January, the longest month of the year, is finally coming to a close. The main reason why I like Winter it’s because of Christmas so once January rolls around I’m ready for Spring, please. At the same time, it’s a bit crazy to think that we’re already one month into 2018 though. Anyway, since I didn’t set any goals for January, let’s skip the usual recap and move on to the goals for February.
1. 28-day no-spend challenge.
For one month, I’m committing to not buying anything that isn’t necessary such as food. This comes from not being very good with my finances lately – I totally blame online shopping – and the need to save some money. I believe this will be an interesting challenge to help me stop mindless shopping and make the most of what I already have.
2. Settle into my new job.
After almost four months of unemployment, I started my new job this week – yay! I’m working from home which makes my introvert self very happy but at the same time I know it might get tricky to stay motivated when you don’t have a team around you – any tips on working from home will be appreciated! So this month I want to settle into my job by becoming more familiar and efficient with my tasks, creating a routine, and a more inspiring desk area.
3. Work on the blog photography course.
I believe I mentioned the blog photography course to you at the end of December and since then I haven’t done much to complete it – I’m such a procrastinator! Having said that, I want to work on it this month so that it can go up sometime in March. Again, if you haven’t done it yet, feel free to share anything you would like me to talk about in the course.
4. Start my YouTube channel.
This has been in the making for the last five years and I think I’m finally doing it. I’ve been filming little clips all month so I want to put them together into kind of a monthly vlog. It will be in Portuguese though. For those of you who don’t know, I’m from Portugal so English is not my first language. I thought about making videos in English but while I think I’m OK with writing, I don’t feel so comfortable speaking. And since I’ll probably feel very self-conscious anyway talking to a camera and uploading the video on the Internet, I think it will be better for me to start in Portuguese and not have to worry if I’m pronouncing something right. I hope you don’t mind – maybe I’ll do some videos in English once I get more comfortable.
5. Practice self-care daily.
Because February is the month of love and I don’t have a Valentine, I’m making it the month of self-care. I mentioned here how I’m trying to incorporate self-care into my daily life by scheduling it on my planner. So this month I want to do something just for me every day, even if it’s just for five minutes.