If you've been reading my blog for any amount of time you'll know that I'm a stickler for setting goals. I've never really been one for the whole New Years Resolutions I must admit, more a seasonal goals kinda gal.
However, there's something about this New Year that has really got me in a chokehold. I'm writing one year AND FIVE YEAR goals, I'm plotting, planning and striving for those wishes, those dreams and those goals that can often feel a lil out of reach. But if you don't write em down and give them the attention they deserve then how are they ever supposed to become your reality?
SO, with that I thought I'd share some of my more simple of goals. Whilst I have big dreams for the future, it's also SO important to have smaller, more easily achieved goals to keep you ticking along throughout the year.
As always I would just LOVE to hear if you have any goals, big or small in the comments below
- First up I want to relish and enjoy the slower moments of life, something that sounds easy but honestly, I'm not great at going slow. Little Goldie Rae has certainly helped with this tenfold and I actually find myself enjoying the slower, more mundane moments, however, I still have room to slow down even more.
For example, slow mornings. I used to love the weekends before we became parents so much. Lazing around in bed until 10am, enjoying a coffee whilst we caught up on the news, still in bed of course. And then heading downstairs to lovingly labour over a delicious brunch for the two of us to enjoy before heading on a long dog walk with Peter & Nancy. HEAVEN!
Mornings nowadays are a much more chaotic affair and they certainly start a lot earlier than 10am... So one of my big goals for this year is to regain control of my mornings. Spending 10 or so minutes, whilst my phone alarm is on snooze, and before Goldie has had chance to wake up herself, simply just having a cuddle with George. And on days that we are able to, enjoying a family brunch and a long dog walk before heading our separate ways to work.
11 days in and it's made such a difference to my week. We've managed to have two midweek family brunches and 11 days of morning cuddles and we are all noticeably much happier since.
2. There's a saying that goes "Don't put off until tomorrow, what you can do today" and sometimes I think that quote was written for me. I am the QUEEN of putting things off, particularly when it comes to jobs I don't want to do or housework. And honestly, putting off those jobs for another day, really makes me dislike myself, which might sound harsh but seriously, why do I do it!? I've been trying really hard to just do the damn thing there and then, as the damn thing happens. And so far I've not done too badly, however, I've just remembered an email I've been putting off replying to and I know I've got A LOT of washing of mine and Goldie's to put away when I get a moment tomorrow, but baby steps hey.
3. This year is the year that I "sit out trends" even more than I have over the last couple of years. I used to be a self confessed trend gal. I mean, that was why I was hired by ASOS as the trend expert stylist all those years ago, I was a gal in the know and obsessed with both knowing, wearing and owning the latest fashion trends.
As I've gotten older I've refined my style somewhat and I've decided to sit out on many-a-trend, and my wardrobe, bank balance and the planet have thanked me for it ever since.
Becoming a mum allowed me to really suss out exactly what I LOVE to wear. I think it's nice to have a bit of a "mum uniform" you know, the jeans, the tracksuits, the throw on and go jumper and leggings, they're important and play a huge role within my personal style right now. However, those more simpler styling days have me pining for the rest of my wardrobe, the pieces I can wear when I'm not running around after a tiny human, the days I can spend a little bit longer picking and styling my look for the day. Becoming a mum has shown me which pieces truly excite and delight me and which pieces I bought simply because they were trendy. I'm hoping to continue to sit out on the trends that don't suit my lifestyle anymore and really work at refining my wardrobe and my spending habits even more.
So there's three of my smaller goals that I would really love to achieve this year. I'm ofc having a baby in the middle of this year, so I'm really only focusing on this side of the year as I hope to take a real chunk of time off when I have baby boy, but all three of these goals I feel are achievable regardless of that time.
I'd also love to move more, read more, travel more, get a hobby and say yes more, but hey, don't we all.