My Blog & life goals for 2018

Goodbye, 2017 – Hello 2018! A brand new year to make new goals and I have plenty that I thought I would share with you guys. Now, before you roll your eyes into the back of your head and think “Oh, no! Here’s another ‘New Year’s Resolution’ post”, I’m here to tell you it’s not. 

I have tried resolutions before and let’s be honest, they never last, do they? Have they ever lasted for you? I clearly lack in willpower because I can barely get to mid-January before I want to through my fitness gear into the nearest bin. This year, however, I’ve decided to approach the New Year a little differently. I’m setting myself goals, rather than resolutions and I have a good feeling about it. 

It almost feels like a to-do list for the year to finally get myself together, you know? There is so much that needs doing this our house, so many bits to get the landlord to fix, bits & pieces we could be doing etc etc. I want to start doing more exercise, without it becoming too much and putting me off. So I will be giving myself fitness goals to achieve each week – so wish me luck for that!

Then there are aspects of my blog that I would like to improve on, eg. Learn more about SEO, improve my photography, social media coverage and so on. There are so many things and I really do love a shiny New Year, so I am hoping this goal/to-do list will help me out. 

Here are my Blog goals for 2018:

  • To have a more balanced blog – making sure my sponsored work/ads etc don’t take over. Making sure I have a nice balance of both paid work & personal posts. 
  • Blogging on particular days, rather than whenever I have a post written up. 
  • Improving my knowledge of SEO
  • Improve my Instagram feed & gain more followers

My Life goals for 2018:

  • To eat better
  • To exercise more
  • To be more organised
  • HAVE MORE FUN!
  • To get things around the house finished & sorted
  • To remember that I need to take care of myself, too. I am forever putting myself last – with everything – and therefore making myself ill. 
  • To cook more family-style meals
  • Being present with my kids more – work can wait. 

I think I have transformed into this person who can only ever function with a list. I love lists and I get that’s a little weird but there is no greater satisfaction than ticking each job off when you’ve completed it. You can actually see progress being made and being the disorganised train wreck that I am – I need that in my life!

Tomorrow the Husband goes back to work and I have the first life goal in my diary to achieve – to finish painting my daughter’s bedroom. It’s just a little nook so it will be an hour’s job, tops!

Do you have any resolutions or goals made for the new year? I’d love to hear them. 

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  1. Paula @MummyVsWork
    02/01/2018 / 8:05 PM

    Fab post! I’m with you on the whole resolutions thing, I’ve set myself goals this year too 🙂

    Like you if it’s on a list it feels a bit more achievable!

  2. 02/01/2018 / 8:35 PM

    A nice list to follow.The 2018 list would be a good model for life.
    Happy 2018

  3. 04/01/2018 / 1:14 PM

    What a great list, I hope 2018 turns out to be a great year and that at the end of the year you can tick it all off with a big smile x

  4. 04/01/2018 / 7:04 PM

    Good luck with all your goals for 2018 I have to admit I’ve not really thought about how I am going to approach this year, though I am looking forward to seeing what it may hold.

  5. 04/01/2018 / 9:11 PM

    Totally with you in making sure ads don’t take over blogs (and social media for that). I don’t mind reading ads sometimes as they may show me something new and they help the blogger, but some really are ad after ad! My goal last year was to be more present with my little guy and I feel like we got more of a balance. It’s so worth it for them and you. Good luck!

  6. 04/01/2018 / 9:46 PM

    You’ve got some very achievable goals here, I wish you the very best of luck with them

  7. 05/01/2018 / 8:11 AM

    Great list of goals for the year. Il be honest not stick to resolutions either but I love writing lists and goals and achieving them. I hope you managed to get your daughters room painted xx

  8. 05/01/2018 / 10:41 AM

    I have quite a few goals for this year. One is to find a new job and another is to do a lot of saving. I feel like I’m in a good place with my blog but I want to push things a bit more and be a bit more creative with certain aspects. Good luck with your goals x

  9. 05/01/2018 / 11:21 AM

    Happy 2018! Yes I like that goals rather than resolutions. Improving knowledge of SEO is a must for me too and some self care x

  10. 05/01/2018 / 7:07 PM

    We have lots of similar goals for the year ahead. I always find making goals helps me stick to them especially if i write them down 🙂 hope 2018 is everything you hope:)x

  11. Katrina
    05/01/2018 / 10:21 PM

    Great goals, one of mine is to be more energetic and pro active as find winter makes me lazy

  12. 06/01/2018 / 10:21 AM

    Totally agree, I’m not one for resolutions as such either, but planning and setting goals is so important 🙂 Here’s to a fantastic 2018!

  13. 06/01/2018 / 1:38 PM

    Totally agree with increaaing my knowledge of SEO. I have no idea how to use it to my advantage and I think I’m probably missing out on a fair bit here. I just find online turotials etc lose me and I get confused!

  14. 08/01/2018 / 4:59 PM

    I think there are lots of us wanting a more balanced blog, it is so easy to let things take over though. Good luck

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