New Month New Goals For June
Today I will put the spotlight on setting June goals for self-improvement. This article is from my multi-part series on setting small monthly goals for long-term success.
Let’s get moving so you and I can start improving.
List Of June Goals: Ideas For A New Month
Here’s my top list of June goal ideas:
- Adopt an outdoor exercise buddy
- Practice breathing deeply
- Backup your computer files
- Cut down screen time
- Make Father’s Day special
- Do a good deed for someone
- Remove a negative person from your life
- Turn a weakness into a strength
- Make your summer reading list
- Read a book for pleasure
More reading about goal ideas for every month.
Next, I have a few thoughts on each of these objectives for June.
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1. Adopt An Outdoor Exercise Buddy
In my list of May goals, I suggested you start a summer exercise program. It is an excellent time of year to get out and walk, jog, bike, hike, or swim.
Keep up your momentum in June by finding an exercise buddy to keep your motivation high. For example, go on walks with your partner. Or, join a hiking club.
Thus, surround yourself with like-minded people who want to get and stay fit.
2. Practice Breathing Deeply
Summer is a busy time of year. First, for example, the kids are off school, making your days all crazy. Second, your boss might be on you to do more at work.
So, pause and take deep breaths when seasonal stress takes a toll. But, at the same time, I like to close my eyes and let them rest.
Here’s my mini-mantra for reducing stress any time of the day:
With eyes closed, on the inhale, I say to myself, “relax.”
On the exhale, I say, “let go.”
Thus, try practicing this little routine when stress creeps into your life. Consider it your 60-second rest and reset break.
I just did it myself. As a result, I’m ready to keep charging through my top suggestions for monthly goals to set in June.
3. Backup Your Computer Files
Don’t wait for the hard drive on your personal computer to crash. Thus, take a moment to back up your files.
I’m not operating on the cloud, so I’m old school. As a result, I use a USB flash drive.
No matter how you choose to do your backup, do it. Someday you may thank me for the reminder.
4. Cut Down Screen Time
Since we are discussing technology, here’s another goal idea for June. Specifically, reduce your non-work time in front of the screen.
Take back control of your screen time by checking how much time you are wasting.
Then, replace unnecessary usage with other activities, such as going out for a walk or a hike. For example, see today’s June goal number 1.
Here are a few other tips to get out from behind your screen:
- Track your screen time
- Don’t eat in front of a screen
- Keep screens out of the bedroom
- Turn off notifications
- Leave your phone behind
Okay. That’s enough about technology. Let’s turn our attention to the people in our lives.
5. Make Father’s Day Special
Of course, be sure to remember all of your favorite Dads on Father’s Day.
I don’t know about you, but I owe my Dad a lot since many of his values stick with me today.
On the other hand, some of his traits and behaviors do not resonate with me. And that’s okay.
He raised my brother and me to be independent thinkers. And most importantly, to be true to ourselves first and foremost.
Here are a few suggestions on how to give Dad your best on Father’s Day:
- Treat him to a barbecue
- Wash his car
- Spend time together
- Do some chores at his house
- Go for a long walk
- Shop for something special
6. Do A Good Deed For Someone
After taking care of Dad, turn your short-term objectives to others.
With so much “stuff” going on in the world, can we use a few more unprovoked random acts of kindness? I certainly think so.
Some say there is a “helper’s high,” and I believe it. Doing something nice for someone always makes me feel good. Furthermore, my mother used to say, “you get back twice as much as you give.”
Don’t overthink it, do it. So, here are some ideas for simple good deeds:
- Hold the door for someone
- Bring in the neighbor’s trash can
- Leave a good tip for that excellent server
- Donate to a charity
- Complement the next person you encounter
Okay. Next, I want you to look outward one more time. Here is what I mean.
7. Remove A Negative Person From Your Life
As we progress through our daily lives, the last thing you need is someone saying you can’t achieve your goals this month, next month, or the following year.
So, look around and take stock. Identify toxic people in your life. Then run away as fast as you can!
Now it’s time to turn your thoughts inward and return the focus to yourself.
8. Turn A Weakness Into A Strength
Choose one thing you would like to improve about yourself. Then, for one month, turn that weakness into a strength.
Some ideas for self-improvement include the following:
- Adopting a positive attitude
- Eliminating junk food
- Being more decisive
An online course is another excellent way to better yourself. For example, this MasterClass on developing a winning mindset is an outstanding option. After all, setting and achieving goals starts with a winning attitude.
The list of things each of us can improve upon is virtually endless. So, please choose one of your weaknesses during June and make it disappear.
9. Make Your Summer Reading List
I hope you will enjoy some free time this summer. And getting lost in a book is an excellent way to relax and unwind.
So, put your summer reading list together. A list of books to read is a good idea, whether at the beach or on your home’s patio.
My wife is a librarian and an avid reader. Thus, I asked her to recommend a few good books for my visitors reading this post.
Here are her recommendations for achieving your monthly goals to read more:
- A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles
- A Psalm for the Wild-Built by Becky Chambers
- Himself by Jess Kid
- The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah
- The Socrates Express by Eric Weiner
- We Should Not Be Friends by Will Schwalbe
10. Read A Book For Pleasure
Last but not least, select one of those books just mentioned. Or one of your choosing. And give it a good read.
After all, it’s summertime. So relax a little and lose yourself in a good book. Or, even better, get started on your goals for July.
Next, I have several tips for setting your June personal development goals. Then I will wrap up.
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How To Set Your June Monthly Goals And Achieve Them
Here you can find a robust but straightforward checklist for setting and achieving monthly goals.
However, to keep your June goal-setting process simple, consider the following four steps to set and achieve your goals for June.
First, decide what you want to accomplish this month.
Second, write your goals down.
Third, look at your good June goals daily.
Finally, do something productive daily that supports one or more of your goals, no matter how small. Then, reassess your progress each week.
Okay. That’s all I have for today. Here are a few parting thoughts.
Choosing, Setting, And Achieving June Goals Examples
Summer is here, but it will whiz by before you know it. So, don’t waste a precious second before focusing on your new goals for the month.
Start the summer out right by achieving some of your goals during June.
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