That’s right! I am going to attempt Blogtober! I won’t be posting a new article every day, but I will do my best to release as many posts as I can this month. Today’s topic: my goals for the month.
1. Stay positive about the weather (brrr)
I have already mentioned that I’m not a fan of autumn and that I tend to dread the cold and the rain more than anything else. However, I do have a daily 45-minute cycling commute to university so I’m just going to have to deal with it. And be happy about it. If I can.
2. Take care of myself, mental health wise
My anxiety has been rearing its ugly head due to a bunch of reasons; procrastinating from studying, exams coming up, starting a new job, etc. I was gifted a month of free access to Headspace, a great meditation app, so I’m going to give it a go and try to stick to it every day and see what changes I can feel. I have meditated before, but not very diligently; it’s really hard and it takes work. So I’m excited to see what obstacles I will be facing in this challenge.
3. Do some uni work everyday
Even a little bit. I am one of those anxious, silly students that leaves everything to the last minute because my nerves keep me from concentrating on more than two sentences in a row. But I really, really need to force myself to get my work and my reading done, even if it is only a few pages a day. That’ll be much less stressful than what I have been doing so far.
4. Have fun
Duh! I don’t live in Amsterdam for nothing, right? I know it might seem weird to include having fun on my October goals list, but for someone that gets overwhelmed easily, spontaneous outings, evenings out and even socializing at home can feel like way too much. But I’m going to make an effort to take the time and head space for a little bit of fun stuff. Yes.
What are some of your goals for this month?