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Friday, January 5, 2018

My 2018 New Year's Resolutions




Happy New Year! I know it's nearly a week in but I really wanted my first post of 2018 to start the year off right. So I decided on a resolution post! I love the idea of goal setting, especially at the start of a fresh set of 12 months. There's always so much hype around the New Year and I feel like that's what makes these kind of resolutions so special. Amongst the fireworks and the much anticipated countdown, resolutions are just another tradition that make the New Year the celebration that it is. Here are my resolutions for 2018! Let me know if you have any similar! 

1. Drink More Water Throughout The Day
I'm terrible at this. I think the recommended amount is eight glasses a day. I struggle to get through two. I'm trying to keep more hydrated by making sure I have my water bottle with me for every meal but it's definitely something I have to try really hard to remember to do. Water is so important and I know that if I start drinking more daily, I'd really benefit from it.  

2. Get my Restricted Licence
Last year, I went for my restricted twice and didn't pass both. I was so disheartened the second time, I put off driving for weeks after. When I finally got back on the road, I felt like I was just starting out again. I suddenly had that same fear I felt when first learning to drive. Since I've managed to overcome that, I'm intent on getting my restricted sometime this year. I'm also hoping to get a couple of lessons so I can really refine my driving ability. 

3. Commit to my Bullet Journal
At the end of 2017, I bought a Leuchtturm1917 journal and since the first of this month, I've been using it constantly. This is my first proper bullet journal and while I'm very invested in it at this moment in time, I'm worried I'll lose some of that consistency later on. My aim for the end of this year is to have a full and thorough journal to look back on 2018 with. 

4. Learn How to Cook
I'm ashamed to say it, but I've never cooked a proper meal before. Which also means that I don't know how to cook. I've helped my Mum in the kitchen but I've never actually conjured something up myself. Most people my age have already mastered this skill therefore I'm determined to perfect a couple of recipes by the end of this year. 

5. Time Manage my Blog Posts Better
I've never used the schedule tool on Blogger because I've never written a post in advance. I always write my posts the day of or the day before publishing. The same goes with taking my photos. I really want to be more organised with my posts so I'm not so pressed for time at the end of every week. 

6. Be More Active on Social Media
Since starting my blog I've chatted to so many different bloggers. And it's all thanks to social media. In saying this though, I still don't think I take complete advantage of this online connectivity and I go through periods of completely neglecting these social accounts. I really want to be more consistent with my shares and posts and make more of an effort to be present online. 

Thanks for reading! 


26 comments:

  1. These are great goals. I am so up and down with social media! I tweet quite a lot, but get disheartened by Instagram every other week!

    Jaynie Shannon*

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    1. Thanks so much for commenting Jaynie! I'm sorry to hear that! Instagram can be quite tricky at times! AnnieChanie

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  2. These are all such great ideas!! Drinking water is one of mine too and I’ve also just started a bullet journal so I’ll have to see how it goes

    Ellie
    www.headintheclouds.me.uk

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    1. Thanks Ellie! I've been loving my bullet journal! I can't believe I didn't start one earlier! AnnieChanie

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  3. I definitely need to work on scheduling content a bit more so that posts can still go up when I'm super busy! Good luck with your goals! x
    www.misszarabelle.com

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  4. Lovely goals! good luck with them x

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  5. These are great goals! I really need to drink more water too. Good luck X

    elise // elssthinks.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Drinking water is a big one for me! I'm glad I'm not the only one! Thank you! :-) AnnieChanie

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  6. These are all brilliant! I'm also trying to drink more water because it's really good. Hope you have an amazing 2018.

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    1. Definitely! Water is so important! You too Katie! :-) AnnieChanie

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  7. I definitely need to drink more water! It’s so hard though as I love coffee and if I need a drink i automatically get a coffee when really I should go for a much more hydrating water instead. I’m also going to try and interact more on social media and put more effort in general on all my blogging accounts. X

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    1. I know right! You wouldn't think it but drinking eight cups of water a day isn't an easy task! Good luck with your goals! Thanks so much for commenting! :-) AnnieChanie

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  8. Happy New Year! I am sure you'll get your license this time. I need to drink more water too. Growing my blog and social are both on my list! xx corinne

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  9. #1 is a really good one, that should have made my list too! #4 is a really good one too, cooking is such a good skill to have and it's really fun too!

    Alice | Alice In Wonderlust

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    1. Definitely! Thanks for the comment Alice! :-) AnnieChanie

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  10. Love these goals ♥
    Especially the drinking more water as that's my number 1 goal of this year too!
    Growing my blog is definitely a big one for me too but I totally forgot to include it in my post :')
    Best of luck achieving these, hun xx

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    1. Thanks so much! Drinking water seems to be quite a common resolution this year! Good luck for your goals too! :-) AnnieChanie

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  11. I'm awful at drinking water during the day. I always drink about 3l a day but it's almost all in the evening. I need to switch out a coffee for a water more often! x

    Sophie
    www.glowsteady.co.uk

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    1. Haha, thanks for sharing your thoughts Sophie! AnnieChanie

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  12. Great goals! Especially the cooking part :-) cooking is actually quite fun when you get into it properly :-) I wish you all the best for 2018!

    lots of love, Jasmin
    // littlethingswithjassy.com

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    1. Thanks Jasmin! All the best for you too! AnnieChanie

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  13. Happy New year :) your goals are fantastic and I'm sure you'll smash them all! Comiting to a bullet journal is a good one, I've been thinking about it for a while and drinking more water is great, I think I have to do something like that. All the best for 2018!

    Jordanne || Thelifeofaglasgowgirl.co.uk

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    1. Aw, thank you Jordanne! Means a lot! :-) AnnieChanie

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