Quick Thoughts on Enola Homes

To be honest, I’ve never really heard of Enola Holmes until I’ve watched the trailer. But, I am deeply fascinated with the regency era so I decided to watch it. Apparently, Sherlock and Mycroft has a little sister who is quite a wildling.

From the very start, Enola Holmes give off a positivity vibe. Seeing a girl on her bicycle in the countryside is such a relaxing sight. In addition to that, Millie Bobby Brown’s adorable acting and charm reels you in to want to watch more.

The mystery in this film is the disappearance of their mother and the attempted murder of a teenage viscount. The clues and mystery are interesting but is not the highlight of the film. This film is a coming of age story. At its heart, it’s about a girl finding her role in the world when the world isn’t really open to an ambitious kind of girl.

The feminism in this story is something I liked. In the end, Enola Holmes stayed true to herself and what she wants and ignores the attempts of men to “help” her.

Overall, this film is fun, interesting and very enjoyable to watch. I recommend it for individuals of all ages.

How to Establish Your Own Morning Routine

There was a time where I dread mornings. There’s just too much to do with so little time. It always felt like I’m rushing and running out of time. My morning was messy which makes me a lot less confident throughout the day. It made me realize that mornings has a huge impact on how you approach the rest of your day. If you feel refreshed, you would have more focus and confidence to conquer whatever activities you have later on. If you feel like a mess, you might feel distracted and not be able to do tasks efficiently.

So, having a morning routine is very important to avoid rushing in the morning and neglecting things.

Here are just some of my tips on how you can establish your own morning routine.


Your Morning Routine Starts from the Night Before

This is something important that a lot of people overlook when they’re trying to establish their own morning routine – your morning routine actually starts the night before. You need to prepare for the morning before you actually go to bed. You can plan for next day’s outfit or make a list of tasks to be done for the next morning. Making lists, setting up alarms and planning the night before actually saves you a lot of time for the next day.


Know What You Want to Achieve With Your Mornings

Each and every one of us have different priorities and goals. That’s why copying other people’s morning routine may not be the best for you. You are the one who needs to set what you want to achieve with your mornings. To some, they want to do some meditation to start their day. Some would want to exercise. Some would just want to relax while some want to have time to check a bit of their email. So, make a list of how you envision your morning.

Mine is actually pretty simple. All I want is to be prepared for the rest of my day. I want to have a substantial breakfast, I want to be able to shower without rushing and I want to make sure that all the things I will need is already inside my bag.


Evaluate How Much Time You Spend in a Specific Activity

Know how much time you take in certain activities like preparing breakfast and showering and take that into consideration.

For example, I know that I take 10-15 minutes in the shower. Preparing and eating breakfast takes up the bulk of my time in the morning so I allocate more time for that. I don’t spend much with my uniform/outfit because I prepare that the night before.

So… my morning routine is basically me waking up, showering, dressing up, preparing breakfast and then eating breakfast. My morning routine is basic because I really wanted it to be simple.

If you want to get more things done in the morning, evaluate how much time you need and then adjust the time you are going to wake up. If you want to have 30 minutes of jogging in the morning, then wake up earlier.

Knowing how much time you need is very important so that you will never have to rush.


Once You’ve Made a Morning Routine, Stick to it

Once you’ve set your wake up time based on how much time you spend on certain activities, it’s time to actually apply it and establish it. The most important thing is the wake up time. So that means you have to say goodbye to the snooze button. Stay faithful to that alarm, convince yourself to wake up right away. You can also download alarm clock apps that do not allow the snooze button.


So… those are my tips on how you can establish your own morning routine. Hope this helps you to have a more joyful and less chaotic mornings!

Slowly but surely: The Guest List by Lucy Foley Book Review

Synopsis

The bride ‧ The plus one ‧ The best man ‧ The wedding planner ‧ The bridesmaid ‧ The body

On an island off the coast of Ireland, guests gather to celebrate two people joining their lives together as one. The groom: handsome and charming, a rising television star. The bride: smart and ambitious, a magazine publisher. It’s a wedding for a magazine, or for a celebrity: the designer dress, the remote location, the luxe party favors, the boutique whiskey. The cell phone service may be spotty and the waves may be rough, but every detail has been expertly planned and will be expertly executed.

