Here we are. We made it. 2017. A year that, let’s be honest, couldn’t come soon enough. And with a New Year comes goals, resolutions, plans, and a whole lot of optimism.
Now, I’ve already shared with you my overarching goals for 2017 – both blogging and personal. But since I’m determined to make 2017 a totally fucking awesome year, I thought I’d go one step further and start setting myself monthly goals. Since my blogging goals are quite vague, and my personal goals are quite grand, I thought it would be nice to set myself some smaller, more measurable goals each and every month.
So, without further ado, here are my goals for January 2017!
1. Pack my lunch for work every day
This in theory should be an easy one, but in reality I’m very lazy. Packing my own lunch for work (as opposed to buying a glorious meal deal from Boots) is something I know I should do, but never seem to manage for more than a couple of days at a time. This month, however, I want to change that, and take a packed lunch to work every single day.
This is partly so I can eat a bit healthier, and partly so I can save some money (£3 minimum per day on lunch soon adds up!) Me and James got a lot of new cook books for Christmas, so hopefully I can find some recipes that are more inspiring than my usual left-over pasta bake and couscous salads.
2. Comment on more blogs
I mentioned in my blogging goals post that this year I want to meet some blogging pals IRL, and take part in more blogging Twitter chats. In a similar vein, one of my January goals is to comment on more blog posts. Receiving a comment on one of my posts absolutely makes my day, and I know other bloggers feel the same. So this month I’m going to aim to comment on at least one blog post a day. I tend to read several blogs every day, so really this shouldn’t be too hard!
3. Drink 1 litre of water every day
Last year, one of my resolutions was to drink more water. Or just any water, really. It might sound weird, but I don’t get thirsty, so remembering to drink water is bloody difficult.
I was doing pretty well for most of last year, drinking somewhere between 1 and 2 litres most days, but as the cold weather set in I found it harder and harder to force myself to stay hydrated. So in January I want to get back on track with my hydration and drink a litre a day (at least).
I think I’ll leave it with just 3 goals for this month. I already have my main goals for the year, plus some unofficial ones that I’m working on, so I don’t want to overwhelm myself!
Have you got any goals for January, or 2017 in general? Are you a fan of resolutions, or do you find them stressful and pointless? Let me know in the comments!