New month is here! The weather has changed, it is cold and dark most of the time now. But I do love the feeling of wearing a big coat and scarf, although my nose is gets really red during winter due to the cold. Makeup can’t hide it, I just have to embrace it.
This month I really wanted to set myself some goals. Things I want to get done and focus on. I thought I would share them with you.
I need to get a nice, classic winter coat. I want it to be versatile, so I can dress it up or wear it casually. Last month I kept browsing the shops but didn’t find anything great. But this month I am making it my mission to find the perfect coat. Otherwise, I will freeze to death this winter. I found this one on Zara’s website, might try it on and see how it feels in the shop this weekend.
I know this might seem a bit crazy for those who think Christmas is ages away. To be honest, I am not of those people, however, I am going to Portugal for Christmas this year. I leave on the second weekend of the month, so technically I only have 1 month. I definitely don’t want to be doing last minute shopping plus I need to find the perfect gifts that both make my family members happy and fit within my luggage allowance. Prepping early this year!
Since starting University all I ready are books for my modules. That needs to change. I love reading and I have so many books I want to read. This month I really want to start reading more books not related to my course.
I have currently re-started the book The Power Of Now by Eckhart Tolle. I love this book so much. I have not finished the book yet but I can already see the influence this book is having in my life, I definitely recommended it if you are striving to have a more mindful and meaning life. I might do an entire post on this incredible book.
I really want to get back to do regular meditation. Before coming to uni, I was meditating about 30 minutes per day. It felt amazing. I felt connected and the best I have ever felt within myself and the world around me. Since being at Uni I barely meditate.
I use meditation technique in bed before going to sleep and I practice mindfulness through yoga and in my everyday life, however, I really miss the deep concentration and focus levels that meditation brings me. As well as being able to sit with myself and observe my body. I will definitely start meditating again this month! It is just quite hard to go back to something once you haven’t done it for a while, I just need to get over that psychological barrier.
I love Instagram. I find it so inspiring to go through people’s pictures. Plus I have found incredible artists, blogger, designers, models, etc. through Instagram. I want to become more active on Instagram. I feel like Instagram can be a bit overwhelming sometimes when we see professionally done pictures and models looking “flawless”. I like the mix of both: pictures that inspire me and are great visually, but also pictures of everyday life…keeping it real basically.
I really miss writing. I used to write all the time. I used to write my thoughts, my opinion on certain topics, essays, quotes, poems. Nowadays, I only write lists of things to do and food to buy. Yes, I am still writing here, but it is different. I want to write more on my journal only for myself. Hopefully that will start happening a bit mroe often this month.
I used to workout almost eveyday before coming to Uni. I used to go to the gym at least 5 days a week. I used to lift heavy weights (olympic lifting) 2 of those days and work on my endurance. I had a whole training schedule and I was so happy with it. Coming to Uni as completely messed my plans, which is not a bad thing, but I need to adjust.
Some weeks I have more time and others, but my goal for the month of November is to go to the gym at least 3 times a week, plus do volleyball training. I have been sort of doing that anyway, but I really want to commit to it. I know that with my life at the moment it is not possible for me to do as much training as I sued to without compromising my studies but I really want to be fit and strong again.
Thank you so much for reading! Let me know in the comments some of your goals for this month, I would love to know. Lots of love,