Thursday, 4 January 2018

Let's Do This, 2018

The start of the year always prompts some sort of year in review to the twelve months that have just passed, as well as some well-though out look into the future. Of course, I'm no different but I feel like 2017 was a bit of a mixed bag and hard to review, if I'm honest. My 2017 goals were quite vague, and  therefore I only feel I kind of half achieved them?
I mean, for starters my first goal was 'work out what I want to do' which isn't really a clear cut kind of goal. Do I know what I want to do? No, not really, but I feel like I've moved on a lot since I wrote that last January. This year, in a similar sort of vein, I want to focus more on my side projects and hobbies that make me happy. This includes blogging, crafting and product design. For this to work, I want to make one new thing each month - and any more if of course a bonus - and also to read up on starting my own business. You might remember that I started Little Bright Sea last year and sold some pretty awesome bags with profits going to help women in need, but after the initial burst of excitement, it died down and ended up just costing me a lot of money. I'd love to continue to sell these things and raise money to help women, but I can't force people to buy them unfortunately! 

My second goal for 2018 is that I want to live a better life. Considering that I have to take care of two small kiddos, I don't do enough to take care of myself. I need to eat healthier. Drink more water. Move more. All things that I can do, and should do, and change my lifestyle for the better. I'm quite quick to think about things in a negative way, so I'm hoping that these positive changes to my life will also lead to a positive outlook on life as well. 

And that's it - to be honest! Of course, these goals are still quite simplified, but I'm hoping that I can create mini goals each month, which are accountable and spur me on to do more. For example, one way for me to live a better life is to switch off my phone and read every evening. I love reading yet I struggled to read 11 books last year, when in the past I could easily read 30 books a year. By challenging myself to read two books a month (maybe two small books a month...) then I think it will help everything else come together in the long run! 

What are your goals for 2018?

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