I can’t believe we’re here already Summer is passing so quickly. I hope you’re all enjoying the lovely weather? I’m always excited to see August arrive as it heralds the start of another football season, one of my biggest passions in life! My life is now scheduled around the fixtures of my beloved club, Manchester City. I set goals every month and usually over commit. I aim to keep them simple this month
I have this on my goals every month and choose an area. The house was clutter free when we moved in 2 ½ years ago. However it is building up again. We are lucky enough to have inherited floor to ceiling fitted wardrobes in the main and 2nd bedroom. One wardrobe in the 2nd bedroom is floor to ceiling shelves and I filled it with baskets and have them all filled. Lots of them are filled with sample toiletries. Plus a huge box with props that I use for photos for competition entries. Entering competitions is my main hobby after football and I may discuss this more in another post. This is the area I am going to work on and tidy. Here is my before photo. Hopefully next month I can give you an update with the task completed. My goal is to have swapped from small baskets into bigger ones and macro sort. If you want hints on tips on decluttering take a look at one of my favourite YouTubers, Clutterbug who I follow and love
I need to complete my HMRC self assessment for the tax year 2017/2018. I’m good at keeping track of my incoming money but rubbish at my expenses. My desk is littered with receipts. My goal is to sort through them into envelopes, 1 for each month of the tax year in preparation for completing my self assessment in September.
Fitness and weight loss
Another goal that is constant. I do however mean to step this up in August in preparation for our first cruise holiday in September. I find it so difficult to lose weight in the menopause, especially the bit around my middle. See my earlier post about this. I got back into the gym mid July and am hoping to really up my game in August. My goal is to lose 1 stone by the time of the cruise. That is a huge ask for me but I’m going to move more and eat less.
I used to really enjoy cooking and when I retired I though I would have 1 day a week as a baking day. Hey! what happened to that? I find I do less than before. I do cook 5 days out of 7, the other 2 we either eat out or have a takeaway. This month my goal is to try 1 new meal each week. Ìn keeping with my above goal the new meal will be a healthy one probably a slimming world recipe from a Pinch of Nom an excellent resource of recipes.
I think these are enough for this month. If I set too many I fail.
What about you- what are your goals for August. I love hearing what others do , they really motivate me and provide me with inspiration. Let me know yours and what you find are the things that derail your good intentions, or maybe you don’t get derailed. If you always achieve I would love to know how you stay focused.
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