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Friday, April 6, 2018

New Year's Resolutions - Progress Report


Putting my goals to paper are an essential part of my goal setting process. If I don't write or type them out somewhere for me to see, there's little to no chance of me completing them. At the start of 2018, I posted my New Year's Resolutions on the blog. You can find them here. I then copied them out into my bullet journal so that I'd have a physical copy of them as well. Since we're pretty much a third of the way into the year, I thought I'd do a little update post on how I've been progressing with my goals. Let me know how you guys are going with your New Year's resolutions in the comment section below! 

1. Drink More Water Throughout The Day
I'm not going to lie, this resolution has been a lot harder than I had initially thought it would be. I've been drinking from my drink bottle a lot more but somedays I still struggle to get through the whole thing. I'll probably have to take a different approach to getting the recommended amount of water each day.

2. Get my Restricted Licence 
Yesterday was a very exciting day for me. After a total of four lessons, two unsuccessful attempts and six months of procrastinating, I was finally able to get my restricted! Achieving this resolution felt like a huge weight off my shoulders. For anyone else preparing to sit their driving test sometime soon, good luck and I believe in you! It may take a little more practice than you anticipated, like it did with me, but I promise you'll get there in the right way and at the right time.  

3. Commit to my Bullet Journal
Writing in my bullet journal has become a part of my daily routine. I record everything in it! So far, I've been having no issues with this resolution and I'm feeling pretty confident that I'll be able to maintain this consistency for the rest of this year. 

4. Learn How to Cook
I think I've made a pretty good start on this resolution. I can't make a full meal yet but I've been trying to master a couple of side dishes. My wedges, in particular, have been a favourite in the household. I've made them so many times, I've even memorised the recipe. I still have a little while to go with this one but I'm definitely making progress.  

5. Time Manage my Blog Posts Better
The fact that I'm writing this post the day I'm supposed to be uploading is a pretty good indication of how I've been going with this resolution. After a year and a half of blogging, I still have yet to use the schedule tool on Blogger. Having that time pressure at the end of the week almost takes the fun out of blogging. I'm hoping to make more of an effort on this one just because it's starting to really affect the way I feel towards writing my posts. 

6. Be More Active on Social Media
I'm pretty happy with how I've been going about this resolution. Since Uni started up, these accounts have definitely been harder to maintain but I'm still checking them daily and keeping up to date with what's going on in the blogging community. I've also been getting a lot more enjoyment out of these social media platforms so that's definitely a plus as well. 

Thanks for reading! 

32 comments:

  1. Can't believe we're already 1/4 way through 2018! Drinking more water is hard but little steps! I find having a big bottle in front of you helps rather than refilling a small cup x times a day. Glad you got to manage your blog a bit better! Keep up the progress!

    exquisitely.me

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    1. I know! This year has been going by so quickly! That's a good point! Thanks so much for the tip! :-) AnnieChanie

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  2. Great to read an update on New Year Resolutions as I think sometimes they get forgotten never to be spoken of again! Sounds like your not doing too badly keep up the good work 😃

    Melanie | www.frasersfunhouse.com

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

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  3. This year is flying by, can't believe we are a 1/4 of the year already! Love this post, never read an update on New Year resolutions before. Sounds like you are doing well at sticking to your resolutions, keep it up!

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    1. Thanks so much for such a sweet comment Francisca! I'm glad you enjoyed this post! :-) AnnieChanie

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  4. your blog is so cute !:) and i'm glad to hear ur sticking to some of ur resolutions, i really want to start a biker journal but i know i'll get bored of it and it'll drive me crazy if i mess it up - any advice? x http://xkatiexparkerx.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you Katie! Definitely! I wrote a post a couple of weeks ago talking about my tips for starting a bullet journal! I think the main thing is to just do it! There's no harm in giving it a go! I'm also a perfectionist so I'm always worried about messing up in my journal but what I've found are that there are plenty of fun and creative ways to cover up mistakes! Just see how it goes! You never know until you try! :-) AnnieChanie

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  5. Sounds like you’re doing way better than me at keeping to your resolutions! Keep it up, you got this! 💖

    http://lkrobertson.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Haha, thank you Louise! You got this too! We're both going to rock our resolutions this year! :-) AnnieChanie

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  6. I love the look of your blog! I have been STRUGGLING with all of the resolutions I made...

