#Project2016 | My Personal Goals

Wednesday 27 January 2016

So, we're racing through January. And although I've posted about why New Year's Resolutions don't work, how to set goals that stick and finding goals that will save you money and how to find your motivation, I haven't actually shared what my goals for the year are.

A lot of time has been spent thinking about this year, how I want it to be, what I want to get out of it. Instead of jumping right in, I've tried to figure it out properly, in the name of making lasting and sustainable change in areas that are meaningful to me.

And as I thought about it more and more, a thought jumped out at me. This is all about less. For most of us, our goals have been about more- how to get more, do more, achieve more. Have we ever stopped to smell the roses, to enjoy it all? 

The things I want to achieve are fairly commonplace, and they will probably be the same for a lot of you. They fall into three distinct categories.

I’m planning to share a post on each category that will share in more detail why I want to achieve each thing and how exactly I plan to do it, so that if any of you are feeling the same, we can be in this together.

Here are the headlines:


Educate myself about clean eating
Work on a consistent fitness routine
Lose the baby weight and feel good about myself again 
Respect my body by fuelling it the right way
Look after my health and wellbeing


Create new morning and evening routines that work with the baby
Cleanse and manage my digital world
Start a bullet journal
Develop a capsule wardrobe 
De clutter my life
Address and break my negative financial habits 
Attack clutter hotspots in the house on the regular 


Plan our first family holiday
Take regular days out with the baby
Make time for myself and friends occasionally
Tackle my home improvement projects - garden makeover phase one, refit family bathroom, create dressing room
Respect my ‘beauty MOT’ (I'll explain this later!)

So, those are my intentions for a healthy, fulfilled 2016. This needs to be a year of lasting change. 

Last year was pretty seismic- I turned 30, moved into my new family home and had a baby. It couldn't have been a bigger year! 

All those things serve as milestones that make you think about time- how it passes so quickly, how finite it is- and what you really want to get out of your time. 

It feels like this year is a chance to jettison bad habits and re-create life as I want it to be.

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