Or type it. Whichever! Generally, just put the idea out there & you're much more likely to actually try to do it. I've also seen a couple of other peoples goals floating about lately & I quite like seeing what people will be putting more effort into doing. I'm nosey like that.
1. Stop nibbling. May WILL be the month I finally grow my nails. It will. In fact, I've already kind of started. I have white tips, people! White tips! For someone that has chewed their nails since they were very young; it's kind of a big deal to have them longer than little stubs. I wrote this post last year, and although I did grow my nails - it didn't last very long. A stressful few months meant all nails came straight off, but I've had enough at looking at my weird, ugly stumps now. So I'm getting out the cuticle remover & nail file (my tactic for coping when I really want to nibble - file like a mad woman). Plus, I really want to experiment with some pretty Summer nail varnishes this year, so this little bit of sunshine is more than enough incentive!
2. Get creative. I picked up a Wreck This Journal a little while ago, and un-surprisingly to myself, I haven't touched it yet. I think my excuse for
a lot far too many things in life, is that I 'just don't have the time,' when in reality I just haven't made the time. Being creative, in any way shape or form, is very important to me & I really want to get back into the swing of things, make some pretty art or even just blog more. It makes me feel happy & can be super relaxing, so I want to start allowing myself that time - guilt free - to get creating.
3. Learn French. Okay, so obviously I don't intend on learning an entire language in a month, but I have been absolutely fascinated by the French language this past week - I blame 'Spiral' entirely (if you have Netflix & like crime thrillers, I highly recommend this. I haven't watched anything else since I started!) As a language nerd, I get a real joy from learning new languages, however I've never been particularly fussed for learning French, so I'm keen to just run with this new interest & see where it leads me! I've got my Coffee Break podcast (they're free and only fifteen minutes long each) & I may pick up some basic books to help me along. I imagine I will sound a lot like Joey for this month. 'Je de floop flee!'
4. Worry less. On the first day of this month, we took our little muffin (aka pet rat, Skye) to the vets for tumour removal. The whole process has been such a test of my patience, stress levels & trying to calm others down, while remaining calm myself. Thankfully, she is doing very well (probably better than we are!) even after pulling out her stitches to reveal quite a deep wound! So for the next few weeks I'm going to focus more on not letting things out of my control get to me. Worrying gets you nowhere but more upset, so I'm going to reach for a book (currently reading 'Half Bad' - ironically kind of like half Harry Potter, half Hunger Games, if you're into that kinda thing!), a sketchpad or maybe even Coffee Break to take my mind off whatever is bothering me!
Do you like setting goals?
What do you hope to achieve this month?