I am so happy it’s finally May, as it’s means only a few more weeks left at Uni before summer starts! However I am also incredibly stressed that it’s May, as the last few weeks of Uni means a huge amount of work to do. I have essays and presentations and I am so unmotivated and I really don’t want to do any of it.
At the beginning of April I set myself some goals to help stay motivated while I was stressing over Uni work. It turns out April wasn’t that stressful, mostly because I ignored all my work and left it right until the last minute, and now May is a VERY stressful month, until the 22nd when my last assignment is submitted. So I figured I would review my goals and see how well I stuck to them, and set myself some new goals for May.
Stay on top of assignments
Obviously this didn’t happen. I’m not terribly behind, and I submitted one essay in April, so I did manage to get some work done. I’ve also been given extensions on some of my deadlines because of a mess up within my school. So that gives me a little bit more time.
Eat healthy. Exercise more. Loose weight.
Im going to give myself this one, although half of April was spent eating crap and feeling crap, I sorted myself out, quit sugar, and starting eating better and managed to loose a bit of weight. The goal to exercise more was never going to happen as Im incredibly lazy.
Spend time with friends.
Goal completed. I got to go home and see some of my friends while I was there which was lovely, and I’ve spent some time with some of my uni friends. We’re all super busy at the moment, so even seeing them now and then is great.
Get in to blogging.
This is something I think I’ve definitely succeeded on. In fact today I hit 200 followers on bloglovin! Which is just amazing! I’ve also managed to keep up with regularly posting, and started to get more involved with the community through commenting on other blogs and talking to people on twitter.
Do something that makes me happy everyday. Keep a note of these things.
I haven’t consciously done something every day to make me happy, but every day I’ve felt happy, whether that was for the whole day, or just for a small part of the day. Keeping a note of these things was a nice idea, but was never really going to last all month.
Plan my summer.
I’ve started to plan my summer, I’ve applied for a few internships, and thats all I can really do at the moment. It’s difficult to make plans when you don’t know what you’re going to be doing, so at the moment I have ideas, but no plans.
So after a mildly successful April, Im going to set myself some hopefully achievable goals for May.
Complete all assignments to a reasonable standard.
This semester I haven’t really enjoyed my modules, and I’ve slightly given up trying, so Im setting myself the goal of completing all assignments, which I will do, but also to complete them to a reasonable standard. This means trying harder than I am now to create an essay that hasn’t just been cobbled together, and will hopefully get me an okay grade.
Although I set myself this last month I think this month I have a good chance of loosing more. I’m sticking to my sugarless diet and hopefully that will help me loose more weight, especially as Im off to Cyprus in June with people from Uni!
Design my blog.
As you can see, my blog is a very basic design, and as I have no creative skills whatsoever I haven’t done anything to it. My boyfriend has a bit more of a creative flair than me, and has mentioned helping me in designing my blog, so hopefully we can work on that this month.
Stop spending, start saving.
Im poor, and I need to stop spending money on crap. Simple.
Heres to hoping this month doesn’t kill me. Good luck with May if you’re a student, I know it’s bad for most of us. If you’re not a student, I hope your May is relaxed, fun and filled with sunshine.