Happy New Year! I’ve never been one to make New Year’s resolutions, but I started setting myself goals last year and I realised that I’m more productive when I’m working towards a goal and I’m more likely to achieve a goal if I write it down and share it. So, here I am today with my first post of the year and my 2018 list of goals.
Create more content
My goal is one blog post a week. I know that it’s important to post consistently, but it’s all about quality over quantity, so I’m going to plan a blog schedule and commit to it.
Read one book a month
I can definitely find more time to read and one book a month is a realistic goal. I’m not into fiction; I prefer to read business and self-help books, so any suggestions are welcome.
Spend less time scrolling through social media
I’m guilty of spending too much time on my phone when I should be doing something more productive, like reading a book or writing a blog post, and it’s not always worthwhile. So this year, I’ll be more selective with the social media content I look at and turn off most of the notifications on my phone to make it less distracting.
Unsubscribe from emails
I receive too many marketing emails every day, most of which I’m not even interested in and I don’t remember subscribing to, but the unsubscribe process can be a bit of a pain sometimes, so I keep deleting them. It’s such a waste of time, so next time I want to delete an email, I’ll make sure to unsubscribe or send it to my spam folder and just focus on the important emails.
Declutter and downsize my wardrobe
I’m already working on this and I love the idea of having a capsule wardrobe, so I want to really test it out this year to see if it works for me and my lifestyle. I find it difficult to let go of things sometimes, but I also know that if there’s anything in my wardrobe I haven’t worn in a year, I’m probably not going to wear it again. I need to be more mindful about shopping and my wardrobe.
Exercise three days a week
This has been one of my goals since last year and I’ve been doing it most weeks, but I’m going to put more effort into it this year. I also love doing yoga, so I want to add that to my weekly schedule, whether I do it at home or go to a class.
Focus more on skincare and less on makeup
I generally take good care of my skin, but I could be better at it. I want to keep my makeup minimal and natural looking, and try products that combine both makeup and skin-care benefits. No more skipping moisturiser, a mask every week and sticking to a simple routine – should be easy, right?
Laugh every day
I was reading about the importance of laughter and the positive effect it has on our health, so I thought that it would be such a great goal to try to find a reason to laugh every day. I know this might sound cheesy, but I honestly believe that it can make a big difference in my day.
There’s nothing too big or unrealistic here, just some small steps that I can take to become more organised, healthier and a better version of myself. Hopefully this will inspire some of you to think about your own goals for the year ahead. Thank you so much for reading and here’s to an amazing year!
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