It’s been a hot minute since I shared a goals blog post. I thought it was the perfect way to kick off Blogmas! Yes, I’m doing Blogmas this year! In case you have no idea what I’m talking about, Blogmas is basically a “challenge” in which if you’re taking part, you share a new blog post everyday up until Christmas. I’ll be sharing a blog post everyday up until Christmas Eve and I’ll then be taking a couple of days “off” from the blogging world to fully embrace Christmas! I’ll be back though, don’t worry, you can’t get rid of me that easily.
Successfully complete Blogmas
I feel pretty confident about this goal, purely because I’ve been in the process of planning all my content and when I’m going to have time to write it all up since about October! Keen, I know, but I’ve wanted to give Blogmas a real shot and I’ve never really done so and there’s no time like the present, right?
Some ways in which I’m planning on keeping on track with Blogmas are
- Using my bullet journal for visually being able to see where I’m at
- Not putting too much pressure on myself but still working hard (insert bicep emoji here)
- Reading lots of other peoples blogmas content to keep me motivated!
Outline a plan for Love, Maisie for 2019
In 2019, Love, Maisie will turn six years old! I love my little corner of the internet but this year I have been really up and down with it. Thankfully, I’m feeling more confident and content with what Love, Maisie is and how I’m growing it, but I really want to have an evening or two this month where I sit down and really map out the year of 2019 so that I can write down what exactly it is I want to do with my blog, where I want to take it and how I’m going to get it there. I may also write a blog post up on this entire topic in the new year so keep your eyes peeled for that.
Let go of any negative energy
New year, new me and all that jazz. If I’m being honest, I’m not holding on to a lot of bad energy at the moment, but I do want to spend some time digging into my brain a bit and releasing anything negative that’s lurking in the shadows so that I can leap into the New Year feeling even more fresh and ready to take on the world!
Finish reading at least one book
I’ve read a fair amount of books throughout 2018 but I really do want to make more time for reading. So this month, I’ve set myself the task of starting and finishing just one book. This is a breeze for most people, but I’m not the fastest reader and I also struggle to find the time to read now that Tyler is around. Most of my reading gets done once I get into bed, but by that time I’m already knackered, so I can only usually manage a few pages before my eyes are gluing themselves together.
Continue to spend time on my bullet journal
Since starting my bullet journal in October, I’ve grown pretty attached to it! Most evenings I spend anywhere from 5 minutes to 2 hours on it, depending on what else I’m up to or what I feel like doing. I’ve also recently discovered that there are entire YouTube channels dedicated to bullet journalling and they are giving me all the inspo for my new year spreads! This is another goal that I’m quite confident on because I just adore this bullet journal malarkey so much!
Since the iPhone updated to show you how much time you spend on your phone and which apps you spend the most amount of time on, I’ve been absolutely horrified at the amount of hours I spend on Instagram in particular. Don’t get me wrong, I love the app itself, but it’s unhealthy the amount of hours a week I’m spending on there. So I’m going to be using the new nifty time out setting on the iPhone to stop myself being able to head to the gram whenever I think I have a spare “minute” which quickly turns into an hour of endless scrolling. Who’s with me?
You might notice that unlike other months where I’ve shared my goals, I’ve not included any “numbers” based goals with regards to followers. This is for two reasons. Reason number one is that if I set myself a goal of hitting, let’s say 2,000 Instagram followers by a certain date and that day rolls around and I haven’t got there, I feel SO deflated. It makes me feel like my content and myself isn’t good enough. Sure, I’ve not grown huge amounts in numbers this year, but I really do feel like I’ve grown a lot as a person and that my content has evolved to better suit me more than it ever has. Reason number two rolls into this and that is that it’s not all about the numbers. Sure, the more people that are following, liking, commenting and engaging with your content, the better, but it’s not the be all and end all. I love having a creative outlet and the internet is such an amazing thing for so many of us, heck, it even helps me to pay the bills! But I’m happy with my little following and my lovely readers
Now that I’ve rambled away, I’ll leave you be and say happy December! Happy Blogmas! Whatever your goals are this month, I hope you smash them!