Happy New Year!!!
Welcome 2018! I hope you’re ready to start setting goals and making them happen! I’m so ready for the new year and everything that lays ahead!
Setting goals and making them happen:
These are my goals/resolutions for the year ahead in no particular order. I feel like all of these are really easily attainable and I’ll definitely share my journey with you through Journal entry posts. The main goal which I didn’t include here is to become more organised and develop a life schedule that I can stick to, it interlinks with all of my goals/resolutions below so it didn’t seem necessary to include it.
- Learn a new language
- Have a more balanced diet (at least 85% gluten-free)
- Start waking up at 5am
- Develop a set workout routine
- Do yoga more than once a week
- Learn a new craft
- Read and learn more
- Sketch more often
- Take better care of my skin and hair
- Read the Bible
- Be more adventurous and spontaneous
- Try a new bar/restaurant/coffee shop every month
- Be more creative with my style
How to make them happen
Now I don’t know if I can give the best advice but I can tell you what I plan to do. When it comes to setting goals and making them happen, it’s a personal process. Every step you take in the right direction will be determined by you. What I can share is what I’m planning to which I think in turn will help quite a bit.
In the grand scheme of things, a big factor in achieving these goals is good time management – something I’ve never been great at. I rate now is as good a time as any to start making steps in the right direction. I really want to learn to manage my time in order to live a fuller, more successful life.
Here is how I plan to achieve some of my goals listed above:
Have a more balanced diet (at least 85% gluten-free)
I don’t feel like I eat too terribly but I really could benefit from eating a more balanced diet. Having recently discovered I have a gluten-intolerance as well as a lactose-intolerance, I need to change the way I eat. I’ve made the switch from dairy milk to almond as well as from white bread to gluten-free or sourdough. However, I still can’t resist a delicious pizza or a burger, so going 100% gluten-free is out of the question. I know it’s not impossible but I know myself. Maybe in 2019 I’ll get it right! I plan to use my Kayla Itsines book to start meal planning. I think the best advice I can give is, just start small – have a chicken or tuna salad once a week, bring fish into your diet and don’t be afraid of veggies. You’ll start to see the difference and crave wholesome food in the place of junk food.
Be more adventurous and spontaneous
This one is tough to explain when it comes to setting goals and making them happen because it seems so simple but I feel like it’s a decision a person needs to make. Either you continue to live the same life, the same routine over and over or you make a change. You start living and seeking adventure! I want to start going on more hikes and concerts and just going to the beach for meditation because I feel like it. The photo below gives me inspiration, I feel like I’m looking towards the future (cheesy, I know) and that I’m so ready to have fun.
I plan to let loose more often but still push myself to do things that excite me, to start ticking off bucket list items.
Take better care of my skin and hair
This is definitely something I’m very keen on. I’ve never been terrible at looking after my hair but sometimes I don’t take care of my skin as well as I should. That changes now. I’ve gotten a whole variety of incredible products that I plan to put to good use going forward. The way I’ve grown to see it is, you only have one face (that’s debatable I guess) and it’s so important that you treat your skin with care. I’m now using facial serums, anti-wrinkle creams and moisturiser morning and night. The same goes for the rest of my body, I’m terrible at moisturising but it’s time to start taking it seriously.
When it comes to my hair, I have a bit of a routine. I only wash it once a week and I almost never use any heat tools, I leave it to air dry and only style when necessary. However, I’ve already started tackling this goal by using hair serums every time I wash my hair. I know that using products too frequently can be counterproductive but considering it’s only once a week, it’s a treat for my hair. I mean who doesn’t want healthy hair?
Take care of your hair and your skin, you won’t regret it.
Be more creative with my style
I feel like I’ve never really pushed the limits with my style, I’ve always kept it pretty safe. That needs to change! Not like hey let’s toss everything we own and change completely (although that would be epic). It’s more just me wanting to try out crazy trends and styles that are outside of my comfort zone. As someone who studied fashion, I feel like I should be exploring the world of fashion so much more than I already am. I’m going to post a blog post soon in relation to this soon so you’ll understand what I mean!
What I can say is, there is there is nothing wrong with pushing the boundaries of style.
Sometimes fashion don’ts can be just as fun as fashion do’s – Paris Hilton
And whether you want to take style advice from Ms Hilton or not is up to you but I completely agree with her. How will you know what looks good on you if you never give crazy trends a try?
There you have it, if you would like to hear how I plan to achieve any of my other goals, leave me a comment below. I hope that you have the most wonderful year and that you’re ready to start setting goals and making them happen.
I look forward to another year of happy blogging!
Thanks, VB xx