July Goals

Happy July!

Can you believe we are more than halfway through the year already? The official first day of summer has come and gone and we are now seeing the manifestation of all the things we were excited for about summer! Say hello to vacations, pool side parties, and beach trips! Have you guys done any of these so far?

I am slowly inching my way through the typical summer rituals. I have only been to the pool once and haven’t really participated in any other summer activity yet. I am hoping that changes this month. *fingers crossed*

June’s Goals:

  • Get at least 700 total blog views for the month of June  (I capped my monthly views at 1,064!)
  • Complete 2 books
  • Workout a total of 10 times ( 8/10 workouts completed)
  • Complete June’s Content Calendar
  • Come Up with a Budgeting Plan

Blog Views & The Content Calendar

I have been debating continuing the content calendar for a while. I was really worried that not posting would jeopardize my 700 blog views goal but the fact that I was able to not only accomplish it, but EXCEED it proved a very important saying: Quality over Quantity.  July will be a bit of a trial month for me in that I will be putting the content calendar away and focusing on bringing my a-game in the quality area.

The Two Books I Read…

The two books I read in June were Copper Sun by Sharon M. Draper and How Full Is Your Bucket? by Tom Rath and Donald O. Clifton. Both were excellent reads!

Copper Sun was about a fictional historical account of slavery in the 1800’s from the perspectives of two young teenage girls, one being an indentured servant and the other being a slave. It wasn’t so much eye-opening as it was kind of a hard tale of what the realities were of the young women and men who endured days in those positions.

How Full Is Your Bucket? was about a theory called “The Dipper and The Bucket”. The theory states that everyone has a bucket and a dipper. Throughout every interaction with another person we are either adding to someone else’s bucket or taking from their bucket. When a bucket is full, positive interactions and vibes are high! When a bucket is being added to, this resembles the giving of one person to another in a positive way. When a bucket is empty or being dipped from, this resembles negative and draining interactions. Overall, it was a very enlightening book on how to best ensure that your daily interactions are positive for you as well as spreading positivity to others.

Workout Progress

Although I didn’t complete all 10 workouts, I came pretty close and with that I am pretty satisfied! I did two workouts every week, which is better than May’s sad number of 1 or 2 workouts out of the entire month.

Budgeting Plan

You would think I had a sense of urgency with this one… after all I did set a time frame in which to complete it. However, I am not a major spender. I never have been! I’ve always been a big saver. I hate to admit it, but I relaxed on this more than I should have. Regardless of if I am a big spender or not, it is important to have a monetary game plan.

On to July’s Goals

  • Get 1,110 blog views in July
  • Complete 2 Books
  • Complete a 30 Day Devotional
  • Workout 10x
  • Make that Budget Plan!

If you made monthly goals or even just yearly goals, how have you progressed in them so far?

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    • Thank you!! & The crazy thing is every time I am doing some sort of a workout program, I find it so much easier to motivate myself to workout. So I think you’re right about consistency having something to do with it. I’ll have to work on that this month! Thanks for the tip(:

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  1. I loved reading about your goals, and those books both sound really interesting! The one about the bucket reminds me of the “love tank” analogy in The 5 Love Languages. It’s funny that I found this post because I just wrote about my own monthly goal-setting technique on my blog the other day, and it seems like we go about it in a very similar way! Good luck with your July goals!

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    • Thank you, I’m glad you enjoyed it! The 5 Love Languages has been on my reading list for a while. I keep hearing people reference it so it must be pretty good! & Oh really? That’s awesome! I’ll have to check out your goals post! Good luck with your goals as well!

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  2. I’m glad you were able to complete some goals 🙂 I also like the banner you placed for Budgeting Plan. It’s a good reminder that we should be careful with how we spend our money and we must take care of our resources, and that our treasures must go beyond our material wealth. 🙂 Good luck with your goals for July!

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    • You and me both😅 haha! & Exactly! This verse always reminds me to be mindful of that when I am dealing with money and to prioritize everything in its proper place. Thank you! Hope you enjoy your July(:

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  3. You absolutely smashed your page views goals, it’s amazing, I need your secret 😂😂. July has come around too quickly I can’t believe it. I completed my June goals apart from one, the tidying one 😂😂

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    • Lol! I might dedicate a post to explaining it. & It’s always the ones that we dread doing the most that end up on the uncompleted list, right? I have a feeling both you and me are going to kick this month’s goals in the butt though, we got this(;

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