Wednesday, 3 January 2018

Happy New Year ☆ 2018 Goals & Resolutions


And just like that, another year has passed. I can't believe how quickly 2017 went! I feel like Christmas and New Year flew by, don't you? I would say 'New Year, New Me' as so many of us do at the beginning of a fresh year, but this year I think I'm quite happy with myself in general so instead of trying to change myself, I'm going to focus on continuing the way I am with a few added nudges to improve my overall health and lifestyle instead of the person I am. If that makes sense...So here are my current goals and resolutions for 2018.

I've never been good at remembering to drink water throughout the day, it's always been my downfall; I pretty much just live off tea and then wonder why I get headaches a lot and generally just feel a bit rubbish. So this is my #1 resolution as I want to get my body into better shape and keep my mental state as positive as it can be! It'll also be so good for my skin as I'm quite bad at keeping up with a skin care regime.

I am such a chocoholic, it's actually quite disturbing. Honestly I could eat it all day, every day - don't judge me. I ate so much over the Christmas period that for the first time in my life I actually think I'm over it and need a detox. I'm not saying I'm going to completely cut it out of my diet as that would be crazy - I mean a girl needs some comfort choccie when it's that time of the month you know - but I'm definitely going to limit it to only indulging when absolutely necessary.

Anyone who knows me will know that I'm basically always skint. My money gets spent so freaking quickly that I hardly ever get to really enjoy having it in the first place. I'm aware I'm quite indulgent in my monthly boxes so alongside the household bills, baby supplies and helping my mum out, there isn't much left over for enjoying ourselves. So this year I've cut out all subscription boxes besides Fairyloot, have cancelled all pointless direct debits that I've been meaning to do forever and am focusing on putting money aside whenever possible so we can take our son on his first little holiday this year in the summer.

We had been hoping to cross this one off at the end of 2017, but unfortunately things didn't quite work out so it's carrying onto 2018. Me, Dane and Cassius are crammed into one medium sized bedroom at my mum's house and it's not ideal. Especially now that Cass is 6+ months, he's going to need his own room real soon and we as a couple desperately want our own space too so I'm hoping to find the perfect place we can call home this year.

Lastly, this is something I've been putting off for years now. It's embarrassing in some ways as it seems that everybody drives these days; but I either haven't had the time, the money or the patience to commit and therefore am without my licence at 24 years old. I feel that now more than ever I want to push myself to do this as I don't want to be stuck using public transport with a baby forever, it's not fun. Also, I'd love to have the freedom to just pick up and go anywhere, whenever I feel like it and not constantly having to ask my family for lifts so watch out roads, I'm coming for ya.

So those are my goals for the New Year, although I'll probably end up adding more as the year goes by. What are yours? I'd love to hear them and be inspired :) Feel free to leave a comment and let me know!

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  1. These are all brilliant! I'm trying to drink more water and save money too. Best of luck with them all.

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  2. Happy New year! I am loving your goals here, moving into your own house will be lovely, I'm also doing my driving this year, it brings so much freedom with it. All the best for 2018.

    Jordanne || Thelifeofaglasgowgirl.co.uk

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  3. I loved reading this post and sat agreeing to all of them! Like you, I need to get better with saving my money. It’s so tricky being a blogger and not wanting to buy lots of new things to blog about all the time. Eating less chocolate I’m sure would benefit me too - as much as I hate to admit it!
    Zara xx

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  4. Such cute fonts!! Cutting down on chocolate would be super hard for me haha!! Good luck with your goals, Jessica :)

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  5. Oh good luck with your goals! :-) I hope you achieve them all & that 2018 treats you well :-)

    lots of love, Jasmin
    // littlethingswithjassy.com

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  6. Good luck! I'm trying to save money in the hope of moving out soon as well but so far I'm not doing very well at all, seeing all the bargains in the sales is just too tempting hopefully I'll be better next month!

    Jess x

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  7. These are some really good goals. I'm moving to a new flat soon, which has been a goal since last year, but I finally found the perfect one. So excited!

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