I love setting goals for myself every year. But as I get older, the list noticeably gets bigger. That’s why this year I’ve decided I’m setting myself just one goal to focus on. I believe that by achieving this one goal, the rest will automatically follow.
My One And Only Goal For 2019 is…
to live more simply.
And by that, I don’t mean I’m just going to declutter my wardrobe. I want to declutter the rest of my life, too. I want to start tracking my expenses, set myself budgets and most importantly, stop wasting money on things I ‘think’ I need.
In 2017 I backpacked Australia and took minimal items. And you know what I realised? I didn’t miss a single thing that I left at home. I was content with what I had. To be honest though, I’m not the sort of person that does buy a lot of clothes, shoes and make-up anyway. Right now I’m sat in a t-shirt which is about 3 years old – and I couldn’t be happier.
Day to day, I have my favourite pair of jeans that I always wear and a number of tops that I avoid wearing – so why do I have so much stuff? I have suitcases of clothes still at my parents house which I haven’t worn in years. I have about 3 draws of clothes which I never wear. I have a wardrobe full of clothes that I just don’t like anymore.
I do believe that a cluttered house = a cluttered mind. Since moving out of my parents house last year and moving into a much smaller living, I have created for myself a much more organised, neat and well arranged space. Just by being more efficient in the home makes day to day living less stressful. I talk a bit about this in my post Make Your Bed Everyday.
I want to keep my iPhone apps to the essentials, to minimize screentime.
I want to have more of a routine. I want to go to bed earlier and wake up earlier.
I want to start cycling to work at least once a week rather than drive.
I want to say goodbye to toxic friendships.
2019 I will make it my mission to be a better version of me. I want to surround myself with people that inspire me to do more. Be more. See more.
I want to be more by having less.
A 24 year old from the Midlands, always looking to escape her hometown for an adventure.