Monthly Goals // July 2018

We’re already halfway through the year, which means it’s less than six months until Christmas! Can you believe it? I love writing these Monthly Goals as it helps me to be on target for my Personal and Blogging Goals. I feel without them I would forget and go off track, there’s nothing worse than getting to the end of the year and not achieving the Goals you set out at the beginning.

Today I will be reflecting on the Goals I set myself for June and creating some new ones for July. June has definitely been a great month and things have been just a little busy with a couple of car shows and visiting Plymouth. I swear I have not stopped and it’s gone so quick to think it’s now July. You can learn all about what I’ve been loving throughout June here.

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

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Monthly Goals // June 2018

Can you believe that it’s already the first week of June? Time seems to be going very quickly at the moment, I even keep forgetting what day it is! I think that’s what happens when you keep yourself busy, I don’t know about you but I love keeping myself busy and during the Summer you’re busy every single weekend. Another thing that comes with a new month is setting yourself some new Goals or you can even continue your old ones if you’ve yet to achieve them!

Today I will be reflecting on the Goals I set myself for May and creating some new ones for June. I always try to set Goals that reflect on what I plan to do during the month as well as little Goals to achieve bigger Goals. Some things you want to achieve in life don’t happen overnight! May has definitely been a great month and things are starting to pick up, there’s been a range of things I have loved over the course of the month. You can learn about all of those here.

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Monthly Goals // May 2018

With a new month here, it means it’s time to set some new Goals for the upcoming month. I love writing down my Goals each month as it really helps me to stay on target for my 2018 Personal and Blogging Goals. I’ve had a lovely April, you can find out what I’ve been loving here with my April Favourites. Here, I share with you what I’ve been up to as well as products I’ve been loving.

For today’s post though, it’s all about my Monthly Goals! I’ve had a really strong month, I have achieved a lot of different things, but are they the same as what I set out to achieve at the beginning of April. It’s good to also reflect on your previous Goals, this helps to see if you’ve been on target throughout the month and gives you an indication of where you need to go for the next month.

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

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6 Money Saving Tips for 2018

I suppose if you’re like myself, you dream of saving but it’s actually a lot harder than you realise! You see a cute dress in Primark and you just HAVE to have it, it’s super adorable and would be perfect for work and it’s only £5. Do you stop to think, do I actually need this? I’m meant to be saving for a car, or a mortgage, even a holiday, I know that exact feeling and it’s definitely harder than people make it seem.

At the moment, myself and Yasmine are trying to save for a mortgage, but it’s not going so well. Life just seems to get in the way and you have to spend money, of course, you’ve got things like bills, rent and food. You have to still live while saving as well enjoying yourself if you’re struggling with saving, I’ve come up with some of my favourite tips that are actually helping myself to save that bit more each month.

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Monthly Goals // April 2018

Today is the day where I reflect on my March Goals and then setting some new Goals for the upcoming month. I love writing my Goals down as it is the perfect way of making sure I achieve things in the month. March has been an amazing month! You can check out what I’ve been up to with my March Favourites, where I show you what I’ve been doing, as well as products I’ve been loving.

This year seems to be going fast at the moment, can you really believe that it’s April, I don’t know where the time is going! Something that also proves that time is going quick, is that next week marks six months since I started with 4CM, which is something I can not believe! I love setting Goals each month as it keeps me motivated to achieve my year Goals. It keeps you going and you’ll know if you’re on target.

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

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How to Set Realistic & Achievable Goals

Can you believe that it’s already the end of March!? Like where on earth are the months going, I’ve had a great start to 2018 and I’m really enjoying myself. I’m quite positive that I’m on track to achieve the Goals that I set out in my Personal Goals and Blogging Goals. It’s all well and good setting Goals but it’s even better when you are able to accomplish them.

If you follow my Monthly Goals, you’ll know I’m doing quite well on achieving my Goals, I do have a couple of moments each month but don’t we all. Today, I wanted to share with you some of my tips on setting realistic and achievable goals. I know it’s nearing the end of March, but I feel if you’re struggling with your Goals at the moment, these tips could help you.

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2018 Blogging Goals

Last month, I shared with you my 2018 Goals, I love creating posts like this as for me it gives me motivation for the upcoming year. Here I planned out the things I would like to achieve, I try and keep these quite simple and actually made them achievable! Nothing worse than picking a goal and not being able to achieve it during your desired time frame. This post though is all about my 2018 Blogging Goals.

I’ve really upped my blogging game over the last few months and I’ve got everything crossed that I can achieve a lot in 2018 if I put my mind to it! I was going to include these goals in my 2018 Goals post, but I felt it was better to separate them, else the post would have been quite long and I’m not sure how many of you would actually read that much. I finished 2017 reasonably good, even with not being 100% focused on my blog.

