The Resolutions

Bitesize goals for the anxious but ambitious person inside me. Starting small for 2017…


  • Read at least two books
  • Go out and socialise… at least twice.


  • Cook two new recipes from scratch
  • Do yoga twice a week (at home where no one can see me do it wrong, even if it’s just for 10 minutes!)


  • Try a new activity
  • Do something good for the environment


  • Do my hair AND makeup (I can ask for help) and go out
  • Do something I used to enjoy, but stopped doing because I wasn’t an expert


  • Go for dinner or drinks with a group I haven’t been out with before (it’s fine if a close friend is also there)
  • Visit somewhere with an interesting history


  • Go for a long walk
  • Indulge the sci-fi/fantasy part of my brain for a day


  • Go to a party or BBQ. Bonus point if I drink too much.
  • Learn to do something I never learnt growing up


  • Do something which scares me
  • Help someone with a creative project


  • Learn how to do something new
  • Spend a day outside. Bonus point if there are animals about!


  • Dress up in fancy dress
  • Volunteer


  • Spend a whole weekend writing
  • Stand up for something I believe in


  • Go to a Christmas party or event
  • Make dinner for a NEW friend I made this year
  • BONUS POINT: Make plans for NYE


  • Get a new job and/or move house
  • Travel to at least 2 countries outside of England & Wales
  • Complete one new creative project (however small and in any role)
  • Tell a couple of close friends about the list and ask them to encourage me to complete it
  • Log progress


  1. Each goal much be completed on the correct month, but a bonus point for any month in which I repeat a goal!
  2. Throughout the year I can ask up to six friends to each add a small goal for me to complete – if I’m feeling brave enough.

24 thoughts on “The Resolutions

  1. I love that you have set up realistic goals for yourself. In the past I have made very unrealistic goals and the beat myself up for not meeting them right away and give up after the first week. What a unique idea to set up monthly goals for the entire year. I’m excited to read about your progress and thank you for sharing!

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  2. Some absolutely brilliant resolutions here; I love that you’ve gone for monthly resolutions with some overarching yearly ones. I also love that you’ve gone for things that are achievable, so many people shoot too high and that’s where the lack of faith in goals can stem from. I fully believe that if you maintain your blog, and you hold these resolutions in mind, that you’ll be able to far exceed your own thoughts about yourself 🙂 Wishing you the best of luck and letting you know you have a new follower!

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      1. It’s a brave thing to do, but I think it’s a good thing to do as well. Not only does it step you out of your comfort zone (which, in itself, is a great thing) it helps you find others to support and chime in from time to time 🙂

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  3. I love this! I have been an avid New Year’s Resolution-er for a long time but never considered making small goals for each month. 🙂


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