The last few weeks of the decade!
It probably goes without saying that this year hasn’t been an easy one for me, and I can’t imagine there’s much that will change in the coming weeks! Despite that I’m going to do my best to finish the year with a bit of positivity, or at least a few targets to keep myself busy. It’s good to have goals, am I right?!
As you all know, I love to make lists to stay on track – I think it’s such a good way to stay focused and ensure you’re always moving forward. Plus, they’re fun to look back on and see how far you’ve come, especially the smaller ones that you tick off without even noticing.
For the first time in forever, I didn’t manage to do my monthly goals posts in October or November, so I thought I’d combine them and think about my to-do list for the rest of the year instead…
The Smaller Aims
My goals list has anything from the more manageable targets that serve more as reminders than anything else, to bigger aims that I like to jot down and chip away at over time. With under two months to go until the year is out, I’ve got a lot of small tasks that are easily achieved but also come with a sense of fulfilment once they’re done.
These are jobs like replace the radiators in our bedroom and office, find the perfect faux Christmas tree and finally get braces! Easily done in an afternoon or so, but I just have to commit myself and remember to make a move to get them done.
Get Back To Feeling Like Me
This will be a hard one I suppose, I’m torn between trying to be easy on myself and also getting back to my routines! I haven’t felt like myself in so long, which makes me wonder if this is just who I am now?!
I find when I’m looking after myself, I feel SO MUCH better overall – right now I’m just trying to maintain a decent self-care routine, and I’m finding that eating well, having early nights, skipping sugar and alcohol and taking it easy in the evenings (aka staying in!) during the week makes such a big difference to my health. It means when the weekend rolls around, I feel like I’ve deserved a dinner out or a glass of wine and a bit of chocolate.
I also always try to remind myself how good I feel after an early morning gym session, working at home means it’s hard to have a routine, so having something to get up and out of the house for makes me feel so alive!
Plan A Kitchen
The new flat has sort of been on hold for a while – between trying to project manage from a distance, attempting to find reliable tradesmen over summer and the time I took off to film the show and then go to New Zealand, we’ve only just got around to having the place plastered!
That said, I’ve been all over the planning lately and I’m pretty certain on what I want, so that’s a start. I thought we might have been able to get a good chunk of the kitchen started soon, but our builders have just told us they’re booked up until April! APRIL. Who knows if I’ll even need a kitchen in April! What if we’re eating food in pill-form by then?! Nevertheless, I’m staying positive and I hope to make a start on it regardless – I may just need to find a new kitchen fitter.
Let me know if you’d like to see some of the home plans and how I design a room, I always wonder how that sort of content fits on my blog since I’m obviously not trained in this sort of thing, but it might be helpful to show the process.
Work On Festive Content
I love this time of year because you can totally embrace the festivities, there’s just so much to look forward to. I need to sit down and plan my gift guides (I do a week of gift guides every single year), work on some cocktail posts, as well as a few Christmassy recipes and some decorating inspiration. This is the perfect distraction for me right now, I never mind throwing myself at work when I know there’s a break in sight – does anyone else feel like this?!
Make A Start On IGTV
I’ve dabbled in IGTV before and loved it, the community is a whole lot better than YouTube and I think it’s a super creative way of sharing content. That said, I’m not sure I enjoy the filming and editing (but I do love to see the finished product!) so I’m hoping to find someone who can do that part for me, but also keep it low-key like the rest of my content. Saying that, it’s absolutely pitch black in Glasgow this week so my attempts at creating anything haven’t amounted to much, so maybe I’m being a little optimistic starting this now…
Create A More Wearable Wardrobe
We recently got built-in wardrobes in our bedroom and now even though I can see all my clothes in one place, I’ve realised that I still go back to the same staple outfits! This is more the case at this time of year when I feel comfiest in jeans and a jumper, and I reckon I could definitely be a bit more inventive with my looks.
I’m currently on the hunt for more wearable autumn pieces; items that are comfy but stylish and can be thrown on without much thought. I’ve realised I’m such a creature of habit when it comes to my looks, but if I spend a bit of time creating a capsule wardrobe, I think I can get past the boring rotation of looks I’m currently wearing. I’ll update you on my progress with this!
I’m hoping that if I have some tasks to focus on over the coming weeks, I’ll keep my mind busy and also feel like I’ve got a bit of a purpose. It’s a good way to be I think!
What are your goals for the last few weeks of the decade?!