Goals for September 2019

This is going to be just a short post about a new thing I decided to do. I was always fascinated with lists/plans/goals and it gives me joy to create them. For example, one of the most interesting things when preparing for triathlon is creating a training plan and trying to stick to it (although it didn’t work out that well this year). I also enjoy filling in budget of our family and thinking about how much we are going to spend in each category each month (I am doing this for almost a year religiously now).

Naturally, setting annual goals started to seem too little for me. So I decided to create a list of 10 goals for September:

  1. Read a book at least 30 minutes every day. Will get me closer to my goal to ready 15 books this year;
  2. Write at least 4 blog posts. I am aiming to write at least one blog post a week;
  3. Do some exercises at least 4 days a week before lunch at work. I have a goal to be able to do 20 pull-ups and can only do 8 at the moment. Will include other exercises as well. Hopefully, I will convince a colleague to join me (he is already doing pull-ups with me);
  4. Go for a run at least 3 times a week. Good for health and releases endorphins;
  5. Cook at least 15 meals for breakfast/lunch/dinner. Will make my wife’s life easier. Lately, she was doing most of the cooking at home.
  6. Don’t spend more than €30 on sweets/chocolates etc. It’s getting out of control lately. Will help saving some money as well.
  7. Spend less than 30min/day on social media (Facebook/Instagram). I set a time limit on my phone for social media apps (excluding Messenger), so it should be easy.
  8. Spend at least 20 hours learning C# programming. Good for advancing my career and I love learning new things.
  9. Don’t go to bed later than 11pm. Sleep is an important aspect of health and I should pay more attention to it.
  10. Floss my teeth every evening. Just a simple thing I am sometimes too lazy to do and only brush my teeth without flossing.

There you have it – some really simple goals that should improve many different areas of my life. Whereas my annual goals are mainly result-oriented, the monthly goals are more habit-creating.

It will be interesting to see how many of them I will be able to achieve. Perhaps it will turn out that they are too easy or too hard. I will need to adjust it based on results. I am not yet sure if this is something I will do every month going forward but it seems like a fun exercise.


Do you like setting some goals/targets for yourself? Do you think creating monthly goals is an overkill? Let me know what you think and thanks for visiting!

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2 thoughts on “Goals for September 2019

  1. Hey BI, surprised no investing goals. You seem committed to your health, which is admirable.
    Get those plucker things from the store, makes flossing convenient and easy. I rarely flossed in the past, now it’s almost every night with those bad boys.
    Good luck!

  2. Hey Passive Cash,
    Maybe I will think of some investing goals next month. But investing as much as I can is a default thing I do, so I am not sure if it would help 🙂
    Regarding flossing, it’s similar here. I only started doing it several years ago but have been pretty consistent most of the time since then.
    Thanks for the comment!

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