Can you believe we are already into our second week of 2017! Where does the time actually go?! I have to keep reminding myself of the year, I still feel 2010 was like a couple of years ago! CRAZY!! Anyhoo, I hope 2017 has been kind so far and you’ve all gotten off to a great start.
So for me 2016 was a good year, probably a big year in terms of personal achievements, I’ve made a post all about this here. Going forward into 2017 I feel happy, positive and optimistic. 2017, I am going to grab you by the balls! My current achievements help to shape some of my goals for this coming year. I need goals and I need something to work forward towards. Without goals I would just stand still. I personally work at my best when I am organised and have a plan for myself, it keeps me focused and more productive.
My 2017 goals are:
One. Continue to create a healthier lifestyle
In 2016 I made a huge change with this, I feel even more determined going into 2017 to maintain it and better myself further, not just to lose weight which a lot of people use as their driving force, but to improve my overall wellbeing and quality of life long-term. I have found a way that works for me and it makes the whole process much easier and manageable. I can’t wait to see what I can achieve this year. I really want to take up yoga again too so that is on my hit list this year.
Two. Practice self-love
I think I speak for a lot of people by saying this is a massive one for a lot of us. By self-love I don’t mean I need to dust off the lycra gym leggings and get to the gym yesterday. NOOOOO!! Self love is more a mental thing. Yeah I’d love to exfoliate more, use face masks regularly and moisturise daily. That isn’t what I am getting at. I want to be kinder to myself. Hell I want to be my biggest cheer leader and why not! We should all be our biggest supporters. I am human, and I critique myself at times, granted not like I used too, but I can sometimes make myself feel really rotten. What gives me the right to do that, if it were anyone else saying those things to me, I’d be the first to lose the plot. I will also not compare myself to anybody else. Another thing we are all guilty of I’m sure. I will embrace my “me’ness”.
Three. Improve my finances and savings
This one speaks for itself. Life can be expensive when it suddenly gets in the way and drops a problem at your door that requires a chunk of money to fix, particularly with being a home owner. It makes more sense now than ever to build up that ever important rainy day fund.
HUGE one for me. I am a top hoarder. Much to the absolute disgust of my minimalist partner. Since moving out I have improved on this greatly. I am not one of those people who part with things easily, especially if I place any sentimental value on it.
I would also like to be more frugal with the pennies. I am in no way whatsoever as bad as I was to prior to becoming a home owner. Nothing gives you as greater value for money then when its leaving your account quicker then it arrived for all manner of adult things and bills, suddenly you realise why your Mum moaned so much for running the heating all hours of the day, or for throwing all sorts into the shopping trolley!
Five. See more of the world
Pretty standard really. Who doesn’t want to see more of our little planet. I definitely would love to explore more new places. I was fortunate enough to venture to Texas last year, a place I would never ordinarily have found myself had it not have been for my partner relocating for work. I’d love to make it over to Italy this year. Despite never being there I am fascinated by the beauty of the country, plus I LOVE Italian food so much!! Who knows what the coming year will have in store, its exciting to not know where it will take you.
Six. Chill and not sweat the small stuff.
This is a big one for me, and I know it will take a lot of work. For me being a laid back person just isn’t in my genetic makeup. I suffer regular attacks of midget rage and my immediate reaction to a lot of things is to lose the plot, rather than be cool, calm and collected. I’m painting myself in a bad light here but it is a goal of mine for 2017 and to continue with ideally, that is the plan anyway. Would you believe me if I told you that I have actually improved on this over the years too. Like I said, a lot of work and effort on my part. I’m up to the challenge though. I’m quite looking forward to seeing how it feels to be a calmer human.
One. Improve the overall appearance of my blog
I mean it’s not awful or anything, but it does show my limited blogging skills and knowledge of WordPress so I would like to gain a more in-depth knowledge regarding this to jazz my little slice of the internet up a bit. Make it more aesthetically pleasing and what not. Stay tuned.
I literally have no clue how to use Pinterest what so ever, but I have been led to believe it can be a useful tool when blogging so I am making it my mission to wise up and become a Pinterest wizard! Ok, not really but I would enjoy knowing what the heck I’m doing while on that site. My current knowledge is that it is a place full of pretty pictures. Anyone who is familiar will know by this that I have a way to go.
Three. Create a blogging schedule
I like to think of myself as being well organised, or at least in theory I am with all of my lists and what not to keep myself right. I need to create a blogging schedule and get ahead of myself and maintain that. I am still relatively new to this whole thing but I feel I am at a point where I can set myself a schedule up and stick with it.
Granted I started out in Mid October and it ran into what I feel is the busiest time of the year so I wasn’t as on the ball with new posts as I’d like to have been. I also want to be more consistent with my social media too, posting regularly on there and taking part in chats on a regular basis.
What are your goals for the new year? If you have a link to your own post leave it in the comment section, I’d love to see what they are.