Monthly Goals | February Goals

So this is a few days later than I planned to get this up but I needed to collate the info to see how I had done in January and what I want to do for my February goals.

So how did I do in January?



  • Get at least 4 posts up on Keene On Saving this month – MAJOR FAIL. Think I may give up, I’ve lost the love for it.
  • Get non time sensitive content scheduled in advance – SEMI PASS. Managed it somewhat.
  • Write at least two guest posts for others – Nope, nope and nope again. Hope to change it this month!
  • Build up my Instagram following and interaction – YES! I managed it. I have seen my account grow loads in January


  • Find at least one long term client – SEMI PASS. I found someone in January but didn’t start working with them for February.
  • Start planning for the ideas I have had – SEMI PASS. Started this off but still need to spend more time on it.
  • Update my work website regularly and promote it more – SEMI PASS. I have been promoting it more but haven’t been updating it as much as I should, whoops.


  • Enter at least five writing competitions. I’ve already entered two this year (yes, two were entered on the 1st of January) so that leaves another three. I am going to enter one that is free of restrictions then two (or more, if I feel like it!) that have a specific theme. I will use this fantastic website to find them. – FAIL. I managed two but I did manage to participate in Prose For Thought quite a bit.
  • Read at least 11 books this month. I have already read two but since I have now set my 2016 reading challenge, I now know how many I need to keep on track to reach my overall goal. –  YES! I managed 14, yay!


  • Get decluttering and donate/sell what I can – SEMI PASS. Managed to get rid of a lot of stuff in January but still got more to go.
  • Hustle for more work to help me achieve my overall financial goals – PASS. I spent a lot of January working out where my strengths lie.
  • Keep adding small amounts to my savings account – FAIL. Had to take some out but I did end the month by putting a cheque in there.


  • Lose 0.5lb to 1lb a week – I want to lose 1lb this week to hit my half stone but also feel this is an achievable and realistic weight loss goal for the month – FAIL. I had a bit of a weird month, what with my birthday and everything.
  • Walk more – I will be getting more walking in once Jack gets back to school but rather than going straight home (unless I absolutely have to), I am planning on going for a long walk two to three times a week before picking him up. – PASS. Been walking everywhere and plan on doing more this month!
  • Get exercising – It doesn’t matter how but I aim to get some exercise (that isn’t walking) in somewhere – PASS! I have been using the exercise bike and have plans to diversify my fitness routine this month.

February Goals

So what are my February Goals?


  • Write at least two guest posts
  • Get scheduled two weeks in advance (apart from time sensitive content)


  • Update my work website more regularly.
  • Search out some more long term clients


  • Enter at least three writing competitions
  • Read at least 15 books
  • Check over my half finished NaNoWriMo draft from November and try and add some more each weekend


  • Hustle for more work
  • Declutter some more
  • Add at least £100 to my savings account


  • Exercise more – and try to diversify my exercise routine more this month.
  • Lose 0.5lb to 1lb a week at least.
  • Walk even more
  • Look for a reputable personal trainer in my area that works like this personal trainer in Singapore

What goals have you set yourself for this month?


23 comments / Add your comment below

  1. I love tat your making short terms goals as you can see its not always possible yet you’re able to roll them over to the next month and actually decide they are not that important x Look forward to seeing how you got on this month

  2. This is a brilliant post! I love reading about other peoples goals and plans 🙂 setting little short-term goals is a brilliant way of breaking them down and making them more do-able.

  3. I wish I had your commitment to write out my goals, you’ve really inspired me to work harder! I rarely manage more than 3 book in a month, well done for reading 14. I wish I could declutter the house but it’s an impossible dream since hubby like to hoard!

  4. What I love about setting goals vs resolutions is that I have monthly goals which if I fail in one month I move to the next until I achieve it. Good luck with your goals

  5. Wow, you have loads of goals! I think I might find it a bit overwhelming but I love that you have a list and clear aims. I probably should take a leaf out of your book and write down some targets myself. Cutting down on sugar would be a good goal for me right now 🙂

  6. Great post, you have achieved loads well done. My February goals are to keep grow my blog, and Facebook page. Also to redesign my company website as well.

  7. Love it! I set goals too, but I never seem to go back an assess them…and I really really need to set some financial ones too I think! You have inspired me, I’m off to plan and make goals 🙂

  8. Wow, great progress on your January goals, I have to ask though how do you get time to read so many books? If I read 1 a month I’d be really proud of myself! Best of luck with your Feb goals!

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