17 things I want to do in 2017

4th January 2017
17 things I want to do in 2017
None of that ‘New Year, New Me’ bullshit

Just some changes I want to make this year to help me grow as a person, develop my skills and make myself feel more confident (something I’ve always struggled with). Here are my 17 things I want to do in 2017:

  1. Be more organised, make notes, write ideas down (blog and real life related).
  2. Figure out which foods make my stomach try to kill me (IBS is a real bastard – soz if TMI).
  3. Fit in my bridesmaid dress, one of my oldest friends is getting married in July and I want to feel comfortable next to the other girls.
  4. Actually make an effort to go to the gym, at least once a week, cause not going for a month is a huge waste of money.
  5. On the subject of money, start saving again.
  6. Attempt to start cooking actual meals, chicken wraps for 2 out of 3 meals a day isn’t cooking.
  7. Make more of an effort to see friends, I get far too comfortable sprawled on the sofa and have the tendency to turn into a bit of a hermit.
  8. See my uni friends more, we usually meet up at some point in the year, but I’d love to start visiting them a lot more often.
  9. Stop leaving my washing up so that it covers 90% of my kitchen, wash up everyday!
  10. Start doing more freelance graphic design work, I did a bit last year, but I’d love to do more.
  11. Learn how to use my new camera, take more photos and print off my favourites.
  12. Venture into the world of Youtube, even if it’s just one video, it’s a huge step for me.
  13. Mix up my wardrobe a bit, step away from always wearing the same jumper/tshirt and jeans combo.
  14. Get my car washed at least once a month, before New Years Day, it hadn’t been done for about 8 months… shameful.
  15. Do up the outside of my house, sort my garden out and spruce up the front of my house.
  16. Try to engage with more people and make some friends in the blogging community.
  17. Stop comparing myself to other people, it’s not a healthy way to live.

Do we have any of the same 2017 goals? What are yours?

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  • Reply Ella 9th January 2017 at 12:56 pm

    I definitely want to engage with more people in the blogging community. Great post lovely I hope you manage to achieve all of these!

    Ella xx

    • Reply zoeoliviablog 9th January 2017 at 4:06 pm

      Everyone is so lovely and welcoming, i’d like to make some solid friendships! Thank you! x

  • Reply Kyia Belle 9th January 2017 at 4:53 am

    First line in this post = bang. on. Same with the last line! I won’t go into much detail about my resolutions or, “intentions” for the new year, as I’ve got a sweet little post instead. I also love the fact that a reoccurring theme I’ve noticed is that you want to get out more- with friends or on your own, but to experience more of life, and I think that’s great!

    Kyia at WANDERLUSTGIRL// Lifestyle & Beauty
    Let’s be BLOGLOVIN friends!

    • Reply zoeoliviablog 9th January 2017 at 9:21 am

      thanks so much, I definitely need to be more proactive and motivated throughout my life. I’ll be sure to check your post out! x

  • Reply Cole Nemeth 6th January 2017 at 9:26 pm

    I love all of these! Sounds similar to my list ha ha! I just got a gym membership and want to go twice a week, on top of the bootcamp I’ve been going to. Also, cooking more, no eating out, staying organized, studying regularly for school and planning ahead. I’m such a big procrastinator! It’s awful. Best of luck in 2017!!!

    • Reply zoeoliviablog 8th January 2017 at 6:44 pm

      I joined about a year ago and sometimes I don’t go for months at a time… I need some more motivation! They all sound achievable, good luck!

  • Reply Ashlee 6th January 2017 at 7:23 pm

    I have been reading posts about the goals people have set for themselves for this coming year, and it has been really inspiring to me. I may actually make my own and try and stick to them. I laughed when I read your goal about cooking real meals and how chicken wraps don’t cut it. I am the exact same way when it comes to cooking. Great goals, and I hope you meet all of them!

    Ashlee Liz

    • Reply zoeoliviablog 8th January 2017 at 6:46 pm

      I think it’s good to motivate yourself at the beginning of the year! Haha yeah, I need to definitely try actual cooking. Thank you!

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