goals for 2018

I hope you have all had a lovely Christmas and new years! I have been enjoying holidaying with my partner down in Dunedin at my family’s house. It has been very relaxing, filled with quiet walks, day-trips, preserves-making, gardening and I’ve even dipped my hand in at a little embroidery (possibly more on this to come infuture, it is very relaxing and hyggelig).

more sunning seals

I haven’t really done the whole ‘new years resolution’ thing in years, but this year I was thinking a few goals to keep me focused may be good. They are mainly to be focused on mindfulness and my inner health and happiness.

  1. Read 20 books of any genre (this is going well so far, as I’ve just finished book #1 – Northern Lights by Phillip Pullman)
  2. Go for frequent walks in the evenings and weekends, do online yoga sessions in the evening to unwind
  3. Continue with mindfulness practices, like journalling, drawing and embroidery, trying to reduce mindless screen-time and make it productive
  4. Say ‘no’ to things I don’t want to do, especially in the work context
  5. Hike the Tongariro Crossing
  6. Eat a ‘back to basics’ diet with lots of wholefoods, fibre, fruit, nuts, etc. where possible
  7. Start the new work year with an updated capsule wardrobe (I have managed to find a lot of gems through second-hand shopping with my mum over the break, and hand-me-downs from my fashionable (and generous) younger sister), and wear these new fashionable clothes with confidence!
  8. Continue with my Spanish practice – aiming for 100 duolingo points a week (streak goals are too hard 😉 hehe)

As much as I would happily continue to be on holiday probably indefinitely, I am looking forward to getting stuck into some of these goals and working towards a content, happy and mindful self, that is well looked after and confident, in 2018.

Wishing you all lots of health & happiness for the year ahead!


looking seal

Photos taken at Shag Point, Otago


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