August Goals: I’m Coming For You August

May-July goals were a complete bust with the lock down, social distancing, and masks. So I’m not even going to try and report those, as there wouldn’t be hardly any thing there to write.

With a little more lenience I can deal with wearing the mask (I got really cute ones from Ken and I love them, you can even get a filter! I picked up this one and this one, so cute!

I’d like to do a little more traveling around local or near to local places but the friend and I are spontaneous so I have no idea when or where we are going. We have had a few adventures like trail rides & rock crawling plus a grueling hiking trip to Catawba Falls waterfall.

August goals

Miles: To hold myself accountable I want to track at least 10 miles (it’s in the triple digits here and all I’ve got is my neighborhood since the gyms aren’t open. I’m hoping to break that 10 mile mark though

August goals

Books: I hope to read at least one book this month. With all this free time you’d think I’d use it more wisely – I’ve watched a lot of I.D Network & Dr. Phil. I’ve got about 2 books I want to knock out by at least October.

Yoga: I’ve done a little but not as much as I should. I want to practice everyday and it’s not like it’s hard. I’ve just fallen out of practice, maybe explains why I’ve been so moody lately 🤔

Self care: I did get a manicure and a pedicure 2 weeks ago with my best friends whom we haven’t seen in months. With this pandemic it’s been hard to get out to do anything plus the salons were closed. I haven’t even taken a bath with a bubble bar in a few weeks, I’m running low on bubble bars but don’t want to hit up the mall and be around a bunch of people.

Mental health: This is one that’s really taken a hit! My bipolar triggers are through the rough so I have rough days instead of one or two days. Some days I’m so anxious I feel like I’m crawling out of my own skin while other days I’m so depressed I can barely get out of bed (would explain the lack of blog posts).

August goals

Social media/blog: I really would like to build my following, I’d love to make money from this blog one day. After I get back into the swing of things I’m going to offer sponsors for $5 a month, I’d love to have you! More info on that as it gets closer.

There you have it, my goals I’ll be setting out to accomplish given in this pandemic no one really knows.

I just want to get your perspective as a reader on a few things though:

  1. How’ve you been during this entire thing?
  2. What are the blogging secrets you use?
  3. What would you like to see on Balanced Mochas?

11 thoughts on “August Goals: I’m Coming For You August

  1. I love this!! I want to start doing this. During Covid, I’ve been doing okay. I just keep in mind there will be an end, even if we can’t see it yet!

  2. these are awesome goals! I have been trying to take better care of myself as well and keeping sane during this whole thing. Writing out my thoughts has helped me a lot to navigate through it all. – Josie xxx

  3. Covid definitely brought my 2020 plans to a screeching halt. I’m looking forward to getting back on track and achieving some personal goals I’ve set for myself! I’m also new to blogging and looking to grow my following so we have that in common. Look out for a IG follow from Chatz With Me 🙂 Wishing you all the best in completing your August goals!

  4. Those are worthy goals and I like how you break them down.
    – During this entire thing, I’ve been unbelievably lazy, which is sad because I’ve also had plenty of time to do a number of things. But I spend the time writing on a number of platforms. I think that has been good.
    – To keep up with blogging, I hold myself to at least having a blog post up every week. Usually I want to post something on Sundays.
    – I think book reviews help keep one committed to a reading goal. Might help!
    Enjoyed reading this.

  5. These are really great goals! I’ve been in a rut recently, but I’m trying my best to get into a productive routine once again. That’s my top goal.

  6. I love that you share your goals here. If you would like to brainstorm about how you can make money online, let me know. I’d be happy to.

  7. Love these goals! I fee it’s important to keep realistic goals, especially during the times we’re currently living through! And making self-care a priority is so important!

  8. Great goals, I know you can do it! My biggest blogging “secret” (if you can call it that) is consistently posting beneficial content for my audience! Happy August to you! 🙂

  9. These are great goals! I hope you are able to achieve all that you would like to in August. And remember self care doesn’t just have to be from getting your nails done, it can come from taking a nap, going for a walk, and drinking a glass of water.

    Don’t beat yourself up if you miss a day or two with your goals/routines. These are challenging times for everyone. I like to think of a big goal, and then from there, think of small achievable goals.

    Perhaps you can set aside 15 minutes to do yoga in the morning, and then end the day with 15 of reading to help you reach your goals. Or whatever else works for you.

    I did find this recipe online for bath bombs, I think that’s what a bath bar is, not sure. They’re placed in the bath tubs, and they’re filled with essential oils, and make a bath so much more fun. I found this recipe online, https://wellnessmama.com/8350/bath-bombs/

    To answer your questions;
    1. I have been doing okay during the whole pandemic, although I do have a few days where I get all anxious about going out like to the grocery stores. I have stopped going to nonessential places, such as the malls. I find going on a bus kind of scary. I faced my fears by seeing my dentist, via bus. I was quite proud of myself.

    2. I try to post frequently, and I try to connect with everyone by commenting on people’s blogs.

    3. I’m not sure if that is your drawing, but regardless, it’s really well done, so I would like to see more drawings. I love seeing what everyone is reading, so maybe posting what you are reading, would be fun. Who doesn’t love books?!

    I hope this helps. Hope you are doing well. 🙂

  10. Good luck with your goals for this month. I hope you return to your mat today, even for a short practice. It really does make a big difference. I found that it clears my head and lifts my spirits. Cheering for you in taking better care of yourself!

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