October Goals 2016


It’s officially my favorite time of the year. It’s October – leaves are changing colors, pumpkins are everyone, and everyone’s putting out their Halloween decorations. I’m probably going to spend a majority of my month watching a lot of horror movies (I have recently purchased about 20) and eating a lot of candy. But, I also have a lot of things I want to accomplish this month.

As always, I am part of the Monthly Intentions Link-up so be sure to check out everyone else:

Here are my October goals!

  • Finish all my school homework at least the night before. I’ve gotten into the very bad habit of doing my homework the morning of and I’ve been going to class less prepared. This month I really want to work on getting everything done at least the evening before it’s due, but sooner if possible.
  • Find me time. I have recently gone through a very difficult breakup, and I’ve been distracting myself ever since. Every single day, I either work or I go to a friends house. I know I really need to work on just having some alone time to figure out my thoughts, because I can’t run away from my feelings forever.
  • Journal at least twice a week. This kind of goes with the “me time”. I’ve been avoiding my feelings for a few weeks now and I really need to start working my thoughts out. I’ve found that journaling helps a lot with that and I really want to start journaling more.
  • Workout twice a week. I definitely don’t have time to go more then this; my life is so busy! But, I do want to find time to go at least twice a week. I’ve gained 6 pounds since school started and I really want to work again at going towards my 175 pound goal (currently at 194).
  • Eat healthier. I feel like this is on my goals every single month, but it’s something I really need to work on. I don’t want to start calorie restrictions, but I think I might have to at least as a starting point. It doesn’t help that my apartment is currently stalked up with cake (it was my friends birthday) and candy and I really need to work on avoiding most of those.
  • Work on photography. I really want to spend some of my “me time” taking some pictures. I really want to improve my photography, and I want to take some pictures that aren’t for my class.
  • Blog twice a week. I’ve fallen extremely behind on blogging, as I’ve barely had time to exist. But I really want to work on posting more and spending more time on my blog posts, especially since it’s my favorite time of the year.
  • Spend more time outside. I haven’t had a lot of outdoor time in the past two months and I’d really like to start going for nightly walks or even rollerblading while I can before it snows. I have a park that’s located nearby and I’ve always wanted to walk through it so maybe I’ll visit there first.

That’s about it for all of my October goals. I really want to focus on my mental and physical health this month and I’m hoping that after this month, I’m feeling a lot better about myself and my life. What are some of your goals for October? xx


21 thoughts on “October Goals 2016

  1. My Little Box of Tricks says:

    I love reading goal posts. I’ve also gotten very behind on my homework and blog schedules and am trying to slowly (but surely?) dig myself out of the whole I’ve dug. What has worked for me so far has been to make progress every day, even if it’s a little progress. All progress is good progress 🙂

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  2. Chel says:

    Ooo… photography with me time! Perfect!

    Good luck with your goals for this month. October is the best month out of the year where you can just enjoy the view. So many different colours, bonfires, and loads of coffee. Perfect!!

    Also check out if there are any lens you can rent. Could be a blast trying a new wide angle lens on a DLSR. What type of camera do you have?

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  3. beautynerdbynight says:

    This is such a good idea! I’m also eating healthier this month – I’ve said it every month like you, but this month I really am sticking to it! Haha. I hope you hit all your goals by the end of October! Good luck! 🙂

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  4. theclutterboxblog says:

    a recent purchase of 20 horror movies! I hope you do a post about your favorites!! I have never really watched or done halloween, and fall was never really a thing were I was. So I am sooo loving it here in Wisconsin. So I’d love to see what you do!!

    I am so sorry to hear about your breakup. I hope you can find a good way to deal with things and get all your goals accomplished! You have some lofty goals for the month and it’s really focusing on self-care. That’s super important and I hope you get that. Los of hugs!

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  5. Kellie G says:

    These are some fab goals!! I completely understand feeling like you don’t have time to exist let alone blog! That’s something I’ve been struggling with a lot lately as well.

    I’m sorry to hear about your breakup. Sending you positive vibes!

    Goodluck on all of your goals for the month of October!


  6. reinventingjess says:

    Great list of goals! I think scheduling me time is so important (of course, I never seem to get around to my scheduled me time, but I try, lol).

    I remember being in college and slipping into the same habit of putting off homework till the day of – that made things so much more stressful!


  7. dreadedbeautii says:

    Having time to just be alone with your thoughts is an extremely theraputic thing to do. Especially if you’ve just been through something as heartbreaking as a difficult breakup. I hope you’ve been able to find the time to just be with yourself this past month. Even if it’s just for a few mins a day, it really can help work through some pent up emotions.

    I’ve also had a hard time keeping up with blogging the past couple months. it can be hard, but I believe that it can be a rewarding and very fulfilling process. Hope that the coming month (November) is smooth sailing, full of excitement and self-love.



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