Setting goals are one of the easiest ways to get out of a slump so with that in mind, I've set five things I want to achieve in November.

As I write this, I’ve just put out a tweet to say how lost I’m feeling this week *sad face. I think it’s just one of those weeks where I’m not feeling too well, I’ve got deadlines coming out of my ears and I’m slightly overwhelmed with everything. So, in a bid to try and dig myself out of this funk, I thought I’d put together my November goals – albeit, slightly late on the 4th of the month.

With the shorter days and colder nights, it becomes increasingly difficult (for me) to be able to summon up the motivation to be productive. But I’ve got so much I want to sort out during the next four weeks, setting myself some goals will hopefully give me the kick up the bum I need. So here goes with goal numero uno…

Take December Off The Internet

I made the decision this week that I would use the month of December to come off the internet, recharge and get re-inspired for the new year. But I obviously don’t want 31 days of zero content so I’m going to use November to become as organised as possible and schedule all my content. I’ll be aiming for three posts a week so that’s 12 pieces of content that I need to create this month, on top of my current projects and all the social media sharing I’ll need to pre-plan. It’s a huge job, I know, but I’m already feeling excited about the prospect of having some time away so it’s something I have to do. I love blogging, I love social media, but sometimes a gal just needs a digital detox and to enjoy life in the moment, instead of wondering whether she should be ‘grammin it. And what better time to enjoy living in the moment than Christmas. I can already imagine weekends filled with Elf on repeat and Baileys. Oh, and speaking of Christmas…

Get Christmas Wrapped Up

I’d ideally like to have bought and wrapped all my Christmas presents by the end of this month. If I can go into December knowing I don’t have any of those last minute stresses I’ll be a much nicer person to be around. I’m thinking about getting crafty and making a couple of presents this year and I love the idea of filling stockings for people with little gifts, so that might be an idea. First things, first, I’ll make a list of what I need to buy, what budget I have and, for once, stick to it.

Make a Start on my E-Book

I mentioned in my Birthday Goals post that by the time I turn 34, I want to have written an e-book, with the hope of possibly getting it published in the future. So my plan is to make a list of all the chapters I’d like to write and draft ideas for each one. That way, I can schedule chunks of time into my weekly schedule to sit and write. I think I’m going to work on it for an hour a week – it doesn’t sound long but that’s because I don’t have much more spare time at the moment. Unless I’m wrapped up in bed with some hunk or eating a McDonald’s hungover, I’ve planned for Sunday mornings to be my time to write I think. Plus, by giving myself the goal of just working out the chapters this month, I don’t feel completely overwhelmed with everything else I’ve got going on right now.

Pay Off Another Credit Card

I want to enter the new year relatively debt free (I can’t say completely as I pay monthly for my car), and having already paid off one credit card last month, and an overdraft off yesterday, I’m feeling confident I can do it. It’s almost become second nature to not spend money now and last Saturday I spent ages trying to find the best deal on a curling wand. You could say that wasn’t a necessary spend, but girl, you didn’t see the state of my hair this time last week. Even Harry Potter’s wand couldn’t have fixed that. So, November will be the month I pay off one more credit card, leaving one more to go.

Factor In Self-Care Time

I know I’ve written about this before, but “self-care” is such an important aspect to factor into your week, if not daily. I’ve been pushing myself recently with blogging, and have agreed to more work than I probably should have if I’m honest. It’s meant taking care of myself has taken a back seat and now I’m sat here, in the third week of a cold, with a sinus infection which doesn’t seem to be shifting. So even though I’m setting myself some hardcore work goals (writing double the content), I do want to make sure I take some time to myself to be able to read the mountains of ELLE Decoration which have piled up, see my family more, have the odd pamper session and even just sit on the sofa and watch a film without feeling guilty.


What goals have you got for this month? Is there anything you’d like to work on over the next couple of week? It’s always good to set yourself even just one thing to work towards so let me know below and we can check back at the start of December.

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Setting goals are one of the easiest ways to get out of a slump so with that in mind, I've set five things I want to achieve in November.

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Victoria is the editor and founder of award-winning interior design blog Apartment Number 4. When she’s not scouring Pinterest for the latest in home decor inspiration, she’s out shopping trying to recreate the looks herself.

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