But perfection is for plans, and people are all too human. As the champagne is popped and the festivities begin, resentments and petty jealousies begin to mingle with the reminiscences and well wishes. The groomsmen begin the drinking game from their school days. The bridesmaid not-so-accidentally ruins her dress. The bride’s oldest (male) friend gives an uncomfortably caring toast.

And then someone turns up dead. Who didn’t wish the happy couple well? And perhaps more important, why? 

My Thoughts

Characters with shady pasts, the perfect bride and groom, an isolated island? The Guest List sounds like a great whodunnit story?

At first, I expected the murder to happen in the first few chapters and then the following chapters would be the characters looking for clues and unveiling the killer. I was kind of confused when that did not happen. Instead, The Guest List starts off with the day before the wedding (and the murder). Majority of the chapters are actually the background stories of the different characters. The murder doesn’t actually happen until around 60% of the book. And it clicked to me that the author doesn’t want to focus on who did it but on why did he/she do it. For me, that’s refreshing and I like how the story unfolded.

I was also initially apprehensive about all the different POVs. It was quite confusing at first and I didn’t see why it was needed. However, I eventually realized that the purpose of the POVS is to get to know all the characters and know what was behind the possible motive of the death. As the dead body was revealed and the readers know who it is, we soon realize that all the POVs are suspects. Kudos to the author too because I didn’t expect the killer in this one.

I also really liked how the atmosphere was set up. I actually felt like I was on an isolated island as well. I could see the ocean and I was down in that dark cave too. The setting is creepy enough (I mean there are graveyards) that I’m seriously questioning why someone would decide to have their wedding there.

Overall, the slow build-up of the mystery has paid off as the ending is satisfying. The characters are all fully realized and has something to offer the storyline. The Guest List is a good mystery/thriller and I highly recommend everyone to read it.

Rating:

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A Journey to the Wild West: Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry Book Review

Synopsis

A love story, an adventure, and an epic of the frontier, Larry McMurtry’s Pulitzer Prize— winning classic, Lonesome Dove, the third book in the Lonesome Dove tetralogy, is the grandest novel ever written about the last defiant wilderness of America.

Journey to the dusty little Texas town of Lonesome Dove and meet an unforgettable assortment of heroes and outlaws, whores and ladies, Indians and settlers. Richly authentic, beautifully written, always dramatic, Lonesome Dove is a book to make us laugh, weep, dream, and remember.

My Thoughts

I started reading Lonesome Dove for the prompt “A western” for the Popsugar Reading Challenge 2020. I started reading this book around three weeks ago. Lonesome Dove has a slow pace that I found myself reading other books simultaneously as this book. As I’ve mentioned, Lonesome Dove has a slow pace. There were times when I was bored especially in the initial chapters that I actually considered not reading further. After finishing the book, I have to say that I do not regret reading this book.

I would like to really commend the world building in this book. From the first chapter until the very end, I was transported to the Wild West. The author was able to describe the surroundings from town to town, from rivers to plains. Wherever the characters march, you feel like you are there as well.

Lonesome Dove is also filled with interesting characters. At first, I couldn’t keep up with all the characters popping up. They all just blended into “cowboys” in my head but the more I read, the more I appreciated those wonderful characters. In the surface, all of them are stereotypical wild west characters but they are so much more than that. All the characters have different layers and depth. It is obvious that the author nurtured the characters as they are fully realized. They all have their different personalities and journeys and it was fun reading their adventure.

The author is also a superb storyteller. The plot seems simple enough like a straight tree trunk. But, the branches from that straight storyline is rich. Some subplots made me feel the thrill while some tug at my heartstrings. I have a special place for my heart for the subplots of the women in this book. I was able to see the struggles of women in this time period. It was a time when women had to rely to men in order to live. I am glad to see this glimpse of their life even though I may not be able to fully understand their choices. It’s remarkable for me that the author was able to write this immense story with such a straight-forward manner. No fancy prose, just good stories weaved together. What I love the most about the stories is that you don’t know where it will take you.

Overall, I am glad that I’ve read this book. It’s one hell of an adventure reading this book. Although I this book is definitely outside my comfort zone, the talents of the author with the superb storytelling and well-developed characters made me admire this book.

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Too Repetitive: Again Again by E. Lockhart Book Review

Synopsis

If you could live your life again, what would you do differently?

