My 2016 Goals

While I do write down my resolutions each year, they never seem to stick. My New Year resolutions are often vague inklings of things I’d ideally like to do during the year, but it’s rare that I 1) clearly outline how I will achieve them or 2) actually achieve them.

Does anyone else have this problem? I’m tired of coming up short, so this year I’m opting out of “resolutions” and in to “goals.” Instead of my generalized resolutions, I’ve created specific goals with clear, actionable items! For example one of my resolutions for last year was to “drink more water” where as this year I’m getting more specific with “drink 4 Bkr bottles of water a day.” If you’re sick of ditching your resolutions by the second week of January just like I am, check out my goals below and get inspired to create your own!

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Kelsey’s 2016 Goals

  • Drink 4 Bkrs of water a day
  • Exercise realistically – do yoga at least once a week!
  • Cook more, eat out less! Bring lunches to work! I’m really wanting to learn more slow cooker recipes (like my pot roast recipe!) because it’s so awesome to come home to an already cooked meal.
  • Continue Russian lessons and be able to speak a full conversation within 6 months
  • Post on the blog 2-3 times a week
  • Reach 500 Twitter & Instagram followers by July – follow me!
  • Open up a shop in conjunction with the blog by the end of the year

What are your goals for 2016?

xoxo Blonde

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11 responses to “My 2016 Goals”

  1. Jillian says:

    These are amazing goals and very achievable! I’m more of a goal person too, I actually just made a post on 2016 goals!

  2. Angella Liu says:

    I love reading goals. I hope you keep us updated!

    xx Angella
    http://importedbubbly.blogspot.ca/2016/01/sunset-pastel.html

    • Kelsey says:

      Thanks Angella! And I totally will! I think accountability really helps you actually achieve resolutions/goals so I’m going to do a 6 month update I think!

  3. Jamie @ The Fashion Newcomer says:

    I would also love to up my follower count on social media – sometimes I find it so hard to get that moving even if I’m posting consistently and trying my best! Just discovered your blog today and love the content + layout, looks great!!
    xoxo, Jamie
    http://www.thefashionnewcomer.com

    • Kelsey says:

      I totally feel you, Jamie! Sometimes even when posting regularly I feel stagnant on social media – I think it’s just really honing in on one platform at a time to give it attention and effort and then moving on to the next one when you feel you’re gaining traction in the first! That’s what I’m going to try anyway 😉 And thanks so much! I just switched my layout!
      xoxo Kelsey

  4. Late January says:

    Cook more and eat out less is going to do wonders for your bank account! I found that Saturday morning is my favorite time to try a new recipe. If you love it then you have a great lunch and leftovers to munch on at least one additional night the next week. If you don’t then you still have time whip up some Mac and Cheese! and yes I mean Mac and Cheese from the box! xo

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  7. Bailee Abell says:

    Love these goals! I stumbled upon your blog today via the HCBN and love it. Would love to be in touch for tips or just to chat!

    Take care 🙂

    BaileeAbell.blogspot.com

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