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A Few Goals for this Week

October 10, 2016

Was I the only one who literally could not stop hitting the snooze button this morning?? It was just one of those mornings where I could barely keep my eyes open while picking out what to wear to work and putting on my makeup, which is weird because I can usually wake up pretty quickly once I’m up and out of bed… I guess that I just have a case of the Monday Blues!

So to keep my mind off of my bed and how much I would like to roll myself back up in my blankets and sleep for another 12 hours, I’ve come up with a list of things that I really need to get done this week (and should have actually done last week haha) to get motivated and kick Monday’s butt!

Take my clothes to the dry cleaners.

It’s actually getting ridiculous how long I’ve had a pile of clothes in my back seat for now. I keep telling myself that it’s okay since I’ve been traveling for work a lot lately and just got back last night from visiting my sister up in Maine this past weekend, but it’s high time that I get my sh*t in line and make my way over to the local dry cleaner after work today.

Catch up on journaling.

I’ve been religiously keeping a ‘One Line a Day’ journal for the past three years, which I would absolutely recommend for anyone who likes to have a diary without the time commitment of having a diary, but with all of my traveling and general laziness lately I’ve fallen behind. So one of my goals for this week is to sit down with a nice glass of wine, light a candle, and try my hardest to remember what I did last Tuesday evening after work… Hint: I may have spent WAY too much money on new sweaters from J. Crew and Madewell.

Steps. Steps. Steps.

Getting 10,000 steps a day may seem like too much of a drag after a long day at work, but COME ON GIRL! Go to the gym and then for a short cool-down lap on the trails and before you know it, your FitBit will be buzzing and you’ll feel 100% better about yourself. I got maybe 4k  steps yesterday after spending half of the day driving back home, and all I can say is that I’m feeling a little lethargic right now from the lack of exercise. Gotta step it up!

Finish listening to my latest ‘The Great Courses’ audiobook, Food: A Cultural Culinary History.

Reading and eating are two of my favorite things, so this audio-course is right up my alley. I find it so interesting that there is such an important link between what people ate throughout history and how that possibly influenced their entire cultures and what they did on a day-to-day basis.

Do you guys have any small goals that you want to accomplish this week?

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  • Living on Cloud Nine

    Great goals my friend! I am the same way with my steps but I make it a game and try to update my step amount each week and feel so much better!! Reading and Eating…yep 2 of my favorite things too!! Happy Monday beautiful!

  • I slept way too long this morning too, and I shouldn’t say this, but fully possible that I took a nap now too hahah. I’m just so so tired and I’m so not in mood for a new week/Monday! With that said, love that you have your goals for the week, I should really do the same!

    Have a lovely week and hope you hit your goals! Xx

  • Alya Mooro

    Great idea! So important to set out goals, I think! You can’t hit a target you can’t see!

    moorizZLA xx

  • Andrea jueong

    You go girl! Yes 10,000steps is realistic even after long day at work! I take make son for a bike ride and I run next to him after work! Good luck!

  • Shauna C

    I love to hear that someone else journals too! It’s my most favorite “me” time thing to do 🙂


  • I use a pedometer app on my phone so it tells me if I haven’t walked enough and also says goal achieved when I have – works very well!

  • My small goal this week would be to give all my sneakers a wash! Haha. 🙂 | Bloglovin’ | Instagram

  • I could NOT wake up this morning and majorly overslept! It’s that cool fall morning that makes me want to stay in bed! Hope you have a wonderful and productive week! xo Bryn

  • Lucrezia Candelori

    It’s always super important to motivate ourselves! Hope you’ll accomplish all of your goals of the week babe!


    Lucrezia ♥ (

  • It’s a Monday for sure. I need to catch up on some things like this myself.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  • Nina

    I totally understand how it feels to get out of the bed on Monday morning (haha). You have some great small goals for the week. Staying active (either going to gym or just walking/jogging outside) is so important, and feels so great after that. Wish you a wonderful week ahead, Courtney.

  • This look like a solid list of goals. I love that you listen to audio books. I really want to try that in the near future.

  • merel

    Great goals babe! I’m trying to hit the 10.000 steps everday.. But sometimes… Haha

    x Merel

  • This is a great list of goals! I like making lists like this, it helps to stay on track.

    xo, Maryam

  • I quite literally also hit the snooze button this morning. Is it just me, or does getting out of bed on Mondays get even more painful once the days get shorter? These are great goals…especially the one about going to the dry cleaner. I’m the worst about doing it!