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    1. Thank you so much Paige! That's really sweet of you to say! Aw, that's okay! You're still got heaps of time! You can do this! :-) AnnieChanie

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  7. I love setting myself some goals and doing a list of what I should do more etc. I hope you'll achieve everything or a lot of it. Lea, xx

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    1. Me too! I'm hoping to check everything off this year! I've never done that before! Thanks for commenting Lea! :-) AnnieChanie

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  8. YES! The bullet journal is so rewarding. I love looking back at old pages and seeing how far I've come.

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    1. 100% agree! That's why I love bullet journalling so much! It's such a great way to track your progress on anything and everything! :-) AnnieChanie

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  9. Sounds like you're doing really well overall! I like that you've done a little update. A lot of people do posts relating to goals and never update people on how they're doing x

    Sophie
    www.glowsteady.co.uk

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    1. Thank you Sophie! I'm happy to hear you liked this post! I actually really enjoyed reflecting on my resolutions so far! :-) AnnieChanie

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  10. So crazy how fast this year is going, it’s great that you’re doing so well with your resolutions! Xx

    Andrea | Trxpical Andrea

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    1. Haha, I know! Thank you Andrea! :-) AnnieChanie

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  11. Sounds like on a whole your resolutions have been going really well! I find getting in loads of water can be a challenge sometimes but if you try and drink equal amounts every few hours or so it should be a bit easier than trying to down loads at once! Well done on your licence too, what brilliant news!!
    Alice Xx
    www.blacktulipbeauty.co.uk

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    1. Ohh ok! I'll remember that! I appreciate the advice! Thank you so much Alice! :-)

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  12. I love this entry! I think when making new year's resolutions, it's always good to track progress to see how things are going. You know, I told myself to drink more water this year and just like you, it's proving to be more difficult than I had originally thought! Congratulations on your restricted license - hard work pays off :)

    ☼ <a href="http://www.chrisandeena.com/“>cabin twenty-four</a>

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    1. Haha, I'm glad I'm not the only one struggling with this! Thank you Eena! Oh YES! Always! :-) AnnieChanie

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  13. It’s crazy to think that we’re already in April, and I commend you for even being able to remember what your New Years Resolutions were, let alone even remotely having stuck to them.. 😂🙊 You’ve done really well with all of them, I look forward to see how you’re doing in August!

    Andi | www.andthenzen.co.uk ✨

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    1. Haha, thank you Andi! Yes! Can't forget about the progress report at the 2/3 checkpoint! :-) AnnieChanie

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  14. Awesome goals Annie! I also want to start cooking more. My parents are really amazing cooks, and I feel like I have some kind of standard to uphold haha!! I do really enjoy it though, and food is always fun :)
    Good job on accomplishing most of the rest of your goals!

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    1. Oh my gosh! I can definitely relate! My Mum is an amazing home cook so I'm constantly asking her for tips and advice, haha! Thanks so much! :-) AnnieChanie

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  15. the year seems to be moving really fast. We are already in April.
    Wonder Cottage 

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    1. I know! It's crazy right! Thanks for commenting! :-) AnnieChanie

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  16. Good update on your resolutions! We're already 25% finished with the year - wow. Congrats on the cooking! I'm starting with my favorite dishes and so far, so good. Can't wait to try more recipes!

    xx, Richel V. | http://www.richelvergara.com

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    1. Thank you! That's great to hear! Yes, I'm hoping to experiment a bit more with different recipes too! :-) AnnieChanie

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