As usual I am back with my goals for June and what I am looking to achieve, or even things that I want to begin doing. If you want to see how May went then I posted my “May overview” which you can check out.
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I have a few goals to get through today and as usual I have separated them into categories. Let’s get started…
In my May goals I wanted to read three books throughout the month. However, as I mentioned in my May Overview I did not quite manage this and I ended up only reading two books. Therefore, I think I want to stick to that for this month and so my goal is to read two books in June. If I manage to read more that is great, but if I am busy then I am not going to put pressure on myself.
However, there are some books I want to purchase and add to my collection. I shall list them below. If you have more recommendations for any others let me know in the comments!
Why i’m no longer talking to white people about race by Reni Eddo-Lodge’s.
Girl, woman, other by Bernardine Evaristo.
Such a fun age by Kiley Reid
Me and white supremacy by Layla F Saad
Health and Fitness
Last month I set a few fitness related goals including; running 40 miles throughout May, doing yoga twice a week, and continuing my morning workouts. Therefore, I want most of this to stay pretty much the same for the consistency.
However, I want to push myself even more with my running and so I have two goals for this. Firstly, I want to run 45 miles throughout June. This is a nice increase but also not too high a jump that I would not be able complete. Secondly, I want to run 10 miles in one run in June. This just means that within one of my runs I want to be able to complete a distance of 10 miles in that one go. I don’t mind if I walk some of it, as long as I run most of it and only walk for a maximum of one minute at a time.
The other fitness goals for June are the same as last month. I want to do yoga twice a week and continue my morning workouts during the week.
In relation to my health I want to make healthier choices with my snacks– overall my meals are not bad but it’s the snacking whilst being at home. Therefore, I want to stop that. Also I want to increase me drinking water again. I am not bad and I carry my water bottle around the house, but I need to drink more of it.
My goal for May was to just continue working and developing my blog. This in turn generated amazing results for me personally, which I am proud of. Therefore, again I want to continue this and promoting myself and just working hard with it.
Also I want to continue working on my DA and SEO, improving my overall site and just going through the maintenance tasks for my blog.
Lastly, I want to get more organised with my blog and get back into writing in advance. By this I mean more a month in advance rather than a week.
It has been a little while since I had a clear out, and so I want to have a nice big declutter. I think I just want to go through and organise my stuff and clothes and rearrange everything around again. I definitely think it is needed and I love cleaning so it will make me feel better too.
I think I am going to begin with creating a list for each room and ideally what I want to organise. This way it will give me a clear focus on what needs to be sorted and help me separate the cleaning so I don’t do it all in one go.
I have been having tech free day’s or afternoon’s and it has been so beneficial to me and my health. I cannot stress enough how I think everyone should do this, because it just allows you to take a step back and enjoy the moment.
At the moment I tend to use Sunday’s as staying away from my phone, and then if I need to any afternoon throughout the week. This is something I want to continue throughout June.
Also I need to have another detox through my social media, emails, apps and even photo’s on my phone. Therefore, that is a goal for this month for me to do.
I have had this scheduled in my diary for months now, and I cannot tell you enough how important it is. Overall my mental health and wellness have really benefited from me just looking after myself. Whether it is taking a day off if I need to, stepping away from social media, or having a “Self-care” day. Therefore, again this has to be a goal for June to continue this.
That is all my goals for the month. Of course they may change and I may add in some, but this is generally what I want to achieve for June. Plus it is my birthday this month so that is exciting. Let’s make June a great month.
Thanks for reading,
Gemma Jayne x
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