2018 Goals + Wants

Friday, January 05, 2018

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While I think it is a regularly mocked cliche of creating 'new year, new you' goals every January, I actually find having simple goals for the new year ahead helpful and motivating. My goals for this year are more general than last year so I don't put too much pressure on myself to reach everything on my list. For 2018 my goals are mainly building on my goals from last year and I have a couple of treatments that I'd like to finally get this year too.

Goal: Continue exercising, maintain my weight loss & eat well
In 2017 one of my goals was to exercise consistently, to lose weight and to eat better (and or become mostly vegan) and unlike every other year, I have actually reached all three of these goals. I've managed to stick to a 90% vegan lifestyle, I've been exercising consistently and almost daily since the start of summer and I have lost just over 20lbs (which is about 1.4 stone)!

For 2018 I want to continue my mostly vegan diet which isn't difficult for me especially as January is the month of veganuary. I also want to continue exercising consistently and to lose a little more weight in time for my bridesmaid duties in the spring. Are you taking part in veganuary?

Goal: Be more active & push myself more
I've never been one for exercising and throughout my time in primary school and secondary school, I did literally everything to avoid PE but now I am finding that I want to be more active in terms of hiking, yoga and cycling which I'm loving so I want to carry on with it in 2018. I also feel like I need to push myself more in terms of exercising and I'd love to try out rock climbing or kayaking, both of which I've done before.

Goal: Save money
Another goal of mine for 2018 is to save money rather than trying to spend it as soon as possible which has been my strategy so far...I'm lucky enough to earn money from my blog which is something I never thought would happen so I'd like to continue with that and save some of the money earned via my blog as well as putting some of it back into my blog.

Goal: Read more classics & read 100 books
In January 2016 I decided on a whim to start reading again after reading very little since primary school (apart from the books and articles I had to read for school, college and university) and I smashed my 2016 of 30 books then in 2017 I smashed my goal of 100 books by reading 143 which I'm so happy with.

For 2018 I've set my GoodReads reading goal to 100 books and I think I'll definitely reach it. Another reading goal of mine is to read longer books and to read more classics. I already have quite a few books lined up for these goals such as Les Miserable by Victor Hugo, Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevsky, The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss and It by Stephen King among many others. Do you have any reading goals for 2018?

Want: Laser Eye Surgery
Less of a goal and more of a want for 2018 - laser eye surgery is something I've been thinking about for the past couple of years. I definitely want to start the process of laser eye surgery this year but it is a little daunting, not just because of the slightly terrifying procedure but because there are so many options and companies out there so I'm not sure where to start. Have you gone through laser eye surgery, if so, who did you go with?

Want: Professional Teeth Whitening
Lastly I'd love to have my teeth professionally whitened this year! I've tried quite a lot of at home teeth whitening products but most of which didn't work very well for me personally so I think that professional teeth whitening is the answer! The Harley Street Smile Clinic is one of the UK's most experienced cosmetic dentistry clinics which provides such peace of mind knowing that you are in safe hands!

They offer a range of services such as veneer application, gum shaping or a mini smile makeover. They've worked with various celebrities, olympic athletes and they've had so many rave reviews. If you're like me and don't live in or near London then their e-consultation might be a great option to get a quote and advice.

What are your goals for 2018? What are your wants for 2018?

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  1. I love all of your goals! I am all for January goals xx

  2. I love your goals! I so need to be more actitve - I’m always sat around and it makes me feel rubbish. I think having goals at the start of the year really motivates me x

  3. I think your goals are brilliant and it’s great to write some down and stay focused!! Good for you xx

  4. Well done on losing weight! Hard work pays off! Good luck with your goals for 2018.


  5. I’ve definitely set myself the goal of reading more! I don’t read enough these days! Xx

  6. I'm trying Veganuary but was a little latte to it! More so for health and I also want to reduce meat in my diet dramatically this year x

  7. Well done on your weight loss - like you I want to continue with a vegan diet and hopefully buy a home this year x

  8. I'm sure you will smash your reading goal no problem lovely! Congrats on the weight loss and maintaining being a Vegan, I don't know if I could! I am interested to see your laser eye journey, I am really tempted (but also terrified!)

    Erin || MakeErinOver

  9. The only goal I ever set is the number of books to read on Goodreads and I’m nowhere near 100 ha x

  10. Excited to follow your laser eye surgery journey. It something I'm seriously tempted to do too.

  11. I have a very similar post coming up potentially tomorrow or Monday!
    Love your goals for this year... good luck girl!!

  12. I'm positive you'll smash your goal of reading 100 books this year, as you read soo many last year! I also want to save more this year too xo

    Char | www.charslittleblog.co.uk

  13. I wish I could take part in veganuary but it’s not healthy when you have a toddler!

  14. Always great to record your goals and aims in the new year and hopefully we stick to them in the coming months x

  15. I'm trying to be more active this year too. I really want to get a personal trainer but I am struggling to find a female one which is annoying! x

  16. There are some really great goals here! And such healthy ones too

  17. You have some fab goals here, good luck with your saving one! I'm sure you'll smash all of your goals lovely! xx

  18. Some fantastic 2018 goals! I've done the same this year and gone quite general with my goals. There are things I'd like to achieve this year, but I've no idea how the rest of pregnancy, birth and taking care of a newborn will go. I also don't yet have a plan in place for which medications I'll go back onto post-pregnancy and when. So while I want to make 2018 count and improve myself, I don't want to put too much pressure on myself during what will be a wonderful, but also very challenging year. Xx

    Tania | When Tania Talks

  19. I love how realistic your goals are.


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