March 2021 goals & February review

The third month of 2021 has arrived! I don’t know about you, but I found that February flew by. One day it was the beginning of the month and the next it was already over. As with every new month that comes along, it’s time to assess my goals, make new ones, and adjust the others based upon my performance and what else I have going on for the current month. Before we get into my March 2021 goals, let’s take a moment to look back at how I did with my February goals.

February goals review

Despite being a quick month, I found that February was pretty good. I kept myself busy working towards most of my goals, especially in the first half of the month when we were experiencing a cold snap. The second half of the month seemed to go by even faster but I was able to keep productive throughout it.

Life goals

  • Read 5 books. Yes. I read quite a bit more than that in February. Check out what I read.
  • Watch at least 1 season of a show. No. I didn’t set a lot of time aside for watching TV. However, I did watch 5 episodes of Yashahime: Princess Half-Demon, 2 episodes of Horimiya, and 3 episodes of Iwakakeru -Sport Climbing Girls-.
  • Workout every day. Yes. Despite how painful my knees were most of the month, I managed to work out every day. I did have to modify some exercises but I did it.
  • Crochet a blanket. Nope. I didn’t even think about working on this.

Japanese goals

  • Spend 1-hour learning Japanese a day. Mostly. Some days I did a little less than an hour but other days I went over. So it balances out in the end.
  • Learn 10 kanji. Close. I have 9 that I know, but that last one gave me issues.

Writing goals

  • Journal every day. Yes. I did remember to do this every day as part of my morning routine.
  • Continue to work on my NaNoWriMo project. While I had hoped to start rewriting it this month, I realized there was still some work left on the outline, so I focused on that. The outline is looking and feeling so much better now.
  • Work on a secret writing project. I didn’t get quite as much done on this as I had hoped to but some work is better than nothing.
  • Participate in #vss365. This was a major failure. I only did it four days the entire month. For some reason, I just wasn’t inspired by a lot of the prompts, and other days I simply forgot about it.

Blogging goals

  • Work on February and March’s posts. Yes. Not only was I able to finish the couple of February posts I needed to work on, but I also got all of March’s posts done.
  • Update 10 old posts. Close but not quite. I did get 7 posts updated.
  • Create new pin images. After having copious issues with the Canva app, I switch to the computer version on the recommendation of a number of other bloggers. This allowed me to make more pin images than ever before.
  • Keep browser tabs to a minimum. The numbers fluctuated throughout but I am happy to report that at the end of the month I had only the necessary tabs open.
  • Clear out my bookmarks. While I didn’t get through all of them I did put a good dent in all of those bookmarks.
  • Take a blogging course. This one was a failure because I never made the time to sit down and do it.

March 2021 goals

March is going to be a pretty busy month, so because of that, I am cutting back on my goals. My big focus for the month will be on the blog and preparing for Camp NaNoWriMo which is in April.

Life goals

  • Read 5 books. As always, reading is my first goal because I absolutely enjoy books. At a minimum, I would like to read 5 books this month.
  • Watch at least 1 season of a show. While watching TV isn’t a goal for most people, I like to ensure I have something fun to do each month. Plus I have a list of shows I want to get through, so this goal helps me tackle that.
  • Workout every day. I’m looking forward to keeping up with this and getting back into shape for the summer.

Japanese goals

  • Spend 30 minutes learning Japanese a day. I’d like to do more than this each day, but this is the bare minimum.
  • Learn 10 kanji. Much like the above, I hope to learn more than 10, but this is a good start as some kanji can be quite difficult to learn.

Writing goals

  • Journal every day. Journaling is something I enjoy and I do my best to keep up with this every day. Plus it’s a nice way to add to my daily word count for my year of writing.
  • Continue to work on my NaNoWriMo project. I am getting closer and closer to finishing this reworking of the outline, so that will be this month’s focus. I also need to finish creating character sheets so I can easily reference that information while writing.
  • Participate in #vss365. I’m hoping to do this every day, but there is a chance that some prompts may leave me stumped for ideas.
  • Get ready for Camp NaNoWriMo. I need to decide what story I am working on and make sure any necessary preparation for that is done.

Blogging goals

  • Work on April and May’s posts. Since I know April will be filled with Camp NaNoWriMo, I am going to work hard this month to get all of April’s posts done and then work on some of May’s posts as well.
  • Update 10 old posts. I’m still trying to get to the point where all my old posts are properly updated, so I will continue to work on that this month.
  • Create new pin images. Now that I’m using the computer version of Canva, this should be easy to do.
  • Take a blogging course. I will take the one I meant to do in February.
  • Work on Pinterest. I slacked off a lot on Pinterest the last two months and it shows. So this month I am going to be working hard to build that up again. Regularly making new pin images will certainly help with that.

Those are my March 2021 goals. While it is lighter than some months, it’s always important to adjust them when the month is going to be busier. What goals have you set for March?

16 Comments

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    I’m so impressed with your March goals, as I am with all of your goals thoughout the year. Well done! I wish I could get blog post done ahead of time like you do. I’m usually about two weeks ahead, but that’s all I’ve been able to manage so far. Have you tried the Crello app and Crello computer-based design program? It has a free version, like Canva, but the app runs much more smoothly, in my opinion. Thanks for sharing your progress! Thanks for the information!

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      Thank you. Getting ahead on blog posts takes time, I used to write them the night before but I always found that so stressful, so now I find it better to stay ahead, even if it’s only a week or two at a time some months. Being two weeks ahead is good though, as it gives you some wiggle room in case you get a bit busy. I haven’t tried Crello but I really should check it out as I’ve heard plenty of good things about it.

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    You’ve done well so far! I want to learn Japanese as well. Hope you can achieve all your March’s goals x

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      Thank you. You should definitely start learning Japanese, it’s such an interesting language and for the most part, is pretty easy to learn.

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    Great March 2021 goals! I love setting daily, weekly, and monthly goals. It helps me feel accomplished and focused! Thanks for sharing 🙂

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      Thank you. I totally understand you on that, setting goals really helps me stay focused on what I need to get done.

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    This is a wonderful list of March goals for 2021!

    Thank you so much for sharing and journaling every day is one of my goals as well!

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      Thank you. I hope you do great journaling every day this month. I really enjoy it.

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    Sounds like some great March 2021 goals to meet. I also plan to update some old posts and hopefully breathe some new life into them. You have a great plan. Maybe I need to write down some of my goals. I might stick to them a little better. 🙂

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      Thank you. Updating old posts really does help, I’ve had quite a few views on some of the posts I have updated, so it’s well worth the effort. Yes, absolutely write down your goals and put them somewhere you will see them regularly so you will be more apt to work towards them.

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    Good luck with your March goals. I’ve fallen behind on my blog posts because of school, so one of my goals for the month is to get back on track.

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      Thank you. I can see how school would get in the way of getting blog posts done. Good luck getting back on track.

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      Thank you. I’m looking forward to hitting these goals.

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