Monday, 15 January 2018 / Northern Ireland, UK

How I'm Going To Make 2018 My Best Year


It's safe to say we have had our time to sit down, on numerous occasions and rationally evaluate 2017; for all its life lessons learnt and achievements gained. But isn't it high time we started thinking a bit more about 2018 and how we're going to be more strategic? I mean, I don't know about you... but I'm more than ready to leave what was a turbulent and frankly quite shitty year behind me, for a new and improved one.

That's why in 2018; I want to start working on new projects and passions of mine. I want to put more time and effort into being around people that matter and I most definitely want to build my credit rating and savings account. So, here's;

How I'm Going To Make 2018 My Best Year:

  • Get My Finances In Check - Saving isn't something new to me, in-fact it's almost second nature. I know that I can create budgets and stick to them, so this year I'm going to focus more on getting my finances in check. I'm going to look at my outgoings and do my best to tighten the belt. I mean... I've already indulged twice this month on new shoes - so frankly my online shopping habits need to come to an abrupt end and fast. I need to start thinking ahead and how I'm going to set myself up for the future, i.e. buying my first house. 
  • Take Projects & Personal Goals To The Next Level - This year I opted out of creating resolutions, so I could put more focus on projects and personal tasks that I wanted to fulfil. I didn't want to set generic goals because I already knew in my mind what needed to be done. So... with that being said, this year I'm going to take projects and personal goals to the next level - in other words, go full steam ahead with my current business ideas and projects such as starting a YouTube channel and work hard to ensure those are a success (again, thinking about the future). I also want to focus more on getting fitter and stronger, so I'm going back to personal training. 
  • Spend More Time With Those That Matter - I'm terrible when it comes to dividing my time up, there's absolutely no doubt about it. I spend more time cooped up in my bedroom, than I do downstairs with my family and I'm constantly being reprimanded for it. I know that it's an unhealthy habit to have and because of it I don't have a social life or a friend group to fall back on. In 2018 I want to spend more time with those that matter, even if it's an evening of nattering over a brew. I'm going to make the most of my diary and use it as a basis to schedule time for projects, personal training and family. 
  • Step Up & Go The Extra Mile - After Christmas majority of us felt a bit deflated at work, that's why I want to step up and go the extra mile. There's nothing a positive staff meeting can't do, especially when you've got management that are more than willing to support your ideas. We sat down, we reflected and we realised that we could have done better - not just at work, but also at home. This year I want to focus more on marketing our shop and pitching the brand, I want to ensure we are hitting targets and making the most of public holidays. It's time to go above and beyond what anyone else is doing. Whilst also ensuring we leave work at work and we go home and spend time with those that blooming well matter to us, because life is far too short. 
  • Get Creative - If you've been around on She In The Know from the beginning, you will know that I recently decided to hit refresh. I wanted to focus on finding my voice, so I could get creative and talk more about things that matter to me, experiences I'm going through and what I'm enjoying in that moment and time. I want to create a YouTube channel, I want to take my blog to the next level and I really want to put some focus into starting up my own business. It's going to be quite a year. 

How are you going to make 2018, your best year?

(Check out my first YouTube video below).


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10 comments

  1. That is so exciting about starting your Youtube Channel. With finances, I find setting myself a monthly budget helps and I divide it into categories like clothes, food, beauty etc. I hope this helps!

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    1. I've wanted to start YouTube for a long time, but there's no time like the present is there! I'm going to give that a go actually, thank you for sharing x

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  2. Wishing you loads of luck! I have similar goals too, especially about spending time with people who matter.

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    1. Thank you Charlotte! We've got 2018 in the bag x

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  3. Taking my writing, blog and creative projects to the next level is my key goal for 2018 too!
    All the best for all your goals!

    www.aditispen.com

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    1. Thank you Aditi! I hope you manage to do this x

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  4. Great goals on here! I'm also trying to make more time for my friends etc.

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    1. Thank you Kate! It's quite difficult sometimes, after-all we all lead our own lives, but it's worth it when you can all get together. x

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