LIFESTYLE WELLBEING

Five Goals for the rest of 2016

How is it November already? That means I only have two months left of 2016 and it got me thinking about what else I would like to achieve in 2016, or five goals for the rest of 2016. And I’d better be quick…

Before we know it we will be donning the Christmas jumpers, watching Elf and preparing for 10 days off work over the Christmas and new year period. This year seems to have flown by and my god has it been a rollercoaster of a ride; new jobs, new homes, new friends and new experiences.

So I thought I’d lock down a few goals for the rest of this year, here we go…

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1. GO OFFLINE

Since my anxiety got worse I have found myself yearning to go offline. In the evenings these days I will spend time really relaxing; I will read a few chapters of my book, do some colouring or simply listen to a podcast. But I want to do more, I want to learn to rely on my phone less and even take weekends away without my phone. Being present in life is one of the best ways to battle anxiety and therefore I will be enforcing detox days in to my life.

2. SKINCARE ROUTINE

Never one to care about my skincare this is something I want to get better at. My mum always used to tell me to simply wash my face with soapy water, and that’s fine, but when you wear makeup every day, all day, you need to look after your skin more. That means moisturising, clearing and exfoliating at the least, and for the next two months I will be investing in some great skincare products to ensure my skin is well looked after from head to toe.

3. START WRITING A BOOK

Over the last few months I have been inspired by books and magazines more than ever before. And it has made me want to write a book. Not sure what, when or who just yet but it is something I have always wanted to do and finally now have the courage to pursue! I am also continuing my interview series INSPIRED with inspiration women from the world of travel and social media. Keep tuned for something exciting interviews…

4. EAT HEALTHY

I’ve put on over a stone over the last few months, yes it has been comfort eating but I am still not happy with it. Over the next two months I plan to ditch the crap and start eating better, exercising and getting outside. I plan to loose half a stone by Christmas… wish me luck!

5. GET MY MOTIVATION BACK

I lost myself over the last six months, and slowly but surely I am getting back to myself. This is because of a number of reasons that I won’t go in to but I am adamant to ensure that by Christmas I am back to my happy self. I am starting CBT again, beginning to take time out for myself and slowly getting back to writing on the blog, which is a passion of mine before anything else!

 

What will you be aiming to do before the year is out? Let me know in the comments!

  • Francesca Andrews
    November 6, 2016 at 7:04 pm

    Good luck with goals and let me know what skincare products you go for! I’m a nightmare for remembering to do much more than use a make up wipe each night!

    Francesca Andrews

  • Ellie Quinn
    November 6, 2016 at 8:50 pm

    Good luck lovely! The book idea is great too! Why not, just start writing and I’m sure things will start to form!

    I too need to focus on point 4! I’ve been lacking on exercise this year and I do think it helps keep you in a more motivational mindset!

  • Heels In My Backpack
    November 15, 2016 at 1:58 pm

    You got this, bae <3

    • Sophie Davis
      November 16, 2016 at 1:20 pm

      Thanks lovely!!! I hope I can achieve some of my goals!

  • Jessica Buck
    November 29, 2016 at 3:18 pm

    Love this post Soph, really motivational and helps to beat some of the winter blues. I’m starting to look forward to 2017 too, although I can’t quite believe we’re almost at the end of another year!! MAD!! Jess xx

  • QueenBeady
    December 6, 2016 at 1:12 pm

    Some lovely ideas there, I went off(ish)-line for a bit and it really helped me. Just to enjoy the little things!
    Bee | QueenBeady.com