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19 Goals For 2019

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Last year I set myself 18 goals and plans for 2018. It was such a fun post to write and I’m pleased that I’ve ticked off many of the items on the list. You can read how I got on in my review post.

But 2018 is so last year. On to 2019. This is what I would like to achieve this year.

19 Goals For 2019

1. Read 24 books.

In 2018, I set a goal to read more and I started a Facebook book club called Bookish Mamas with two other lovely bloggers (Jess from Catch A Single Thought and Naomi from An Organised Life Project. The book club inspired me to read and to read books that normally would have passed me by. As a result, I read 15 books during the year. I have now set myself a goal of reading 24 books in 2019. I’ll let you know how I do.

2. Read more non-fiction books about finding happiness, productivity, building routines etc.

I want to start reading more non-fiction. And I want to concentrate on books about finding happiness, being productive and building routines into your life. Since the New Year, I’ve been reading Fearne Cotton’s book Happy. So I’m starting as I mean to go on.

3. Re-read all the Harry Potter books and His Dark Materials trilogy.

I’ve wanted to re-read the Harry Potter books and the His Dark Materials trilogy for ages. So this is the year.

4. Get a tattoo.

I wanted to do this last year and got my ears pierced instead. So it is still on my list to get a tattoo.

5. Get my daith pierced.

This year, I want to get my daith pierced. It is meant to help migraine sufferers.

6. Make my happiness a priority.

My word for 2019 is happiness and I plan to make my happiness a priority this year.

7. Kick depression’s butt.

I’m quite frankly, pissed off with my depression relapse. I’ve had enough and I’m ready to kick its butt. I’m going to do everything in my power to feel better again.

8. Start running again.

I love running and I miss running properly. I need to start running again so that I can get my distance and times up. So I need to start to schedule running into my life again and make it a priority.

9. Sign up to do a Tough Mudder race.

My friend Charlotte ( who blogs at My Little Holland and is gorgeous in every way) and I really want to do a proper muddy obstacle course. And we’ve decided that this is year that we do Tough Mudder or something similar.

10. Build exercise into my routine.

Exercise makes me feel better. It improves both my self-esteem and my mental health. I want to build it into my daily routine so that I ensure that I’m doing some form of exercise everyday.

11. Finally get the counselling I need for the miscarriages and my PTSD.

Now I have an official diagnosis of post traumatic stress disorder because of the miscarriages, I want to make sure that I am finally getting the therapy I need to put the past in the past. I will never forget the babies that we lost. But I need to be able to remember without it causing me pain.

12. Go on a cruise

In August, we are going on a cruise to the Norwegian Fjords to celebrate my parent’s Golden Wedding anniversary. I’ve never been on a cruise therefore I’m very excited. And apparently the Fjords are stunning.

13. Plant some wildflowers for the babies.

When we were going through the miscarriages, I wasn’t able to make a gesture to remember the babies. But now I am. I want to plant some wild flowers for them in our garden.

14. Go for afternoon tea at least four times this year.

I do love afternoon tea. And this year I aim to go for afternoon tea at least four times. I’m already booked in to go to the Langham Hotel in London with my best friend in a few weeks. So it looks like I will definitely manage this.

15. Start taking Little Mister H to more baby groups and create a routine around these.

Before the Summer holidays, I took Little Mister H to a number of baby classes and we had a little routine. That fell apart and I got out of the habit of taking him to groups. But I really need to begin taking Little Mister H to more groups. He is starting pre-school in September and I want to enjoy the time I have with him before then. Going to more baby groups is one way to do this.

16. Be more consistent with the blog posts that I write.

I love blogging. I not only enjoy it but I find it therapeutic too. But I want a better balance to my blogging. I don’t want my blog to prevent me from doing other things that I enjoy such as reading, sewing or writing in my journal.

17. Go on a spa day.

In November, I went to Champneys Tring for a spa day. And it was amazing. I’m determined that I’m going to go for another spa day this year.

18. Take Little Miss H back to Elderflower Fields Festival.

Little Miss H, Auntie B and I had an amazing time at Elderflower Fields Festival last year and I can’t wait to go back again this year.

19. Prioritise more one-on-one time with each child.

I spend a lot of one-on-one time with Little Mister H. But I don’t tend to with Little Miss H. I want to plan in more mummy/ daughter time. I think it will be good for our relationship. Especially as the last 6 months have been difficult because of my depression.

There you have it. Those are my 19 goals for 2019. I’m feeling pretty confident that I can achieve them and I hope that in 2020 I will be able to look back and know that I have accomplished a lot.

Have you set yourself any goals for 2019? I would love to hear about them in the comments.




1 Comment

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    Tracey Abrahams
    January 7, 2019 at 5:49 pm

    Oh I quite fancy a cruise round the Fjords. I love boats, but don’t fancy the huge cruise liners you see (because I have a fear of hights/falling and those things are so high), but I was watching Jane McDonald over xmas and she was cruising round Germany on a much smaller ship which would be ideal

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