2018 Resolutions & Goals

2018 Resolutions & Goals

2018 Resolutions & Goals

First of all, Happy New Year! I hope you  have a successful, happy and amazing new year doing all the things you’ve ever wanted to. Speaking of things you want to do… Resolutions? Do you make them? I have to admit I lazily put a little list of things together every New Year, but I don’t really stick to it. I’m a person that lacks a lot of willpower and motivation, so I’m not really designed for resolutions. Until now…

I’ve decided to put together a little list of resolutions and goals I want to set myself for the New Year. I think maybe the fact I am putting this out into the world will make me hold myself more accountable. But, who knows. It’s very hard to change, but I’m definitely going to give it a go.

 

Eat Better (& Exercise More)

Okay, so I deliberately did NOT write ‘lose weight’ because I just know I won’t stick to that. I’ve tried many times and went completely off the deep end restricting my diet, counting calories and punishing myself with hours of exercise. I just don’t have the time or the energy to do that anymore… Not to mention it can be very bad for you. Instead, I’ve decided to eat everything I normally eat. Just more of the good stuff and less of the bad stuff. I am thinking about going fully vegetarian as well. I am not going to count calories, or set myself unrealistic goals of weight loss. I’m just going to eat better and move more and see how I get on!

 

Get to 10K on Instagram

I don’t care if I have to sacrifice my soul to Satan himself, I WILL get to 10K. (Well, that’s kind of overdramatic, but you get the sentiment). I have had Instagram now for 3 years, and I have been growing so slowly in comparison to a lot of my peers. I find this mainly to be because I will post loads of content on Instagram for a month, then completely just fall off the wagon and not post at all for a month. It might be beneficial to stop doing this. It messes up with my follower count and engagement massively, and I would so love to get to 10K. It’s quite unrealistic I have to say (5.7K followers in a year… with this algorithm?) but, I think it’s definitely worth a shot. If I don’t get there, it won’t be a big deal, at least I’ll (hopefully) be closer than I am now. I have goals for all of my other socials too, but this is the most ambitious one!

 

Be More Positive

I am a pretty pessimistic and sarcastic person. I’ll always be sarcastic, but I could be a little more positive. I usually think of the worst case scenario first, then be surprised when it’s not as bad as I think. Instead I want to be more mindful, appreciate each day as it comes and just try to breed positivity. I think my mind could benefit from it a lot. Wish me luck.

 

Be More Organised

I think my overall problems come down to two things. My lack of organisation and my tendency to procrastinate and be lazy (see next resolution). So, in order to help with my lack of organisation, I have decided to Bullet Journal. I have dabbled in Bullet Journalling before, but as I’ve just said I’m quite lazy so I just gave up on it. I do enjoy doing it though, and I think it is an excellent source of organisation, so I think it would be worth it to make time to journal, not only to help organise myself a little better, but also to help with stress etc.

 

STOP PROCRASTINATING & BEING SO LAZY

Jeez. This is the number ONE resolution on the list. I always find my mind is drifting from one thing to the next very quickly and I never know exactly what I’m doing 90% of the time. I find it difficult to focus and keep concentration, so ultimately it leads to procrastination. (These resolutions aren’t really painting me in a good light, are they? Well, might as well be honest.) The other 10% of the time I’m just to lazy to do anything. So, I’ve decided to have a little mantra to help me when I don’t feel like doing things. It’s simply ‘Just do it and stop being so lazy’. That’s it. But, somehow it really does work. I was feeling really lazy yesterday, but I had dishes to do and my cats to feed and things to sort out, so I just said this to myself and it really put me in the mood to do it. Don’t know. Might be on to something here.

 

Make Some Money Doing Something Blog Related

So, I’ve had his blog and my social medias anything between 1-3 years. I’ve never been paid for a single post on this blog, or on any of my social medias. I’m not saying this is a bad thing at all, I love blogging and keeping up with my social media. But… I have put SO much money into this blog, my socials and YouTube channel. Buying a blog domain, website hosting, a website theme, a blog banner, a decent camera, lighting equipment, props for photos and spending a ton of money on products to review.

I love to continue to buy new things to keep updating the quality and style of my blog until it’s reached a point where I’m happy with it. (Right now I have to say it’s definitely getting there…) It’s just a little discouraging to be getting nothing (in monetary value) in return. It’s often why I lose my motivation. So, I would just love to have one little sponsored thing, be it a post or Instagram post or anything at all. It would really help push me along. I hope you don’t think I’m sounding ungrateful because I really do appreciate that I can afford to do these things and that people read my blogs at all. It’s just a little goal of mine.

You made it to the end of the post! I hope you didn’t mind reading about my resolutions. Thank you so much for all of your support throughout 2017, even though I wasn’t the best or most consistent blogger (perhaps me confessing my faults will give you an idea as to why…). I’m feeling so good about 2018 already, and I really want to put my everything into my blog if I can! Thank you for sticking with me!

If you’re feeling extra generous, you could always follow me on some of my other socials if you don’t already! I’d really appreciate it! The links will be down below!

Until next time,

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Emma Louise McCaw

22-year-old English graduate and part-time beauty & lifestyle blogger from Northern Ireland. I spend my time reviewing makeup, thinking about makeup, applying makeup... and drinking more coffee than is probably healthy.
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