Wow I cannot believe November is here! This year is seriously flying by. Now that we are in the final stretch of 2019, this is a good time to reflect and check in on how you have been doing this year.
When I think of November, I think of it has a time to really spend the time with your friends and family. Think Fall activities, Friendsgiving, Thanksgiving, Holiday Shopping, and more.
Check on your Finances
Now that we are heading into Holiday Season, this would be a great time to do a check in on your finances. I know this can be a daunting task, but if you’re planning to shop for your friends, family, and yourself this holiday season, it’s best to see where you are at financially. I know getting the perfect gift for your love one is something you want to do — but don’t empty your bank account just to do it.
One thing I’m going to be doing is really making sure I stick to a budget. This is one of my goals for 2020, so why not start now. When I moved in August, I spent a ton of money trying to make sure I have all of the essentials I needed in my home (and let’s be honest, my new place still isn’t where I want it to be) but I really had to slow it down when it came to my spending because I still have other responsibilities such a household bills, credit card payments, and more.
Reflect on the previous month
New month, fresh start! That’s what I love about this thing called life. There’s always an opportunity to start over. Look back on how last month treated you.
- What happened last month?
- What did I do differently?
- What went well and what did’t go so well?
Make to-do lists
November kicks off Holiday Season which is one of the busiest times of the year. Spending time with friends and family is super important, but make sure you’re still staying on top of the things you need to do.
- Schedule that much needed car maintenance
- Schedule doctors appointments
- Make time to deep clean your home
Not only will this keep you super organized, but you will feel accomplished after you knock everything off your to-do list.
Set Personal Goals
2020 is knocking on our doors! You don’t have to wait until the new year to start working on your goals. There’s never a timeframe to work on yourself. These goals don’t have to be hard to achieve. For example, this month I want to start working out in the mornings before work and staying organized.
Take Care of Yourself
Now that we’re headed into the colder months, cold and flu season is real! Make sure you are taking your vitamins, drinking water, and getting enough sleep. There’s nothing wrong with being a workaholic and staying busy — but it’s okay to say no sometimes. Overworked at work? Use a PTO day to get some rest!
What are your plans for November? Let’s chat in the comments!