Goals for 2014

Friday, 3 January 2014

I know, I know. You are probably bored of the new year resolution posts cropping up on your blog feeds. However mine is a little different.. I have GOALS for 2014! If you throw in the word 'resolution' I just wont stick to it, turn it into a goal and its something I can look to achieve over the next year. I think it would also be great to look back on this post in 2015 (wow that's crazy) and see if I achieved anything. So enough of my rambles, lets get to it.

This is something I tell myself after every holiday! You go away and really getting into reading. Come home and the kindle gets put in a drawer and your laptop takes your attention instead. Therefore this year I would like to make more of an effort to read. Like I said I have a kindle, so I don't need wait for books to arrive in the post or make my way to the library to borrow some (I do recommend joining a library though if you don't have a kindle, so worth it)  I have a few books on my list already that I would like to get through, the first being the final Hunger games book followed by 'A fault in our stars'. If you have any suggestions for good reads do leave them in the comments! 

Last year it was all about saving for our wedding. We achieved that goal - which I am really proud of. Nothing from our day was put on a credit card and we paid for everything before the big day! Not many people can say they did that! This year it's all about putting our savings towards a house deposit. We don't have a set amount in mind, just put as much as we can in throughout the year. 
There are a few things I will be doing to help with this. Budgeting, using the mantra ' do I just want it, or do I need it' when it comes to purchases and also trying to up my income in various ways. My methods of choice will be using a cashback site if I need to make online purchases. I use Top Cash back - Sign up here. If you are an avid online shopper, you'd be stupid not to have an account imo! I will also be using Valued Opinions to gain some extra income - Sign up here and finally, its a bit of a slow process but I will use Swagbucks to earn a little extra money too - Sign up here At the end of the day I spend a lot of time on my laptop anyway so I may aswell use these tools to give me a little extra to put in the pot! I may keep a log of what I manage to earn - I think this would be great to look back on at the end of the year and see how sucessful I was with it!

No I don't want to lose weight. I just want to get into the habit of exercising more! I've already kick started this by starting the 30 day shred again - God I hate Gillian! I just think. I'm not getting any younger, my metabolism is slowing down and I eat a lot of bad food so I should be sitting on the sofa less and being more active! Whether this is doing a workout dvd, heading to the gym or simply making sure I go outside for a nice walk at the weekends. There's no point me saying 'I want to weigh X amount' because its just unachievable - so instead, in 2014 I plan to be more active!

Blog wise, I don't really have any specific goals in mind at the moment. There are two things that I want to action at the moment, 1 being that I would like to make sure I comment more on blogs. I did this last year and kept to it. Bloggers put a lot of effort into their posts so it is nice to give something back with a comment! Remember that! Also I am thinking about heading over to Youtube and creating a couple of videos....  I put together a quick survey to help me decide what direction to take this year with my blog. I would appreciate it if you could take 1 min of your time to answer the questions here

Okay so I only have 3 goals, but I think having a small list and being able to work on key points is better than having a huge list of things that I would struggle to achieve! I think I may 'revisit' my goals around the halfway mark and see how I am doing. I can then either continue with these three points or if I am an over achiever ;-) add something else to list. I think that's a good idea don't you?

What are your goals for 2014? 

Much love


  1. A great trio of goals! I definitely need to be more money savvy!




  2. Great goals, I definitely want to make sure I read more books this year too!

    Sophierosehearts x

  3. I plan on spending plenty of time with Jillian too! I'm the same, I have a kindle but I always reach for my laptop instead. Charging it up would be a good start hehe xx

  4. I really want to read more books too! Good luck with your goals.

  5. You should definitely read the Divergent series, I'm on the third and final book and they are almost as good as the hungers games! I love your blog by the way


  6. Love these goals :) Our major goal is to get my permanent residency for australia, which is super scary but my little goals are to shop less, de clutter completely and be tidier! xo


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