Tuesday, 20 December 2016

2017 Goals

Erin Condren planner and pens on white wooden background

2016 is the first year I’ve consciously kept my goals in mind throughout the year, so I thought I’d keep on the same path and make a new set of goals for 2017.

Be smarter with money
This was kind of a goal from 2016, but instead of being upset that I haven’t paid off a debt yet, I’d rather continue improving my situation in the long run. My goal for 2017 is to work hard at not pissing my money away on useless tat and to make an effort to start actually saving. Even if I can just cut back on useless expenditures and make a dent in the money I owe this year, I’ll be happy.

Continue on the path of recovery
I’ve mentioned in passing a few times that I’ve been seeing a therapist for Cognitive Behavioural Therapy as part of my treatment for anxiety and an eating disorder. I’m sure I’ll go into this in a lot more detail probably later in the year, but I’m just not ready to right now. Even typing this right now, my heart is in my throat. Don’t get me wrong I don’t feel any shame because your mental health is nothing to be ashamed of, but this is such an uphill struggle for me. I want to continue with my CBT and I’d love to finally take back control.

Improve my photography
I bought myself a new camera on Black Friday, and I’d like to take the time to learn how to use it properly. I want to go out and practice and improve my photography skills. Ideally, I’d like to take a short course (or teach myself) the basics. I've recently committed to taking a photograph every single day (otherwise known as Project 365), and I can't wait to see how that goes!

Get more into YouTube
This is a completely new venture for me, and I’d really love to spend more time and effort into learning how to create videos. Before the end of this year, I was never really into YouTube, but being off for three weeks gave me time to really explore content from fellow bloggers and vloggers. I think the first step in this is learning how to use the editing software I have (Sony Vegas) to its full potential.

Hold myself accountable
If I don’t meet my goals, it’s is my fault and no-one else’s. I’m terrible for making big plans, and not actually having the plan to go with them. I’ve built myself a budget spreadsheet that I can access on the go, and by checking up on my goals throughout the year, it helps keep me on track. It’s easy to forget what you’ve got to do when you don’t have anything written down!

2016 has been absolute trash, and some awful things have gone on, but I’m leaving 2016 with an incredibly positive mindset. I’ve taken huge steps in 2016, and for the first time in a very long time, I’m proud of how well I’m doing.

If you liked this, you'll love 2018 Goals.

1 comment :

  1. You have some really big goals, but I have every faith that you will achieve them and be an even better person for doing so! Always here to help with Vegas (and the rest!)