Happy New Year Everyone! I hope you had a wonderful Christmas and New Years, and 2018 will be a wonderful year for you.
I’m a New Years lover. I like spending time reminiscing on the past year, and all it held. Then I love writing down new goals and resolutions.
I have many personal goals for my blog and the direction of it. This year I will be dreaming big for opportunities and experiences that it will hopefully bring.
But what I really want to share with you are some of my new resolutions for this year.
Take It Easy
After a very busy end, to a very busy year, I have decided to go through this year at my own pace. I’m not going to compare my life to others, and think I should be doing things just because others are. For the first time ever, in December, I realised that I had taken on too much. So, going forward I will be more mindful, realise I don’t run on rechargeable batteries, and look in my diary more and maybe only plan 1 or 2 outings for a week.
That might sound restrictive, but when you’re working full time, keeping a house tidy, trying to cook fresh meals, save money, and spend time with your husband, only 1 or 2 outings a week actually sounds busy already.
I’m going to enjoy chilling out, and writing more blog posts, I’ll hopefully get through a few more books too.
Visit New Places
This is always on my New Year goals list. I love visiting new places, whether they are abroad, in the UK, or even just new eateries opening up in the city. New places are exciting.
If I’m ever fortunate enough to visit new places abroad, then that is obviously what I aim for. But this year, I actually want to visit a few new places in the UK. Plus, try more places out in Liverpool, I’m always just sticking with what I know.
Staying positive is important to me. Negative energy is never needed, and only brings harm. Being positive in all aspects of your life is really underrated.
I made a conscious effort in 2017 to be more positive, and by doing so it brought some brilliant opportunities and people in to my life.
Being positive takes conscious thought, and practice. It’s so easy to get sucked in to toxic conversations, it’s easy to let words fly out like sparrows, and it’s even easier to only ever see bad in yourself, and situations.
But I guarantee there’s always something to be positive about. Turn bad things in to good things, think more positive during hard times. I’m not saying that hard times won’t come, but by doing this, you’ll get through them. That’s what has worked for me, and what I’ll be carrying on with in 2018.
Keep Things Tidy
Ok, so this is a bit of a funny one. I am generally a tidy and organised person. But like the majority of us, a pile of clothes will always pile up at the bottom of my bed, my floors will go un-hoovered for over a week, the fresh laundry will just sit in a pile for days.
I’m going to try my best to keep on top of things daily, rather than have a mammoth cleaning day that takes about 7 hours and all my energy.
This is my big goal! I bought a diary that said on the front of it, “this time next year I’ll be a millionaire”. Now I’m clearly not expecting that to happen, no matter how much positive thought I put in to it. But each time I look at it, I will remember to check my savings, and see how well I’m doing.
I’m thinking about setting myself amounts to reach by certain times, and turning it in to a challenge. There’s nothing I like more than completing a challenge.
All my usual life goals like go to the gym, eat healthy, and drink plenty of water are still with me, but I’m hoping these new resolutions can stick with me too.
One year I’ll set myself a hard challenge, like run a 10k or learn to play an instrument. Until then, I’ll just spend time chilling and writing more, which will save money, hopefully enough to travel and visit new places.
Do you set yourselves goals and resolutions?