November goals and mantras


I’m linking up with Lindsay and the Peaceful Posse with my monthly goals and mantras.

October goals were:

  • Continue being more mindful  This was made easier by spending more time offline.
  • Read 3 books
  • Update Goodreads (need to update the reading challenge!)
  • Go to gym more often Could do better.
  • Leave work stress at the office  Getting there.  Room for progress but I’m getting better at this.

November goals are:

  • Read 4 books
  • Go to a yoga class
  • Sort out bookcase
  • Do 30 days of gratitude (update gratitude journal every day for November)
  • Make time for creative writing – 30 minutes, 3 times a week
  • Get Christmas shopping done so there is no rushing around in December.

Mantras for the month:

“You do you.  I’ll do me” – Unknown

Somebody mentioned this quote to me the other day when I said how sick I am of letting negative people get to me.  There is no shortage of happiness and energy vampires (toxic people who cannot be happy for others) in my life and I’ve gotten tired of it.  It doesn’t cost to be pleased when someone in your life is happy – seriously how difficult is it to say “that is nice, enjoy” or the equivalent.  These are the same individuals who will blatantly enjoy anything bad that happens.  They literally will smile when things don’t go smoothly for you (after a theatrical gasp for effect while they store up the story to go blurt to others). 

It is a really mean trait to try drag others down and in a nutshell I’ve had it.  So this is a quote which I’m going to be chanting all month long. 

What about you?  What is on your list of goals for the month? 


16 Comments on “November goals and mantras

  1. That’s a great quote – I love it! We’ve asked our friends and family not to buy gifts for us and have explained we’re not buying cards or presents either. Instead of sending paper cards, we’ll make a donation to charity and send our annual e-greeting and instead of presents, we’ll spend some special times with our nearest and dearest, maybe a special dinner or catching up at a cafe because this year we’re all about experiences and not things. Save so much time, stress and money and it’s so meaningful because time together is the best gift of all 🙂


    • That is such a lovely idea! I’m hearing more and more about spending money on experiences and not things and agree.
      I did something similar with some of my family a few years back – gave them gifts but asked that they give to a charity instead of giving us. I’ve been to a birthday party before where the friend having a birthday asked everyone to support his charity of choice instead of giving a gift and it is such a thoughtful gesture.
      And yes – time together is the best gift of all 🙂


  2. I love the you do you, I’ll do me mantra. I need to remember that one more. I haven’t been super great at it lately. You rocked your October goals! I’m doing the 30 days of gratitude this month too! It is such a nice month to do it.


  3. I love that you jotted down this mantra and hope that by doing so it helps you to let go of the negativity in your life. Those energy vampires do nothing but wear you down and you don’t need that kind of bull in your life! You will feel so much better walking away from the BS.

    Also! You totes crushed your goals in October!! Sadly, I didn’t make much of a dent in my goals, but I’m determined to walk into November with a better outlook on the future ❤ good luck getting your holiday shopping done earlier this year; I’m hoping I can do that, too!


    • This mantra is really something! I just know I’m going to say it out loud to a couple happiness vampire in my life. Unfortunately walking away from the negativity and BS isn’t always easy (or possible) but I’m very aware of it and won’t take their negativity lying down.

      I know October was a hectic month for you so don’t worry about not ticking all your goals off. I hope you are feeling better and that November is a good month for you.


  4. Wise words. I’m also inspired by your Word Of The Year (release). In these turbulent times, we need to dis-engage from the chaos and relax. I applaud your choice to go offline.


  5. Great job on your goals last month! I spent a weekend rearranging my bookshelves. After going to the used bookstore and coming home with a new stack, I needed to make room for the new as well as clean off some of the old. I love that you have a goal to do more creative writing. Hope you are able to share some of that with us! 🙂


  6. Great job on your October goals! You did well… and your list of November goals sounds totally doable. I am also planning to get my Christmas shopping done, although I haven’t started (HELP!).

    I love that quote. It is so true.


  7. Hello sweets,

    I love that quote, first and foremost. Often we are so hell-bent on pleasing others, whether it’s a conscious decision or not, that’s what ends up happening most of the time and guess who suffers? You. I could take a page from that advice, too. Stop letting others’ crap get to me. (Easier said than done, but hey, I can make a valiant effort!).

    Oh Christmas. LOL. That’s creeping up on me and I’m stressing a wee bit. Not sure what we’re doing, where we’re doing and I kinda just want to do our own thing for once instead of driving all over the place. Nevermind gifts and ideas for people. I’m kinda stumped. I’ll figure it out though.

    Good luck with your November goals – I know you’ll knock them outta the park. 😉



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