Happy NEW YEAR to all you beautiful people! I cannot believe that it’s 2019 already…Every year goes by so quickly. But 2018 was definitely the year that flew by even faster than any other year. I’m assuming it had something to do with the wedding (pictures will be up on the blog on our 1 year anniversary), a nice long honeymoon and getting promoted all within a period of 1 month.
2018 was honestly a great year for me. Blessings upon blessings, I cannot begin to describe how grateful I am for it all.
Why I stopped making New Years resolutions:
I stopped making New Years resolutions in 2016 and decided to start setting goals for myself instead of trying to force myself to stick to my insane expectations. For years I kept saying I’d start going to gym at least 3 times a week, (which I’m still trying to do but it’s not on my goals list, instead I’ve set a goal of what weight I want to be and how I want my body to look by the end of this year). I just feel that New Years resolutions tend to last a month or two (if you’re lucky) and that setting goals is totally different – I’m sure it’s a mind thing.
How can I keep track of my goals and stick to them?
To keep track of my goals, I purchase a diary (preferably one with a bucket list or goals section). Typo has tons of them in all kinds of designs and colours (my favourites are all showcased below but I purchased the Grey Marble 2019 A5 Daily Buffalo Diary). If you can’t find one it’s always fun to set up your own goals section in your diary on a blank page or notes page.
One of the biggest mistakes you’ll make when trying to achieve your goals is opening up about ALL of them. You need to keep some of them to yourself, to avoid the pressure which causes stress and leads to overthinking. I’ve learnt that it can stop you from achieving them. So choose wisely and choose who you share them with. Not everyone will support your dreams. You know that saying “They wanna see you do good but never better than them.” Yep that’s some real ish right there so keep it on the down low and let your achievements speak for itself.
- Grey Marble 2019 A5 Daily Buffalo Diary
- Ombre Unicorn 2019 Hardcover Spiral Diary
- Pink Watercolour 2019 A6 Weekly Buffalo Diary
- Mandala Lace 2019 A5 Daily Buffalo Diary
How many goals should I set?
I write down all my goals (big and small) for the year and add more as time goes by and I develop new ones. Once I’ve achieved a goal I tick it off. Yup, I’m a tick box kinda gal haha. I also try to stick to a maximum amount of 12 goals (that gives me the entire year to achieve them all but obviously each goal’s timeline will differ, some take more than a month to achieve), sometimes that could be too much but I have small goals like climbing Lions Head at least once a year, on my list too.
So 12 is a good number for me. A couple of goals I’ve set for myself this year is to reach my goal weight, to continue making healthier choices during the week (if I can do that on weekends too then great but I’m not about that life cause I love trying out new restaurants, wine tasting and recently obsessed with gin cocktails – I could never really stomach them before but that changed lol).
Blogging more is definitely a goal that’s on top of my list, it’s just difficult to be different in such a crowded industry and I feel that, that’s why I’ve been so quiet and hesitant. But no more excuses! I want to talk about more relevant things that YOU can relate to and want to read about. So definitely leave suggestions and thoughts in the comments below (as it’ll help me succeed in this journey I’ve chosen and love so much).