I can not believe that it is March already because February seemed to go super fast. I did not manage to completely hit all of my goals which I aimed to do maybe because it went so fast. This month I want to smash it and get a lot done before Joe has some time off in April. I am going to actually to reflect on the goals which I set last month before I set the goals for March.
Personal– I managed to work out 3 times a week which managed to see me lose 2.5kg. I do feel a lot better for this I am trying to tone up but losing weight is a bonus. Start Planning some days out I have a few pencilled in. I have done some up till the end of March which is a bonus. I can not wait to get out and explore more places. Reviews of where we go will be shared on the blog because they are some of the most popular posts. Cook more is something which I have been doing I have enjoyed. It has meant that I have been able to spend time in the kitchen and reducing my stress levels which is a bonus. I did not manage to make a list of the freezer or the cupboards however, I do now know what is in the cupboards.
Work– this is an area which I managed to fail as such in however, I did manage to achieve one. I managed to double the amount I earnt from my blog this is something I am proud about. Thought I have not been paid for all of the work yet it is more money I earnt this month. I did not manage to use tailwind a lot this month though I have been pinning a lot more which has seen my traffic go up. 100 followers was not something I achieved either I think I am around the 65 mark so still a little bit off . I pin daily so if you would like to follow me over there my link is here. Facebook I did not hit 200 followers but I have been posting more often. I have found this has been helping. More people are now engaging which is a bonus I may hit this goal in March. I am only 10 followers away from this goal.
Money– Sell 20 items I actually managed to smash this one and sold on eBay alone 26 items. I still have a lot more which I need to list some of these are only low-value items but all help. Looking into additional income streams this is something which I have started to do more this month. I still have a way to go because there is so many. Today I cashed in my first payment from an app which I have been using. Hopefully, March is going to be the month when I look more into matched betting with Cheltenham coming up. We kept the weekly food bill overall under £35. There was one which was closer to £40 but some just £25 a week. I am very proud of this and this is something which I hope to keep this down. My phone bill I managed to reduce by £6 for the rest of my contract. I had actually banked 35GB of data so I can use this if I find that I am not getting enough. I am going to be looking at my gas and electric and see if I can bring these payments down. We currently pay more than we use so are in a bit of credit.
Now on to the goals which I want to achieve in the month of March.
Do more for me– this is something which I have been neglecting in the month of February. I did not manage to even finish a book at all after finishing I think I read 5 in January. Skincare is another element which I neglected, I could not even tell you the last time I did a facemask. For me, it does not have to be a lot just having half an hour. To read, paint my nails or something like that in the evenings is what I want to do more of. I think this is an element I struggle with because of the fact I work from home. I know I need to make more time for myself so I do not burn out or become ill again.
Bake more– this is something which I did a lot in December and January however, I have not done one since my heart cookies for Valentines. I want to really get back into this so I am not tempted to by as much sweet stuff when we do the weekly shop. Jess also loves it so I am sure that she will be glad if we get to bake again. I have been finding some amazing Easter bakes on Pinterest. I might have to try them and share some of them with you if they’re as good as they look.
Start sorting the garden out for summer- since we moved it has been autumn and winter. Now it looks like spring hopefully I can transform it into the garden I want it to be. Somewhere where I can work and Jess can play. Of course, this is weather dependent. I am going to do a whole post about the garden when it is done but you can read about my plans for it here.
Spring Clean– this time of year makes me want to sort out and clean the house after the winter months. This could be due it been lighter which makes me want to sort out. I want to clean the carpets this month this is one of the final steps in getting Jess’ room finished. I may do a room tour at some stage her room is the only one I am fully happy with at the moment. Currently, I do have a huge urge just to gut the house clean. It could because I know soon I am going to be putting my own stamp on the house for the first time. I am hopefully going to be sharing the journey on Instagram.
Get two weeks ahead of schedule- this is something which I had achieved at the start of the year however, I got ill at the end of Jan and this went. I know Joe is going to have some time off work at the end of this month start of next. I want to be able to be spending some of the time with him rather than working all of the time. Even if it does just mean that I have to work half of a day compared to a whole day. If I have some content scheduled it will mean I do not have to do as much and gives me a break as well.
Use Instagram Stories More- this is something which I have in the past I find that I get better engagement with my followers. In the month of February, I did actually lose a lot of followers on Instagram. I also think this does give you an insight into my life as well. I do not always show a lot on here. However, I will share a lot of random things on my stories and even some bargains which I have found. If you do not follow me already I am @cupsofcharlotte. I aim to upload at least 2 stories per day we will see if this is something which actually happens.
Increase page views by 10%– slowly I have noticed by page view increase. This does mean that there are more of you reading my content. I would love 10% more page views this month and I think it could be doable with some work. It is nice to see your blog going somewhere and for more people to be able to read the content that I do create. I have been increasing my page views for the past few months but not as much as 10%.
Share other bloggers work– After all, sometimes we do need a little love from our friends. I want to share work from other bloggers which I have enjoyed reading or similar. It may allow people who follow me but not them to find some new people to follow. Sometimes people see it as a competition to have the most followers but I have found the community to be amazing. This is something which I want to focus on this month because why shouldn’t we spread the love. I am aiming to share them on different platforms because this may attract different people.
Earn money every single day in March. I know this is something which may sound crazy however, I do not mean a large amount of money every day. This is going to help having more money to spend on my family and the home. If I earn £1 a day at the end of the month that is £30 extra. I do not earn the majority of the money in this house however, I do like to contribute to the bills and days out having more money always helps.
Completely Look into Matched Betting. This is something have been meaning to do I have just not got around to it. I know there are some big racing festivals coming up in March and April and this would be a great time to start earning some more money. It looks pretty simple to do I think I just need to find some time to sit down and dedicate to this.
Have at least 2 no spend days a week- spending little amounts is something which I can end up doing and then I wonder why I have spent so much. I am aiming to do a no spend not taking my cards out with me for a couple of days a week. This will stop me making purchases which I do not need. Then we can have more money for things which we actually do need.
I am only going to do 3 money goals this month I feel like some of them are rather large goals.
What do you want to achieve this month?