17 Goals For 2017

17 Goals For 2017. My monthly goals are a regular series here on Two Humans Living, but with it being the start of a new year… yearly goals are in order.

  1. Say yes more. Towards the end of 2016 I really started pushing myself out of my comfort zone; saying yes to events and experiences I would have shot down at the beginning of the year. I’m going to try and continue to say yes even more throughout 2017, within reason.
  2. Continue to travel. It’s much more important to me to spend money on experiences rather than possessions. Don’t get me wrong, I like beautiful things but investing in memories I’ll make on a trip abroad or buying the latest sunglasses? … I’ll choose the trip every time.
  3. Get into routines. I feel so much better when my body is on autopilot and knows what it’s doing. Whether it’s after work, before I go to bed or daily routines, I need to get my butt into gear towards the end of 2016 I was so exhausted I was literally running out the door to turn at work 10 minutes late. It was far too stressful and I know that managing my time better and having a sense of routine will do me the world of good.
  4. Practise confidence. Confidence is a muscle and if you don’t use it, you loose it. In 2017 I intend to use this muscle and get it stronger than ever!
  5. Be mindful of what I eat. I seem to either be eating healthily or binging for me there is no moderation. If I allow myself to eat a piece of chocolate, next thing the whole bar is gone. This year I want to fill up on the good stuff, not deny myself but not over indulge either. It shouldn’t be too hard considering at the end of 2016 I ate to the point of feeling sick on a daily basis. I just need to remember that when I go to order a takeaway.
  6. Get back in touch. After going to school in the UK and living in London, moving back to Jersey put such a physical distance between a lot of my friends and I that it’s definitely hard to hang out in real life. That being said I could definitely make more of a conscious effort to communicate. I’m pretty lucky that they know me so well and that I have always been crappy at keeping in touch, but this year I don’t want to rely on them to prompt a 3 hour long skype session.
  7. Sort out my skin. I have always suffered with my skin, but unfortunately for me, it’s a side effect of polycystic ovaries which is completely lame but just one of those things I gotta deal with amongst other things. But I’m determined to find a way this year to keep everything under control whether it’s with a topical solution or a supplement. When your skin is troubling you it knocks your confidence massively and also gets you down and I don’t want to dwell on things like that, I have too many dreams to let bad skin get in the way of them.
  8. Separate the good, the bad and the ugly friendships. There comes a time when you realise some friendships must come to an end, and you need distance from other friendships. It’s a part of growing up, it’s a part of growing and it’s almost impossible when you have dreams to stay close to people who don’t want to grow. There’s only so much time you can spend with people when you want more for them than they want for themselves.
  9. Regularly exercise. There have been fleeting moments where I have taken up exercise, thrown myself into it and almost as quickly thrown myself out of it. Well, this year I propose regular exercise. Scheduling walks with friends, trying a new class or picking a youtube video to follow along. This year I intend to get moving, one way or another.
  10. Spend more quality time with family. Over Christmas Danny and I had the best time with both close and extended family and it just reiterated that there is nothing better than family, sat around a table laughing and catching up.
  11. Be more proactive. Reply to that email when you see it, don’t wait for your colleague to come to talk to you, don’t wait for the dishes to mount up will you begrudgingly wash them up. I’m going to be proactive and not leave everything till the last minute when the stress can build up and the tears can’t be held back.
  12. Make time for hobbies. I picked up some new hobbies in 2016 and also fell back in love with some old ones. They’re important to me, they make me happy so I need to make time for them.
  13. Mentally check-in. A healthy mental health is so important and it’s something I’ve always struggled with and have really progressed with throughout the last two years. So I’m going to continue to mentally check in, to see where my heads at, to consciously think positively and remind myself of my ambitions, my goals and continue forwards so I don’t slip back.
  14. Get Organised. I wish I could say that before the end of 2016 I finally managed to get my home organised but, as always I just ran out of time. I scroll through Pinterest looking at all the organisational porn, lusting after picture perfect shelfies but I haven’t quite transitioned things in real life. Here’s hoping I manage it in 2017.
  15. Host more. I love having people over and plan to do it even more this year. Whether it’s for drinks or dinner, barbeques or brunch. I look forward to making more memories with those most important to me and meeting new faces too.
  16. Manage stress levels. I have realised how quickly I can go from 0 to 100 on the stress scale, hopefully, exercise combined with getting organised, and becoming proactive, I’ll see a big decrease in the number of times I let stress overcome me.
  17. Focus on me. I have so many dreams, goals and personal achievements that I constantly want to work towards and that is my main focus this year. Who knows what the future holds so the time is now.
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6 Comments

  1. Freya Farrington
    January 3, 2017 / 17:47

    Great read! Now really is the time to set your sights to the future, I love the start of a new year, a fresh start and very motivating, although I’m yet to get through all the Christmas Chocolates before cutting that out!

    • January 4, 2017 / 15:50

      Tell me about it! I still have far to many goodies left from Christmas and the temptation is killing me! x

    • January 4, 2017 / 15:56

      Thanks Sam! Yeah I am going to keep looking back at these goals and hopefully further into the year I will have seen some improvement xx

  2. January 5, 2017 / 06:01

    I’m a bit obsessed with lists and resolutions so these definitely caught my eye! I wish you the best of luck with all your 2017 goals. I definitely agree with routines – I have a habit tracker in my diary for “admin” sort of stuff (like watering the garden, brushing the dog, etc) – and it helps me immensely. Oh and stress, too – stress is the worst for productivity for me so it’s also a goal of mine to deal with it better 🙂

    • January 5, 2017 / 18:50

      I’m glad I’ve found a fellow list obsessor! I’m forever writing lists 🙂 . Thank you! I’m doing pretty well so far and I have the whole to get back on track if anything slides. I use a bullet journal and I have a habit tracker in there which is so handy. I hope you manage to get your stress levels under control, if you find any good ways of managing them, let me know! I think mine are getting worse haha x

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