Wednesday, 4 January 2017

2017 Goals



I still can't believe that it is already 2017 which is just crazy, 2016 really did fly by. There is something about the new year though that makes me feel motivated to get things done and to actually complete goals that I set myself. 

So here are my goals for the year ahead: 

- Sort out my finances:
I plan on setting up a direct debit so that a set amount goes out of my account each week into my savings. I also want to start spending less and nothing is set in stone but I am thinking of doing a no spend month this year and a a few no spend weekends. I also want us to start taking money out each week for our food shop so that once the money is gone its gone in hope of sticking to a budget. I also am going to be looking into more ways on saving money. 

- Join in with blog linkys
This is something I have never really got around to doing and something I wish I had done sooner. 

- Take photos more
Yes I take photos for blogging but I want to get more everyday photos of Blake, of me and Blake, Stuart and Blake and the 3 of us as a family. 

- Grow my instagram following
This year I want to focus a lot more on Instagram for my blog

- Have more family time
I want to have more family days out this year and have a bucket list of things I'd like us to do which I'll be sharing with you soon. 

- Get rid of clutter/organise
I've started already and have got rid of quite a bit of stuff which has gone to the charity shop. I also want to make sure everything has a place to go and am in the process of finding better storage and organisation solutions so that I can do this. 

- Read more
Since having Blake I don't read as often as I use to and I really want to get back into reading and plan to read at least one book a month. 

So there you go these are my goals for 2017. I'd love to know what your goals are for the year ahead. 

36 comments:

  1. Some fantastic goals here. I think everyone wants to have a clear up of their finances at this time of year!

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  2. Most of these resolutions are my resolutions too! Saying that I am pretty good at saving but need more coming it to save ;)

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  3. Good luck with achieving your goals this year. Last year I set myself the challenge of sorting my finances out and a year on I can't believe how well I've done! x

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  4. These are all great goals. I really need to do a good organise too, and I don't take photos as much as I would like either. Good luck with your goals x

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  5. I don't really do goals, but this year im trying to be better organized with my blogs

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  6. Instagram is my fave too - I want to really push hard on there again this year, twitter and facebook too. :)

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  7. I've just done my big 'new year declutter' - it feels so good once it's all sorted!

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  8. I also want to organize my things this year too! Love your instagram goal - I am the same!

    xoxo, Candice

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  9. I totally agree with all of these goals! Particularly reading more - I used to read ALL the time before Sophie but there is just never enough time in the day - I have to make do with toddler books! x

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  10. I've done no spend days myself, I leave my cards and cash at home and it' incredibly satisfying to spend nothing! I'd love to try a few weekends of not spending anything! Will you tell us how you get on with it?

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  11. I want to grow my Instagram following too! By the end of this year I want to be on 10 K at least!

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  12. Fab goals and i need to add more linkys to my list too, i keep meaning to join in with more!

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  13. I agree with the family time as since mine have got xboxes from santa its something we have had very little off

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  14. good luck with your goals this year! i need to actually start decluttering since ive been putting it off for ages haha

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  15. Sorting out my finances is definitely top of my 2017 goals! I need to get more organised too especially at my desk in work

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  16. Great plans. I need to join in with linkys again too. I love your idea of transferring to a savings account by direct debit. That's genius! x

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  17. I like your goals, I might even add the photography one to my own list. It seems like such a pity to own a camera and not use it properly.

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  18. Finances is definitely one for me too but my big one this year is to continue to loose weight and be done by my daughters birthday begining of November.

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  19. Some great goals, I have set myself social media targets but also some travel goals too

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  20. Great goals. Good luck with them all.

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  21. I really need to start taking more photos too, we have so few of us as a family. I also want to have a big de-cluttering spree and get some kind of storage/ organisation in place - especially for toys xx

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  22. I think you have set some great targets which you will have no trouble in meeting x

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  23. Good on you for setting yourself some goals. A standing order into a savings account is a great idea- opt for a small amount to begin with that you'll not miss and build on it :) xxx

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  24. Lovely set of achievable goals. I need to get more organised this year by decluttering!

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  25. I had never considered setting up a direct debit to my own savings account but that is such a clever idea! I think I'm going to implement that after I receive my next paycheque :)

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  26. I think I might just steal your list- I need to do ALL these things too! waaahhhh

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  27. Sorting my finances is a big one for me this year as I am planning on moving out so I can't have any lingering debts or crazy shopping sprees that's for sure

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  28. All sound like great goals. I definitely plan on reading more and signed yo for the Good Reads challenge.

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  29. Good luck with the goals. I planned to read a book a month last year too but that didn't work out.

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  30. I a man totally useless with goals I never stick to themmor achieve them so I just enjoy life and so what I want and whatever happens happens. Hope I do achieve a few things this year though good look with yours x x

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  31. Very similar goals to mine. I really need to sort my finances this year x

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  32. be more organised is my catch ohrase for this year and I have to apply it to ALL parts of my life

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  33. These are great goals for 2017!
    Mine are similar - read more, blog more, save more :)

    Dani x

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  34. Happy new yea! Wishing you the best of luck with 2017.

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  35. Taking more photos is such a great goal to have cause you'll have LOADS to look back on. My boss makes a photobook every 6 months of his family and let's the kids write captions in them. They are AWESOME!

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  36. These are all fab goals - and I think they're all realistic too so you're more likely to stick to them. Good luck! :)

    Louise x

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