So, I am FINALLY getting to write this post on what I am planning to do this upcoming month! First of all, can you believe that it’s already September?! It’s craziness.
Personal check-in: I am about to go into my 3rd week of my 2nd year in my grad program (also craziness!). This whole process has really been tough and exhausting to say the least.
Speaking of exhausting… throughout this whole stressful process of juggling grad school, working 4 part-time/ side jobs, keeping the apartment in order, and everything else, I have really come to appreciate the time I get to actually RELAX. This month I have chosen to focus on SELF-CARE! We all need to feel refreshed and rejuvenated to keep working hard, and that is exactly what I have planned to help you with this month. I can’t be more excited! 🙂
Why is self-care important?
If you aren’t taking care of yourself, you WILL hit burnout more quickly. It’s not a matter of “if” you will hit burnout, but it’s a matter of “when.” If you spread yourself out too thin, then you probably won’t be as productive as you know you can be.
SEPTEMBER’S FOCUS: SELF-CARE
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As a part of challenging myself and keeping myself accountable by putting it all out here on the internet, I wanted to start of this month with a set of goals to work towards! Here’s what I came up with:
- Do a meditation, relaxation, or breathing exercise at least once a day
- Re-connect with friends from home once a week
- Finish decorating sitting area in apartment
- Clean out old papers in office
Blog/Social Media Goals
- Write 4 blog posts
- Gain a Twitter following (start account)
- 75 Instagram followers
- 200 Pinterest followers
- Set up an email subscriber list
Given this is my first blog and my first goal-setting post, I don’t have much to base this off of, but we’ll see how this goes! 🙂
What goals have you set for yourself this month???