2018 Goals - January

Sunday, 7 January 2018

Happy 2018 everyone! 

I hope you all had a lovely Christmas and are enjoying the New Year. Last year I didn't come up with any particular targets in my life. I'd just bought a house and was due to get married so that seemed like enough to be getting on with at the time!

But this year me and my husband are now settled in at our house and we don't have any big life events planned for 2018. So this seemed like the ideal time to come up with some things to do throughout the year. Health, finances and the house are the key areas that I've planning on working on.

My overall aims for 2018 are;
- Lose a stone in weight.
- Generally improve my health overall.
- Overpay £1000.
- Get my savings back under control.
- Improve the house by decorating/completing rooms/tidying it up all the little bits that get forgotten about.
- Find a new job with a shorter commute.

I've split some of these down in to smaller targets month to month. I think a lot of the problems people have with resolutions is that they try to make lots of big changes all at once. The health ones for example are going to be a series of small changes to make all year round that will hopefully help me lose weight, and improve my health.

After working out my plans for the next couple of months, I've now set myself some specific goals for January and that should put me in the right frame of mind for the rest of the year;

- Drink 2 litres of water a day (I've downloaded an app called Plant Nanny, which you use to track how much you've drunk and grows a little digital plant for you XD).
- Reduce biscuit eating to twice a week (this has really become a problem at work as we're constantly buying biscuits for the office).
- Take a vitamin c every day (DH does this already).

- Open an ISA (future house move funds).
- Open an easy access savings account for car and holiday savings, and a fixed rate savings account as a future maternity fund.
- Print off wedding photos for a frame we got as a wedding gift, and hang it up.
- Sort out all the filing for bill paperwork.
- Buy a blind for the living room.

Half the time I delay things because getting them set up is a nuisance. If I sort out specific areas now then it should be easier to continue with them in the future.

Have you come up with some goals for your 2018?


  1. Oh these are some great goals! Drinking more water is a good one. I've got a post coming up on how you can up your water intake xx

    Lauren |

    1. Thanks Lauren, I'll keep an eye out for it! I'm currently using Plant Nanny, but keep forgetting to update it XD