Hola mi amigas & happy Monday!
I know we're well into January now but being away has forced me to play catch up. I hope you guys aren't over all these "2018 goals" type posts & will stick around to read my own version. (Oh & in case you're wondering why I call them intentions & not goals, it's because the word "goals" freaks me out. Same goes for the word "resolutions".)
I'm keeping this list pretty simple this year because, unlike other years, I don't see the point in listing 5000 things when I know I probably won't achieve them. I think "keep it simple" will be my mantra for 2018.
*Start clearing my beauty wishlist. Honestly, it's a mile long at present & I really don't need some of the shit that's on it. I've already started purging polishes from my wishlist as I don't need 3 or 4 bright blue holo polishes that all look alike; now I'd like to do the same with my other beauty wishlist categories.
*Also acquire a Winter dress. This one is a carry-over from the 2017 intentions list & gosh darn it, I WILL get me a pretty Winter dress (or 2...hopefully) this year, if only to break up the jeans-wearing-in-Winter monotony.
*Keep off the weight that I lost throughout Spring/Summer + strongly focus on my overall health & wellbeing. I mentioned in the 2017 Annual Happy List that I've lost close to 5 kgs since last September & whilst I'm feeling pretty damn good right now, I also know that keeping the weight off is going to be a difficult task come the colder months. I love me some comfort food & I know that my love of cooking & baking in Autumn/Winter could get in the way of any progress. Hopefully now that I have some full length tights I can get out there even on colder days for a walk or something. I'm aiming to exercise 2-3 times a week, whether it be a long walk or an at-home workout. I also want to strongly focus on my overall health & wellbeing as both took a hammering in 2017 & I have a few niggling health concerns I want to nip in the bud.
*Try something new. This one is always on my yearly intentions lists because it's the only intention I end up achieving. This year I'm aiming to try yoga, which I've been meaning to do for some time but have never got around to it.
*Limit my viewing/reading of negative media. It's so easy these days to get swept up in a negative mindset when it comes to the world & it really doesn't help that the media is more than keen to perpetuate this mindset; so this year I've decided to stop watching the nightly news (save for maybe The Project), reading news sites when I'm bored & getting sucked in by click-baity articles that have not a jot to do with their headline. This stuff does nothing for my anxiety levels, nor any beliefs I have about humanity. Gimme a good news story any day!
*Try to push past fear in general....because it stops me from living a life that I know I deserve & ought to have.
*Play around with my posting schedule. In the last few months of 2017, I began to really contemplate the idea of "slow blogging" (something which 2 of my favourite bloggers really champion) & I know I hinted at it in my 2nd anniversary post, but with a new year & all I feel like it's time to put that idea into action. This, of course, will mean a change in posting schedule. I currently post (or aim to post) every Monday & Friday, but in 2018 my aim is to have no fixed schedule, so bear with me while I figure out a happy medium & what I feel works best for me. Never fear, all the monthly type posts I do (empties, The Shopping Cart, The Monthly Happy List, e.t.c.) will continue to be posted around the end or beginning of each month.
*Keep doing my thing. Because life is too short to do anything but. Expect more of my honest (sometimes bluntly honest) opinions & commentary on TNL in 2018.
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Have you set yourself any intentions for 2018? Feel free to share them in the comments below!