August Goals

Hello friends and happy Wednesday!
Can you believe it is August 1st? Me either!!
August is usually a pretty fun month for me since I get to celebrate my birth and see friends that I don’t see too often.  Summer is winding down and the start of another school year is upon us!
I know I have not really done a goals post this summer but I am ready to get some things done this month and get back on track with some of my yearly goals! I have joined a few challenges to help me stay focused on my goals.  I love accountability.  It really helps me stay focused and motivated on what I am aiming for!


*30+ min of exercise or stretching daily
*8-9 hours of sleep a night


*Gallon of water (or more) daily
*Add collagen daily to a smoothie or other meal

Relationship/mental wellness

*Write letters to at least 3 friends expressing gratitude
*Write a daily gratitude post on Instagram (see below)


*Study 5 hours a week
*2-3 blogs weekly
*Finish reading 3 books

I have been doing a lot of thinking about gratitude and how when I am more focused on being thankful, the things that don’t seem to be going well fade a bit.  We all know that life is full of ups and downs.   It seems to come in waves in my life and I have been in the midst of a crashing down wave lately.  I have so much to be grateful for, and so I have decided to post daily on Instagram with a black and white photo and using #BWgratefulAugust for the month. Feel free to join in the fun!


What are your goals for the month?
Let me know if you join the challenge 🙂


I am linking up with Wendy and Holly for their weekly wrap & AnnMarie and Nicole for Wild Workout Wednesday!

May you be filled with joy and health!



12 thoughts on “August Goals

  1. Darlene

    I do not set goal. Just try to stay active which means running at least 3x a week.
    Gratitude is important. Something I need to be more conscious of. When things seem at their worst, if you focus on the good, they don’t seem as bad.

  2. Kimberly Hatting

    No specific goals for August, but I do plan to continue my gratitude journaling. I started in June…listing three things each night before bed. It’s true…acknowledging that for which you’re grateful; makes everything seem less significant.

  3. Shathiso

    Sorry to hear about your crashing down wave but I agree with you – goals help to keep me on track. I love setting them and working towards something. I love your gratitude goal – sometimes when so much is happening in life we forget to take a step back and see what we are grateful for. Beautiful goal.

  4. The Accidental Marathoner

    First, a very happy birthday month to you! It is so important to be able to celebrate yourself! I love your goals. The 8-9 hours of sleep each night is a great one. I usually get a good 7-8, so I am pretty much there. I hope this month brings some calm to the crashing waves you are experience. I love the ideas for expressing gratitude!


    These all sound like great goals! I am working on sleep and water intake too!!


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