Tuesday, 3 January 2017

New Years Resolutions and Goals

Hello friends :)

I've been having a think about the New Year and things I would like to achieve within the next 12 months. This is quite a big list (some more achievable than others!) and I don't expect to achieve them all but I will consider the year a success if I manage at least a few!

I'm also going to try and get photo proof of every one that I achieve and this time next year I will re-visit this list and see how many I did!

1. Dedicate more time to blogging

I'm going to try to post once per week plus posting my monthly playlist in the last week of each month. I'm not going to "theme" my posts. One week I might be writing about a topical issue and the next week I could be reviewing beauty products. I know myself that if I try to box myself in with themes, it's easy to hit a brick wall and run out of ideas so I'd rather just go with the flow and see what's exciting me that particular week.

2. Do a make-up course

I am actually doing one at the end of February and I will be blogging about what I learn so stay tuned for that either next month or the beginning of March.

3. Buy less make-up

Anyone who has been in my bedroom will know just how much make-up I have. In my defence, I did a clear-out at the end of November and gave away items that I didn't use and I do have a lot less now than I did then. I'm going to really try to focus on using up what I have and only replace the absolute essentials.

4. Go to the Dentist

I absolutely hate the dentist, it's one of my biggest fears and I've been putting off going for nearly a year so I really need to do it. Argh!

5. Get another tattoo

(Stop reading now Mum!) I know exactly what I want, and if I do bite the bullet and get it, I'll post a photo but not until then!

6. Go and see one of my favourite bands live

Obviously this will be dependent on who comes to Belfast/Dublin but there's still a huge lists of artists I want to see.

7. Meditate more

Meditation and breathing exercises really help with my anxiety so I want to dedicate some time each night to being present in the room and focusing on my breathing.

8.  Read more books

My girlfriend is a big reader and she's inspired me to read more too, as I loved reading when I was younger. I've started a Goodreads profile so I can keep track of all the books I've read and the ones that I'm going to read this year.

9. Learn to cook something new

Self-explanatory but I get extra points if it's something reasonably healthy

10. Stop eating gluten

I'm not meant to eat it anyway because I have an intolerance but I've let it slide a bit recently because I miss so many foods. But I do end up suffering for it and I definitely don't come out of the situation feeling better.

11. Visit a new city

12. Go to a workshop or class in something I'm interested in

13. Shake hands with a sea otter

If you know where I can find one - please let me know. This is a big one.

14. Go to Comic-Con (or a similar event)

Extra points for dressing up!

15. Visit the Crumlin Road Gaol

16. Win a competition

17. Contribute an article to another blog/website

18. Discover some new bands

Let me know your goals and resolutions for 2017 by commenting below or tweet me at @MsMegan91 !