So I might be a little late on getting my goals for spring up as we’re already more than a week into April but I wanted to spend some real quality time thinking about setting intentional goals that
Setting goals by quarters
To make things even simpler I’ve decided to split my Q2 goals up into personal and business categories and come up with just three core goals for each which are in some way measurable so I can look back in three months and assess my progress.
Keep up with my Fitness Routine
I’ve been pretty consistent with my fitness routine since the start of the year and have been getting to the gym roughly three times a week which for me is HUGE. Seriously, I’ve never been one of those people who enjoyed exercising, especially in a gym environment but this year it feels like things have finally started to click into place (hallelujah!).
I’ve found a couple of classes that I really enjoy and look forward to and I’ve managed to find a rhythm that feels like it really works for me. Morning classes are definitely the way to go for me, I find that they give me more motivation to drag myself out of bed in the morning and also get me out amongst other people first thing which is something you can really miss when you work from home.
I’ve been keeping track of my progress over the past couple of months and it feels really great to be starting to see some results. Not only is this new fitness routine helping to keep me in shape but it’s also working wonders for my mental health so it’s a goal that I’m determined to keep on track with.
Reach my Next Saving Goal
After achieving a huge goal last year and buying our first home I feel like saving has now become almost second nature to me. After all of the budgeting and spreadsheet creating I am now much more in control of my finances (which is pretty crucial when you run your own business FYI) and have subsequently managed to save an
That said, we recently booked this year’s holiday to California which is one that I’ve been dreaming about for as long as I can remember. I want to make sure we can tick as many things off the bucket-list as possible which is going to work out pretty pricey so my goal for the next three months will be to save as much as possible to contribute towards our eleven-day road trip.
To maximise on saving potential I am working hard to utilise my Monzo account as much as possible and have set up a holiday pot (which currently has a grand total of £36.44, probably enough to cover an
Try out Some New Hobbies
Recently I spoke about how I’m aiming to create a healthier relationship with social media and as part of that I’m looking to develop some new offline hobbies that mean I take a step away from the screens I stare at all day and hop into the ‘real world.’
This week I gave bouldering a try which I actually really enjoyed and would definitely be keen to give a go again the future, it’s handy that we also have a bouldering centre about ten minutes away which makes it super convenient! I’ve also signed myself and Adam up for salsa lessons starting in May (which he is not very impressed about), it’s something I’ve ALWAYS wanted to try so I figured what better time than now?! We’re both feeling a little nervous about it, me mostly because I’m ridiculously uncoordinated but I’ve heard that life begins at the edge of your comfort zone so why not give it a try?!
Kick Start a Passion Project
Since going freelance full-time last December I have pretty much been head down, getting stuck into client work, making sure that the money is rolling in every month which is obviously crucial in any business but I feel like now might be the time to take my foot off the pedal just a little bit and think about what the next steps are for me and my career…
Alongside wanting to pivot my services slightly, my goal for the next quarter is to kick start a passion project that has been whirling around in my head for months now. I’ve kept it on the back burner for as long as possible due to a mountain of excuses I’ve come up with for myself including the age-old favourite ‘I don’t have enough time’ but I now feel like I’ve come to the point where I need to just push forward with it and keep in mind that done is better than perfect!
Find a Co-Working Solution
As I spoke about in a recent blog post, working from home is something that I really struggle with and as a result, I have been looking into solutions that would mean getting out and about on a more regular basis.
One of those options is joining a co-working space and although Nottingham definitely isn’t at the forefront of cool office spaces there have been a couple of new options spring onto the scene recently. My goal for the next few months is to
Alongside this, I’ll also be keeping my options open when it comes to part-time jobs as I think being in an office environment,
Invest in my Business
As an owner of an online business, I generally manage to keep my expenses to a minimum but if I am aiming to push things further with my business then I feel like now is the right time to start investing. Personal development feels much trickier to justify when you’re not part of a company who
There have been so many courses and business coaching packages that have caught my eye over the past couple of months and I believe that now really is the best time to start weighing up which investments would be most beneficial for myself and my business at this point in my career journey.