I always think it’s good to reflect on your progress and see if you’re working towards your aims so I thought I’d reflect upon the goals I set at the beginning of 2018.
- My first goal was to have more evenings filled with all things cosy which I definitely achieved. I’ve spent many evenings in bed with a good book or the perfect rom-com with my electric blanket, tea, coffee, hot chocolates, doughnuts and cupcakes. It’s been a wonderful self-care activity and has been brilliant for relaxing me before bed – I highly recommend dedicating more time to this.
- On the note of doughnuts and cupcakes, my second resolution was to try more foods. Unfortunately, I haven’t done this as much as I’d have liked to, although I did at least try a few. I think this may be one I take with me into 2019 and try to work harder at. I’m also keen to cook more with Erin (my fiance) and at university so this could be a fantastic way to incorporate both goals into one.
- My next goal was all about books – to read at least 50 and to include more classics -and I’m pleased to say I smashed it! I read over 50 books and included a number of classics including Wuthering Heights!
- As I mentioned in my mid-year catch up on my goals I knew very early on that I wasn’t going to achieve writing and publishing one blog a week and I’m pretty ok with that. I’ve found that it’s far more important for me to write what I love and not put any pressure on myself with it.
- Another goal I smashed – to drink more water! I have increased my consumption so much and I am so pleased to be doing something good for my body and my health, something that is even more important now I know I have multiple chronic illnesses.
- Another book goal was to read more non-fiction. I think I’ve done fairly ok with that but it is definitely something I can work harder on especially as I have so many brilliant non-fiction novels sat on my shelves.
- ‘Have more adventures’. I can’t decide if I have or haven’t completed that. My ability to leave the house and do things has decreased but I’ve still had a good many few days out so I think I’ll give myself a pat on the back and say I at least did my best.
- Trying new hobbies is another that I absolutely did not do. In all honesty, I’m not even sure I tried. I’ve instead been filling my time with doing the hobbies I already have more and I think that’s satisfying enough.
- Mid-way through the year I hadn’t decreased my time spent online but had changed up my feeds making them more positive and diverse. The recent iPhone update bringing out screen time and the option to set limits of types of apps like social media has however meant I’ve cut it down in the last few months of the year and I’m determined to continue with this.
- And lastly was to do more of what makes me happy which I’m pleased to announce I have.
Overall I’m pretty pleased with how I’ve done this year and it’s been super helpful to reflect on things, especially helping to highlight some of the things I would like for this new year. How did you get on with your goals? Are you the type of person who does resolutions?