Motivation Monday July Goals

It’s officially over halfway through the year now and I have to admit I’ve kind of given up somewhat with my goals. This being said I listened to an amazing podcast episode and it came exactly when I needed it about goal setting for the last 6 months and ways you can still achieve this year.

I’m going to try and set a few realistic goals to get back into the swing of it. Keep reading below ;

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  • Focus on my health

My health has really taken a back seat lately and has had some pretty severe consequences lately as well. This being said I really need to focus on drinking more water, more supplements and more fruit and veg. Fewer headaches and kidney troubles, please.

  • Stay calm

I’ve noticed recently that I’ve been quite angry and it’s not very flattering. It’s also not very nice either. I’ve been toying with the idea of meditation lately and am not sure I entirely believe that it works… I think I’m going to do daily meditation for a month and document the effects.

  • More sleep

I’m really awful for whinging all the time that I’m tired and then going to bed really late and getting up really early for work. I want to make a conscious effort to get at least 7 hours of sleep as that seems to be the optimum amount for me to focus well on.

  • Support people around me

I have been feeling very down in the dumps lately about the state of the country/planet/ my health. This being said there is more than likely always someone going through something worse than you who needs support. I’m going to make a conscious effort to try and support people around me and those I come into contact with through social media.

  • More music

Vague, right? I love music and have been obsessively listening to Beetlejuice the Musical (it’s amazing!) but want to make sure I broaden my musical horizons. I love finding new artists to share with everyone. If you have some musicians you feel like I might like then please feel free to share them below. 🙂

So there we have it! Hopefully, I can actually stick to at least a few of these 😉 

What are your goals? 🙂 

KBC

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Blog & Life Update

 

Blog & Life Update

So hey guys. This one’s gonna be a bit of an update. There are a  few ideas I’ve been toying with lately and have decided to implement them. Well, I’m 90% sure I want to… Telling the Internet means I have to though right? Continue reading Blog & Life Update

December Goals / November 2017 Update

December goals

November Update

November has been a very strange month. As some of you may know by now I’ve got a new boyfriend (he’s pretty great if I do say so myself!) and life has been crazy busy with work and my kidney troubles. If I’m totally honest then this month has been a write off in terms of goals. I’ve been stressed about work and not sleeping as much as I should or hydrating myself properly.

This being said I’m glad I’ve taken a backseat with my blog as it allowed me to decide what my long-term plans are for it. I’m going to put this post out today and work on my plan for 2018. My posts have been sporadic at best and I want to really focus on the direction I want to take this blog. I want to use it to showcase amazing musical artists, some known and some unknown, and also to write about what I love.

I have some goals for December to ensure that I’m ready for the relaunch of my blog on 1st January 2018!

December 2017 Goals

Blog;

1) Learn about SEO and promotional techniques/platforms.

There is so much information online from other content creators that are comprehensive guides to growing a website and brand. I want to spend some time each week and look through this information so I can properly market my posts to help the right people see my content. More readers, more friends, right?

2) Use my content/blog planner

I was bought a content/ blog planner for my birthday in July and haven’t used it all that much. It’s really helpful and I’m going to use it to plan the relaunch and actually plan what posts will be going up when. There’s also a lot in it that will help with refining the direction my blog will be going in.

3) Instagram theme

This one is fairly obvious. A lot of people that I emulate use particular themes and planning apps to make their Instagram theme as aesthetically pleasing as possible. I think it looks pretty awesome so I’m going to look into themes and the best way to use Instagram. I know the change in algorithm means that it’s pretty much impossible to get new followers so I want to do what I can to mitigate these effects.

4) Socialise with the blogging community

When I started the KBChaos blog then I tried really hard for the first few months and it really paid off. I met some amazing girls who have helped me enormously when getting to grips with the technical side but I’ve neglected that side of things lately. I want to get more involved with the blogger community and help and share what I can as well.

Personal Goals; 

1) DRINK MORE WATER

My health is taking a hit what with the stress of everything going on at the moment, both physically and mentally. I need to drink as much water as I can so my kidneys don’t entirely give up on me. I want to set an alarm every hour to remind me to drink and how much I should have drunk by then.

2) Calm down

I am a worrier, and very highly strung. I get stressed easily and a very frank conversation with my doctor and time to reflect myself has shown me that all in all I just need to calm down. I am going to try this with herbal tablets, for now, to see if it takes the edge off things. My boyfriend calms me too; any excuse to spend more time together of course!

3) Sort my shit out

As I write this I am sat in my room which is potentially the most unorganised and untidy place on the planet. No joke. I need to go through everything and throw the majority of it away as I seem to use 30% of what I own/ wear 80% of the time. I’m going to reread the Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up for inspiration I think. Expect some minimalist posts in future about this kind of thing.

4) Ask for help.

If I’m being entirely honest I didn’t think this was something I struggled with. Apparently, it was. A few little things went wrong when I was getting ready for work yesterday and by the time I got to the train station I had a mental breakdown. I had a panic attack which isn’t something that has happened in years and I couldn’t stop crying.

Luckily I have a very kind and understanding Manager at work who has helped me immensely and said I could go home to rest. I get like this occasionally but it normally doesn’t come out in this way. It normally all stays in my head. I can’t stress enough the importance of talking about things and getting help when you can’t cope by yourself anymore. I didn’t get help and ended up feeling helpless and numb. It’s not something I would wish on my worst enemy.

 

That’s it for this month. Expect a more indepth post abouty the relaunch in a few weeks and until then you can chat to me on the social links below:

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