Tuesday, January 1, 2013

2013 Goals

Happy New Year! Hope you are all having a wonderful start to 2013. :)

The new year never feels quite right until I've formally set my goals for the year. I always have an official goal setting session with one of my friends in the first week of the year (we also take this time to look back on our 2012 goals). This year, I set some of my goals a little early so I could record this video. Gotta love my sleepy eyes in the below screenshot.

My main themes for 2013 are decluttering (continued from 2012), health & fitness (I took a break from this in 2012 but I think I'm ready to make some changes this year), and YouTube (new in 2013). When I set goals, I always try use the SMART criteria as that typically helps me to stay focussed. I've set 9 goals for 2013 and here they are!

1. Reduce contents of home by 25% (Decluttering)
2. Reduce beauty box subscriptions to 3 (Decluttering)
3. Implement a beauty ban for 9 months (Decluttering)
4. Fit into my Browns knee-high black boots (Health & Fitness)
5. Eat 5 servings of fruit and vegetables per day (Health & Fitness)
6. Plan 6 videos around a holiday or occasion (YouTube)
7. Film 2 reviews and/or tutorials per month (YouTube)
8. Savings goal + rewards (Miscellaneous)
9. Take a photo a day and post to my Tumblr (Miscellaneous)

This year, I will be doing quarterly video updates because I found the monthly videos a little too overwhelming and repetitive. However, checking in on a monthly basis really helped me stay on track so I will still be doing monthly blog posts with my updates.

My 10 days of holidays are coming to a close and I cannot believe it's already time to head back to work tomorrow. I made an impromptu, unspoken goal of blogging every day during my holidays and I did pretty well as I only missed posting on Christmas Eve. I love blogging more frequently but alas, with work commitments, I will have to return to my regular schedule of 1-2 posts a week.

Have you set any goals or resolutions for 2013? If so, please let me know! If you haven't set your goals yet, I fully believe you can set goals at any time of the year... so happy goal setting!

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