October Goals & Habits

September was my month to get back on track with goals and habits - here's how I did...

September Goals:

1.  Clean out bathroom closet.  Check!  This one took no time at all, and had me wondering why I hadn't done it sooner!

2.  Clean out / organize dresser drawers.  Check!  

3.  Purchase diffuser and essential oils.  Check!  I purchased my oils through Lindsay, who was super helpful.  I was looking for fall scents, she steered me in the right direction, and also helped me pick out a diffuser from Amazon.  So far I am really liking the oils, and already have a running list of more I would like to add to my collection!

4.  Source bathroom decor.  I made a small bit of progress on this one.  I did decide what towels I will be getting, I am just waiting for a good sale before I hit purchase.  Still need to figure out everything else, but that's something! 

5.  Clean Keurig.  Check!  I was worried there for a second that I broke it, but thankfully it just needed to be unplugged for a little bit.  I went through quite a few plain water cycles to ensure the vinegar was all out, and I think the machine wasn't quite ready for the constant usage in such a short amount of time, haha!

September Habits:

1.  Drink 4 YETI's of water.  I can't quite say this has become a habit once again...still need a bit more work!

2.  Meal plan by Thursday night.  Another one that needs a little bit more time...Friday's are grocery shopping day, and I still find myself figuring out meals that morning to make my list.

3.  Asleep by 9:45 on weeknights.  This has really become a habit in the last month.  So much so that it is coming off the list!  I have been really cognizant of the time in the evenings and making sure that lights are out by 9:45, if not earlier to be honest.  

4.  Spend 15 minutes a day on personal email.  I started out relatively strong on this one, but it didn't last too long.  Still need a bit more time!

5.  Water window sill plants every other day.  The plants are doing really well!  I have been pretty darn good with watering, and the one I was nursing back to health has really started to grow again.  Super happy about that!

All in all, a really good month I would say!

This is what I hope to accomplish in October...

October Goals:

1.  Source bathroom decor.  Take two on this one!  

2.  Clean out closet.  I have started to run out of hangers, which is a clear sign that some cleaning out needs to be done.  

3.  Start Christmas shopping list.  It's hard to believe that Christmas is less than 3 months away.  I want to get started on my shopping list, both planning out all who I am buying for, as well as some gift ideas.

4.  Winterize porch & backyard.  It's getting to be that time of year when the pots are emptied, the hose unhooked, and the furniture gets put away until next year.  Depending on the weather, I might keep the furniture out, but it's definitely time to say good bye to the flowers.

5.  Buy a new vacuum.  I have been in the market for a new vacuum for months, if not longer.  However, purchases like that tend to overwhelm me because there are soooo many options.  Mine is getting really bad, though, and it is time to buckle down, do a bit of research, and make a dang decision.  Any recommendations, please send my way!        

October Habits:

1.  Drink 4 YETI's of water.  

2.  Meal plan by Thursday night.  

3.  Spend 15 minutes a day on personal email.  

4.  Stay off social media until after my morning workout.  Social media can be such a time suck, and I find my mornings go so much smoother if I don't get on for a 'quick scroll'  

5.  Walk outside 3 days a week.  I've gotten away from taking afternoon/evening walks, and I want to get back to it.  I see such an improvement in my wellbeing when I take the time to get outside and walk.  It's going to be more and more tempting to just cozy up on the couch after work as it gets cooler outside, and darker earlier, but I want to make sure I take that time to get outside and get fresh air.       

Do you have any goals/habits you have set for October?

Linking up with Lindsay.   



  1. I’d love to know more about what oils you’re using! I also need to start getting out for more walks!

  2. I'm horrible with my water consumption - especially being home! Need to get better at it for sure! Can't wait to see what the bathroom looks like! xo, Biana BlovedBoston

  3. You did great with your goals this month! And I'm glad you're liking your oils so far!! I love them so much!! I haven't even burned my sweet cinnamon pumpkin candle this year because I always just reach for the oils instead.

  4. You have some great goals set for Oct. Good job on your Sept. goals too.

  5. I love those months that leave you feeling accomplished. So many great things you were able to tackle.

  6. I love my Shark vacuum. I need to clean out my coffee maker. It needs to be done and I just haven't gotten around to it. I also need to work on my water intake. It is hit or miss daily.

  7. Can't wait to see how your bathroom turns out!

  8. Great job on goals. I like my Shark too and depending on how much carpet you have a bunch of bloggers were doing reviews on I think a Moosoo cordless vacuum and I am going to check Prime Days as is reasonable and has attachments!

    1. I just was reading about Moosoo! The majority of my house is a lot of carpet, and it's pretty plush (the previous owners picked a quality carpet!), so I need something that can handle that. I will have to look up Shark...I am waiting to see what Prime Days has, too, because goodness vacuums can be expensive!

  9. Please share on which Vacuum you get. New house has carpets upstairs and I need a vacuum that can handle that. The cordless one dies during my obsessive cleaning days. lol.
    I have seen you on the LB lately, we should coordinate to take a class together sometime. Yes, I am low on the LB but it is still fun to ride with others! :)

    1. I will! I am hoping that there will be some good deals on Prime Days. I have thought about a cordless one, but I think that would be an issue for me, too!

      Yes, let's! Maybe I will finally suck it up and try a 45 min class - I always see you doing those and it just seems like it would be a killer. 30 min is already tough, haha. But I am sure it is an awesome workout!