I feel 2018 might just be a good year for An Ocean Glimmer, shall we get started with my 2018 Blogging Goals?

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Monthly Goals // February 2018

Today is the day to be looking back at the Goals I set for January, as well as setting myself some new ones for the upcoming month of February. I hope you are all well and have had a good start to the year, I hope it’s not been stressful and the New Year has rewarded you. It feels like yesterday that I was setting Goals for January, so I can’t believe it’s already February.

This month should be a good one for not only myself but Yasmine, I briefly spoke about this in my January Favourites this week, I don’t want to be repeating myself so please head here to see what I loved in January and what is in store in February for myself. I love reflecting on my goals, it seems to give me the motivation I require, as well as figuring out what I need to do each month.

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

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2018 Personal Goals

It’s nearly the end of January, our first month of 2018 is nearly complete! It’s been a crazy month, as well as very busy, not only in my personal life but also at work, January is a horrible month having to pick up things after being off for Christmas. This is the first year I’ve experienced something like this as I’ve always worked in retail and a Christmas break doesn’t exist!

One thing I love doing at this time of year is plan out what I want to achieve, you could even call it complete. I know I do my Monthly Goals but those are more specific for each month, whereas these Goals I don’t actually know when I’ll complete them. I’ve never been one for setting New Year Resolutions, I feel Goals are much better, for me, they give more motivation to achieve them.

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This Time Next Year Tag 2018

I can’t believe it’s been a whole year since I posted the This Time Next Year Tag on An Ocean Glimmer. What is the This Time Next Year Tag I hear you say? Well, it’s a tag created by Sarah Lemmon, aka Little Reader, it’s basically inspired by a British TV Show where you see people present their goals for next year. Then it flashes forward 365 days later to see if they have achieved them.

This is how the tag will work:

  • Thank the person who tagged you
  • Write your goals for next year
  • Write how you’re going to achieve your goals
  • Tag at least 5 of your blogger friends to share their goals
  • Then if you wish in 365 days write a post for everyone to see if you have been successful or not!

If I’m honest, I completely forgot I did this until someone on Twitter spoke about the tag themselves. I just knew I had to read the post again so I could reflect on my goals, I was a little worried if I was successful but I was actually quite surprised! I also forgot what I wrote, so it was nice to reread it to see if I had completed them in 2017.

2017 Recap

This Time Next Year I will have reached 100 followers on my blog ✔️

This one is complete! This was a massive success for me as I actually managed to reach 281 followers on An Ocean Glimmer.

This Time Next Year I will have a graduate job ✔️

I did one better than a graduate job, I was able to find a junior position with 4CM, a digital, marketing & PR agency in Milton Keynes. I’m soo happy with this job and I can not wait to grow with the company.

This Time Next Year I will have reached 1,000 followers on Twitter ✔️

Smashed this goal as well! If you read my Goals each month, you’ll know that I’m currently targeting 3k followers as I’m currently on 2,627.

This Time Next Year I will have enough money saved up to buy my own home ❌

Unfortunately, this is the only goal here I was unable to achieve! Which is a little disappointing but understandable as I didn’t get a full-time job until October meaning I wasn’t able to save enough each month. We both decided against the Help to Buy account and we’re going to save in our joint savings account.

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I’m soo pleased to see my success here, 2017 was a great year and I’m very excited to see what 2018 will bring not only me, but my friends and family around me. I thought I would continue this tag and list some Goals for 2018. Since writing my goals every month, I’ve really pushed myself to achieve them, it’s a great motivation!

2018 Goals

This Time Next Year I will have reached 5k followers on Twitter

I did so well in 2017 by achieving just over 2.5k followers, that I really feel 5k followers is a manageable goal. I definitely need to spare some time to interact in blogger chats, as I feel this helped me to connect with new people.

This Time Next Year I will have reached 500 followers on my blog

I don’t really know what I did in 2017 to achieve over 250 followers, I think I’ll just continue this into 2018. I think if I continue to be consistent and create good content, I’ll get there.

This Time Next Year I will have moved into my own house

If you have been reading my monthly Goals, you’ll know that I’ve been doing quite well-saving money as I keep setting myself a monthly goal. I really do think 2018 is the year!

This Time Next Year I will have improved my fitness

By this I don’t mean doing a 10k marathon or going to the gym every day, I just want to be a little fitter and don’t die going up three flights of stairs at work. I hope having a walk every lunchtime at work will help here!

This Time Next Year I will have improved my photography

This is a massive one for me as I’ve always loved photography but my photos are not 100%, I really hope by thinking a little bit more about my photos I’ll achieve this. There’s definitely been an improvement from when I first started!

I hope you like this little recap. There will be a post soon with my Goals for this year, so look out for that! At the moment though, I would love to know in the comments your Goals for 2018, is there anything you would love to achieve?

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