I’m not setting myself resolutions this year. Now, don’t get me wrong. I’m big on goals and resolving to do things. And I love the idea of setting New Year’s Resolutions. I love writing lists and I love getting organised, so every year I gallantly resolve to lose weight or read more books or call more people or something else from the usual list. The problem is that I don’t always have structure to these resolutions. By that I mean that they aren’t goals with a set plan, which means that I slowly start to fall at the first hurdle – possibly the second if I’m lucky – and then fail terribly. So I don’t feel that hopeful resolutions for the year work. Last year I set goals, which was more structured BUT I set myself far too many and didn’t really have them set in my head as I wrote them the day I published them, which meant that I hadn’t really thought them through.
However, I do feel that I am constantly improving myself. When I look back at those 2016 goals, I hit a lot of them despite never once looking back at what they said. I am getting more organised in my business and my blog. I started a vlog that I am really proud of. It may not get that many views at the moment but I’m proud of myself for keeping up with it and for pushing myself out of my comfort zone. I am happy to keep setting myself goals, to keep pushing myself to be better and setting myself challenges but I can’t bring myself to set any goals or resolutions for the whole year because who knows where I’ll be in 12 months’ time. I’m a big fan of the 12 Week Year, which I read last year. In fact, I devoured it over a 24hr period when stuck in an airport in May. It’s all about seeing your ‘year’ as 12 weeks, which is short enough to keep you focused but long enough for you to accomplish things. I’m going to plan it out this week to start next Monday. I will have three goals: one will be work-related, one will be health & fitness-related and one will be on a more personal level. I haven’t fully cemented what they will be yet, but I’ll be sure to let you guys know once I do. I’ve had a busy festive period and I didn’t want to rush them as I’m genuinely excited to get started and I really want to get it right and make them challenging, yet achievable.
Finally, I am also slowly compiling a list of 30 things to do before I’m 30. I’m not sure when I want to start these but I need to lock the list in before I can start to tick them off before my birthday on 6th June. I’ll stick them on the blog in some form (probably a new page) and blog/vlog as many of the experiences as I can. If you have any recommendations or suggestions, let me know below!
Have you set yourself any resolutions this year? Let me know in the comments below!
P.S. I’m blogging every day in Jan (my first challenge to myself !) so please check back tomorrow for a brand new post from me!