After a near-fatal family catastrophe and an unexpected romantic upheaval, Adelaide Buchwald finds herself catapulted into a summer of wild possibility, during which she will fall in and out of love a thousand times–while finally confronting the secrets she keeps, her ideas about love, and the weird grandiosity of the human mind.

A raw, funny story that will surprise you over and over, Again Again gives us an indelible heroine grappling with the terrible and wonderful problem of loving other people.

My Thoughts

I read Again Again because I was utterly impressed with E. Lockhart’s previous work – We Were Liars. I mean that book’s plot twist just blew me away. Up until this day, I feel like I was betrayed by the book. So, I started reading Again Again with huge expectations.

What I Liked

What I liked from the book is something common with other young adult books I’ve liked – it was not afraid to be real. A lot of young adult books deal with an issue but not all really shows the ugliness of everything. In this book, we get to see not only how addiction affects the addict himself/herself but we also get to see how other people around him are affected. I like that Adelaide, the main character, wasn’t 100% supportive at first. She actually lost her trust to her teenage addict brother named Toby. But soon, we get to see how Toby elaborates on what’s going on his side and an understanding happens between the two.

I also like how this book is real about common tropes in YA. This includes the female main character glamorizing broken hearts and damaged people. The book was completely aware of this trope and actually acknowledges that it is just not okay. People who glamorize damaged people are blech.

Another thing I like about the book is that toxic and parasitic relationships weren’t tolerated in this book. Characters know that they are not good together and breaks it off.

I can’t deal with your unhappiness on top of mine.

E. Lockhart, Again Again

Lastly, I LOVE how this book acknowledged that in some relationship, we just hype up moments. We make things a bigger deal than what they are.

I have some romantic obsessional tendencies. Like, I just told you it matters more than any other relationship ever could, but I’m not even seeing him. There’s nothing between us anymore.

E. Lockhart, Again Again

What I Didn’t Like

Unfortunately, even though this book has a lot of good things when it comes to certain things, there are a lot of things I didn’t like as well.

To start off, I didn’t like the format of this book where we are shown different events happening across multiverses. I think scenes are just repeated with minor tweaks. I mean, what’s the point? The “moral lesson” in this book could have been delivered without this extra gimmick. It was just confusing and distracting.

I also noticed that the book relied on fancy quotes/lines/dialogue in an attempt to be remarkable but none really stuck to me. Not like how “We accept the love we think we deserve” and “That’s the thing about pain, it demands to be felt” stuck to you like an arrow to the heart.

I also didn’t like the characters. They aren’t unique. I don’t see much depth to them. They’re not 3-dimensional characters but merely plot devices. The main character is forgettable and so are her love interests. Even the main character’s brother who is a recovering addict didn’t shine through and that character has potential to have a lasting impact to the reader.

The main character is forgettable and so are her love interests. Even the main character’s brother who is a recovering addict didn’t shine through and that character has potential to have a lasting impact to the reader.

Overall…

This book is a decent read. For me, however, it just doesn’t stand out from other books in it’s genre. There’s nothing remarkable here that would make me want to scream at you to get this book. Still, this book is worth the try. This book may not just be for me but you might be entertained.

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Not for me: The Friend Zone by Abby Jimenez Book Review

I read The Friend Zone because I thought that it would be light-hearted chick-lit where the maid of honor and bestman hooks up. I was wrong… and I was really disappointed. However, I wasn’t disappointed because it wasn’t lighthearted. This book was just not for me as it was full of tropes and stuff that I really dislike.

What I Liked

Well, the book was easy to read. The book was written and edited well. The chapters ended in a way that you’d want to read the next. It was in the technical sense, good writing.

What I Didn’t Like

There’s just a lot of “tropes” in this book that I just couldn’t get behind.

1. The “Cheating”

It’s not full-on cheating as Kristen, the female MC, didn’t really have sex with Josh, the male MC, when she was still with her boyfriend (but she did have sex with him not 5 minutes after unofficially breaking up soooooo). Nevertheless, it was still cheating. The female MC did flirt and start to fall in love with Josh. Although she claims to have put barriers, it really seemed like she didn’t really put an effort to respect her relationship. I think the main reason she did distance herself from Josh is thinking that she couldn’t be with Josh because they aren’t compatible and not because she has a boyfriend. Major turnoff for the book for me!

