May Madness: goals for the month

Hello we are now officially entering another month (honestly time is flying), and still currently in lockdown. Therefore, I like to have some clear goals for the whole month that I can work towards (and don’t worry there won’t be no Star Wars joke today).

I have separated them into categories because I find that easier for me to see my goals and what areas of my life I want to achieve them in etc. Anyway let’s get into them…

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Firstly I am going to start with this one because if you have been following me on my social’s or just on my blog then you may know I have been upping my fitness. I mentioned in my April overview that I have begun doing live workout’s on Instagram (you can check out at the end of this post), and honestly they have changed my life! Therefore, of course one of my goals is to continue these and just watch my body get stronger and better.

Secondly, I also mentioned in my overview that I had managed to run 40 miles (5 miles more than my goal) last month. Therefore, I would love to set my goal for running this month 40 miles. I know I can do it, so I just want to be able to do that again, and if I end up doing more that is great. But I think it is important to set small goals to work towards, and just work your way up that way. I have a beginner tips for running if you want to check that out here.

Lastly, I have been doing some more yoga again but not in any routine. Therefore, I want to begin doing yoga more regularly and about two times a week for now.

A book called "the flat share" laying down on a marble background next to a pair of glasses and a green leaf plant.


I have also been neglecting my reading and this is something I want to bring back more into my routine. Therefore, my goal for this month is to read at least 3 books! I am currently reading a book, so if I can finish this one and then read another two I will be happy.

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One thing I am grateful for during this lockdown is the time I have been able to dedicate to my blog and onto my routine/creating a routine. I have learnt so many things, and had the opportunity to make changes, and grow myself a bit more, or even just the time to promote myself (which I wouldn’t normally have whilst working).

Therefore, I just want to continue this and to continue learning and developing my blog more. But also just writing more and just finding inspiration for my posts to keep this up.


Firstly, I want to continue learning SQL and begin learning Python. If you are not aware these are both different types of coding languages. As nerdy as I sound, I love data and statistics and just beginning to learn these programmes is a huge deal for me. Plus they are something I can add to my CV and hopefully help me get a new job when things begin to go back to normal.

Secondly, I want to continue learning German and invest more time into my day for this. I normally do about 10 minutes at the moment, and this is not good enough so I want to change this to 20 minutes a day.

Lastly, I began playing my keyboard and guitar again whilst in lockdown, and honestly they both bring me so much joy. Therefore, I want to continue dedicating some time every week to just playing. Plus I always get some inspiration through being creative so this is beneficial for me as well.


I have mentioned but I have been making more time for self-care in my routine, and I have been loving it. Therefore, I want to continue this and make sure I dedicate time in my schedule for a pamper evening (you can click here for some products I have been loving) or time away from social media, or just a chill day etc. I cannot express enough how important self-care is to our well-being.

There you have it, these are just some goals I have for this month. Sometimes I add more throughout the month, and of course I have goals for during the week or daily goals etc.

Let me know in the comments your goals for the month?

Thanks for reading,

Gemma Jayne x

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24 year old just wanting to write with her spare time.

38 thoughts

  1. These are great! I’m also enjoying having more time for fitness, I ran 8km yesterday which is the furthest I’ve ran in ages! And it was one of those really enjoyable runs where you feel like you could go forever 😄 I’m also trying to learn new skills like you, I’m doing an SEO course and enjoying having more time to work on my blog. You’ve got me feeling motivated! 💪

    1. Thank you! That is amazing I am so happy for you 🏃🏼‍♀️ keep me updated! I love those runs where you feel like you could go on and on and just FEEL good! Ahh I should really learn about SEO! That is great though and keep it going ☺️ Yaaay I am glad! Xx

  2. These are great goals, Gemma! I definitely think it helps to have things to work towards to get us through lockdown. I love that you are working on all different areas of your life and trying new things! Being in lockdown has made me more musical too, I’m really enjoying my guitar and would love to have a go at playing keyboard too! All the best with your goals, have an awesome month and hope you achieve everything you want to! <3 xx

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    1. Thank you so much! I am so glad it has made you more musical too, because I am loving it 😁 you definitely should give the keyboard a go! Thank you lovely! Have a great month 💛 x

  3. Best of luck to you! Looks like you’ve got your hands full but why not, it’s good to have something to look forward to. I really admire people who are using the lockdown to bring in a new skill or even go back to something they used to do! Look forward to seeing how many of the goals you managed to smash 🙂

  4. This is so wholesome and inspiring! You’ve really got me in the mood to just get life going! And I absolutely agree with this lockdown being a blessing in terms of having more time to blog and interact and grow.
    Loved reading this post! Love to you!

  5. I loved reading this! It’s very relatable. 3 books a month is my goal too – good luck & happy reading x

  6. These are some great goals to set yourself for the month. I personally don’t like to set too harsh goals for myself, it just doesn’t seem to work for me but I too am really interested in getting more into yoga and seeing where that takes me in terms of fitness and mental clarity!

    1. Thank you lovely! Sometimes it just doesn’t work for everyone, and that’s why its important to find what works best for you 🙂 that sounds great! good luck with that xx

  7. These are great goals – I especially like the one about learning German! I’ve always wanted to learn a new language and I’ve been thinking about downloading Duolingo or something to get started! Best of luck with your goals for May 🙂 x

  8. Yess you’re doing amazing! I love how you’re taking things slow especially for the running, we can feel how enthusiastic you are about it! 😍 Good luck for achieving all of your goals, even if I’m sure you’ll manage to do it super easily! 😊
    Personally, I’d like to finally start a routine for my everyday life!

    1. Thank you so much hun! 🤍 I am glad you can see that ☺️ that is still a great goal! Especially with everything going on it can be difficult with a routine, I struggle sometimes! But good luck xx

  9. Brilliant goals Gemma. Breaking them up in this way must be really helpful as well.

    Makes them look less overwhelming which in turn makes them seem so much more achievable.

    Good luck and enjoy your month x

    1. Thank you so much! I agree having them broken up as I do really does help, and makes them clearer to achieve them 🙂 Thank you and yourself xx

  10. These are some really good goals for yourself, and they sound achievable so I’m sure you’ll complete them!! Look forward to following your journey

  11. A good set and range of goals you’ve got there. I myself have been more focused on the self-care side of things: like Im dedicating at least one or two evenings a week in doing a full on grooming session especially with barbers and hairdressers being closed. Wish you all the best in achieving them!

    Johnny | Johnny’s Traventures

    1. That sounds really good, and such a great idea! I think it is so important to make sure we look after ourselves during this time. Thank you so much!

  12. We have a lot of similar goals for the month, it’s definitely reassuring that I’m on the right track to being great. Hopefully we both stay motivated especially during this confusing time.
    Cheers to becoming our best selves,
    xo Bri

  13. Nice one!
    I also read at least two books per month. The lockdown has made me resumed my daily physical exercise. I’m contemplating learning either web development or mobile app development as a new skill.

    1. That is great! Keep up the good work. 🙂 Those both sound interesting, I definitely recommend learning it is such a great time to build up skills as well! Good luck with that!

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