February was a really unproductive month. I realized that I get so attached to a routine so much that I find it difficult to change. My blogging goals for February was to post at least 10 blog posts and then some but because of laziness and being used to sitting around, that ended up being only two posts.
Breaking bad habits is hard, especially if they are your comfort zone. The one thing that has helped in the past was making goals and writing them down, making sure to keep myself accountable.
So from this month on, I will be writing down my monthly goals and trying, by all means, to achieve every single thing on the list. It really is hard to not be a perfectionist when it comes to my writing but I have to learn to post even if I’m not feeling a post. Here are my March goals:
I never used to set goals for myself at the beginning of every year. I basically spent the past years just winging it and hoping for the best. But it was acceptable then because I was young and didn’t know any better.
Now that its 2017 and I’m legal (18 years old) and consider myself to be a bit of an adult, I think it’s about time I start. There are so many things I want to do this year but to avoid any disappointments; the only goals I am setting this year are for my blog since that is the only thing I can control.
I have had a lot of influence in the past two months when I started blogging and I’ve seen people reach success so fast. I thought it was easy but when I started, I realized how hard this blogging this actually is.
It was more than I bargained for but I was willing to take on the challenge because I’ve wanted to start a blog for so long that I couldn’t just give up when it got hard. I know right now making money might not be possible but I’m being hopeful that this hobby of mine might one day turn into something big.
Without any further rambling, here are my blogging goals for the year.
It would be an understatement to say with blogging, there is endless information that you can learn. And while that information is valuable, not all of that it will apply to your unique blogging journey.
When I first started out, I tried all the tips and tricks I came across and it got so overwhelming that I wanted to give it all up.
I actually did give up for a week one time. I stopped reading all posts relating to blogging and just cleared my head because it just got too overwhelming. There is a lot of information but applying it all is not the way to go. Below are a few things I learned as a beginner blogger.
A year is very long and if you don’t decide to take action on things you ant to do right now, in the blink of an eye it will be June and you will have a lot of regrets. The beginning of the year gives you a good, clean slate to start to learn new things and enhance your abilities.
Learning new things will help you gain self-confidence because once you are a pro at something, you be more interesting and people will admire you. That will, in turn, make you see yourself in a new light and have confidence in yourself.
College is a great time in life. It’s full of new life and learning experiences. But, it can definitely get hectic and of course, stressful. While you’re in school, keep these tips in mind because you matter before anything else.
Reading is probably the one thing I enjoy the most. One thing I love about it is that it is a hobby that will build you as a person. Yes, some hobbies can do the same but there is nothing as fulfilling as reading.
During 2016 I read so many books. Even with my limited time, I made sure that I read (I think it’s an addiction) . I knew that even though I feel like I’m wasting time, what I was reading was improving me.
Achieving goals isn’t the easiest, especially big goals. I’ve always set big goals for myself. For example, one of my biggest goals is to make $50,000 a year from this blog. I want to accomplish this in the next five years. And although in my mind this does not seem realistic, I told myself if other people manage to do it in a few months, then I can surely do it in 5 years.
Setting big goals is scary because there is a high chance of failure, and nobody likes failing. The benefit though is that once you manage to reach that goal, you will be much more confident to try to achieve bigger goals. This mindset will make you more successful than you’ve ever been.
Being creative person is defined as being able to make connections between related ideas. Although sadly, not all of us are creative, people who are share some common traits. These traits may not be deemed as ones for creative people because most of them are characteristics of the loners in the society.
You may not know if you are a creative person or not, and that’s totally okay because we can help you discover if you are or not. And even if you don’t tick every box on the list, just know that everyone is born with some level of creativity and like everything else, creativity can be developed. Below are the signs that you are a creative person.
When planning to wake up earlier than usual the next morning to be productive, you probably picture your alarm going off with some calming tunes and you getting up with a smile on your face, opening the blinds to get some light into your room and beginning your morning routine. This is a very unrealistic expectation and it only happens in YouTube morning routines.
Most of the time what happens is you press the snooze button 20 times before realizing that if you don’t wake up you might miss an exam, lose a job or something as dramatic as that. If you’re not a morning person, you’re most likely used to waking up due to this kind of panic.