2. The “She’s Not Like Other Girls…” and “He’s Different”

There’s a lot of parts in the book where the main characters just compare other people to their love interests. Although, it really does happen in real life but I just hate how the “contrast” was portrayed. It was like there’s only one way to be right. It was like if you’re not the “cool girl” type who likes “cheeseburgers” or whatsoever, then you’re the wrong kind of girl. I hate that. You do you. You can be a girl who wears make-up and dress up everyday. You can also be boyish and wear hoodies. You do you. There’s nothing wrong with being yourself. Same with Tyler, the female MC’s ex. Just because he’s the more uptight kind of guy, Kristen keeps on putting him down against Josh. Tyler might be the wrong type for Kristen but there’s nothing that’s wrong with him. The constant comparison was just toxic.

3. Labeling the female MC with OCD

The female main character copes by cleaning and then OCD was dropped a few times. I think this is problematic because it feeds to the stereotype. Just because you cope with cleaning doesn’t mean you have OCD. Just because you hate the mess means you have OCD. OCD is characterized with obsessions and compulsions. Obsessions are recurring intrusive thoughts, urges or impulses. Compulsions, on the other hand, are repetitive behaviors. I don’t think the portrayal of OCD is befitting in this book as I have seen patients with OCD. Some chapters are written in Kristen’s POV and there’s actually no signs there except when she’s deliberately saying “I have OCD”.

4. The Unnecessary Death

I don’t mind death in a book as long as it’s justified. I hate it when a character dies just for “shock factor” but I hate a character death more when it’s because it will be helpful for a sequel book. Cringe.

5. The ending about infertility

Infertility was a major issue discussed in this book and I actually liked it at first. I just think that a lot of women and men can resonate with this. I was really happy with the part where Josh researched about surrogacy and in vitro fertilization and the process. It could have been educational. Instead, the author went with a miracle ending. The author mentioned in the author’s note that it happened to a friend. Okay. Cool. But what really disappointed me is that the author acknowledged that Kristen’s true happy ending was coming to terms with her medical condition and knowing that she is not defined by her infertility and that her womanhood is not defined by her womb. Then… why not go with that ending? Why give a miracle ending? Yes, the ending might give hope to women going through this. But I think this book really needed an ending where the main character accepts infertility and moves forward from it. This book could have been about self-acceptance and self-love. This book just didn’t do justice for women actually going through with this.

Overall…

If you don’t mind the things I’ve mentioned above, then by all means, read this book. This book is not a bad book… it was just a bad fit for me.


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How to Prioritize Self-Care with Minimal Time and Money

When you hear the word “self-care”, the words “skin care” or “massage” and “spas” also pop up in your mind. And usually, a lot of people think that they do not have time nor money for “self-care”. That is actually a common misunderstanding and in this post we are going to correct misunderstanding and discuss how to prioritize self-care with minimal time and money.

What is self-care?

There are many ways to define self-care. In its purest essence, self-care simply means prioritizing yourself. It means putting your physical, mental and spiritual health first. Thus, self-care is any activity that will replenish your physical, mental and spiritual health.

How to prioritize self-care?

First of all, we need to correct the common misconception that you need to make “extra” time for self-care. Self-care isn’t an extracurricular activity that you can do at the end of the day. Instead, self-care should be incorporated in your daily routine.

Here are a few ways on how you can do to incorporate self-care into your daily lives.

  1. Establish a morning routine. With just establishing a morning routine, you can actually do a lot to care for yourself. Your morning should start a time wherein you have enough time for everything you want and need to do in the morning. Imagine a morning where you don’t need to rush. You can actually enjoy a shower instead of having just a quick one. You can actually savor your breakfast and eat something that will nourish your body and give you energy for the day. Contrary to popular belief, one cup of coffee isn’t legit breakfast. Believe me, having a morning that is not rushed changes things for the better. You’ll feel much more relaxed and motivated throughout the day.
  2. Organize your work space. By reducing all the clutter, your mind can actually focus on tasks alone. You also won’t have to waste time and energy looking for stuff. It would also really help clear up your mind and relax.
  3. Organize your tasks. Is this even self-care? Yes, it is. By knowing how to organize your tasks, you’re saving yourself future stress. There are plenty of ways to do this but a decision-matrix tool like the Eisenhower Matrix may be effective for you. Using the Eisenhower Matrix, you will be able to prioritize tasks because you have categorized them into what’s urgent and what’s important.
    Related post: How to Prioritize Your Tasks using the Eisenhower Matrix
  4. Know that it’s okay to take a break. Working hard is great but you also need to take a break in order to avoid burnout. One way to actually incorporate breaks into your working time is the Pomodoro Technique. Read more about the Pomodoro Technique here.
    Related post: How to Become More Productive with the Pomodoro Technique.
  5. Avoid bringing home “work”. Your home is your sanctuary. It should be a place where you can recharge so you can work hard again the next day. You can spend your time with your hobbies or you can socialize with family and friends. You can also try some meditation and relaxation technique. It doesn’t matter what you do as long as it will recharge you instead of drain you.

