26 October 2014

Short Term Goals

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Generally speaking I tend to keep my personal life off my blog the majority of the time however simple posts such as these are a great way of showing more behind the person without diving into their life too deeply. A few days ago I came across a post by Cat over at Lilac Ghosts where she shared her personal short term goals. I found this to be a really interesting little post so thought I would create my own little list; it'll be nice to look back at this in the New Year to see if I managed to achieve any of them.

1: Firstly I'd like to have somewhat of a 'spring' clean in my bedroom and get rid of a few things. I've a few bits and bobs that I have being meaning to put on eBay for the best part of a year; it would be nice to get around to that soon.

2: I'd also like to finish a few books that I've had on my bookshelf for too long. Before I Go to Sleep has been half read for around a month now, it's about time I finished it and gave it back to my friend asap!

3: This beautiful photograph is from a relatively recent visit to the woods where I live. Considering I live by such a beautiful place I sadly don't make as much use of it as I should. My plan is to try and make regular visits from now on in forms of going for walks and exploring new trails. It is so refreshing and relaxing over there so I find that it's a great way to chill out for a few hours, plus there are so many nice things to photograph too.

4: As some of you may know I have recently started a GDL which is a Graduate Diploma in Law. Before I started I was told that the course is pretty intense however I completely underestimated just how intense it would be. This huge shift in the sheer volume and pace of work has made me take quite a long hard look at my organisational skills, this is something I have already started to work on and improve.

5: Looking back to the previous point I need to remember that whilst studying is so very important as well as job applications, work and volunteering I also need to ensure I save time for myself. At the moment I'm feeling like I'm being hit by a bus every day (to quote my lecturer on Friday) so I simply need to remember to allocate myself time to relax and to not think about law or vacation schemes, even if it is just for a few hours.

Setting short term goals is quite important to me as I do it on a daily basis in the form of a to-do list however they are pretty much on a day to day basis. Having something set in stone for the remainder of the year will hopefully allow me to focus on them without feeling a time constraint.

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42 comments

  1. The best part about short term goals is how attainable they feel, which is such a big motivator!

    nueyork.blogspot.com

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  2. short term goals work much better than long term, they can be daunting otherwise! x


    http://the-dress-diaries.blogspot.co.uk

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  3. The weather is making me want to read some of my books! I wish they were not in storage!

    Stephanie

    http://missstephanieusher.blogspot.co.uk/

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  4. Such a good idea for a blog post! I could really relate to goal number 3 - I live by such a beautiful country park but I hardly ever go for a walk there. Definitely needs to change! xo

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  5. I love reading these kinds of posts!

    AllysDays.blogspot.com

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  6. I really need a 'spring' clean in my bedroom too- it's such a mess it's ridiculous! xx

    Beauty
    Soup || UK Beauty Blog

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  7. Good luck with all of your goals - I feel like I need a bit of a 'spring' clean aswell.

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  8. Good luck with your goals! I love these type of posts! They give me a kick to be more organised! I definitely feel a 'spring' clean is needed too!

    Jodie xo // La Lune Song

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  9. I'm forever 'spring' cleaning my bedroom, never seems to be any lighter, oh the simple days. Such a great diploma you are heading towards, anything worth doing is never easy, when it's completed the satisfaction is ever so rewarding - good luck with the short term goals :) xo

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  10. Ah this was so so lovely. Good luck with your goals! X

    Shaun Nolan // Shaunyland

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  11. Setting short term goals are great, I find them so much more easier to achieve with the right determination. xx


    Julie
    www.rainingcake.com

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  12. This is an interesting topic! It's definitely worthwhile to set short time goals as well as bigger long term goals. Best of luck with your Graduate Diploma degree, you'll do amazing and do remember to relax once in a while! :) x

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  13. This is a fab post. I love that you've added taking time out to go for a walk as one of your goals. It's so important to take time to disconnect as well! :) xx

    Little Miss Katy | UK Lifestyle & Fashion

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  14. I always find writing goals down really helps me focus on working towards them! Lovely selection here Amy, good luck with them :)

    Jess xo
    http://just-jesss.blogspot.co.uk

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  15. These are really good goals! I just read Before I Go to Sleep and it kept me guessing for ages, it's worth a read :) xx

    Toasty

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  16. Love this post! I love making little short term goals. It's always nice to have a spring clean as well!

    hellomissjordan.blogspot.co.uk xx

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  17. I really enjoyed reading Before I Go To Sleep and am looking forward to seeing the film! I'd also love to explore more of my local area to discover new walks. I love walking this time of year as it's so pretty with the fallen leaves everywhere. Good luck with all your studies! :) xxx

    www.justemma.co.uk

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  18. I really enjoyed this post, so timely in my life right now - Thank you for the inspiration! xoxo

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  19. this is such a good post. it has inspired me to write my own short goals and hopefully fulfill them! thank you :)


    xoxo,
    Rasya / www.sevenoone.blogspot.com

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  20. That really is a good point to make. Setting short term goals can really help motivate you as they don't feel as unobtainable if that makes sense? x

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  21. Oh no, you'll have to dig them out for the winter :) x

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  22. Thank you Megan, it was Cat who inspired me on this one. We both need to get our walking boots on then I think :) x

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  23. Thank you Ally, I like reading them too x

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  24. Oh my word I know! I'm not a messy person either but it has got a little too cluttered for my liking x

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  25. Thank you :) we can do it! Feather duster at the ready! x

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  26. Thank you Jodie! Being more organised can make SUCH a huge difference x

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  27. I know that feeling! I sure hope so, the workload is crazy although I'm convinced I create more work for myself than necessary haha! Thank you so much x

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  28. Me too Julie, they seem a lot more obtainable compared to long term goals x

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  29. Thank you so much Olivia! Oh to relax, what does that word mean again? haha! Xx

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  30. It sure is, I cannot wait to go next weekend, I'm already counting down the days x

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  31. Me too Jess, seeing them down in writing makes them more definite in a way. Thank you :) x

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  32. I was so shocked! I have finished one goal in finally finishing that book. I quite enjoyed it in the end x

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  33. Thank you Jordan! It sure is great to have a spring clean, it's refreshing :) x

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  34. I didn't realise that there is a film being made. I'm so glad that I read the book first then, I always like to read the book as opposed to seeing the film first. Thank you so much Emma x

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  35. You are very welcome Kari. I hope you're doing well :) x

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  36. That's brilliant! I hope you achieve them :) x

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  37. I love posts like this, I think it's really important to give yourself short term goals, rather than just feel like your bobbing along in life with no purpose. I love having something to aim for. I can feel a post of this sort coming on!

    Really good read :)

    Charli | Charlotte Rose

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  38. Me too Charlotte, they really help to tackle targets you want to reach don't they without feeling too pressurised x

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  39. I do! I need some cosy nights! xxx

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  40. I'm currently wrapped up in my scarf haha x

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