I’m jumping on the bandwagon, well technically i wrote my goals out in my bullet journal and now i am sharing them here!
SO i never actually really understood this, i kept seeing it last year and 17 goals for 2017 and i’ve seen it cropping up more since the new year. Seeing as 2018 is going to be focusing on setting goals, achieving them and pushing myself to make shit happen i thought ah why not.
The point is, and do correct me – You set 18 goals for the year. It goes up a number by each year, so in 2019 it will be 19. Anyways, don’t feel the need to set crazy goals! A goal doesn’t have to be a big dream, it can be as little as de-cluttering or finding a new way to stay organised.
I brainstormed mine on a page in my Bullet journal, and i am going to write up a system on how to keep track.
Here it is, my 18 for this year – If you have your list, feel free to share in the comments below 🙂
#1 – Make videos: Last year i wanted to start a Youutbe channel, and made video content. I did record some videos and i wanted to blog them first, but looking back and watching them, I wasn’t in the right frame of mind and you could smell the fear. I feel ready to it this time.
#2 – Drop two dress sizes: I’ve gained weight, piled on the pounds even more since quitting smoking. No excuses, eat healthy and exercise 5 times a week for one hour.
#3 – Find a new job: Last January i lost my job, and i had a little supermarket job which i HATED AND QUIT. Judge me all you want, i’ve done a lot of different jobs. I need something challenging and that offers me a future.
#4 – Take more pictures: I bought a new camera, and i have yet to really do anything awesome with it. So once a week (like i did previously plan) go out and take pictures. I need to use it more for my craft, blog etc. But it really is just easier sometimes to whip out the phone.
#5 – Complete all unfinished crochet projects of 2017. Already on it sir!
#6 – Get better at calligraphy: My mum bought me some decent watercolour brush pens for Christmas. I need extra practice with those as i didn’t realise that so many techniques existed, as well as different pens do different things.
#7 – Write my novel: Or atleast some of it. I need to be 100% inspired to take my writing to that level. Short stories are easy enough for me, when i think of trying to making them into something longer the feeling doesn’t stick. So let’s say have a plan of some kind.
#8 – Save money for decent watercolour paint set: I have the brush pens but i would also like to get better at painting and i have some cheap ones which are perfect for my level but eventually id like to be the watercolour version of Bob Ross.
#9 – Visit Europe: I want to go see Rome, maybe Paris. Somewhere but here, with history and good food.
#10 – Enter 4 writing competitions: I entered two last year. One being the most prestigious and quite costly to enter. I have found 4 ready to enter, some with deadlines within the next month or so #oops
#11 – Finish a jigsaw puzzle: I bought some puzzles for my mum at Christmas and had to get myself one, it’s of the Titanic. Id like to finish it and frame it.
#12 – Learn how to paint with water colour: This kind of ties in with my saving up and stuff.
#13 – Attend church atleast twice a month: I don’t know why, but i bought a Bible. I’m not religious and the last person going to heaven. But i feel like i need some positive people, energy and just good vibes around me. Whether it be just making friends at church coffee mornings, i just find it peaceful. Something is pushing me towards faith, so who knows.
#14 – DE-CLUTTER THE FLAT: I have shit everywhere, i hoard. I even have a old bed that needs shifting, its hard when i live in such a big tower of flats but it has to be done.
#15 – Get help for my mental health: We all know the story, i’m sorting it.
#16 – Bake every week out of cookbook: So my christmas present off Josh was a massive Mary Berry cook book, i aim to make atleast one thing each week out of it.
#17 – Read 4 books monthly: I suck when i wanted to review books and do a book club but i hope you can understand my brain isn’t always happy. I don’t know if this goal is achievable this month, as my current read is MASSIVE. Read more, write more.
#18 – Look at college courses & apply: Nothing too major, i am not looking to apply for NASA but i would like to take a course in something creative, or language class. Not sure yet this is a goal but i actually might change it…
So that’s it folks, my goals. Don’t feel bad if you don’t achieve them or even from last year. The trick is to not set goals that will stress you out or put on lots of pressure.
My goal to write a novel might not happen this year, but i will create little mini goals in order to reach closer to that ultimate one.
Ideally, set little goals if you want to boost your motivation.
– Once of my first videos is going to be about my bullet journal and my goal setting. I will go into detail with why, who what blah blah. So don’t fret little ones.
Have a good one! Let me know your goals in the comments 🙂