Friday, July 3, 2020

July Goals

I love setting goals for the new month. You may notice that my July goals look a lot like my June goals. I'm finding myself in a good routine, and want to get back into that groove in July.

1) Financial
  • Stick to the budget
  • Pay down our mortgage to the next milestone
  • No clothing/shoes purchases for me
  • Make $500 in side hustle
  • Work through freezer/pantry clean out (10 random items out)
  • Call to set up will/guardianship appointment
2) Family
  • Find time to take the boys to one socially distanced activity per day (walking, tennis, etc)
  • Off the computer by 7:30 each evening (not counting reading)
  • Have a weekly half hour alone with M
  • Schedule a call with M's family
  • Two hours of practicing Spanish or Farsi
  • Make finalized revised summer plans, taking into account home projects

3) Fitness/health

  • Lose 2 lbs
  • Work out every day, minus travel day home. Do 2 daily doubles to offset.
  • Track calories & aim for 1440 calories/day
  • Complete 1400 minutes of cardio, 10 strength & 5 stretching workouts
  • Meditate 20 times
  • Run 15 times

4) Personal/creative
  • Do something social at least 2x/month (virtually is okay)
  • Volunteer
  • Journal 25 times
  • Improve myself
    • Judge less
    • Listen more often (talking less)
    • Reduce/eliminate swearing
  • Read one non fiction book
  • Compliment M every day
  • Build a plan for the new school year
  • Complete one project/day (taking advantage of WFH)

That's it for me! What's on your goal list for July?


  1. Setting standards for our own actions, words, and experiences feels a little like having some control back. I'm sorry for the resurgence of cases again and suspect we're all going t need to keep setting goals in this way of current living. Trying to stay kind and connected is a priority for me.

  2. Those are nice goals.
    I have only one goal for July. To be completely through with Mom's things, have an estate sale and get rid of the rest through donations. Then we can get her house on the market. It is a lovely home and needs to have a family in it.

  3. We're a week into the month and I don't think I can manage to set any goals that aren't pretty much "survive" and "clean my office". I'm doing a pretty good job of that latter item!