  • Emily

    Great list of goals! I like to write down my goals too.. it definitely helps!!
    x Emily

  • These are all really good goals! While you need to take your clothes to the dry cleaners, I need to pick mine up! heheh Have a fabulous week!


  • a trendy life
  • Great goals – you just reminded me that I need to catch up on my journal! I’m so horrible at remembering to write in it! My goals of the month are to finish my “german in 30 days” book. We’ll see how it goes!


  • I have never been a morning person, so if hitting the snooze button is new for you, you’re doing well! Love the colours of the trees in your pic 🙂

  • Ianne Cabangon

    You are setting great goals girl! I also have goals but but I haven’t started working towards it.
    xo, Christianne

  • I have a few things I need to get done this week too…but boy, I’m dreading it. LOL!
    xo, Lily
    Beauty With Lily

  • Maria Flux

    I have to catch up with things to do since summer. My goal for this week is to wake up earlier in the morning!

  • When Sunday night rolls around, I’m not all too happy because I start thing about ALL that I need to do for the week, #nofun, haha! I’ve tried journaling, but I can never stick with it for some reason. Thanks for sharing and I hope you have a great week ahead!



  • Okay I am totally looking up that audio book. That sounds so fascinating! I’ve been traveling the last two weekends, so by the time Monday has rolled around I have been soooo not in to it haha. It was especially hard to get up today too. Sounds like you have a few things to accomplish this week (adulting is so fun)! Good luck. 🙂


  • I haven’t been getting my 10k in, that’s for sure. Work has been crazy lately, and when I come home I’m DRAINED. Need to step it up, too- literally. 🙂

    Le Stylo Rouge

  • waaahhh I stopped counting on mine! But Im sure you can do it and you can all do this goal!

  • Great list of goals! I like to write down my goals too because it’s such a great way to prioritize.

    Ann-Marie |

  • Kelsey & Kenecha

    Hope you accomplish all your goals this week. 🙂

  • pennyanddash

    I love it when bloggers do their weekly goals post, its so fun reading other people’s small goals! I can totally relate on the laundry aspect…doing laundry is NOT fun.

  • Good for you for coming up with a list of goals for the week! Working out is definitely on mine since it’s been harder to do now that I’m in grad school. I should also take a cue from you and start journaling. 🙂


  • WhatWouldVWear

    Great goals, C! I think being active and getting some exercise is so important! You can do it! 🙂
    xoxo, Vanessa

  • Yes! This is a great list of goals! I really must check out
    that audiobook, sounds fascinating.

  • Your way of journaling sounds so effective; offloading your thoughts and summarising the day, without spending hours and hours jotting it all down. Great idea!

    Gabrielle | A Glass Of Ice x

  • ViolaRoth

    Wonderful post, love ! 🙂
    Please check out my blog too. That are absolutely stunning photos!

  • Good luck with your goals this week, Courtney – and you’ve reminded me that I need to power up my Fitbit! I generally use a pedometer app on my phone now

  • These are all great goals Courtney, I also have a huge problem waking up in the mornings!

    My Vogue Style |

  • Mary

    Love your goals list!

    Like you, I struggle with the dry-cleaning… in my case, though I broke down and just washed some of the things at home (if it says “dry clean only”, I always take it to a place but if it only says “dry clean” I just try to be careful with it in my own wash.

    This week, I’m struggling to take a few things to the tailor.

    These mornings are so cozy lately, right?

    Love, Mary

  • I know that Monday morning feeling and it’s a great idea to write down a list of ‘must do’ things!
    Not only does it take your mind off how much you want to go back to bed, it’s also very rewarding when you can tick them off in the week!
    Let us know how you get on!
    Julia x

  • I have been thinking about getting a fitbit for a while now! I definitely want to step my fitness game up. Good luck with your list!

    Daisi Ari ||

  • merel

    That journal thing is awesome! I need to get to it!


  • I really need to up my exercising game too. I’ve been sitting at a desk way too much for my own good

  • Andreea Birsan

    Same here! I need to start exercising again. These back pains have been killing me slowly. Have a lovely day! x


  • sometimes I find hitting 10,000 steps a doddle and other times it’s the hardest goal in the world to reach!

  • Ellese Launer

    These are all great goals to have! I too have been catching up on journaling and it is so helpful! Thanks for sharing. XO, Ellese


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