Friday, 6 May 2016

Why I'm No Longer Sharing Monthly Goal Posts

I make no apology for my blogger (or life) cliche. I genuinely cannot believe it is May! Partly due to the fact if I look out the window in the house we're staying at in South Wales it is pouring with rain but also because I can't quite figure out where the months have gone. Somehow we've already been married 4 months!!

Why I'm no longer sharing monthly goal posts

But I digress. In March I sat down to write my "monthly goals" post and realised I didn't want to.. in part, I don't think I felt much like blogging anyway but equally I just didn't want to write another monthly goals post. April came around and so did the same feeling, so I decided to explore that a bit more and from there realised I actually find them unhelpful and I don't enjoy writing them.

So here's why I won't be writing monthly goals posts anymore :

1. They make me feel guilty - I totally believe in being honest with you as my friends & readers but when I don't hit my goals I feel like a failure and I beat myself up. To be honest, I'm trying to eliminate opportunities to beat myself up as much as possible.

2. It wasn't keeping me accountable - I didn't feel like by writing my list each month I was staying anymore accountable to my goals and the whole reason I started to write them was to keep accountable. 

2. They're not unique - Pretty much every blogger does them, right? Of course their goals are unique but the post itself isn't - and aren't we trying to be unique?

3. It feels lazy  - I absolutely believe in having regular content and sometimes you need something that is easy to write. But to be analysing one list and then creating a new list was beginning to feel like lazy, boring writing. 

4. It was added pressure - I guess this comes under the guilt thing. Having a regular monthly piece meant when I didn't write a monthly goals post I felt even worse about not blogging. Blogger guilt is real. 

4. I want to focus on long term goals - I shared my New Year's Resolutions at the start of the year and I want to focus on them as well as some blog specific goals which I'm hoping to share very soon. Yes, breaking some goals down month by month is helpful but other times it's better to set a longer time frame. You know what they say: Rome wasn't built in a day!

Do you read monthly goals posts?

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