2018 Goals

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. 

Weight Loss 

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.

Socialise More 

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

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  1. Mum January 14, 2018 / 1:18 pm

    Good for you Jess, it’s easy to fall into a lull of inactivity, low self esteem and poor healthy eating choices especially at this time of year and when you don’t set yourself goals or limits … do it will be great to see you turn things around and work towards a more positive you! We all need to take a rain check on life and look forward to seeing your progress! Good luck and be positive ! ❤️👍x

  2. Abigail January 14, 2018 / 1:27 pm

    I love these goals- probably because I relate to them a little more than I want to! I hope this year you achieve all this!! Abi xxx

  3. Jill January 14, 2018 / 2:12 pm

    They are definitely achievable goals and I’m sure you’ll reach them. You have a good network of friends and fdmily around you and you have determination so go girl 👍🏻👍🏻😊😊

  4. Veronika January 14, 2018 / 4:11 pm

    These are great goals! I’m sure you’ll achieve them all! 💕 ☺️ I’m quite introverted so I totally get you! I wish I wouldn’t be so nervous at times! That’s something I want to work on as well! 🙂
    Lovely blog! ✨

  5. Gisela Parra January 14, 2018 / 4:28 pm

    Hello gorgeous! Sometimes without goals we discontrol a bit more as we are not as organised and motivated we could! I am glad you decided to set some for this year and I am sure they will help you a bit more! xxx

  6. Deanna January 14, 2018 / 4:35 pm

    This sounds like a good mix of goal to cover different aspects of your life! Even if you start out with 10 mins a day in each area I think you’ll start getting motivation for more!

  7. Heather January 14, 2018 / 4:43 pm

    Absolutely love these goals and I hope you can manage them throughout 2018! I have a habit of eating too much junk food as well, don’t know how much longer I can blame it on ‘baby weight’!
    Good luck lovely!

    Heather xo || http://www.xhighlandbeauty.co.uk

  8. Samantha January 14, 2018 / 4:54 pm

    Such great goals and I hope you smash all of them. I’ve set myself goals for this year also as I think they do motivate you more. Good luck for finding a new job!

    Samantha | https://believeinamiracle.co.uk

  9. jessdownard January 15, 2018 / 2:01 pm

    Well don’t i just have the best mum in the world! Thank you for being so supportive! It is definitely easy to fall off course, so I’m determined to make this year a gooden’! Love you! xxx

  10. jessdownard January 15, 2018 / 2:03 pm

    Oooh really? Well I guess that’s what they’re there for, so hopefully we can both work towards having a great year 🙂 Thank you girl xxx

  11. jessdownard January 15, 2018 / 2:04 pm

    Aww thank you so much auntie! I definitely do, and it’s soo nice to have the support that I get! Love you xxx

  12. jessdownard January 15, 2018 / 2:29 pm

    Oh no haha- #introvertprobs aye? Same, but that’s why I’ve decided to set these goals so I can start to move on from it- hopefully you can too 🙂 Thank you lovely! x

  13. jessdownard January 15, 2018 / 2:31 pm

    Aww so nice of you- thank you so much! And also thank you for taking the time to comment 🙂 xxx

  14. jessdownard January 15, 2018 / 2:32 pm

    That’s a good idea to start off doing a small amount of time for each- I’ll have to give that a go! Thank you so much! x

  15. jessdownard January 15, 2018 / 2:34 pm

    Aww thank you and oh god me too! Hahaha maybe you could stretch the excuse out for a tad longer until you’re ready hehe! At least you have an excuse! Thank you so much gorgeous xxx

  16. jessdownard January 15, 2018 / 2:35 pm

    Aww thank you doll! Oooh I’ll have to stop by and check your goals out!Thanks for commenting 🙂 xx

  17. jessdownard January 15, 2018 / 2:36 pm

    It can definitely be hard and I think it’s so much more common these days to hear about people with social issues so at least we’re not alone! Aww I will- thank you so much sweet xxx

  18. Sophie January 15, 2018 / 6:23 pm

    These are such great goals! I’m so nosey and love finding out what other people are planning for the year! Good luck with it all- https://sophiehearts.net x

  19. JustTheBeginning-x January 20, 2018 / 3:41 pm

    You’ve got some great goals, sounds like it’s going to be an amazing 2018 for you!

    I’ve got the exact same planner, but I do need to start using it more!

    Tori | JustTheBeginning-x.com
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