Day 30: What are your goals for the next 30 days?

How is it day 30 already? It really is incredible how quickly a month can pass by.

In the spirit of continuing to set goals for myself in small, but attainable ways, I’ve come up with four things I’d like to try over the next 30 days (I know that things are meant to be in threes or fives but five seemed too many to be reasonable and four is my favourite number so I’m sticking with it).

GET UP WHEN MY ALARM GOES OFF

I’m the WORST when it comes to getting up in the morning. I’ve gotten into a bad habit of setting my alarm for earlier than I actually need to get up so that I can hit snooze multiple times. Either that, or I’ll wake up when my alarm goes off but then just lay in bed for an extra 15 or 20 minutes. What’s the point in that? I either never quite end up falling back asleep or I’m starting my day scrolling through Instagram and all of a sudden I’ve spent 20 minutes on my phone before I’m even out of bed. I’m curious to see if I notice a difference in my energy throughout the day, and mostly I just want to see if I’m capable of doing it!

READ 15 PAGES PER DAY

When I was growing up, I was the kid who would sit at the lunch table with her nose in the book, or at the dinner table with my parents (how they ever dealt with that I’ve no idea!), and I have stayed up until the wee hours of the morning just to finish a book more times than I can count. Yet somehow, along the way, I lost it. I’m curious to see if my focus changes by adding reading back into my day, and if it will help to settle my ever wandering mind.

STAY OFFLINE ONE DAY PER WEEK

We are the social media generation; for better or worse, we’re always virtually connected. What would happen if I take one day away from my laptop, Safari, Instagram, and Facebook? I figure that starting with staying offline one day per week is a good start - who knows, if I like it enough maybe I’ll upgrade to one tech free day per week! But now I’m getting ahead of myself. Let’s see how one day offline per week - let’s say Saturdays - goes.

WRITE ONE POSTCARD PER DAY

When I moved to London, I made all of these postcards and gave them to friends and family, thinking that we’d write back and forth constantly. Of course, it didn’t exactly pan out that way. I’ve not been good about writing them, and so I can’t expect my friends and family to be good at writing them either. So leading up to the New Year, I will write one postcard per day to a friend or family member. Keep your eyes peeled on your mailboxes people! You’ll be hearing from me soon :).