It’s a new year, which means it’s time to think about setting some goals for the year! Every year, I think, I talk about New Year’s Resolutions and setting goals. Some are harder than others, and some fall by the wayside by the time February rolls around. Still, it’s a nice feeling to sit and think about what I’d like to accomplish over the next year!
Pay Off My Credit Card Debt
This is a big one, and part of a bigger goal of being more financially responsible. I don’t have a ton of credit card debt… at least we’re not talking like £10,000 or anything! It’s still enough that I want to really get it down. I have one credit card back home that I’ve been paying off for ages; I’ve always paid off a little more than the minimum. I’ve decided to increase that massively over the next few months to clear it completely. I’d rather be a bit more skint for the first few months of the year and then not have to worry about it, am I right? They can be a bit dangerous, credit cards! I always end up using mine and honestly, there’s no need for it. So my goal for this year is to pay them off, and once they’re paid off, only use them for major purchases. That seems reasonable I think!
Build Readership of My Blog
I love my blog so much, and I’d love for it to be more than it is at the moment. I had a really great call with Kat Molesworth, who helped me come up with some really great ideas and goals where my blog is concerned! Sometimes it just takes that little extra bit of guidance to feel motivated! Plus, someone sharing their knowledge is particularly helpful, and Kat really did share some great tips! I’m planning a little bit of a rebrand, and will be starting a newsletter as well! If you’re interested in signing up, you can do so here! My blog is my baby, and I’d really like to take it to new levels, so 2018 is about trying my hardest to grow it even more!
Heal My Broken Relationship with Food
I have a really unhealthy relationship with food, and it’s having an effect not just on my mental health but also on my confidence. This last year was highly stressful and I had a lot of low days. My weight has ballooned as a result and it’s left me feeling and thinking some not very nice things about myself. When I’m feeling low, or sad, or stressed, I have the tendency to binge-eat. A pint of ice cream, an entire packet of biscuits, giant bags of crisps. Things that, ordinarily, are better consumed in smaller portions. I have no problem indulging and treating myself every once in a while, but my main concern is getting a handle on my response to emotional triggers and why they cause me to binge-eat. This isn’t about weight loss, or dieting, it’s about my mental health.