I always find myself at a loss with my New Years resolutions, they never work out and honestly I think as the year goes on your wants change anyways so of course your goals do as well! I think every day is a chance to improve and here are some of the things I’m going to do to slowly achieve some of my biggest goals for myself.

In writing:

I want to finish a book in the next few months no matter what. I think I procrastinate way too much with writing and I make things out to be much harder then they are. I’m going to be joining Camp Nanowrimo in April. I’m going to be writing a Dragon story that I feel I need to prove to myself that I can actually write.

I hope to complete 25,000 words in April which comes out to 833 Words per day. What I am going to do to keep up with writing is wake up earlier in the morning and immediately write for at least 15 minutes. Then later in the day write again for at least 15 minutes. I hope that this way I make writing my priority and no matter what words will be poured into paper.

In blogging:

As some of you may know, I am severely behind in my reviews… especially my Netgalley reviews. I currently have 33 Netgalley books to read and quite a few I have already read but have yet to review. However posting a review every single day is NOT going to happen. It makes me unhappy with blogging and I end up just not wanting to blog very often. So I hope to post a review every other day or so and post other kinds of posts I want to write in between.

Another aspect is that I want to start blogging daily again. I miss the feeling of being excited to get up a post everyday and I think I’m getting a feel for how best to do so.

The last thing in blogging is my engagement in other bloggers websites. I find I don’t read others blog posts enough and to fix that I want to start commenting on at least 10 posts every single day. I want to make time to read others posts as others have made the time to read my own.

In fluency:

I want to learn how to speak Spanish fluently. This is something I have wanted for a long time, but never really took seriously. Honestly I could do a whole post on what I am currently doing now because it is a lot. I probably spend two to three hours a day doing different tasks towards learning Spanish. Weather it’s reading listening to music or contacting a native speaker. I am going to continue that dedication every single day until I feel confident and comfortable using and thinking in Spanish.. it could take years, but I think so far I’ve gone leaps and bounds beyond what I knew before.

In flexibility and fitness:

I need exercise. I want to feel strong and flexible and I want to feel good in the clothes I ware. I want to exercise at least once or twice a week and to do flexibility exercises every single day. This also comes down to waking up earlier and making time to work out for an hour and still have time to do everything else I want to during the day.

All in all my goals require this:

1. For me to wake up early (which really means for me to wake up the first time I open my eyes and not at the 3rd or 4th time)

2. For me to not get distracted by YouTube, video games on my phone, or social media

3. For me to not procrastinate and do all the tasks I wish to complete diligently and without excuse

4. For me to change my outlook on life.. these things are all good for me. They all help me grow as a person. Giving time to meet my goals is important and I owe it to myself to make all my dreams come true

There are little things here and there that are also goals I have, but for now these are the main ones. Of course with all this I will ALWAYS make reading time and for now I’m setting it at 1 hour per day.

Thanks for reading! What are your goals?

-Till next time!

13 thoughts on “My New Goals: Forget New Years Resolutions!

  1. I love these goals! I want to achieve many of the same things as well, especially being fluent in Spanish. I’m a Spanish minor at uni back home but being abroad in England in a year has unfortunately meant learning Spanish has been pushed to the wayside for a while… I’m excited to get back into it this summer! Best of luck xx

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  2. I love your goals so much. When we were dating, my husband and I started getting up at 4:30 a.m. to get to the local gym when it opened at 5:00. Now, we get up a little earlier (4:15 a.m. most every weekday), since the gym close to our house is open 24 hours. It helps us start our day fresh, and it’s a good routine to be in. I love reading at night before going to sleep. I don’t set a consistent reading time, but I usually try to read for at least 30 minutes every night, unless I’m completely exhausted and need to go straight to sleep. Reading is relaxing, and it helps me wind down from all the screen time I encounter during the day. For me, I’m working on dedicating more time to my 2012 NaNoWriMo endeavor, and I’m really excited to be participating in Camp NaNoWriMo for the first time. Like you, I have many distractions – My phone and my iPad in particular. Balancing everything is challenging, but I always feel better when I spend more time writing! Thanks for sharing. I have no doubt that you will succeed!!

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    1. Thank you so much for your wonderful comment! I can only manage now to get up at 7 or 8 at the earliest, but I go to sleep pretty late so that’s part of it. It’s really good that you make that time to go to the gym everyday and making it a team effort, it really helps to make yourself accountable! I wish you luck with Camp Nano!


  3. what an impressive set of goals! hopefully some of your dedication rubs off on me 🙂 but in all seriousness, i really respect and admire that you set goals AND a plan for how to make them happen! good luck – though you really don’t need it 🙂

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    1. I’m so excited to implement everything into my daily routine. I really want to make my life my own and not give in to putting things off till tomorrow like I have before. I’m starting to think I’m a way that is more like.. there is no better time then now.

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