Goals for 2018
Happy New Year! The start of a new year is one of my favourite times. I love to reassess my goals, reflect on what I've learnt & achieved in the past year & feel positive for the year ahead. So today I wanted to share a few of my personal goals for this year.
1. Be more conscious of my spending
In the past I've definitely been guilty of spending without thinking & buying things I don't need! This year I really want to get on top of my finances & be more responsible with how I spend (and save!) my money. I've been pretty bad at buying groceries without a plan of what meals I'm going to make & often end up wasting food. Making meal plans & only buying the groceries I need for those recipes helps me save money & be less wasteful.
I decided a couple of months ago to stop buying clothes from high street/fast fashion stores to discourage those impulse clothing buys & with the aim to support other companies who run their businesses in sustainable, conscious ways. Aside from voting politically, one of the best ways to influence the world around us is where we put our money. So I aim to really know who I'm giving my money to this year & how it will benefit not just my bank balance & future, but the future of the world!
2. Get healthy!
A total new years cliche, I know, but I really want to focus on getting into a balanced routine with exercise, diet and self care. I want to prioritise down time, less time spent on computers and phones, more time really relaxing & being present with loved ones. Diet wise I eat fairly well already but snacking is my downfall! I want to treat my body better so, there'll be a few less oreos this year for me! It's been a while since I've had a solid regular exercise routine so I'm starting with a commitment to 3 workouts a week in hopes of a healthier body and mind!
3. make time for hobbies
I feel like I often try to get into new hobbies or back into old ones but life soon takes over & I end up not leaving any time to spend on anything other than work, socialising & Netflix! This year I would love to carve out some dedicated time to get back into old hobbies such as music & jewellery making. This will also contribute to goal no.2 as it'll be great for my mental health!