It is safe to say that summer has now passed in Sweden and the only chance of 20 degrees or more is if you travel to a warmer country. I am a person who loves summer, sun and warm days so i am saddened that once again summer has passed far too quickly and i am left questioning what i have done these past few months. But my answer to that is work… all summer i have worked, but that is part of adult life and i am not complaining. I did enjoy my work and learnt alot as well as it is always nice to feel independent and know that you have earned your own money! But hopefully next year i get to travel somewhere during the summer or atleast do more than just work!
So now that it is autumn, school has begun again it is time to set some more goals for the month as well as for the remaining 4 months of the year. I like having goals as they give me a sort of direction and make me work towards the things i want. I usually have both short term and long term goals such as weekly goals, monthly goals and yearly goals and then of course there are the “in the future i hope to….” achieve type of goals.
My weekly and monthly goals all go together into my rest of the year goals so i will share them here below!
Focus on life and living. During summer it is easy to spend alot of time on social media but now when i have other things to focus on as well as more time to meet friends that is where my focus will be. Focusing on my real life friends, but also making sure to keep in contact with my online friends aswell. Social media isn’t a bad thing, i love it and don’t feel negatively affected by it, but i do know i spend too much time online so limiting that time will be a good thing. But also, when i am with friends, family etc then focus on the person/people and put my phone away. I have the terrible habit of answering messages or checking my phone too often when i am around with people, but it is a very rude and inconsiderate habit which i plant o do less of.
Fix my blog and try to write a few blog posts a week. Unlike my previous blog where i tried to do 2-3 posts a day, i am just happy if i can write a few posts a week. As this isn’t a personal or diary type of blog it is not so easy to write daily posts as i need to think of ideas, and then when it comes to nutrition posts it can take me 1,5-2 hours to write a post as it requires all the sources and such. But i want to find a balance of different types of posts and make time to post. Maybe i will do a weekly thing instead such as
Tuesday: nutrition post
Wednesday: What i eat in a day
Thursday: Vegan post such as vegan products or food or things you can do to make a difference.
Friday, Maybe one product you didn’t think was vegan that actually is, and one product you would think is vegan but actually isnt etc
Saturday, Sunday…… some type of post, haha. Hit me with ideas! Maybe another recipe post or a meal prep post or maybe i can write a specific nutritional/food idea post and maybe one day about exercise or my exercise or something like that!
Less caffeine: So far this goal is going very well, mostly because coffee has been giving me stomach pain and i havent felt like paying for an energy drink everyday. So i’ve been having 1, Max 2 cups of coffee per day and compared to my 4+cups ive had in the past this is a good amount. Not that coffee is necessarily bad, but it is never good to be addicted and feel like i can’t function without it!
Running: During summer i didn’t run as much as i had wanted or planned, but when you have 8-10 hour work shifts where you are moving/standing for95% of that time the last thing you want to do is go running after your work shift. So instead it was just focus on strength training, but now when i spend most of my days sitting and studying/relaxing i have more energy to begin running again, so will be doing a mix of intervals and steady state! After just a week of getting back into the habit of running i can feel a difference and i love it!
Regular sleep routine: Going to sleep at a decent time and waking up at a decent time is something i need to work on. My sleep routine is completely off at the moment, though i blame it on anxiety, so i havent been falling asleep until 1 or 2am and then waking up at 8 or 9am which is very unlike me (who in the past usually woke up at 6am without an alarm!). So now it is time to try to get into the habit of falling asleep around 11 or atleast at the latest 12 and getting up at 6 or 7am!
Focus on studying – but don’t let it take over my life. I am good at studying, i don’t have a problem with sitting down and spending several hours getting all my work and assignments done. The problem i have is ONLY doing that and feeling like i amn’t doing enough. I’ve almost finished 2 assignments which aren’t even due until the end of next week, of course this is only a positive thing and i havent neglected other things in my life by focusing on those asssingments, but it is easy for me to begin on assignments that aren’t even due until a months time and then stressing and feeling like i amn’t doing enough and not meeting friends or relaxing just because i want to work on the assignment when i have enough time to do it all. So more balance even if school work will always be my first priority! It is important to live life and make time for people as well!
Less fake meat – more beans & lentils. I love beans and lentils and whole grains, but i have gotten into the expensive habit of eating far too much fake meat. This isn’t a bad thing health wise, but money wise it is not a good thing. So now i want to start making more soups, veggie burgers falafels, roast beans etc and buy in season vegetables again, because lets be honest… watermelon, blueberries, strawberries and bananas aren’t the most environmentally friendly fruits to buy in Sweden unless the blueberries and strawberries come from Sweden, which they most of the time don’t if you are buying the cheaper kind.
And other goals include trying to find time to do reading for a drivers liscense and the theories/rules etc Travelling to Stockholm if i have the time. Getting out in nature and not just being at home, school or the gym!
Do you have any goals for the rest of the year?