Friday, April 3, 2015

Monthly Goals- April 2015

      I did a weekly goal post last week, and I thought I would like to turn the goal setting posts to once a month. So, I will be posting monthly goals in a beginning of each month. I will review the goals I have set last time, and see how much I have accomplished. Then, I will set up new goals for the month. I got the idea from The Nectar Collective. They have blog linkup every week for people to share their wishes and goals. And, I think it is a great way to motivate and inspire each other.

      Here are the goals I set last week:
  1. Do at least 3 TOEFL Practice Online: I have been working really hard for my TOEFL test lately. And, I did plenty of TPO last week. I think I did well on this one! 
  2. Wake up at 8 am everyday: I successfully go to bed earlier and wake up earlier with the help of an app "Sleep with Android". I think I'll have to charge the app after the 14-day trial. But, I am loving this app so far.
  3. Exercise at least 3 times a week: Well, to be honest, I didn't do any exercise this week! Too bad. I think I still need to work on this one.

      For this month's goals:
  1. Read 3 books: I have always love to read. But, sometimes life can be too busy for a good book. Luckily I have Audible and Kindle apps to make it more convenient. To make this goal more helpful, I want the 3 books in different categories. So, I get to read some new stuffs. 
  2. Have a better diet for type O: I have heard a theory about how different blood type needs different diet. And, I think the theory really applies to me. For a blood type O, I should avoid milk, bread, cookies, and cakes. And, eat more red meat, but also eat some veggies for balance.
  3. Make a design project every week: Since I am learning graphic design now, I need to take some hard works. I will practice more on my designing skills, and make at least one project every week.

      Want to join the linkup? Click on the link below and see what others are doing. And, feel free to share your goal setting posts with me in the comments!

The Nectar Collective

      I also want to share a helpful goal setting app with you:
      I love to keep things in my Evernote. I have a lot of notebooks for different purposes in there. I also use this to plan my day. Every night, before I go to bed, I would write down checklist for things to do tomorrow. The checklist helps me to keep track of things, and really get my life more organized.

What method do you use to organize your life?

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  1. Hi Vanessa, what a lovely blog you have! Coming from The Nectar Collective. :) I agree with you, I think I'm going to turn the weekly goals to monthly posts too, 'cause it is kind of too much for me at the moment. And I'm with you about exercising 3 times a week, that's actually have been my goal for over three years now. I'm looking forward to pushing myself harder this month, cuz I have fallen behind due to illness and stuff. Wow that's pretty interesting about your type of blood. It must be really challenging leaving behind all the yummy stuff. I'm a cake lover by the way ;) About the milk, you can actually substitute it with almond or soy, almond is my favorite. I love getting mine from Trader Joe's. Have a lovely weekend!

  2. monthly goals are a great idea! i need to work on getting through one book on month haha

  3. Hi Linda, Evernote is very useful, but I think there are still many tools I am missing. How do you use it for work? Write notes or make plans? I would love to know!

  4. Hi Carmen, I love soy milk and almond milk too! What I miss most is the bread haha. Exercising is always on my goal list, hope to really get it as a habit. How is your illness? Are you feeling better? I believe mild exercise can help improve.

  5. Have you tried Audible and Kindle? Audio books really saves reading time, and Ebooks makes every book portable. Those are really convenient tools!

  6. Mainly to write notes and share them with people working on the same project for brainstorming.

  7. Hi Vanessa! I found your blog through Mads at I'm Looking at Me and your Lobster Award nomination! I love that you have monthly goals--they're so important and really help you stay accountable. And I just checked out The Nectar Collective! Love it--thanks for sharing!


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