Wednesday, 6 July 2016

2016 Goals | An Update!

Halfway through the year seems like an excellent point to re-visit my goals for the year and have a little think about how I'm getting on with them! I set these goals as my take on New Year's Resolutions, back in January, and I think an important part of meeting your goals and keeping on track is to take stock of your progress occasionally - but more on that in a coming post... So, a quick reminder of my goals (this is as much for my benefit as it is for yours!):
Clear my overdraft.
Get a full-time, paid Assistant Psychologist post.
Read at least 25 books.
 Streamline my make-up collection.
Keep looking after my health.
Make time for friends.
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Overdraft.
I'm making definite progress on this one! It's hard, I'm not going to lie, but I think I'm on track to just about make it by the end of the year! I've been trying to set myself smaller goals each month to break it down into manageable chunks, which has been helping. I've paid off what I owed my Dad from buying my car last year, now, so I'll have a bit more money each month to put towards this.
Career.
I can tick this off already! I'm just waiting on criminal records clearance and the like to start my first-ever paid, full-time Assistant Psychologist job - I'm so excited! Four years of hard work after completing my degree, I finally feel like I'm on the path I want to be on.
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Books.
I need to pull my finger out on this one, for sure! My little list in my phone tells me I've read a grand total of five books so far this year. Gosh. I really need to up my game here! I knew I was behind but I hadn't realised quite how far behind I was. I'm currently in the middle of The Girl In The Spider's Web which I'm enjoying, but I seem to struggle to find the time to read these days. Sad face.
Streamlining.
I've had a bit of a clear-out of my make-up and thrown away a few palettes and lipglosses that I'd had for too long and/or never used, but I definitely need to have another go at this. I have way more make-up than I use and frankly, having so much stuff is becoming quite stressful, so I do need to set aside a couple of hours to have a good sort through my collection and decide what to keep and what to let go of.
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Health.
I've been keeping up my gym membership, swimming two or three times each week as well as using the cross trainer, stepper and weights... I've also recently started running again with the aim of completing a 10km Total Warrior event at the start of August in under 90 minutes. We'll see how that goes, but I'm quite pleased with how active I've been being lately. This may drop off over the next few weeks while I get into a routine with my new job, but hopefully I'll be able to find a new routine that works for me sooner rather than later!
Friends.
I think I've been doing okay with this one. I've been setting myself the goal of seeing friends at least twice each month; some months I've smashed that target, and other months I've only just met it, but I have met it every month so far! It's a bit of a funny one as my friends are quite spread out in different groups, so even if I've seen a couple of groups of friends a few times recently, there's always someone who I haven't seen in ages. Anyway, I've been making an effort, and I'm glad I have.

I'd love to hear how you're getting on with your goals for the year, if you set any! Do you look back at your goals regularly, or do you tend to wing it and see how you got on at the end of the year?

xo
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44 comments:

  1. wow you are making great progress and huge congratulations on your new job - I know how hard it is to secure a first graduate role!

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    1. Thanks Samantha! It's taken a while but I've got there finally :) xo

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  2. Congrats for your progress! I think I'm going to do a goal list as well, it sounds really motivating :) Oh! There is a book written by a psychologist that you may like to include in your list if you don't know it already: Your Erroneous Zones. It's such a good book, I wrote a little summary in blog if want to have a look first :D www.wha2wear.com/life-changing-book/ xxx

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    1. Thank you Camelia! I'll definitely check out your summary, it sounds like a good book! :) xo

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    2. Great! Let me know what you think, I'm always interested in the experts' opinion :) xx

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  3. That's food for thought. Very inspirational, that you are achieving so much. I need to get my list updated ASAP. R

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    1. Thanks Rosana! I find having a concrete list of goals really helps :) xo

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  4. Sounds like you're progressing really well with your goals for the year. Good luck with the new job! :)

    Telina | Love, Telina

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    1. Thanks Telina! I'm happy with my progress so far, but definitely still have work to do! :) xo

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  5. Great progress. It's always good to look back at what you planned and see how it's been since

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  6. This is lovely. I haven't done any NY resolutions since 2013 and I'm probably still working on those ones! :-)

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  7. congrats on achieving the new job already! :)

    hannatalks

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  8. You've done so well this year so far, congrats on the job. If reading is the only thing you didn't hit that's not bad at all x

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  9. It sounds like you are making great process already! What a great place to be 1/2 way through the year. x

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  10. You've just reminded me I need to do one of these posts soon! You seem to be doing really well! Books wise, I've not read much either! I wanted to read 60 books this year, because I usually read a lot and I love books, but even I've read under 10 books!

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  11. Congratulations on your job and starting to clear your overdraft - I know how difficult that one can be. It's always good to write down your goals and reflect, you're doing well.

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  12. so excited for your new job! You absolutely deserve it xx we're only halfway through the year, but it seems like you have a good handle on your goals. very impressive xX

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  13. Ah good luck I hope you manage to get out of your overdraft! I know you can do it hun!

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  14. It's great to hear you've starting making progress on some of these things, it's always good to keep track of what you want to accomplish!

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  15. I need to do a goal list and try and stick to it too. Your doing well so far x

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  16. You're definitely on the right towards your goals, dear. I a am excited with your job! :)

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  17. Sounds like you are doing really well - rooting for you!

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  18. sounds like your goals are going really well! Congrats on the new job and I find good reads app encourages me to read more. I am going for 40 books this year x

    Miss Kitty Kaos - Adventures Of A Riot Grrrl

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  19. What a great set of goals. I love making lists and take great pleasure in ticking things off. It is probably time for me to have a revisit of my goals too! x

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  20. Great goals and I'm glad you are making progress, it's hard getting rid of your overdraft but an anazing feeling once its gone x

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  21. Sounds like it's been a rather productive year so far! Keep up the good work. :)

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  22. you are definitely going to achieve everything by the end of the year at the rate you're going :)

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  23. Your doing so well with your goals - makes me want to achieve mine more xx

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  24. I don't set goals any more as I like to see what comes along. I did buy the Marie Kondo book though while on holiday in New York and I devoured it! Although some of it is crazy, a lot does make sense!

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  25. Huge congrats on the job front, that was such an important goal and it's brilliant that you've already achieved this.

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  26. I think I'm one of the rare ones who doesn't have much makeup. I need to streamline most everything else though (like magazines). I collect them too long. You're doing great though!

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  27. Sounds like you're making brilliant progress with your goals. Keep up the good work!

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  28. I love reading posts like this, it's great to see how other people manage their lives in order to get the best out of life. I will probably write my own post in the new year and see how it helps me achieve things! :)

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  29. Congrats on the job!! Sounds so excited. I love setting goals and reading about other people's :)

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  30. My goals went out the window with the birth of baby Dorothy. However, the career one matters even more now. Good luck with yours, you can do it!

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  31. What a great list and you are doing so well with it! Keep up the good work!

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  32. Keep up the good work! Nice book selection.

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  33. I was only aiming for 20 books this year and so far I've read 10. Little disappointed about my progress but hopefully we'll both pick up some speed!

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  34. Good on you for making inroads with your overdraft. They're so hard to pay off! xxx

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  35. You are doing really well Jess. I have aimed for 40 books this year and so far I have read 22 x

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  36. I think it's great that you're revisiting your goals and have made a dent in them so far

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  37. You are doing well Jess and the important word here is progress!

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  38. I need to step up my reading game as well. I have read 3 books so far and I want to read at least 50 this year x

    Laura
    Pink Frenzy

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  39. Love to read such good progress. I need to up my reading ASAP. Quite miss a good book x

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