At the start of 2021, I decided to set myself 3 achievable goals that I wanted to focus on throughout the next 12 months. When I shared this online, I received a comment from a fellow blogger who suggested I posted updates on my journey after a few months. So here I am to give you a little update on my goals.
Read some of my book every day
I set a Goodreads target for the year as a modest 10 books, I don’t usually read this many in a year so I thought this was reasonable. I shared the books I wanted to read this year on the blog, and in January I managed read 2 1/2 books.
In February, I finished my 3rd book and began reading Death in Springtime, however I could not for the life of me engage with this story. I found it overly descriptive with so much unecessary speech, so for a few days I found myself not picking it up. In the end I decided to scrap the book entirely and start with another The Holiday by T.M. Logan, which I thoroughly enjoyed.
On the days that I didn’t read a physcial book, I did read blog posts, so I was technically still reading. I was disappointed that I struggled with Death in Springtime and I really don’t think I’ll pick it back up.
In March, I really struggled to read. I want to be completely honest with you, and I only read my book a handful of times. I didn’t do much blogging in March either, I lost my motivation. Now that April is here I want to get my reading mojo back. I’m currently reading The Polish Detective by Hania Allen which is actually super interesting. I recently bought The Midnight Library and Humans by Matt Haig which I’ve added to my TBR pile.
Do a full skincare routine morning and evening
I have really enjoyed sitting down of a morning and taking the time for my skin before starting my work day (from home). My skincare routine takes less than 5 minutes so it is very easy to follow. One morning, at the end of January, I woke up with a severe migraine, it was so bad that I could barely eat or get out of bed until the evening. That day, I ended up skipping my morning routine, but made the time in the evening, when I was feeling better, to concentrate on my skin.
Write a highlight of each day
This is one goal that I have managed to do every day without fail. At 9pm a reminder will go off on my phone, allowing me a few minutes to reflect on the day and pick a point which stood out to me. Don’t get me wrong, some days are especially difficult because of lockdown, so I did struggle to think of the positives on some days. I can tell that in 12 months time, I will be so glad I started this, it will be really fun to look back on in the future.
I did slip up on a couple of my goals, mainly the reading goal, however I am fully committed to sticking with each of them as much as I can in 2021. Did you set yourself any goals this year? How are you finding it?
Until Another Day x