January 14, 2016

January and February Goals

We're officially two weeks into January, but I decided I would share a few of my goals for the year with you all. 2016 is well underway and I've been trying to keep up with my resolutions. What do I want to do this year? Make smart financial decisions, work and grow the blog, grow out and stop biting my nails, start investing in a good wardrobe, eat healthier and work out, and figure out what I'm doing after graduation.
(Side note: if you have any tips to help a girl stop biting her nails, tweet me! I quit cold-turkey and it's been painful so far!) 

I figured instead of just tackling my goals all at once, I would break them down month by month. Although we're two weeks into January, I'm confident I can complete the goals for this month. I figured I would extend it to include my February goals. Instead of 5 goals, I'm sharing ten: 5 per month. Let's get started!

blog at least once a week // I have to admit I kind of dropped the ball in 2015 with the blog and I would go weeks without updating. I'm trying my best to stop that in 2016, and I'm making a realistic goal of blogging once a week to ensure that I'm not going too long without blogging.

post to Instagram consistently // Ever since I separated my personal account from my blog account on Instagram, I've been forgetting to switch back and forth. Honestly, Instagram should have a feature like Twitter where you can switch accounts really easily, without having to log out and log back in. It's a pain in the butt! But I've been trying my best since I've been on Christmas break to post consistently and grow my following, so I want to continue when I'm back at school and throughout the year. Are you following me?

workout at least three times a week // My sister's wedding is coming up, so obviously I need to make sure I look fantasticcc in my Maid of Honor dress. While working out is supposed to be about physical health and feeling good, I realistically am planning to work my butt off so that my butt looks fabulous! Ya feel me?

stick to a budget // Especially as a senior, money tends to fly out of your hands in college. Between weekly Chipotle visits and the fact that I cannot not buy clothes if I love them, I tend to blow through my budget quicker than I'd like. This year I plan to make responsible financial choices, and that starts with creating and sticking to a budget, and maybe not spending all my cash (or at least reducing the cash I take with me) when I go to the bar.

land a NYFW internship // I was lucky enough to work with a PR firm for NYFW in the Fall and work some of the coolest shows, so I'm determined to do the same this year. I've already applied to various companies and hopefully I'll be able to return to the city for fashion week this year. (Side note: any companies want to send me as blogger coverage? I'll take it!)

fully clean my apartment once a week // I'm talking head to toe. I get my bathroom cleaned once a week, which I am so lucky for, but my room goes through phases of being spotless and then looking like a hurricane blew through it. A friend in a class last semester told me that he does this thing called "Management Monday" where he spends every Monday getting his shit together, and I think I might steal that idea this year. This semester, I don't have class until 3pm on Mondays, so I definitely need to stay motivated and clean up once a week.

read two books in my spare time // Two books doesn't sound like a lot, and it really isn't for me.. but when I'm in school, I barely have time to read my textbooks so finding time to read two books before in my spare time will be a challenge, but it's my perfect escape!

eat healthier (and don't cheat!) // I'm trying my best to get my act together this year, and that starts with eating healthy and actually sticking to it!

make my bed every morning // I hate to say it, but I roll out of bed and don't have time to make it up before I leave for class or work more often than I'd like to admit. In the next two months, I want to make my bed every day before I leave my room for the day.. or at least week days! I can't promise weekends!

finish my grad school applications // I need to commit to them and sit down and write my personal statement and other essays. Due to the nature of the programs I'm applying for, most of my applications require a lot of writing and portfolio work and I need to compile everything and finally submit them. Fingers crossed!

Do you have goals that you break down month-by-month? How do you suggest I complete these? 

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  1. As part of my idea to have good habits, I've made my bed everyday for almost 2 weeks! It's so nice to come home to a made bed, and It's a nice ritual for me everyday! I'm trying to stick to a budget too, so hopefully we can both find away to do that!
    Excited to read your blog regularly again!

  2. These are awesome goals! Reading other people's goal lists is a guilty pleasure of mine. Your NYFW goal sounds amazing! I'm not super into fashion, but even I would adore the opportunity to do something like that. I really hope you get to do it again this year!

  3. loving all of your goals! I am tryingt to get back to the gym as well, it's tough to go everyday but I'm hoping I can keep it up and get my butt into shape! x,kenz http://sincerelykenz.com

  4. These are all such great goals.
    I need to get into the gym again -- it's been such a struggle lately. Hopefully I can work out both Saturday and Sunday.

    xoxo, Jenny

  5. Such great and realistic goals! love these!

  6. This is great. Breaking down my goals really helps me (actually) stick to them. If I make a long list, I inevitably forget it...

  7. Such good goals! Love the working out one ( it's so important!) and insta too :)

  8. I desperately need to eat healthier without cheating. I go a few days eating SO healthy and then the next day I eat an entire pizza by myself. #struggles

  9. Those are some great really great (and really achievable) goals! They line up with many of my goals. I've been blogging once a week and exercising almost every day. I love the idea of Management Monday - definitely something I should be doing. Good luck with your goals!

  10. These are great goals! I am adding clean my house once a week (yes...a clean clean and not just pick up clutter!) and read two books to my list too!! Thanks for the inspo!

    xo Ashley

  11. Oh girl, I am a nail bitter too so if you come across any tips that help you please share! It's an awful habit. We also share some of the same goals. I'm definitely trying to post more consistently across my social media. xx Merisa | Monogrammed Magnolias

  12. They are some great goals! I am a huge nail biter too! If you find a way to stop, let me know, haha. Also, working at NYFW?! That would be awesome! How did you get the opportunity to do that last year?

    Amanda || www.fortheloveofglitter.com

  13. These are all great goals and so achievable! I would love to work at NYFW! Good luck!!

  14. Ooo! I love the NYFW one!! I want to hear all about it when it comes up. Thanks for sharing all of these!

    Sara Kate Styling

  15. Staying consistent can be so hard when it comes to all things blog related! You can do it girl!


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