18 July 2016

2016 Goals Reflection


Now that it's mid 2016 (scary stuff), I reflect on the goals I made at the start of the year.

After seeing a post like this on Forever September (shout out to you!) I decided it would be a good idea to look back on my 2016 goals and see how I'm getting along with things. You can have a look at the post I did way back in January if you like.

Read 30 Books
Since making this goal I have actually upped that goal to 40 on my Good Reads page. I think this is definitely achievable for me at this stage because I've read 27 so far and am 6 books ahead of schedule. Reading more has been one of the best decisions I've made over the past couple of years.

Improve my blog photography + content
There have been a few shaky moments this year when it comes to blogging after getting a job with more hours than I'm used to working and being stressed with Uni. I am really happy with where my blog is at the moment though since I've had a few weeks off to get back on track. I've had a think about where my blog is going and what type of content I want to make - it's getting clearer gradually. I am happy with my progress in photography too but know I can improve more!

Film more YouTube videos
This one is a big fat no. Since January I've decided making videos isn't for me and writing and photography is. Of course I can do both, but I want to put everything into blog posts rather than making videos too. I feel more comfortable writing this blog than talking in front of a camera and I'm happy about my decision.

Get involved in the blogging community
I would say this one has been quite successful. I have been participating in blogging chats more and have hosted some myself too on my joint blogging network twitter. That was a while back though so I still need to get more involved. I have a few other things I need to do in this area, so this goal is definitely pending.


Sit at my desk and work
I laughed when I looked back at this goal because I'm literally sitting in my bed right now typing away on my laptop. It's winter, okay? I'm cold. I actually dislike my desk at the moment and I need to buy a new one soon so maybe this goal will be more doable later on.

Drink more water
I don't think there has been a significant increase in how much water I drink, but it's going okay. I think I'm often dehydrated and feel tired so I could really do with as much water as possible. There's room to improve with this goal I think..

Buy clothing I will actually wear
Despite there being a few things I've bought that I have not worn much, I'm pretty happy on this front. I have been buying key pieces which I do tend to get a lot of wear out of, and not buying from cheap chain stores as much (of course I still do buy from chain stores, but I'm a little more considerate).

Look after myself
The goal that I made myself at the start of the year went somewhere along the lines of: pamper yourself, treat yourself, focus on yourself, etc etc. I'm a firm believer in making sure everything's okay with myself before worrying about everything else and I think things have improved in this area. I've been pampering myself all year long and deciphering where it's more important to relax than completely freak out..


So, how are your goals looking so far (if you made any)? It's interesting to look back on things!

-Emma

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