Well, hello, 2019!
The new year is officially underway, and I couldn’t be more ecstatic. I love the freshness that a new year symbolizes and the possibilities that await you. This time of year is all about beginnings, and what better way to honor that than with a post about goals? (Note that I’m calling them goals instead of resolutions because we all know how I feel about those).
Today I’ve accumulate 10 of my top goals for 2019 to share with you all! Not only is this a way for me to talk about what’s to come in the new year, it’s also a good way to hold me accountable. I always feel more dedicated to my goals after I’ve written a post about them.
Anyway, here are some things I’m
hoping planning to do in 2019!
#1: Eat healthier
Yes, the most generic new year’s resolution on the face of the planet is going straight to the top of my list. While I know this goal will be set by millions of people this month and forgotten by February, I wanted to include it because I actually feel motivated to do it. My hope with this goal is that by the end of 2019, I will have tried a lot of new foods and recipes.
#2: Develop a more consistent sleep schedule
Okay…so this might be a pipe dream. But if there’s any time of year to strive toward it, shouldn’t it be New Year’s? Sleep is something I’ve never quite been able to find a consistent pattern with. And as a result, I spend a lot of my mornings feeling tired. Maybe this will finally be the year when I find a sleep schedule conducive to both my life and my energy.
#3: Go self-hosted
The prospect of going self-hosted has been floating through my mind for about a year now. It seems as though every time I almost do it, I find some pathetic excuse for why I shouldn’t. It isn’t the right time. I haven’t done enough research. It’s more of a hassle than anything. Blah. Blah. Blah. Though those reasons might be valid in some cases, they aren’t in mine. The truth is that I haven’t been willing to make the effort to go self-hosted, and instead of admitting that, I’ve been latching onto every excuse out there (sounds like I’m being rough on myself, I know, but it’s the truth).
That being said, I really want 2019 to be the year when I finally make Currently, Lately self-hosted. Having more freedom in terms of both advertising and customization would be amazing. Though I know it’s a huge step, I feel like now is the time. No. More. Excuses.
#4: Establish a skincare routine
I’ve never been one of those people who exclusively uses and repurchases the same skincare products. There have been times when I’ve found items that I really loved. However, after I finished them, I moved on to something else. I feel this could be the year that I finally determine my skincare must-haves. Face mask. Toner. Spot treatment. Everything.
#5: Step out of my comfort zone creatively
This is a goal I set for myself all the time; it’s incredibly vague but that’s sort of the purpose. I always like the idea of challenging myself to do something different. 2019 will be no exception. I already have several ideas for how I’m going to fulfill this goal, and I’m so excited to get started!
#6: Spend less time on social media
This may seem strange coming from a blogger, but I’m going to make an effort in 2019 to spend significantly less time on social media. I have a bad habit of aimlessly scrolling through Instagram and Twitter when I know I should be doing something productive. We all know how that story goes. You’re working hard on a project when you decide to take a “five-minute” social media break. Thirty minutes go by without you even realizing it, and suddenly the productive vibe you had going is ruined.
This year, I’m going to limit my social media use and only allow myself to go on at specific times of the day. I think this will make me more productive and help me follow through with things at a much higher pace.
#7: Update my about me page
I hate my about me page. I hate it more than anything. I wrote it over two years ago, when I was first learning to set up pages. I assumed it would be a placeholder, and that I would write something better after I got adjusted to the whole blogging thing (spoiler alert: I didn’t). In spite of how much I detest it, that same about me page is still up on my blog. Ugh. I’m annoyed with myself even thinking about it.
It’s a brand new year, and that heinous about me page has got to go. This is one of my first big plans for 2019. If I’m going to follow through with anything on this list of goals, it better be this.
#8: Make a media kit
Another somewhat tedious blogging goal I have for 2019 is make myself a media kit. I’ve got to be honest here and confess that for an absurdly long amount of time, I didn’t know what a media kit was. I would see bloggers tweet about their media kits and think to myself, “I have no idea what that is. Should I know what that is?”
Fortunately, I was able to figure things out. So, while I’m in the process of doing all these other technical/maintenance related blog things, I might as well get a media kit done, too. It might not be the most exciting thing, but I think I’ll be glad once I’ve done it.
#9: Learn more knitting stitches
Hi, my name is Paige, and in case you didn’t know, I love knitting. I started knitting this past summer, and it quickly became one of my favorite pastimes. I’m still a novice, I’d like to broaden my knitting abilities in 2019.
#10: Promote more positive vibes
Positivity has always been one of my goals for Currently, Lately, but I’d like to kick it up a notch this year. I’ve already started posting more positive-centric quotes on Instagram, and I think I might do a regular series relating to positivity on here (I haven’t worked out the details, but I promise you it’s happening). Overall, I would like this to be a positive, goal-oriented year. I believe a positive outlook can make a huge difference in how well one is able execute goals, and I’d really love to create something that focuses on that.
There you have it–10 goals for 2019! I’m so excited for this year and all it has in store, and I’m wishing you lots of luck in terms of your goals/resolutions! 🙂
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