Lifestyle: September Goals

My last month of ‘freedom’ before returning to university for final year, I want t make the most of September. With that in mind I’ve set myself up with a couple of little challenges. Mini resolutions if you will. There’s lots more bits I want to do. I want to bake more, I want to get out for a few runs (though this involves buying some more running tights and Sports Direct is not somewhere I wish to visit!), I want to throw myself into final year and go to all lectures. But here’s my realistic September goals;
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Shrink my Wardrobe

I’m starting to feel overwhelmed by the sheer amount of clothes I have, and it’s also fair to say that very few of them actually fit me properly! My plan over the next few weeks is to work out what I have, what fits, what should be taken to university and what I can get rid of. It’s not going to be an easy task!

Read Over Second Year Notes

I took a particularly nasty module in Second Year, of which I have Part II to do in my final year. A 13-month placement means I can’t remember a word of it, so my plan is to definitely go over the content. Ideally I’d like to do an hour a day to make sure I understand the first part thoroughly and get a bit of a headstart on the new bits. What can I say, I’m a mathlete!
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Go for Brunch

I’ve lived in London for nearly two months and I still haven’t been to brunch. I keep making my own pancakes instead, good for my purse, not so much my brunch craving. It’s my goal to have one lazy breakfast before we leave, so recommendations people!

Set up a Budgeting Spreadsheet

Whilst I’ve never been bad at budgeting, I’ve never ran out of money, I’ve not really been spectacular at it! I get by, I manage, but I’m sure I could work better with a decent spreadsheet. It’s strange, I used Excel so much at work, I have an Excel tool that bulk renames blog photos, but do I build spreadsheets for anything else?! Nada. Oops…
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Kick my Phone Internet Addiction

I’m finally admitting it, I have a problem. My phone is constantly glued to my hand, I’m always checking my emails, my Bloglovin feed, Instagram, Twitter, Facebook…I don’t even regularly use my own accounts, but I love snooping on others. Well enough is enough, it’s got to stop. I’ve made good headway already by banning my phone apart from dedicated hours whilst in Devon, and I’m turning WiFi off as much as possible when I’m in the flat.

And that’s it, my main goals for the month. It goes without saying that I want to enjoy the time I have left with W before we head off back to our respective universities, I don’t even need to say that I want to kick off the final year living with my girls with a blast. All in all, I’m pretty buzzing for a fab September!

What do you want to achieve in the next month? Do you set yourself mini goals throughout the year, or just continue working towards year’s resolutions?

  • Clare Purdy

    sports direct is hell on earth (however if you can stretch to it, Next have some GORGEOUS sportswear AND next day delivery!!!

    • ninegrandstudent

      Oh, I’ll check those out! x

  • I’m also returning to university after a year out on placement, and I’m feeling a bit nervous about getting back into the routine of it all! This has inspired me to set some more solid goals 🙂

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    • ninegrandstudent

      It was definitely nervewracking this morning! x

  • Sarah B

    Asda have some good sportswear I’ve bought both full length and cropped running tights and various tops.
    Also goodbudget is quite a handy budgeting app I’ve been using it for a couple of years and it has altered my spending habits. In a good way. It probably won’t help with your phone/Internet addiction though 🙂

    • ninegrandstudent

      I do like ASDA clothes so I’ll check those out! x

  • I’m rubbish at setting myself goals because I forget them! I really need to sort through my clothes too, good luck for your final year 🙂

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    • ninegrandstudent

      Thank you so much! x

  • My current goal is to be healthier, juice daily and exercise more. I am in a better mind set than I was a month ago and in an even better one compared to last year. I shrinked my wardrobe last year when I moved overseas and not much has been added this year, but one of the other mini goals could be using my smartphone less. I am glued to it all day for just stupid things like refreshing my facebook feed every hour or more.

  • Right. You, me, Jasmin and Karen for brunch in the next couple of weeks. PLEASE. If you leave and I still haven’t meet you, I might cry xxx

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    • ninegrandstudent

      SO glad I got to meet you! x

  • SpoonfulofBritt

    My current goal is to be more on top of my eating and spending habits. I created a spreadsheet to budget myself more because of college. I also started volunteering at a local yoga place and in exchange for my good vibes and work I can participate in unlimited yoga classes!

    • ninegrandstudent

      I really need to sort out my budgetting spreadsheet! x

  • Shannon Clark

    These sound like pretty good (and achievable!) goals. I definitely need to organise a budget spreadsheet too! Good luck with everything 🙂

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    • ninegrandstudent

      Thank you so much! x