MY SEPTEMBER GOALS

 

August has felt like a weirdly long month, and when I looked back on my goals it kind of felt like a different person writing them! Maybe I’ve just learned a lot about myself this month, so let’s check in..

AUGUST RECAP

Publish wedding posts. I for sure definitely didn’t do this one, but that’s because our photos don’t actually arrive until a few days time, but I’m planning on getting them all out before September ends! I did post a sneak peek of our wedding though, so maybe that’s half a goal?

Relish time at home. I absolutely made the most of a quiet(ish) month at home, and I loved every moment! Lots of reading, meditating, Crash bandicoot playing and baking, it was so lovely and very much needed. For some reason I also feel like I did a LOT of cleaning this month! I just can’t stand a messy house…anyone else?

Be more experimental with food. August was a month where I definitely tried lots of different foods. I had my Grandad’s homemade beetroot, different Indian dishes and whipped up a few smoothies thanks to my amazing £20 bargain of a juicer. Hopefully this will continue as I definitely get in a bit of a funk with food.

 

SEPTEMBER GOALS

Don’t be as hard on myself. Something I think we’re all pretty good at right? This month I really want to watch how I talk to myself, and be as kind and loving as possible as I would to a friend or family member. I find it so bizzare how mean and unforgiving we can be to ourselves, when we can be openly compassionate for others. I want to use more positive affirmations in getting my self-talk a lot more positive than it is currently. I’ll keep you updated!

Keep up running. This month I started ‘Couch to 5k’ with the family and honestly, I’ve loved it. It feels totally achievable, and an actual fun way to run instead of just hopping on a treadmill and trying to look at the timer for 30 minutes. I think the stopping/starting method has really upped my stamina, and it means we spend time together as a family AND get some well-needed fresh air at the same time. We are currently on week 3 so hopefully September will involve more running for us!

Spend more time on my blog. I feel like I’ve really neglected the blog recently, but thanks to my post about bringing my blog back to basics, I’m ready to spend more time than ever on this little website, and get to a place where I feel happy and content with it. I want to write more posts, look at my layout and fix any niggles, and have a brainstorm about future ideas too.

 

Do you have any goals for September?

 

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  • Goodluck with your September goals!

    Candice | Natalya Amour

    • NatalieLeanne

      Thank you!

  • I don’t really like bucket lists but I have so many amazing Autumn outfits that need to be photographed for my blog. So, photographing all of them can be my September goal 😀

    Teresa x | outlandishblog.com

    • NatalieLeanne

      ooh that sounds a great goal to me!

  • Amy Eade

    I absolutely love couch to 5k and it’s definitely one of my September goals to get back into doing it! Can’t wait to see all your wedding photos!
    Amy xx
    callmeamy.co.uk

    • NatalieLeanne

      I’m actually surprised just how much I’m enjoying it because I find running so hard usually!!

  • Couch to 5k is how I first got in to running and then I’ve just carried on since then – it’s a great tool! x

    • NatalieLeanne

      It’s so good! I’m surprised how much I’m enjoying it x

  • Rebecca | beautylifebecca

    Not being so hard on myself and blogging more are some of my goals for september too. Another goal of mine is to go out driving on my own more. I always rely on having someone in the car with me but I need fo build some confidence going out alone.

    http://www.beautylifebecca.co.uk

    • NatalieLeanne

      I can definitely relate! Sometimes I pop a podcast on which helps as it feels like you’ve got other people in the car with you xx

  • I really need to start doing some exercise. I downloaded the Coach to 5k running plan a few weeks ago, but it’s still on my phone unopened! I certainly need to kick myself up the bum and work on some goals this month! xx

    Lynsey || One More Slice

    • NatalieLeanne

      It’s so good, and really achieveable too! I think you’d like it 🙂 let me know how you get on!

  • We’ve also been loving the home grown beetroot this month! Definitely need to take a leaf out of your book with running… looking at the clock always demotivates me!

    Emma xx

    http://www.limeafterlime.com

    • NatalieLeanne

      It’s so tasty, but Dan finds it disgusting that I eat it by itself on a plate!

  • My main September goal is to put more money into my savings account!!

    http://www.ellacharlottejones.co.uk

    • NatalieLeanne

      I’m there with ya girl!

  • Love your goal to not be so hard on yourself…so important!

    • NatalieLeanne

      definitely! Something I’m determined to work on this month 🙂

  • Regine Karpel
  • Oh I have just completed the couch to 5K app to start my marathon training, I think its so good!!
    http://www.fivethingsaboutchloe.co.uk

    • NatalieLeanne

      Wow, congratulations! I’m just about to start week 4 🙂

  • Well done with couch to 5K so far! I am so rubbish at exercise it is embarrassing! I also love a clean home and can’t stand mess, it makes me so unproductive!