Five Things I Would Like To Achieve In 2019 & Did I Achieve 2018s Goals?

At the beginning of the year, I always like to set myself a couple of little goals. Nothing too big, just a few things that I would like to achieve throughout the year, and I thought that I would tell you the five things that I would like to achieve in 2019 and whether or not I managed to achieve 2018’s goals.
The reason that I call them goals and not resolutions, is because if I set myself a New Years resolution, come the 3rd of January, I will have totally given up on whatever it was that I was trying to achieve.

me stood on some grey stone paving in front of a large rectangular window wearing a medium green jacket, a bright blue jumper, a pair of black trousers, and a pair of black Leather boots holding a long red cane, on a light background.

A picture of me holding my Red Cane.


Anyway, that’s enough of me rambling, here’s five things that I would like to achieve in 2019.

1. See more live performances.

I already know that I will achieve this, as i’ve booked tickets to see Spice Girls perform live in Manchester in June, but I would love to see much more, including some interesting and thought provoking Plays, some catchy Musicals that I can sing-along to, and some hilarious side splitting funny Stand Up Comedy.
2. Fix my very weird Sleeping pattern.

I’ve always had somewhat of a very weird sleeping pattern, and with me writing a Blog I can often be up til 2 or 3am finishing off a Post. But I would love to actually go to Bed and wake up at a reasonable hour instead of feeling groggy for most of the day and then finding a ton of Energy at about 8pm, which is when I really should be winding down.
3. Become a little bit more independent.

Lately i’ve noticed that i’ve become a little bit too reliant on the people around me, I mean I used to spend the entire day Shopping by myself, and nowadays I won’t even go to the Barbers up the street on my own. So I would like to do a few more things by myself, like meeting Jamie in a Shop or Cafe rather than just meeting him at the Bus Stop.
4. Create some kind of a Skincare routine.

With me reviewing so many different products on a monthly basis, I don’t tend to stick with one product for that long. This often means that my Skin can look fabulously glowing one week, and incredibly dull and dry the next. But I would love to have a selection of products that I can fall back on and instantly know that they will make my Skin look and feel the best that it possibly can.
5. Meditate more.

I find that Meditating can make me feel really grounded and a lot less stressed, but I have to be in a place that’s totally silent to do it, and unfortunately in my House silent is like a Unicorn, a mythical Creature that no one has ever seen before. So I would love to be able to find a space that allows me to just shut off, relax and have a couple of moments of peacefulness.

There you go, that’s the five things that I would like to achieve in 2019, but did I manage to achieve 2018’s goals?

Well, yes and no. I managed to achieve three out of five of them, which I don’t think is that bad.
1. Eat more healthily.
So I didn’t really manage to achieve this one. I mean, yes I managed to add more Vegetables into my Diet and also managed to drink more Water throughout the day, but I still couldn’t stop myself from eating all of my favourite, of course unhealthy foods, like Pizza, Chocolate and Ice Cream.
2. Read at least two Books a month.
I definitely managed to achieved this one, as I usually blow through Books really quickly, and managed to read two or three a month depending on whether I could sleep or not.
3. Be less stressed.
Ok, so I kind of managed to achieve this one, as there were times where I was really stressed about something, and times when I managed to not let certain things get to me so much, but I found that taking a moment or two to just relax and realise what I was so stressed about was a massive help.
4. Try not to spend as much money.
I managed to achieve this one for most of the year, but as I went to see The Addams Family The Musical, the Lush Showcase 2018 and Kylie Minogue at the Manchester Arena, I obviously spent a fair amount of Cash enjoying myself.
5. Redecorate my Room.
So unfortunately I didn’t manage to achieve this one, but I did rearrange it and make it look a little nicer by adding a few finishing touches, like some Ornaments, a new Quilt Cover, and some Fairy Lights around my Headboard.
There you go, that’s the five things that I would like to achieve in 2019, and whether or not I managed to achieve 2018’s goals.
What would you like to achieve in 2019? Did you manage to achieve your goals for 2018? Do you find Meditation helpful too? Please let me know down below.

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Luke x

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  1. Happy New Year for 2019 Luke,

    thanks for all of the posts in 2018, I have thoroughly enjoyed following your blog all year.

    I like your idea of not making New Year Resolutions, but making them goals instead.

    I wish you well in all of your goals over the year. For my own goals I hope to get the four classes that I need for gaining a certificate in Social Work at my local college here in California. Being 57 and in college with lots of twenty somethings is ok at times, but when you are older than your teachers, well that is tough somedays.

    All the best to you and your other readers.


  2. Happy New Year Luke. I have a theme for this year. It’s move movement, patience and positivity. Like you, I would like to work on my sleep schedule and have a better skincare routine. I would like to reach out to collaborate with you this year because your an amazing blogger.

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