The word ‘resolution’ doesn’t really sit well with me and that’s because of its affiliation with the New Year. Towards the end of the year, we vow that we are going to implement some extraordinary changes into our lives such as going to the gym six times a week, giving up on chocolate or going to bed before a lot earlier and it just never really pans out the way we want, does it? Goals are a lot healthier than resolutions because they are realistic. Once you’ve set a goal, you constantly work towards it. You lean on others for encouragement and most importantly, there is no deadline.
In 2019, let’s not be strangers to pace. Being patient with ourselves is so important. We are human and there are times where we won’t be very motivated but optimism is key. After all, as a wise man once said, there is always a light at the end of the tunnel. I’ve teamed up with a few bloggers to share their goals for 2019. I will also be sharing mine at the end along with a New Year meditation. I hope you enjoy this post and I hope it inspires you all to be your best self and to live your best life:
Abbey from Life and Relationship Issues:
I would love to work on living my best life yet, good mental wellbeing and focus more on self development.
Charlotte from Memoirs and Musings:
Lose my baby weight (aka all the unnecessary weight I’ve put on since I was a baby), keep travelling, start my brand and STACK MONEY.
Abbey from Abbey Louisa Rose:
My New Year’s resolution is to plan some more solo travel trips! I started solo travelling in 2017 and it was such a fantastic experience, it did wonders for my confidence and I’d recommend it to anyone! I’d love to go to Rome so that’s definitely on my 2019 bucket list 😀
Amy from All About A Mummy:
Hi, my resolution is to bring more of my voice into my writing. This is something I have started thinking about this year but I want to push further. To feature more opinion pieces, to be more passionate and feel confident the blog is a true reflection of my thoughts, values and opinions.
Emily at Hippie In Lippy:
Mine is to focus on my growth.
To grow my confidence and self worth.
Believe in myself and my abilities.
Amy at She’s So Wilsy:
My goal is to stop over thinking! What ultimately holds me back from reaching my goals is wanting things to be perfect straight away. Instead of spending endless time researching, thinking, analysing and googling (and procrastinating)… just do it!! Because if you don’t than how much am I really achieving you’re not achieving.
Sometimes good enough is good enough! I’m gonna start doing mini-goals to help me with this. Its literally just having a goal in mind and seeing how you can break that goal into something even smaller. That way it’ll be easier and quicker to do and because it’s more achievable, that will make them more motivational.
Sarah at The S Road:
My goal this year is to do a solo motorbike trip in Europe. I have a weekend in Wales planned already but I’d love to ride around the alps or ride to the French coast on two wheels. I unfortunately missed out on doing a trip in 2018 as I broke my foot so I have a bit of catching up to do!
Victoria at Married Meeples:
My goal is to start a business around my hobby (graphics design) to bring in some much needed extra cash. In 2018, I was hoping that hobby would be blogging but it turned out much harder than I thought!
Victoria at Travel Vixta:
My goal for 2019 is financial – to save an emergency fund. Being self employed I always panic about money and get anxious every month until I know my earnings are enough for that month. To ease this I want to save a substantial emergency fund so I have some security and don’t have to worry every month. I’m hoping to be better at budgeting and spending less in 2019.
Lauren at My Lavender Tinted World:
One of my goals for 2019 is to have my book published. I’m working on the 2nd draft and think I should be shown to self-publish before this time next year.
Gemma at Yorkshire Mum of 4:
My life goal is to complete my AAT in accounts and my blogging goals are to reach 20k following on socials in 2019.
Natalie at Couch To Runner:
I want to run 1000 miles next year, run a sub-2:30 half marathon and a sub-5:30 full marathon. Along the way I’d also like to improve my 10k time to sub-65.
Kate at Hitchens’ Kitchen:
I’m going to put more of my yummy healthy baby and kids recipes on my blog! I spend so much time planning and making I haven’t got round to putting them up yet but that’s the plan for 2019, at least one a week so I’ve got 52 by 2020!
Matt at Pages of Knowledge:
I currently have a list of 45 personal/business goals for 2019 (which I will be reviewing throughout the year via Monthly Goal Reports on the blog). 2019 is all about Assets. A couple of them are; to write & self publish 8 books on kindle by 31st Dec. Write & publish a minimum of 50 Blog posts by 31st Dec. Spend quality time with Friends & Family to relax & create memories.
Emma at Bee Money Savvy:
My 2019 is to start enjoying myself. In 2018 I found that by wanting to always do better I was forgetting to actually enjoy the good things that I’ve achieved.
Louise at Louise Alexa Sharp:
I achieved all my goals this year. Everything I wanted to achieve, I did. And I feel a bit underwhelmed. So this year, I’m not setting any goals. I’m just going to blog completely as myself. Write about what I want, in the style I want, without caring who reads it, or what anyone else thinks. Maybe my goal for 2019 is to feel more liberated.
Daisy from Daisarella:
My goal is to be the most confident I’ve ever been, and that will be through changing my diet and overall lifestyle.
Laura at Pounds from Pennies:
My goal for 2019 is to get my finances in check and learn more about money other than spending it! I’ve started a blog to document my journey and hopefully help others over at poundsfrompennies.com when looking for personal finance blogs to follow the majority are mums or the ‘debt’ they’re paying off is student loans or mortgages which isn’t my circumstances. So I’m trying to relate to any 20 something who’s spent their money on holidays and adventures and came back to reality with a bang!
First and foremost, I would like to thank all of the bloggers mentioned for sharing their goals. I hope you achieve them all in 2019 and I wish you a very happy New Year.
My goals for 2019 are (in no particular order):
Save more money
Focus on my career
Exercise regularly (with consistency)
Meditate regularly (again with consistency)
Maintaining relationships with friends and family
Branch into content writing and start creating content for well known brands within my niche
Possibly start dating again (it’s not by force so I’ll just play it by ear)
Identifying a niche for IKS and possibly creating a lifestyle brand
Educating myself (so networking, attending seminars, listening to podcasts etc)
Stay committed to self care (in all forms)
Goals can always be refined or expanded on over time, so as I mentioned before don’t beat yourself up if you fall off, just remind yourself of how far you have come and be consistent! Here is a New Year meditation I found a few days ago on YT.
I’d like to take this opportunity to thank you all for your commitment to keeping up with Its Kelle’s Space. Your likes, comments and follows mean so much to me. Please feel free to comment with your own 2019 goals or if you were inspired by any of the ones that were shared, let me know!
Happy New Year! Here’s to a peaceful and prosperous 2019!