1 Oct 2018 19 comments

My October Goals.

Hello October…

Well it’s officially the final quarter of 2018! I just thought to myself “but it feels like New Year was just a few months ago” and then realised I was picturing New Year 2017, so that’s where I’m at right now.

I’m feeling very reflective and motivated at the moment, but more of an anxiety-fulled motivation where everything I want to start seems too daunting so I’m starting and stopping a million tasks! Typical Sag, I suppose.

Autumn is sort of like Spring in a way, another chance of turning over a new leaf and the last push to make the year a success! I’m definitely channeling that this month as I make a few plans for myself, tie up some loose ends and overall just get myself in order.

01. Have an autumn refresh! I’ve been trying to really declutter recently, not just my wardrobe (although definitely my wardrobe, byeeee summer clothes *sob*) but my office and my laptop too. I’ve let everything get away from me recently so I’m having to play catchup and it’s a bit of a long process.
I really want to get some rooms in our flat professionally decorated too, I seem to always get the itch to renovate at this time of year! It’s also when I’m busiest with work and social plans though so I’m not sure it’s wise to upheave everything… I’ll probably still do it though.

02. I have a couple of short trips planned this month, luckily still in the UK so it’s minimal travel – I am really not ready for a long-haul trip again any time soon! I’m working with one of my favourite ever skincare brands soon, so we’re heading off to celebrate a new launch. It’s a massive achievement for little old me, I’m feeling very proud of myself and I can’t wait to share it all with you! Especially now I’m back vlogging

03. A look back at my yearly goals. I always set myself a bunch of goals at the start of the year, and a lot of them are what I like to call passive goals – I write them down and then let them happen (or not happen!) on their own. For example, there’s a couple on my list that I’ve achieved without thinking about it (visit two new countries, work on feeling confident), so occasionally I look back at the goals I’ve set myself so see how I’m doing. I think it takes the pressure off, I sort of subconsciously work towards something without realising.

Anyway, I wanted to see if there’s anything there I could work towards before the year is out. A lot of my goals are work related and are definitely more long-term goals, but I’m always trying to take small steps to focus on the bigger picture. There’s a few big goals on my list that I definitely need to start working towards – wish me luck!

04. Plan some festive fun! I love this time of year, it’s just so cosy and exciting and I really want to embrace it for once. I’m going to give the flat a little autumn makeover, do more baking, maybe even get some Halloween events on the go! Even just typing this has got me in the mood to plan some themed posts for the coming months – this is the year I’m a bit more on it!
I’ve already started switching up my wardrobe for the cold, and I’ve enjoyed being a bit more experimental with my clothes for autumn. Lots of tartan trousers, checked coats and mustard everything!

I’m usually so sad to say goodbye to summer, but waking up this morning in the dark and knowing I had a day at my desk to get through my to-do list whilst drinking cups of tea and wearing my comfies got me so ready for the colder months!

What have you lot got coming up this month?

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  • I love that you are setting goals for the month ! Such a cool initiative to try to improve ourselves !
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  • Ah this picture is so beautiful! You have such a lovely handbag collection. I hope you’re having a great month x

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  • Goodluck with your goals!

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  • These are all great goals, good luck with them! I can’t wait to start decorating the house with autumn pieces, I’m so excited for chilly evenings and halloween!

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  • Best of luck with your goals, Kate! I’m really trying to read more and spend more time with my nighttime routine. Cozy days are the best!

    Kendal / Life With Kendal

  • I always love coming back to my goals from the start of the year and seeing which ones I have hit and what I can change!

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    Ellie xx

  • A love goal setting. Its a great metric to measure growth and understand what your failures are. Atowle|https://formationvacations.com/

  • I wish you all the luck in the world with your goals, not that you need it! It’s always nice to reflect on goals this time of year!

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  • These last couple of months have been busy busy busy for me! Because of that time feels to be flying by even faster and I too can not grasp that it’s October. I have another busy month ahead of me and I’m super excited for my trip to LA next weekend.

    Juliana | Ohhjuliana

  • Love this round up Kate! I also can’t believe the year is almost over… it’s gone quickly and slowly at the same time. I’ve been busy running my store, so the next few months are obviously important and will be pretty full! But I love the excitement that comes with this part of the year. Otherwise, it’s finally warming up here in Australia, so I’ll be enjoying any sunshine we get!

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  • I love decluttering! It feels so nice to refresh everything 💕

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  • Loved this month’s round-up, Kate! I’m definitely thinking of decluttering too, especially on my laptop! And yes, I can’t believe it’s already October! Hope you have a great month, and enjoy your trips!

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  • I’m ready for all the tartan trousers!!

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  • Ahh such a beautiful bag collection! I’m so ready for it to be October, it felt like September was never going to end and I’m really ready to get on woth Autumn. I can’t wait for the cold weather to hit so I can break out all of my cozy sweaters and boots. Have a fab October! xx

    Danielle | Danielle Reine

  • I definitely feel a lot more motivation at this time of year – I agree it’s the perfect time to declutter and see what you can tackle before the year is up! I really enjoy the idea of passive goals, I think that’s a lovely idea so as to not stress yourself out if you haven’t achieved everything you wanted to! Lovely post <3 xxx

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  • The short trips sound like so much fun, especially as you’re working with one of your all time favourite skincare brands, must be such an amazing feeling!

    Lucy | Forever September

  • Lisa Autumn

    Honestly so excited for october!

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  • I’m so excited for this time of year. I want to do as many festive activities as I can.
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