April 2020 goals & March review

March was a crazy month, wasn’t it? This was by far the strangest and most unpredictable month. We all had setbacks to overcome, changes to embrace and a new way of life to adapt to. A lot of people struggled, while some had an easier time. Regardless of these life-changing times, we will get through it. I know a lot of people set monthly goals and will likely be disappointed that they didn’t reach them this month. Don’t worry about it. Be happy with what you did get done, no matter how big or little it was. I know I also had to adjust to things and this meant not hitting every goal, but I digress. With a new month here, it’s time to talk about a new set of goals. Before I go over my April 2020 goals, let’s take a moment to look over how I did with my March goals.

March goals review

This month certainly didn’t go as expected. I spent a good two weeks completely failing at most of my everyday tasks. There was just so much uncertainty. Eventually, I was able to pull out of that rut and get back into it, but it was certainly a struggle.

Life goals

  • Read at least 6 books. Yes, though this one almost didn’t happen. See what I read in March.
  • Watch 1 season of a show. I actually failed at this. However, I just wasn’t in the mood to watch TV much over the course of the month. I did watch 2 episodes of Somali and the Forest Spirit and 1 episode of Science Fell I Love, So I Tried To Prove It. On top of this, I watched quite a few YouTube videos on gardening.
  • Spend 30 minutes learning Japanese every day. I think I missed one or two days, but otherwise, I completed this. It was nice to take this month to review instead of learning new words and phrases.
  • Work out every day. Yes. Between shoveling snow, walking and actual workouts, I would call this a success.
  • Start spring cleaning. I did pretty well with this. I didn’t get the entire house done, but the main rooms got the attention they deserved. Thanks to the March Use It Up Challenge I was able to tackle using up a few of the cleaning products we had in the house as well.

Writing goals

  • Work on my novel project. While it wasn’t as much as I had hoped for, I did get some work done. A lot of my writing time was spent trying to figure out what to write for Camp NaNoWriMo.

Blogging goals

  • Update 5 posts. I didn’t exactly pay attention to how many I updated, but I know for sure I did three posts, it may have been more though.
  • Work on March’s posts. Barely. It was a tough month to work on things but I did pretty well all things considered.
  • Create new pin images. I certainly didn’t get as many made as I had hoped for, but I did create a few.
One of the many recipes I tried in March, chocolate chip muffins.

April 2020 goals

I feel like April will be a better month. With March behind us and things settling into a new normal, I am eager to get to work on these goals. Because of this, I am adding in a few new goals this month.

Life goals

  • Read at least 5 books. I know the month will be somewhat busy, so I am keeping the number low. I think 5 is a manageable number.
  • Watch 1 season of a show. I hope to get this done, as watching TV at night once all my daily tasks are complete is a nice way to wind down.
  • Spend 30 minutes learning Japanese every day. I am going to continue to review all of my previous lessons to strengthen what I have already learned.
  • Work out every day. This should be easy enough to do.
  • Finish spring cleaning. There are only a few rooms left in the home that need a good spring cleaning, so I should be able to get this done without issue.
  • Plant the garden. Technically, it’s way too early to garden where I live, but that won’t stop me from starting a few things in pots. In fact, I already have! But I want to get more started so I will have nice strong seedlings for when the garden is ready.
  • Try a new recipe. I didn’t set this goal last month and ended up trying so many new recipes, so I had best bring it back this month.
  • Expand my gardening knowledge. I’ve been gardening for most of my life, but there is always something new to learn. I want to put in a good amount of time researching all aspects of gardening so I can become an even better gardener.

Writing goals

  • Work on my Camp NaNoWriMo project. This writing challenge has given me the opportunity to take a break from November’s project and work on something else. Week one was decent but had some hurdles to deal with.

Blogging goals

  • Update 5 posts. If I can get these done, I will be even closer to having all of my old posts updated.
  • Work on April’s posts. I have a couple done, but I would like to write and schedule the rest soon so I can stay ahead. Bonus points if I can get some of May’s posts done too.
  • Create new pin images. It’s a never-ending task, but I am confident I can make quite a few this month.

Those are my April 2020 goals. Are you making goals for the month?

14 Comments

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    Good goals; inspires me to do more. Kuddos to you for reading 6 books. I read one and was quite proud of that accomplishment until I read your post. 🤣

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      Thank you. The number of books you read in a month shouldn’t be compared to others. One book is a fantastic amount to read..

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    These are some great goals! Sounds like you did pretty well with last month so congrats! I especially like your goals this month pertaining to gardening and trying a new recipe. Spring is in full swing here and I’ve been getting out in the garden a bit myself. Feels really good and inspires me in other tasks.

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      Thank you! Trying new recipes is great because it’s a fun way to find new favorite meals. That’s great you are getting into the garden. It will be another month or two before my garden is even close to being accessible in any way. I’m glad I could inspire you.

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    I’ve not made any goals, I’m just writing to do lists! I made a massive long list with 30 things on it at the weekend. Writing and gardening is on my list of things I want to continue with this month too. 5 books though… I’m trying to finish just one over here! x

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      A to-do list is very similar to goals, so if that’s what works for you then that’s great. I do a ton of reading, so five books are very manageable, but if one is what you can do then that’s fantastic.

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    It’s sounds like March was a good month and you achieved so much! Those chocolate chip muffins look delicious! All the best with your April goals, working in the garden sounds perfect, hope you enjoy expanding your knowledge! <3 xx

    Bexa | http://www.hellobexa.com

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      It really was. The muffins were a hit with the family. We have tried a few different chocolate chip muffins recipes before but that one has been the best by far.

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    Some great goals here. You sound like you have a fab March – despite how crazy the month was! I always make a point of watching at least one season of a show each month and like to add that to my goals list too! xxx

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      It didnèt start out great but once I got out of that rut the month was pretty dang great. Nice to see you include watching shows in your goals too, itès nice to have a fun goal to work on each month.

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    You always have so many goals! I love how focussed and goal orientated you are 😊

    I can totally relate to the blogging goals as mine are pretty much the same, and the spring cleaning I’m doing too.

    Good luck with your April goals 😊

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      I try to keep myself busy with these goals, otherwise, I just sit around and do nothing.

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    Shoveling snow is totally a workout–probably the best workout imaginable. Haha! Reminds me of my days living in CT. Thank gosh Asheville has milder winters…I don’t like cold toes. I try to work out around 5 times a week with a mix of yoga and cardio. Good luck with all of your awesome goals this month.

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      It certainly is. I dislike cold toes as well. Even with really good quality books and socks, I still get cold toes on those -40 days. Thank you.

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