Monthly Challenges Personal Development

My Goals for February 2020

At the start of 2020, I decided to set myself specific goals to work towards (and ideally complete) each month. You can read all about my January goals in this post: My Goals for January 2020. I managed to complete nearly all of my January goals, and I am proud of the progress I made. You can read all about how I did in this post: January Goals Round-Up.

A new month means new goals!

I have set myself A LOT of goals for February. This is partly because I had a lot of ideas, and is partly an experiment in itself. I don’t intend to push myself too hard or allow myself to get stressed over completing all these goals. I am just curious to see how many of them I manage to complete. This will help me to get a better idea of how many goals to set in future months.

My February Goals

Exercise

Yoga with Adriene is a great yoga channel on YouTube that I have been following recently. In January I followed along with 1 video each day and I intend to carry this on throughout February.

  • Go for 2 runs

I set myself the goal to go for 1 run in January and I succeeded in this. Therefore I am building on this goal by aiming to go for 2 runs in February.

Woman running
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Reading

  • Read 3 books

Last month, I challenged myself to read 3 books, and I set specific books for the first 2. This month my goal is to read another 3, but I haven’t set specific books – I can decide as I go along.

Blog

Last month, I simply set myself the goal of working for 62 hours in total on my blog, rather than setting specific tasks. I didn’t manage to reach 62 hours, so I am trying a different strategy this month.

  • Update all my old blog posts for SEO

When I first started my blog, I had no idea about SEO. Therefore, my early posts are not optimised for SEO. With the help of the Yoast plug-in, I plan to update my old blog posts to improve them for SEO.

  • Secure 1 collaboration of any kind

I want to collaborate more this year with brands and other bloggers. Therefore I have set myself the goal to secure one collaboration of any kind in February. This could be working with a brand, a book or product review, collaborating with another blogger, writing a guest post, or any other kind of collaboration. It doesn’t have to be completed in February, just secured.

Talking of collaborations, if you are a blogger or brand who would like to collaborate with me, please get in touch!

  • Have 6 blog posts scheduled in March onwards

It is only recently that I have started sticking to a blogging schedule. Before, I would just post randomly, and I never scheduled posts in advance. Over the last few weeks, I have scheduled a few posts for later in February. By the end of February, I hope to have at least 6 posts scheduled for March and beyond.

Social

  • Attend 5 social events

This is the same goal that I set in January. I managed to attend 7 social events in January and I already have a few planned for February so I am optimistic that I can complete this goal again this month.

Friends socialising
Photo by Priscilla Du Preez on Unsplash

Moving out

  • Use up 3 items from my β€˜use up pile’ each day

Since last June I have been using up things that need using up, in order to clear things out and make space. I intend to carry on using 3 things from my ‘use up pile’ each day in February.

Related post: Using Things Up in June

  • Take bags of items to charity shops

In January, I set myself the goal to compile a bag of items to take to an ordinary charity shop, and another bag to take to a ‘books and music’ charity shop. I succeeded in this, so my goal for this month is to actually take these bags to charity shops.

  • Make 1 Freecycle listing

Last month, one of my goals was to make a list of items I could give away on Freecycle. This month, I intend to actually list one of these items (or groups of items) on Freecycle.

  • Dust every area of my room

Cleaning my room will make me feel more prepared to move out. Therefore I intend to dust my whole room this month.

Manifestation

  • Look at (and update if desired) my vision board every other day.

In January, I made a vision board on Pinterest. One of my goals was to look at (and update) it daily, and I managed this, but I felt I didn’t need to look at it every day in order for it to be effective. Therefore in February, I intend to look at my vision board every other day.

  • Make a ‘vision playlist’

I had an idea of making a ‘vision playlist’. This would be similar to a vision board but made up of songs instead of images. I would only include songs that have lyrics that I want to see manifested in my life. These could include generally positive songs, as well as songs about more specific things I want to manifest.

  • Spend a total of 2 hours looking up houses for sale

By looking at houses for sale, I hope to accelerate the process of manifesting moving into my own house. Last month, I set myself the goal of spending 5 hours in total looking up houses. I only managed 2.5 hours and I got a bit bored of looking at houses after a while. Although I still want to carry on looking at houses this month, I decided to scale it back and only spend 2 hours in total.

In my gratitude journal, I write down things I am grateful for, as well as things I am proud of and things I have learned. I did this every day in January and found it really beneficial, so I intend to carry on writing in my gratitude journal every day in February.

Related post: Grateful, Proud and Always Learning

Gratitude journal
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Sleep

Lately, I have tended to stay up very late and find it difficult to get up before 8.30 in the morning. Therefore I have decided to set myself the following goals to get my sleep routine back on track:

  • Be in bed with the lights out by 12 at the latest each night
  • Get out of bed by 8 at the latest each morning

This will ensure that I get plenty of sleep but also start pushing my bedtime and wake time a bit earlier. I like the idea of getting up really early in the morning so this is a step in the right direction.

Related post: December 2018 Challenge – Improving my Sleep Pattern

Appearance

  • Sort my hair products into those suitable for the Curly Girl Method and those that are not.

I have been thinking about trying the ‘Curly Girl Method’ to see if it would work for my hair. I have wavy hair that I tend to straighten most days because it looks messy otherwise. All the straightening might be damaging my hair so I am curious to try something different. The Curly Girl Method involves looking after your hair in a different way, for example using certain products and tools, to allow hair to form beautiful, healthy curls rather than going frizzy.

I already own quite a few hair products and I don’t like to waste things. Therefore I want to sort them out and use up the ones that are not suitable for the Curly Girl Method first, before starting out on the method.

Learning

  • Read issues 1-4 of the Permaculture Times

I am really interested in Permaculture and I have recently been receiving a free e-magazine in my inbox called the Permaculture Times. I haven’t got around to reading it, so this month I want to read issues 1-4.

Diet

  • Maximum of 20 ‘sweet treats’ during the month

Having received a lot of chocolate for Christmas, and having several birthdays in my family in January, I have recently been eating quite a lot of cake, chocolate and desserts. I want to cut down on the amount of sugar I am consuming, therefore I have set myself a limit of 20 ‘sweet treats’ in February. This number allows me the flexibility to enjoy the occasional treat but without eating something sweet after literally every meal which is what I have been doing recently!

If I succeed with this, I might cut the number down further in March.

Related post: Sugar-Free Challenge – March 2017

  • Make 10 Buddha bowls

Recently I have been enjoying making ‘Buddha bowls’ for lunch, which I define as a bowl of salad-type foods all mixed together. I love the versatility of Buddha bowls because there are so many different combinations of flavours that can be created, by simply putting together whatever you have in the fridge! They are a tasty way to enjoy healthy foods, and also a great way to use things up. Therefore I intend to make at least 10 Buddha bowls this month.

Buddha bowl
Photo by Nadine Primeau on Unsplash

Miscellaneous

  • Watch all 8 Harry Potter films

I just finished reading the Harry Potter series, and now I want to watch all the films too!

Have you set yourself any goals this February?

If so, I would love to hear what they are. Have you been super-ambitious and set a lot of goals as I have? Or do you just have one or two goals for the month? Let me know in the comments! I hope you enjoyed reading about my February goals, and that they may have given you some inspiration if you needed it.

I will report back at the end of February to let you know how I got on with my goals. Have a great February!

My Goals for February 2020

2 Comments

  1. These are all great goals. I love how you break them all down so they don’t get overwhelming. Good luck meeting your goals this month!

    1. Sophie Harriet says:

      Thank you! x

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