July Goals

in , by Kristen Woolsey, 6:00 AM
I'm kicking off this first Monday in July with some organization and goal setting! I've seen this strategy work for so many other people, so I thought I'd try it myself. My new planner has 12 empty boxes that perfectly lend themselves to goal making. I'm going to keep it uncomplicated and low pressure with setting 5 achievable goals for the month.

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Here's what I'm planning for July!
Choose a new Bible reading schedule and start it.
I truly believe reading the Bible everyday is the key to everything. While I have been steadfast with some sort of reading or studying each day, I haven't nailed down an organized way to do it. That's not to say I've been haphazard, but I would really like to have a more systematic schedule. In July, I want to pick a new schedule and start it. 

Run 25 miles this month.
I'm not sure if I've mentioned it here yet, but I planning on running a 12k in October! That the longest distance I will ever have done, so I've started training already. I'm using the couch to 10k app for now, even though I'm not technically starting from the couch level. I just love the app and it keeps me on track. (Maybe you can tell I need a system for everything...) My schedule has me running at least 6 miles a week, so I threw in an extra mile for bonus points. I'm working on going faster while I have these short runs. 

Sell bag of gently used clothing.
I cleaned out my closet as part of my 2018 challenge about 2 months ago. I have a big ole trash bag full of clothes (some with tags still on!) that I need to do something with. There is a great consignment shop in Gainesville, called Sandy's, that I was planning on taking it to. Well, in two months I haven't made the trip over. So I figure I need to list these things on Ebay or Poshmark. I love selling clothes that way, but it is a lot of work up front!

Start recording my gratitude list. 
I mentioned in the post about my new planner that I've created a page each month that I can write down something I'm grateful for or a highlight of the day. It started yesterday! I'd really like to make this a daily ritual and get into the habit of writing something down before I go to bed. I think this will be a really cool way to document the year!

Call Mindy.
This is almost sad that I have to write this as a goal! Mindy is my long time bff! We are just about exactly the same age, and we have so much in common. She is one of those lifelong friends that it doesn't matter how often you talk, but you just pick right back up with. She lives in North Dakota right now with her husband and I hardly get to see her. We try to call each other fairly often, but it's been awhile! She is so busy, and so am I. I love that we both understand that too. I've got to block out like 2 hours so that we can catch up!! 

I hope everyone has a productive July! I will update you on my progress when I share my goals for August. Leave a comment below with some of your monthly aspirations! Do you tend to set little goals or are you more of a go big or go home person?

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