September was a month of adjustment. Adjustment to home life once again; to routine, school, work and multi-tasking all these things at the same time.
But now it’s October and it’s time to stop procrastinating things. It’s time to feel productive & get things done. Here’s what I have in mind for myself:
1- Get at least 8 hours of sleep every night. I picked up this weird habit where I go to bed really late and wake up really early. I’m getting anywhere between 5 and 7 hours a night, usually no more. I am not the kind of person who functions on such a little amount of sleep, especially every day. I know there will be exceptions to this rule if I go out and have to work the next day, but I don’t want to stay online until midnight procrastinating homework.
2- Shut the computer off by 9 or 10pm at the latest. Related to the one above, I’ve been spending way too much time online in the last few weeks for absolutely no reason. I’m wasting so much time it’s unreal. I want to get back into the habit of splitting up my time between the online world and my own world. I don’t want to have my computer on all day and have it take attention away from things that need to get done.
3- Prepare for NaNoWriMo. Okay that was a scary sentence, but NaNoWriMo is NEXT MONTH and from the little research I’ve done into it, I need to have an outline and an idea of what all my characters are going to be like. I haven’t written fiction in so long that I’m kind of terrified about this, but if I complete it, I cross off an item from each of my goals’ lists. I really want to make time to sit down and brainstorm on this one.
4- Read more than 5 books. This one should be easy considering I read two books in the last 2 days… That leaves me with another 4 books (at least) for the month. I just hit 40 books this year and I’ve got 3 months to read 20 more. I don’t know if that will happen, but I’m going to get as close to my goal of 60 as physically possible. On an unrelated note, I’ve *cheated* a little bit by reading some really small novels as well as some manga, but they are *technically* books so I’m still counting them. It’s still more books than I’ve ever made time to read in a year.
As a side-note on this one, my original goal that I created in January was to read 40 books this year but then I thought about it and went up to 60. I’m so glad I challenged myself a little further! Who knows, maybe next year I’ll try for 70 or 80… Ok ok, I need to hit 60 first.
5- Meet my nephew! This is going to be an easy goal, assuming he’s on time. My sister-in-law’s due date is October 24th. Before I write my wrap-up post on October, there should be a new member to my family and I want to make sure I’m there to say hello (AHH!)
6- Complete at least two random goals on my 101 or my 23 Before 23, and blog about them. I’ve got a few in mind that I want to do, so we’ll see how that goes. I should probably be completing more than 2 a month at this point so I should probably keep that in mind as well… But I’ll just leave it at that for now.
7- Start eating better again, figure out a fitness routine. Okay well this was a goal last month I didn’t complete, so let’s see what I can do to get back on track in October. I feel like if I can start doing fitness-like things again, then eating well will come with it. I also think completing this goal will make me feel a million times better about myself for the upcoming winter.
8- Be passionate. I feel like my life has been a little bit lack-luster these last few weeks, and I want to re-discover the things I am passionate about and be happy about the things I do each and every single day. I think that if I can just keep this in mind I’ll complete goals and go through my days feeling so much better about myself.
I’m excited for October. It’s only the second day of the month, but I have really exciting things planned every week & I can’t wait to see how I do with all of these goals.
What do you have planned for this month?