Every year at this time I think about my goals for the next. They’re usually the same. I’ll say I’m going to write more and finish my novel and then later on I’ll be wanting to lose weight.
(I lost a lot of weight a few years ago but it’s too easy to fall back into bad habits and put it back on.)
I sign up to do 30 days of yoga and book challenges. But find it difficult for one reason or another to keep it going.
I never know whether these goals are attainable, unrealistic or just wishful thinking. I don’t want to make life a chore of to-do lists and must-do wishlists anymore. I don’t want to sign up to things and then fail at completing them. Maybe I need to stop planning and doing all these things, don’t commit just do when I can.
I never know how people do things everyday without running around crazy and feeling exhausted at the end of it.
These are things I want to do all the time: yoga, reading, blogging and writing.
I started following a writing podcast called couch to 80k bootcamp but struggled to find the time in the third week to carry on. But because I’ve started I’ll feel like a failure if I don’t continue. I also was thinking of signing up for an indie book challenge.
This is what I know I want to do in 2019:
- Read books that I’ve been meaning to read for a while, specifically Catcher in the rye.
- Cook more: or rather cook new recipes like Corned beef pie I’ve been meaning to make for ages.
- Finish the first draft of my novel.
I’m avoiding Netgalley and finishing the reviews I’ve already committed to doing and then I’m going to read whatever I fancy. I’ve got so many books I want to read and I don’t want reading to be a chore.
So I’ve decided, with the exception of books I’ve already committed to review, I am not planning to review new books for the beginning of 2019.
I will make a fresh start and start reading over my novel. It will also give me a chance to read books on my shelf and I will be reviewing these. I have a few reviews to write for January.
I want to review books for people and I’d love to grow this blog but I think I’m trying to do too much.
I don’t want a crazy list of goals and resolutions I just want to focus on what’s important and let everything else hopefully fall into place.
What I’ve been doing in the past hasn’t worked so it’s time for a change. I’m not sure if it’s me trying to do it all or my lack of routine.
So there’s just the one serious goal really and the others are for fun. I’ll keep blogging.
Thanks for reading this. It may be a bit haphazard
Let me know your resolutions. Your goals or maybe you don’t have any and your happy tell us in the comments.
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