Well… that’s it! These are my tips on how you can incorporate self-care into your everyday life. What activities do you count as self-care? Share with me through the comments below!

Powerless to Hopeful: The Map of Salt and Stars Book Review by Zeyn Joukhadar

Synopsis

It is the summer of 2011, and Nour has just lost her father to cancer. Her mother, a cartographer who creates unusual, hand-painted maps, decides to move Nour and her sisters from New York City back to Syria to be closer to their family. But the country Nour’s mother once knew is changing, and it isn’t long before protests and shelling threaten their quiet Homs neighborhood. When a shell destroys Nour’s house and almost takes her life, she and her family are forced to choose: stay and risk more violence or flee as refugees across seven countries of the Middle East and North Africa in search of safety. As their journey becomes more and more challenging, Nour’s idea of home becomes a dream she struggles to remember and a hope she cannot live without.

More than eight hundred years earlier, Rawiya, sixteen and a widow’s daughter, knows she must do something to help her impoverished mother. Restless and longing to see the world, she leaves home to seek her fortune. Disguising herself as a boy named Rami, she becomes an apprentice to al-Idrisi, who has been commissioned by King Roger II of Sicily to create a map of the world. In his employ, Rawiya embarks on an epic journey across the Middle East and the north of Africa where she encounters ferocious mythical beasts, epic battles, and real historical figures.

A deep immersion into the richly varied cultures of the Middle East and North Africa, The Map of Salt and Stars follows the journeys of Nour and Rawiya as they travel along identical paths across the region eight hundred years apart, braving the unknown beside their companions as they are pulled by the promise of reaching home at last.

My Thoughts

The Map of Salt and Stars has been an emotional journey for me. There are two stories in this book: the story of Nour and the story of Rawiya. Nour lives in the modern times in Syria where the bombings occurred. Their home has been destroyed prompting her family to decide to leave and seek refuge elsewhere. Rawiya’s story happened hundreds of years earlier. Seeking to see the world, Rawiya disguised herself as a boy to join an expedition of a famous mapmaker.

I really admire Zeyn Joukhadar. He, not only, wrote one beautiful story but he wrote too. Both stories are undeniably compelling that you couldn’t stop yourself from reading. The stories, although unrelated, are somewhat parallel to each other. Rawiya’s story of journey and exploration became like a buffer to me. Nour’s story was real and raw and heartbreaking and at some points it becomes so heavy to read. The alternating chapters of Rawiya and Nour really helped with that.

I also really liked the characters. All characters seem fully realized. They have depth and complexities which is admirable given that there are many characters. I also love the complex relationships between the characters. Their interactions bring the characters to life.

The best part of the book for me is that it opened my eyes to what happened. I have read about the Syrian refugees in the news before but it didn’t even come close to the awareness I had after reading this book. And yet after reading about so much suffering, the book has left me with hope and motivation. I may be powerless now but I am hoping that someday I will have the power to help someone. I hope that someday I can help make the world a better place so that no child will ever have to grow up so soon again.

Overall, this book is a great read and I highly recommend this to everyone!

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My Thoughts on “I’m Thinking of Ending Things”

*spoiler alert! Don’t read this post if you haven’t watched the movie yet*

“I’m Thinking of Ending Things” is a new Netflix Original film directed by Charlie Kaufman. Kaufman is also the screenwriter of this film adaptation of the book with the same title. Like Kaufman’s acclaimed “The Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind”, this new Kaufman film is an exploration of the human mind and the complexities of human relationships.

