Okay so, I NEVER write these kind of personal posts, but this is something I feel is quite important to maintaining a good and happy lifestyle. 2017 was a pretty ‘meh’ year for me, and by ‘meh’ I mean nothing good really happened. For starters, I was on a downer after coming home from travelling, I regained all the weight I had lost the year before, I was very un-productive and just in general I just wasn’t very happy in myself at all.
I personally feel that the reason behind me slacking off so much, was because I didnt set myself goals and therefore I didn’t really have anything to work towards. SO… I’ve decided this year will be different and I have written myself some 2018 goals to get back on track to a happier, healthier and all in all, a better me.
I eat junk. There isn’t any other way of putting it. I know where I go wrong, yet I refuse to fix it. About mid-way through the year I went to the gym often and I felt great about myself. However, I slowly stopped going and because I wasn’t going, I didn’t see the point in eating healthy so I ate what I wanted- junk. WRONG! This only made me feel worse about myself, and I’ve even stopped going to buy new clothes because when I look in the mirror, I’m always disappointed. So, it’s time to put all that behind me once and for all and start heading towards a healthier and hopefully thinner…2018!
Be More Productive
My spare time is usually spent scrolling social media or binge-watching Netflix. Days go by and I realise that I haven’t actually really achieved anything. The thing is, I love creating content for my blog and YouTube channel, and I honestly LOVE knowing that people are watching/reading what I’ve created, yet I just lack the motivation to get up and do it. So as part of my 2018 set of goals, I want to get my bum in gear and start working on what I love doing -THIS!
Get a New Job
Last year, I went to the Fashion Retail Academy to study Digital Marketing, however I have yet to find a job in the industry. I’m currently working as a domiciliary carer for the time being, and although I love making people smile and having that rewarding feeling at the end of the day, it isn’t what I want to do forever. Unfortunately, I didn’t go to uni to study as it just isn’t the path I wanted to follow. So it definitely makes things a little more difficult in terms of getting a job. But, I’ve recently been in touch with a recruitment agency and I may have some interviews coming up, so cross your fingers for me guys.
This may seem like a weird one, but it isn’t to me. I suffer with pretty bad social anxiety and I am painfully shy. I have to do things like ask my boyfriend to answer the door and ignore my phone when it rings because I get so nervous and anxious. This is something I have never really talked about before, but I also want to overcome it or at least work on it. I have always been an introvert and I’m not saying I will ever be the class clown or center of attention, because that is simply not me. But what I do want, is to able to speak up more, have a bit more confidence in myself and just stop worrying about what people think.
So there you have it- my 2018 goals. Let me know in the comments what you would like to achieve this year or maybe even what you managed to achieve last year?! I’d love to hear all about it!
Oh…and happy new year 🙂
Love Jess X