New year Resolutions I'm not going to keep

By Sophie R - January 01, 2018

Every year I write a list of resolutions that I always seem to be unable to keep for more than a couple of days. So this year I thought instead why don't I just write a list of things that if I don't keep to I won't worry about it.

Happy New Year Everyone!

It has been a continuous thing that I write I will make and keep a study schedule and year in and year out I never keep to one. It's not like I don't study. I do. And sometimes too much. But my head is never in the same place at the same time so some days I get back from university and can get multiple pieces of work done and other days all I want to do is take a nap. So this year I think I'll stay away from a scheduled study plan and the stress I feel when I don't keep to it and instead focus on studying for at least a minimum time each day.

Another thing that I told myself last year was that I was going to get a job, well that definitely didn't happen. I know I should look for a job and in time I will but I don't want to force myself because it's what everyone else expects of me. Things like my fear of social situations make it much more of a big thing for me than other people say it should be. So for this year, I'm not going to promise myself to get a job and if I do find one well that would be wonderful.

This year I'm not going to make myself the resolution to reach a certain amount of followers on either my blog, Twitter or Instagram. Though it would be nice to reach certain numbers, I'm going to make them smaller goals throughout the year instead so I can fit it easier around the time I have to focus on my blog since I still don't know how much work university is going to throw at me. This also will let me focus more on putting up what I want rather than what I think others want to read in order to reach numbers on a screen.

Surprising this blog post has been a rather difficult to write. As the years have gone on I've made less and less new year resolutions so in return I have less that I'm not going to promise myself to achieve. These three seem to reflect mostly on the ones I wrote last year if you want to read that post you can find it here, and maybe because I didn't keep them they have ended up on this side of the resolutions scale.

But anyway have you made any resolutions for the new year? I might possibly write mine on Twitter this year if I think of any so if you want to find out you can always give me a follow over there. Or are you going to focus less on new year resolutions and instead make goals throughout the year. I like that idea more I think since then if something unexpected comes your way or you reach a goal early you can change the goals up.

So before I sign this post off Happy New Year!
I hope this year turns out to be a good one for you all. Let's make 2018 a year to remember for all the good reasons ^^.

- Sophie

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  1. Interesting post. I decided I'm not going to pay any attention to my followers this year. Or at least I'm going to try not to. I usually write down how many followers I get every week but I completely deleted that memo from my phone today. I think it will lessen stress & maybe make me happier. Haha. Good luck with your resolutions, or not resolutions I should say.

    Kara Aragon

    1. Thank you Kara! I hope it lessens your stress for this year as well.

  2. I decided to not make New Years resolutions last year and it seemed to work out pretty well! I’ve decided to set myself a series of goals this year but this biggest change I’ve made this new year is to add a few more things to my routine: Q&A a day, a journal and bedtime yoga. I’ve just decided to take each thing a day at a time, much more manageable chunks! Best of luck with your goals, they seem achievable and Happy New Year!!! x

  3. Sophie! It's nice to be back on your blog! Admitantly, I really should come over here more often. I don't read blogs as often as I used to- but I'm going to try change that in the few days before now and uni, so I'm starting with your blog!

    I really enjoyed reading this post! I love that it's different from usual resolution and new year posts! Study schedules don't work for me either. Like you, some days I'm more productive than others!

    In terms of my resolutions, blogging-wise, I'd like to visit and read more blogs and also post content more regularly.

    Great post, Sophie!

    I can't wait to see what else you get up to in 2018!

    Social Spying

    1. Thank you Steph! I can't wait to see what content you post, I always love reading your work.

  4. loved reading this post and I can't wait to carry on reading your blog this year! I'm not setting myself any following goals for the end of this year as well. Love this idea of post!
    And thank you for the follow on Bloglovin, I followed you back!!
    Kate Xx

  5. I think it's really healthy to just say "whatever" to things that you'd like to happen, but that maybe might not happen. That way you get to enjoy things without worrying about them, right? So I hope everything good that could happen for you this year does, but whatever happens I hope you have a good time.

    Lilly xoxo

  6. I totally agree on the followers thing; I think smaller goals throughout the year is a lot more effective than just setting a really big goal for a larger time period. Interesting post!
    You have a really nice blog, though! I was so happy to read that you were 18 (as am I!) I don't know, is it just a typical thing to get excited to find another blogger who shares the same age? Hahaha.
    I'm on Bloglovin too, feel free to reach me! Have a lovely weekend xo

    Joanne | With Risa: A Lifestyle Blog

    1. Thank you!
      I totally get it, I feel most comfortable with bloggers who are around my age.

  7. No new years resolutions for me either! I think putting goals in that rely on other people (e.g. followers) are impossible to achieve as you're relying on other people!

    1. I never thought of it as relying on other people but I can totally see how it makes it a more difficult goal