5 Small Yet Important Goals For August

Important Goals for August

I’ve said it several times already but this year feels like it’s flying by. There are so many big things I’ve done and others I’m still wanting to do this year but often I find myself forgetting to do the little things. So as a little reminder to myself and maybe a little nudge for some of you too, here’s a list of things I’d like to do/get done during this month – and hopefully create good habits to continue throughout the rest of the year, because it’s never too late to set new goals…

1. Drink at least 2 litres (around 3.5 pints) of water per day.

A few months ago I did a 5 day detox with the Engine Plan, with which it was advised to drink 2-3 litres of water per day. I managed to get used to drinking around four pints of water per day and continued to do it for some time after I’d completed my detox. I saw a massive improvement in my concentration and energy levels, plus it kept my skin looking good but after a while I slipped back into my old ways. One of the reasons I stopped drinking so much water was because (and without sounding crude) it meant that I needed to keep going to the toilet, which when you’re out can be quite inconvenient. Also, when I am out and about, I often don’t find the time (or I forget) to stop and grab water. It’s something that I definitely need to work on as the health benefits really outweigh the negatives, so going back to starting each day with a pint of water is a good start.

2. Limit takeout to once a week and eat out less

If you follow me on either Twitter or Instagram , you may have noticed that I do really like my food and I do like to indulge in take aways and meals out quite often.

Since my boyfriend and I bought our house not long ago, my fast food habit has been made worse. We aren’t living in our house yet as a lot of work needs to be done and it often means that we are at the house until late many evenings getting jobs done. Usually the most convenient option is to grab take out food afterwards, which means I’ve been eating a lot of junk food recently (more so than usual)… We’ve finally put a microwave in the house (for the time being) so that we can make food to take with us and heat up for when we get hungry. I’m hoping this will help us cut down on the junk somewhat and stop me from constantly pigging out.

3. Stop using a hairdryer (or minimize use at least)

I go through stages of being extra good with my hair and unfortunately this has not been one of them. Although I do regularly do braid outs, I find myself using my hair dryer to blow my hair out slightly from the roots in order to add volume. This (in my opinion) makes my hair look great but it is super damaging for it. I definitely need to cool off with trying to combat shrinkage with heat and instead just get over having a smaller fro for a while until it grows naturally and healthily to my desired length/size. I must remember that it will be worth it in the long run -stay away from the heat!

4. Make a Schedule and plan blog posts

My posting used to be so sporadic, however over these past seven or eight months, since really getting into blogging I have become a lot better at keeping my blog posts regular. I still have a bad habit of leaving all my blogging to last minute though, which means when I get too busy I’m simply left with no time to write up the posts I’d planned and I get so frustrated with myself. I know it’s not super important, but for me it’s something I want to do so that I can maintain a level of routine with my blog.

5. Have a major clear out and keep everything tidy

This is probably the biggest thing on my list of ‘small’ things but I seriously need a major clear out… I can keep tidy when I have a space for everything but at the moment as I’m in a sort of transition process ready to begin moving into our new house, things have become somewhat cluttered and chaotic. There’s definitely a large chunk of stuff that needs clearing out and moving into a new home that we’ve worked so hard on will definitely help me determine what stuff I really want to keep and what needs to go in the bin. It’s a task that needs doing sooner rather than later, as moving is imminent, so it’s something I plan on tackling in stages throughout this month. – Wish me luck with that one.

Do you ever set yourself small goals? What do you want to get done in August?

Samio x



  1. Pam
    August 4, 2015 / 7:38 am

    my boyfriend and I spend so much money eating out! hahaha And we are getting married next year, must.start.saving!

    Pam xo/ Pam Scalfi♥

    • Samio
      August 4, 2015 / 8:32 pm

      Haha, it’s the best thing ever though! I know, I could definitely save quite a bit if I stayed in more but the eating out and enjoying delicious food always gets the best of me. I need to change that!

      Samio x

  2. August 4, 2015 / 3:56 pm

    I love your goals, especially drinking much water. It’s so important (:
    Yes, sometimes it’s hard to post on a regular basis
    Nati xx

    • Samio
      August 4, 2015 / 8:30 pm

      Yeah, I really want to try and stick to that one!

      Samio x

  3. August 4, 2015 / 6:27 pm

    Such an important point about drinking more water! I’m so bad at remembering and my skin definitely suffers for it. I’m also really bad at having clear-outs so this is another point I love! xx Sophie / http://www.prettyandpolished.co.uk

    • Samio
      August 4, 2015 / 8:29 pm

      I’m glad it’s not just me then haha. 🙂

      Samio x

  4. August 4, 2015 / 10:05 pm

    Good luck with all your goals, dear. I can also be bad when it comes to planning my posts so, I’m going try to improve that this month.
    XoXo from South Africa


  5. August 5, 2015 / 12:34 am

    So good to have a small goals to help you live a happier life, I actually follow these myself, I have such a hard time with the water one though! Just discovered your blog and love it. Following you now on G+ and FB. Hope you check my blog out and follow if you like. Have a great rest of the week!

    Kisses from Los Angeles,

  6. August 7, 2015 / 2:43 am

    When I get any creative ideas for blog posts, I write it down and keep it in my draft folder to use for a later date. I also like to write posts in advance if I get inspired. It helps to keep me blogging through any creative dry spell.
    I’m also trying to up my fruits and veggies more. Sigh, one day I’ll get it down pat.

    • Samio
      August 7, 2015 / 6:19 am

      The problem with me is I write so many ideas down and then never complete them. I really need to work on this.

      Samio x

  7. August 7, 2015 / 7:33 am

    Great post. I like to set myself goals, but sometimes I regret setting them because if I don’t achieve them I can get a little discouraged. With the hairdryer, I haven’t used one for about 6 years! When I get out of the shower I comb my hair then put it up in a bun and leave it to dry. I have naturally wavy hair, but when I release the bun in the morning my hair has some nice natural volume 🙂


    • Samio
      August 7, 2015 / 9:01 am

      Wow, 6 years, that’s amazing! I need to take a leaf out of your book.

      Samio x

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