While I like to set monthly goals on my planner, I decided to share only my seasonal ones here on the blog. So, every three months we gather here and talk about my life, my blog and my future. Sounds cool, right? 🙂
How I Did On My Autumn Goals
1. Set up a solid editorial calendar
I set up a very good editorial calendar on Asana. I shared with you how I loved Trello for planning my blog schedule, but lately I found it useful for, well, planning my life rather than my blog. So I’m using the calendar view of Asana and I love how awesome it is. I planned all the posts through the rest of year!
2. Quality over quantity
You probably noticed less posts here, if you followed me for a while. That’s only because I’m trying to stick with my goal, it also led me to find my One Little Word for 2016! Stay tuned… 😉
3. Stay organized
I managed to download a couple of printables and now I have a main checklist and also a weekend To Do sheet, because Saturday afternoons and Sundays are the only days I’m at home now (commuting + classes take me 10 hours a day) and I can get things done. I also found a planning peace with Google Calendar!
4. Maintain a social media strategy
Yes and No. I’ve been very diligent with my Twitter schedule, but I totally neglected Pinterest (again!).
I’m slowly getting back on track, using 5 minutes every day to clear my mind.
My Goals for Winter 2015/2016
1. Take some time off during the Holidays
I really want to be able to say “You’ll find me only on Instagram for the next few weeks” this year! The blog won’t go on vacation, but I’m not going to Buffer my life everyday scheduling tweets and stuff 🙂
2. Read 10 pages of a book each day
With classes, deadlines and exams to prepare, I didn’t read a single book this month! I’ve been able to feed my literary soul with Corey Olsen’s lectures of The Hobbit during my commuting, but I miss reading books. That’s why I decided to make a public statement – “I’m going to read 10 pages of a book each day from December 1 to January 1.” – on Jason’s blog! He is one of my favorite people on the internet and always shares the most interesting stuff, so when I received his newsletter that invited me to challenge myself to do something for 30 days, I already knew what I had to do!
3. Create a profile on LinkedIn
This is one of those things I always procrastinate. I’ll have to brace myself and finally put my surname around the internet. I’ve been super proud of myself for being able to google my full name and not finding a single picture of myself, but now it’s time to grow up and leave my beloved anonymity.
4. Continue with my study schedule
I read a great book in April, 10 Steps to Earning Awesome Grades by Thomas Frank, and it made my realize that planning my study hours/books/pages really works. My favorite way to do it is using the Pomodoro Technique, plus I recently created a new user on my laptop called University where the main browser is connected with my university email and I only have my class pages as bookmarks. No distractions, no social media, no blogs, ONLY productivity!