel so inspired and it’s a great way to continue achieving. Back in July, I shared with you my 2019 Fitness Goals, here I outlined exactly what I wanted to achieve over the course of the year. Now we’re in May, it’s the perfect time to reflect on my Fitness Goals and provide an update on progress.

I know I share my Monthly Goals but this doesn’t show the overall year story. When I’m setting my Monthly Goals, I try and keep my 2019/20 Goals in mind. It can be hard achieving your Goals, especially if it’s one you want to achieve in one year. Your Goals can be a lot easier to achieve if you think about them monthly. If you don’t create Monthly Goals, I would recommend starting now.

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Monthly Goals // February 2020

Goodbye January! Hello February!

I hope you’ve had a lovely start to February. As it’s the beginning of a new month, it’s the perfect time to reflect on the Goals I set myself at the beginning of January. Then create new Goals for February, I’m really excited about the upcoming month. It’s a good mixture of a month, I am though, very glad January is finally over! As mentioned in my Monthly Favourites, January felt like it went on forever.

If you want to see what I got up to in January, I have shared my adventures in my Monthly Favourites // January 2020 here. It’s great to review and reflect each month, sometimes you even forget what you’ve done. January was a good month, I’m very happy and excited to share with you my Favourites! Now onwards to February and hopefully another good month.

Before I set myself some new Goals for February, let’s reflect on my January Goals!

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2020 Blogging Goals

Last week, I shared my 2020 Personal Goals, it’s now time for my 2020 Blogging Goals. A range of Goals that I would love to achieve over the course of 2020 with my blog and social media platforms. 2019 was an OK year for An Ocean Glimmer, the only milestone I achieved was reaching 20k all-time views. Unfortunately, it was an up and down year, with some months not even posting once!

I have everything crossed for 2020, I’m very excited to see what happens this year. Let’s hope it’s a good one. From where I am now, things can only go up! I have all of January mapped out and already some plans in place for February. I know that the barrier to new content will come soon though, if there’s anything, in particular, you would love to see on An Ocean Glimmer, please let me know in the comments!

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2020 Personal Goals

It’s no surprise that I love creating Goals, over the past twelve months, I have shared with you my Monthly Goals, these, in turn, help me to achieve both my Personal and Blogging Goals. January is the perfect month to create Goals for the whole year. Of course, that’s because it is, in fact, the start of the year! Also, there’s just something fresh and exciting about January.

Today, I am reflecting on my Personal Goals that I set at the beginning of 2019 and then creating new ones for 2020. 2019 was the first year I did this and to be honest, I’m very glad I did! It helped me to stay on track in the year and who doesn’t love achieving something. Then each month I’m helping to keep on track with my Goals by breaking them down monthly.

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Monthly Goals // January 2020

I hope you’ve had a lovely start to January. I’m really excited about the upcoming month, it’s the start of a new month and a new year. I cannot believe 2019 has been and gone. December was an amazing month, as usual, I had a lovely Christmas! You can read all about my Christmas here with my December Favourites.

As I’ve been away for a while I haven’t got any Goals to reflect on from the previous month so I’m going straight into my January Goals. Fingers crossed that I’ll be able to achieve all these Goals. I’ll also be reviewing my Personal Goals and Blogging Goals for 2019 that I set at the beginning of the year. Stay tuned for that post.

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