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September Goals

When I started this blog, one of the things I was planning to focus on was personal development. Goal setting is a substantial aspect of personal growth. So here are my goals for the upcoming month.

  1. Wake up before 6 AM on weekdays and no later than 8 AM on weekends
  2. Continue to meditate on Sermon on the Mount
  3. Complete the BodyBoss Pre Training in readiness to start Kick Start Body Boss in October
  4. Finish reading at least one new book
  5. Research and brainstorm my business plan

1. Waking Up Early

If you have been following me on my Instagram you already know about this one. One of my most recent 30-day challenges is to wake up 6 AM every day.

Has it been easy? Not really! Over the last few months I had been trying to get 8 hours of sleep. This meant I had a very late alarm set at around 07:30 AM. That was more than enough to get me to work by 9 AM. I started losing a lot of benefits because of this late wake up plan though. Especially I missed my Me-Time before the day began. Now I am trying to get back to what used to be once my wake up time. And I am terribly tempted to hit the snooze button.

I have done it for 4 days already 26 more days to go! Follow me on my Instagram and support my progress.

2. Bible Reading

I am currently following a Bible Reading plan with some friends focussing on the Sermon on the Mount. We read a few verses each day from the Sermon on the Mount each morning and meditate on them.

The Sermon on the Mount is a collection of teachings of Jesus. It is found in the Gospel of Matthew chapters 5, 6 and 7. It includes some of the central tenets of Christians like the Lord’s Prayer and the Beatitudes.

This is a 10 week reading plan. And the upcoming Monday I will be starting with Week 7. Are you interested in this reading plan? Leave me a comment and I will share a copy.

3. Exercise

Recently I had been reading the book The 5 AM Club by Robin Sharma. And when I skimmed the book initially, one of the interesting suggestions from this book was about the 20/20/20 formula. In summary, the book showed a framework for a morning routine. It advised on three pockets of 20 minutes every morning.

  • Pocket #1 – 05:00 to 05:20 – Move i.e. Exercise
  • Pocket #2 – 05:20 to 05:40 – Reflect i.e. Journal/Meditate
  • Pocket #3 – 05:40 to 06:00 – Grow i.e. Review Goals/Read books

I have not yet started waking up at 5 AM. Nor am I good at squeezing my exercise routine into under 20 minutes. But one of my takeaways from this advice was to include some exercise in my morning routine.

Because I love variety, I decided to try out BodyBoss. It is a 12-week fitness programme. Since then I found out I am far from fit to jump into week 1. So I have decided to start with the 4-week pre-training in September.

4. Reading

When I decided to wake up by 6 AM a few days ago, I wanted an anchoring activity – something I could do when I wake up. And that is why I picked up reading. Before my marriage, I had all the time in my world and could spend hours together huddled in a cosy corner with a book. I am trying to bring back that habit utilising my morning routine.

5. Solopreneur

It is very early stages to reveal anything more about this. But let me just say that I have got this business idea that I had been pondering about for a few months now. And it is high time I take some action on it. During September, I want to explore this opportunity more. I want to focus on putting together a draft Business Plan. I want to launch the business without any financial assistance (aka Business Loan). Therefore, I need to very clear about my plans even before I can think about the launch.

What Next?

I will continue to post my progress on these goals over the course of the month. So stay tuned.

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