August Goals

by Elizabeth on August 2, 2010 · 3 comments

in Adventures, goals

A lot of my favorite bloggers post monthly goals at the beginning of the month and then review them at the end.  I really like this idea and have been meaning to do it for a while.  There are a lot of things I want to accomplish and I’m thinking that setting goals will help me stick to my plan and achieve them.  I plan on posting my monthly goals on the first and reviewing them on the last day of the month.  Obviously I’m a day behind, but I don’t think that should count against me.  🙂
So my August goals…
1. Only put $300 of my paycheck in my checking account each payday.  The rest will be divided up among my 3 savings accounts.  This will help me spend less money and put more money into savings.  Right now I’m concentrating on boasting my emergency fund and potentially (??) saving for another trip to Europe.
2. Seriously look for an apartment.  I hope to be ready to move into my own space by the end of September/first of October. 
3. Try one new recipe each week.  I’m pretty good about this, but I have so many delicious looking recipes that need trying and only so much time to do it in! 
4. Get up 15 minutes earlier every day for my “quiet time”Quiet time isn’t a new concept for me, but I used to do it at night.  I often feel asleep before I could get to it and I think moving it to the mornings will help me have a more productive day and will help me stick with it.

5. Clean out my closet.  Weed through clothes I don’t wear (both summer and winter) and make a list of what I need as far as fall/winter clothes and shoes go.  I plan on selling what I can at consignment shops and donating the rest.

What are your goals for August?

{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Lauren August 2, 2010 at 7:55 pm

I don't have a list of August goals, but this sounds like a good idea!

Re: your 1 and 5 – I need to do these myself. Have you read Jake and Kerri's minimizing blog at all? I don't have many possessions to begin with, but I do have lots of clothes I never wear!

Re: #3 – that's exciting stuff (although the process is not fun). I hope you find a great apartment!


2 Alea August 2, 2010 at 9:20 pm

I have finished ruthlessly decluttering my house, now it is time to put it back together again! 🙂 My goal is to get the baseboard painted through out the house and put another coat of paint on my walls.

Another goal is to throw another game night for each of my older kids. I know it seems silly, but if I don't prioritize fun, it doesn't happen.

Best wishes on your goals!


3 Elizabeth August 3, 2010 at 4:02 pm

Alea, those sound like great goals! I love game night; my mom and I often played games when I was a child and even now we have a lot of fun playing cards and games like Yahtzee. I'm impressed with your decluttering; I really need to get on that!

Lauren, I haven't checked that blog out, but I will! Thanks for the tip.


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