January 5, 2019

2019 Goals

I’m not one for New Year Resolutions, I’ve always thought they were a bit shit to be honest. They’re normally shit like “lose weight” or “get fit” stop doing this or that where all of these things get thrown out the window a few weeks in, tops. Why? Because normally we are too hard on ourselves or doing things for the wrong reasons. Being made to feel guilty about enjoying food over the holidays by the media who have spent the past 2 months telling up we should be buying ALL THE FOOD and having leaflet after leaflet after advert from bullshit dieting organisations posted through the door at the arse crack of dawn on Boxing Day before the leftovers have even been put in a fucking sandwich. How about you just fuck off and let me eat my brie in peace, yeh? I’m all about feeling better about yourself but do it for the right reasons, not because some cunt gets paid for making people feel shit about themselves.

“…the media who have spent the past 2 months telling up we should be buying ALL THE FOOD and having leaflet after leaflet after advert from bullshit dieting organisations posted through the door at the arse crack of dawn on Boxing Day before the leftovers have even been put in a fucking sandwich. How about you just fuck off and let me eat my brie in peace, yeh?”

Me bitches

What I am about is setting goals. Now when I set goals, it’s not a bunch of stuff I HAVE to achieve but more a list of things I want to work towards, if I don’t get there that’s fine, if I do then great! But there’s no pressure. I think that’s the best way to go about setting goals because as soon as you stress yourself out about something it automatically becomes a negative.

Bigger Goals

Read More

I have recently downloaded audible and finished my first audiobook (it was Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman which I reviewed not long ago if you fancy reading my thoughts on it) and now I’m hooked. I’m currently reading My Thoughts Exactly by Lily Allen (regular old hardback this time though) as well as One Small Thing by Erin Watt as part of a book club I joined and I’ve even cracked out my neglected Goodreads app. I’m *hoping* to set myself a goal on there although it won’t be particularly impressive because I want to keep things achieveable and non stress inducing.

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I’ve been trying to limit the time I spend staring at a screen since my eyes have started to really not be able to handle it anymore. I end up with terrible headaches so I have started wearing my glasses all the time which seems to help so I want to really get my shit together with my art work. I want to buy an iPad at some point this year too because I reckon that’ll make it easier for me to draw more because at the moment I can only draw digitally whilst sat at a desk which is pretty hard with 2 kids.

Take part in Veganuary

I’ve signed up for this years Veganuary, finally! This is something I’ve wanted to do for a while. I have tried going vegan before and the whole milk being in fucking everything ever meant I fell off the bandwagon a lot because cooking different meals for everyone just got too much for me but I’m giving it another shot and I’m hoping because so many people are doing Veganuary that the support out there will be increased around this time of year. I’m not going to put massive pressure on my self for this because of reasons I’ve mentioned before but I will see how it goes.

Complete a whole year of 1 second everyday

Ben has started his already and I am eager to start mine! If you don’t know what this is, it’s an app where you add 1 second clips of your day and the app creates a video at the end of the year to look back on what you go up to. Definitely, one to look at if you’re a massively sentimental person like me, you’ll love it!

#150HoursOutside Project

This is something I’ve only just discovered but I’m 100% all about. It’s basically a challenge to get your kids outside more, for 150 hours to be exact but you can totally go over if that’s not much of a challenge for you. There is a facebook group, email subscription and hashtag to keep you inspired and on track and I can’t wait for the added inspo to get up and get outside.

Rescue a Cat

This has been something we have been talking about for a while now but it took me a while to persuade Ben that rescuing a cat would be better than getting a kitten. Unfortunately finding a rescue cat that loves kids is proving quite difficult but I’m positive the right kitty will come along with a sad story and make us fall in love with them.

Purge my social media

I’ve already started a bit with Instagram and Facebook but I’m sick to death of scrolling down my social media and seeing hardly anyone I’m interested in, especially Instagram, I started that account flipping years ago and I’ve grown and changed a lot since I was 21 so it’s about time I really combed through, Twitter isn’t too bad but it could do with a sort out too. Basically rid my social media of things I’m not interested in anymore, people I never speak to and anything I don’t want in my headspace.

Misc Goals

Buy myself a Fitbit
Dye my hair
Buy a new Charlotte Tilbury Lipstick
Get a nice big house plant for the living room
Be kinder to myself

What are your goals for 2019?

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