Happy New Year everybody!
I had such high hopes for December, I was going to do one post per day, my content was going to be fabulous, gift ideas, make up looks, last minute present ideas, another Lipstick Love post as well as a post about my pre-Christmas trip to London. Unfortunately the madness of December took over and I managed to publish precisely zero blog posts. Yes, that’s right. None. To be fair some of them are still sitting in my Drafts folder in a very basic format waiting to be properly written, alas this was as far as I got.
As it’s now 2017 obviously I started thinking about resolutions just like everyone else but then I thought I prefer the word Goals to Resolutions. For a start I always manage to break my resolutions but it occurred to me that I might just stick to a goal, it’s something to work towards isn’t it? I also think it’s a nicer word! So I bought myself a brand new pink Pukka Pad Project book (any excuse to buy new stationery) and started writing. Here are some of my 2017 goals.
Goal 1 – Grow my Avon business
Goal 2 – Get rid of all the shoes I don’t wear (particularly the ones that rub my feet!)
Goal 3 – Sort out my utility/laundry room
Goal 4 – Lose half a stone and increase my pilates classes
Goal 5 – Read all the links I’ve saved on Facebook (saved to read later but never did)
Goal 6 – Increase traffic to my blog
Goal 7 – Start to research my e-book
Goal 8 – Start a Newsletter (need to get to grips with MailChimp)
They are a mixture of personal and business and blog goals. I nearly put “stop shouting at the kids” but given that they drive me nuts daily I suspect this will not last so I’m not writing it down! The e-book is something I have been thinking about for over a year and this year I’ve decided to start to research how to go about it. If I manage to do that then I’ll extend the goal to start the actual writing but let’s not bite off more than we can chew, after all it’s only the third day of January. I want to lose half a stone so that my clothes feel comfortable and I want to increase my pilates classes to three as it really helps my hamstrings and my tense shoulders. I also really want to read all those links I’ve saved. How often to you scroll through FB and come across a great article or post and click “save to read later” and then never get round to reading them? To be fair, Facebook does periodically ping up a reminder telling me what I’ve saved so I really should take notice of it.
All in all, I’m pretty sure these goals are at least fairly attainable and that I won’t get to the end of January and give up thinking “what were you on when you decided this?”. One goal that’s not on there is to be more organised but thinking about it I will have to be organised to do all of this alongside all the other daily demands so it pretty much goes without saying.
I'd love to know what your goals are, I'll let you know how I'm getting on half way through the year.