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2017 Personal Goals

Firstly, Happy New Year! I predict that I'm currently feeling slightly hungover and regretting not doing my full skincare routine before I went to bed last night... I wanted to set myself a couple of "resolutions", I'm not keen on putting a label on this, lets just say here are a few things I want to achieve/ do over the next 12 months!

Have more gratitude and appreciate the small things

Throughout 2016 I forgot to take a step back and just appreciate the little things in life. Whether it's a funny moment in work or a friendly shop assistant, I really want to take a moment to be thankful for all of those things I more often than not take for granted.

Learn more about SEO/ Improve my blog photography

Anyone else love the analytical side of blogging? I'm eager to expand my knowledge of all things SEO whether that's through an online course or reading up on it more. I'm also tempted to complete a photography course, I'm happy with my progress so far but I actually quite enjoy the whole textbook learning process alongside being practical.

Stop hoarding and declutter atleast once a month

I'm already on a role with this one and I actually started straight after Christmas, I managed to clear out a whole bin bag of shoes! It's ridiculous how much stuff I have crammed into draws, I really want to feel organised and in a good place in 2017. I truly believe that a tidy space = tidy mind so it has to be done!

Get fit and healthy 

Cliche I know, but hear me out. I enjoy exercising so it's just a case of keeping it up (and resisting the chocolate and crisps in the kitchen cupboard!). I want to be going to the gym atleast 4 times a week and make more time for meal prep and eating decent meals. I feel so much better in myself when I do it, I think it's just a case of getting into a good routine and also the will power to say no to a choccy biscuit...

There they are, a few things I'll be keeping in the back of my mind as we go into the new year! I hope you have an amazing start to 2017, are you going into the New Year with any goals in mind?


  1. Love these goals - especially the gratitude :) I am hoping to get back into shape after what has been an overindulgent Christmas, and I also want to declutter my room. I have SO MUCH crap in there that is no longer needed - a clear out is going to happen soon. Best of luck with your goals, and Happy New Year lovely lady! xx

    Jessie | allthingsbeautiful-x

  2. Best of luck with all of your goals Josie - I have some very similar ones set for myself too! Hope you had a lovely night last night and are having a great start to the new year :)
    Ambar x | Her Little Loves

  3. Some very good goals!! I deffo agree with a tidy space = a tidy mind! I cleared out my room yesterday and feel so much better for it! Xx

    Lucy x //

  4. Love your blog. Good luck with your goals.

  5. I've set myself a fair few things to change and do for 2017 and one of them is not take anything for granted and spend more quality time with friends and family

    Isobel x

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  6. Good luck with your goals! I'd love to start exercising in 2017 and also take care of myself more xx

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  7. i really have to declutter my life. my boyfriend and i are planning to have a whole declutter day and it will be great.

  8. I think your blog photography is amazing, it puts mine to shame! I wish I could have a knack for flatlays but I guess practice does make perfect.

    I've also made a start on doing a clearout, and I'm hoping to do it more regularly too! I'm such a hoarder (especially when it comes to clothes) so I really need to sort that out this year...

    Lizzie Bee //

  9. Hahaha, I really need to stop hoarding stuff too. And shopping, of course. Good luck on your goals, Jodie! x

  10. Good Luck on your goals!!
    Love Alicia x

  11. I want to keep fit too this year plus learn more about SEO, I keep meaning to and never get around to it! Happy New Year xo

    Gemma Louise

  12. Best of luck with all of your goals for the year!

    Parie x
    Class and Glitter

  13. Really great goals for the new year - I need to remember to declutter and tidy at least once a month, so important to keep a clear mind!

    Lucy | Forever September

  14. Decluttering is definitely something I need to work on. Hope you have a wonderful 2017!

    Sara | Sara Spoke

  15. Loved this post XD actually good luck with accomplishing all your goals this year ^_^

  16. These are great goals, I desperately need to do a clearout! It's also so nice to appreciate the little things as, *cliche alert*, they really are the big things x

    Sick Chick Chic

  17. We have a lot of the same goals for 2017! I seriously need to declutter, and I'm currently in the process of getting rid of so many things I just don't use, but hoard. Such a bad habit! Totally agree with the whole tidy space = tidy mind. Good luck and happy new year :)

    Nida | Caked To The Nines

  18. I have similar blogging goals. I definitely want to keep improving on my photos and just expand my knowledge on the technical side of blogging. Wonderful post.

  19. These seem excellent goals and some pf them very relatable! Wishing you the best in 2017.

  20. Ah good luck with your goals Jodie!! Your photography is absolutely beautiful as it is but it's always exciting learning new tips for photographs!!

    Hope you had a lovely New Years and here's to a fab 2017!

    The Makeup Directory

  21. Lovely post doll! You don;t need to up your photography, it's perfect! xo

    Love, Catherine

  22. Brilliant goals hun! I am very much with you on all of them! I want to up my blog and get fit and healthy!

    Happy New Year!

    Fix Me In Forty Five - A Beauty & Lifestyle Blog
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  23. Love this - such fab goals! x

  24. I love that one of your goals is to appreciate the small things in life.. often we are worrying over the negative things to focus on when good things happen


  25. I definitely agree with you about needing to get my blog photos looking a bit sharper and nicer. And I need to de-clutter more as well! Hopefully in 2017 I'll be able to part with some junk and start living a more minimalist lifestyle. Great post!

    Tia | The 10am Blog

  26. I love this post, and I definitely relate to the de-cluttering point. Since I became a homeowner I've used it as an excuse to start hoarding things that I would have thrown away when I lived in one room and now it's really starting to pile up! Good luck lovely, I hope you have a great year! xxx

  27. Lovely post, Jodie! All the best for 2017! x

    Lilies Beauty

  28. Your goals pretty much mimic mine!
    Good luck on achieving them all!

    Danielle xx

  29. We literary have the same goals haha
    Good luck with these!!

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