I feel like 2017 was a bit of a hard year for most people, I’ve seen lots of things floating around social media about how 2018 is going to be a lot more of a positive year for everyone. I am 100% on board with this, I’m all about creating a very positive 2018 and I’m feeling so ready and motivated for this year!
At the start of 2017 I set myself goals, like I do most years, but I found most of my goals surrounding blogging and youtube were all about the numbers – numbers of followers/subscribers I was gaining and losing, the numbers of views I was getting! I think when we’re on social media constantly and trying to grow our accounts, it’s hard not to look at the numbers and when they aren’t how you’d like them to be, it can be so disheartening. But this is why my 2018 goals are based around things that are going to make me a happier and more positive person!
Stop caring about what everyone else thinks.
I went to visit family towards the end of 2017 and my cousin Glenn kept saying “You be you and I’ll be me”, which is a saying that has really stuck with me! Last year, and every year before that to be honest, I’ve focused so much on what people think of me and their opinions on what I should be doing and it was making me so unhappy. You can’t please everyone and people are always going to have an opinion on the things that you’re doing, but as long as you’re happy and you’re not hurting anyone else, that’s the only thing that really matters!
Take More Pictures
I love looking back on pictures but when I think about it, I never take enough. This year one of my main goals is to create a scrapbook and to take a lot more pictures so that in years to come I can look back on everything I did throughout this year. I’ve got some amazing things planned, including a trip to New York, so I really want to capture all of the amazing memories from this year!
Upload on my Blog & Youtube consistently
This year I’m not going to set myself a goal of how many subscribers I’d like by a certain point, instead I’m going to focus on creating good content for both my youtube and blog and creating a schedule for each. Last year, I kind of neglected my blog I’m not going to lie and I fell out of love with writing. I had a couple of months away from it and now I’m back and ready to get writing all the posts and I couldn’t be happier!
This is something I’m so bad at! When everyone’s posting blog posts and videos about the new releases in the Beauty world, I’m such a sucker for feeling like I need it too! As I’ve said, this year I’m going to New York which is something I’m so excited for, but is obviously going to cost a lot of money so I really need to stop spending money on the latest make up products and start saving.
And my one main goal, if I don’t end up reaching any of the above goals as long as I reach this one by this time next year I’ll be happy, is to become a more happier and positive person. I feel like last year left me a little bit drained, I had a hard year in terms of work wise and mental health wise and this has just pushed me to really wanting to make 2018 a happier and really positive year!