The film starts pretty simple. This girl initially named “Lucy” and Jake are off to a trip to see Jake’s parents. They chat in the car and what initially seems to be normal gets weirder and weirder. There’s just like an atmosphere of anxiety lurking in every frame of the movie. A few minutes in, I could already tell that’s something was off. In the car, it seemed like Jake responds to Lucy’s voiceovers/thoughts. In that moment, I already knew that everything that is happening is all occurring only in the mind of one of the characters. At first, I was unsure whom exactly but seeing bits and pieces of the life of a janitor, I figured out that it’s his mind. Other indications that the events in the film are not real are the calls to Lucy by Lucy herself, Lucy’s name changes throughout the film and the photograph of Lucy/Jake.

Anyways, the conversations at dinner, at Jake’s childhood bedroom and Lucy finding the paintings in the basement aims to give us a glimpse on what Jake/Janitor’s life was like. His mother who seems delightful also seems very much overbearing while his father seems hard to impress. He clearly does not get “art” and we find out that Jake did want to be painter.

In the end, we see the janitor enter his car and seems to be having a stroke to me. He takes off his clothes and he sees a ghost pig. He follows the ghost pig into an auditorium where he receives an award for his accomplishment and then he performs a number from the musical “Oklahoma”. After the performance, the whole audience claps.

Ultimately, the film is about the loneliness of a man. The words “I’m thinking of ending things” that Lucy has repeated throughout the film may be a reflection of Jake’s thoughts. Lucy is his idealized woman that’s why her name and job changes throughout the film, because she really had no identity. What Lucy witnessed in the house shows us what Jake’s life was like. We saw and heard his parents arguing so that may have affected Jake’s childhood. We also saw that his paintings are stuck in the basement which tells us that his passion was never really pursued. We also find out that his father develops dementia and his mother became extremely ill so Jake had to take care of them. We get the sense that Jake wasn’t really able to live his life and wasn’t able to meet a woman he could care about. So, he invents a Lucy in his head. This makes the ending bittersweet. The real Jake died in that car. He died cold and alone. But in his imaginations, he was finally given recognition for the things he has done and has finally done something he was passionate about.

The beauty of the film was not in the ultimate reveal. It was pretty obvious. The beauty of the film was in the journey- in the bits and pieces given to us. The film gave us plenty to think about including hopelessness.

Overall, “I’m Thinking of Ending Things” is a bizarre yet wonderful film that will make you contemplate your own life and mortality.

How to Achieve Your Goals by Setting it SMART

Our goals shape our lives. Contentment and satisfaction are achieved when we accomplish the goals that we set for ourselves. But, sometimes, we unconsciously set ourselves up into failure. This happens when the goals we set aren’t really attainable. So does that mean that you shouldn’t aim high when setting up goals? No. Attainable goals does not necessarily mean unambitious. Attainable goals simply mean SMART goals. I don’t mean intelligent goals either. What I mean is…

S– Specific

M-Measurable

A-Achievable

R-Relevant

T-time-based

SPECIFIC

Your goals should be well-defined instead of being too broad. It should be clear to you what really is it that you aim for. When you are playing darts, you aim for a specific target rather than just throwing in whatever direction. That’s what your goals should be as well.

For example, you want to be financially stable. What does that exactly mean? Does financially stable mean no credit card debt? Or being able to buy whatever you want?

Instead, we can simply say that we want to have a sufficient amount of savings. It doesn’t end there though. Be specific on the amount that you have.

M– measurable

It is very important that your goals can be evaluated. There should be a means for you to clearly determine whether it’s a success or not. Again, having a goal of a specific amount of savings is better than just saying you want to save because there is an exact way to determine if its a success or not.

A– achievable

Be realistic. Be ambitious but don’t overdo it. I can have a goal of having 1 million dollars in the bank. It’s not impossible but I also need to take into consideration my current financial status. I should take into consideration what I earn each month and my fixed expenses.

R– relevant

One of the reasons why some of my goals failed is because my heart wasn’t really into it. So, goals should be something you really deem important. It should be relevant to you. It should help you towards the version of yourself you’re aiming for.

T– time-bound

Be specific about when exactly want you attain a specific goal. If I say I want to earn 1 million dollars till I’m 60, that’s doable so my goal is actually attainable. But if I say I want to earn that amount this year, I’m not setting up a goal… I was simply daydreaming.


So… that’s it. That’s how I recommend setting up goals. Hopefully, you’ll have SMART goals by now. Share them with me through the comments below!