Hello, me again!
Last year, I made a few New Years resolutions and documented them on my blog.. today, I thought it would be a good idea to look back at the goals that I set myself and see how much I achieved, if any.
I have found over the past few years that I either set my goals far too high or just don’t manage to maintain them and then feel extremely dissatisfied with myself. This year, although I set some goals, I have told myself that it is only a goal and if I don’t succeed in reaching it, it’s okay. It doesn’t mean you have failed. It just means you have to break the goal down further to reach mini achievements of that goal.
Anyway, without further ado.. I will write a list of the goals in which I set myself last year and a little paragraph on what I have achieved/what I still have to work on. Hope you enjoy, and remember it is always good to reflect on your goals, even if you haven’t reached them!
This goal was definitely far too broad as there are many ways in which one can better themselves. I should have broken it down to more simplified goals such as: volunteer more, use positive words more, greet strangers etc. I have, in fact, volunteered with local charities in 2019 and I would like to keep that up throughout the coming years as it wasn’t something I really did previously. 2019 goal, achieved.
Be more Positive
So, in some occasions, yes I have partially had a positive mindset but not as much as I would have liked. I still don’t feel like I say yes to as much things as I probably should, I lack self-love and can be very negative towards myself. Therefore, this is a goal I am going to continue pursuing throughout 2020 and hopefully have a more ‘positive’ outcome at the end of the year (see what I did there)!
Stimulate my brain by reading more
This is a goal that I’ve definitely achieved! I have read plenty of novels in 2019 and I am one of the few that prefer reading to watching TV. I find it so much more relaxing, you can create the characters in your mind and relate to them more (unless there a serial killer, which strangely most of mine are.. haha!) I definitely want to keep this up as it’s something I really enjoy doing but just don’t take enough time out to do it.
Live a healthier lifestyle
No, no, no, no, no, no. No.
I can safely say, I have failed this one massively. To be fair, at one point, I was doing really well with cooking fresh homemade meals but then I feel like I was starting to get bored with repetitive meals and couldn’t find recipes that I liked, so we resorted in eating lots of….. take aways. Yes, that’s right, Chinese food.. chip shop.. Nando’s.. Frankie and Benny’s. Eating out – overload. This is obviously, definitely something I want to sort out this year. It is so unhealthy and harmful to the old bank balance as well! I will, I repeat, I will find recipes that I enjoy and cook more with lots of veg and fresh meat.. watch this space.
Anyway guys, it is safe to say that I still have things I wish to improve on this year and hopefully will have a more positive, healthier outcome at the end of this year too. Do you have any tips on eating healthier or have any go-to recipe’s? I would love to know as that is my main struggle at the moment and really would love some tips!
Let me know if you have any goals that you have made over the years and you struggle to stick to them or even if you have goals that you have achieved.. I would love to hear about them and how you managed to achieve them.
I hope you enjoyed this post, and I will speak soon!
Lots of love