Hello everyone! I am back. After ten amazing days of vacation the reality has me back. But I have to admit that I was actually looking forward to my “normal daily” life. Still, last night, when I arrived at home, a big sadness came over me…I didn’t want my vacation to be over : ( I am sure you know the feeling. Luckily, today I woke up filled with motivation. It is the first day of a new month. 31 days ahead of us. 31 changes to make it the best.
My Goals for July
At the beginning of June I had felt the urge to write down my goals for the month since I hadn’t been feeling that “great” the weeks before. I want to be honest with you: I had the ideas, typed the text and published it within one day. I didn’t even sleep a night over it, which I usually do with an important decision. Well, guess what? Of course I didn’t accomplish them at all. To be honest, I completely forgot about them. Writing goals down and actually accomplishing them is a totally different story. But as I got taught already in primary school: I tried to learn out of my mistakes. This time I wanted to be a little bit smarter. During my vacation, I wrote everything down in my notebook. There I had time to think about my ideas , make my mind. But after coming home last night and being out of vacation mood, I realized that they had to be adapted to the “real life”. The lesson I learned? Goals are really not a fix thing!
During my days in Italy I had tons if ideas, a lot of thoughts, wishes, dreams and so on. Basically a lot of inspiration. So when I first thought about what I wanted to accomplish within the next 31 days, I wrote down at least 15 things. But let’s not fool ourselves, I would never get them all done. So as my mom always says “Kleine Brötchen backen” (which translates into something like: Baking small buns) I narrowed them down to the following three.
1. Before I went to Italy a very good friend of mine visited me. We’ve met way at the beginning of our studies during a train ride home to our families. I am still so glad that we exchanged our numbers after five hours of non-stop talking in the train (at one point, the woman behind us complained we were too loud, remember? ). Well, she moved to Munich in March and I haven’t seen her ever since. When we met I realized just how much I have missed her. During our talk, she inspired me to get out my One Line A Day journal, that I I showed you guys HERE. And with my goals of June in mind and the 30 Day Happiness from Nikki Sharp, I decided to write down a sentence each day about what I am grateful for that day. With that I want to try to focus on the positive things in life and answer the question: What is it that makes my day great? I already started my grateful journal during the last week. So far, so good!
2. Already last months I included sports in my goals. I know that a hard time of studying is starting and going on for the next months. I KNOW that I need to do sports more often. I need to balance out the hours of sitting and intensive brain-sport. Instead of only focussing on running as in the last month, I left the goal more open to other sports too. For a few days I’ve been craving a yoga session. Maybe I should start with that tonight.
3. As usual during vacation my nutrition changed a lot. I wasn’t eating unhealthy, still lot’s of veggies and fruits were involved, but besides that also a lot of milk products, oil and white flour. My body didn’t like that at all. I had times that I was so tired, I felt as if I could just fall asleep right away. My whole body was knocked out. My digestion was not exactly going a good job either. To sum it up, physically I wasn’t feeling well. In order to change that I want to research nutrition facts, clean eating and a vegan nutrition. Over the last two years I figured out what is good for my body, but I think I need to fresh these memories up a little. I have never been completely vegan and neither a clean eater, but maybe I will try it out. But for now, this month I want to research, try recipes and test ideas out.
I guess this post turned out quite long. I hope you managed to read until the end : )
Care To Share: Are you setting goals? If so, what are your goals for July? Or are you maybe not a fan of it at all?