Sunday, 5 January 2014

Goals, aims & changes for 2014

So we are a few days into 2014 already I know but, I've been thinking a lot about all the things I'd like to change and things I'd like to achieve this year! 
Cliche I know and it isn't so much resolutions as such and definitely none of this "new year new me" stuff (we've had enough of people shouting that around- just 5 things I think will make my 2014 better and make me happier!

1. Read more : I love books and I love my kindle, but time to sit and have a good read has seemed to slip away from me over the last year or so, so I want to make more time for books - so instead of that extra 30/45 mins browsing online I want to get cosy and get into my books again, I have so many waiting to be read! ( Currently reading - Allegiant by Veronica Roth)

2. Be Healthier : I'm sure lots of you feel the same about this one especially at this time of the year after Christmas and New Years! I lost a fair bit of weight a couple of years ago and the last few months I have definitely been really slack and gained a few pounds back (booo)! I know that I need to be stricter with my diet and not eat junk food and snacks for the sake of it (I'm sure I'm not the only one who does this!) a chocolate bar should be a treat for me not something I want to buy at every break at work! I want 2014 to be the year that I really become confident with myself and my body  so it is time to be fit, be healthy and sometime soon I will wear what I want because I feel good in it! (Time for photos of Lucy Meck & Sam Faiers to hit my fridge & cupboards... oh and that biscuit tin!)

3. Manage My Money : I need to learn how to budget and save and not scrape through too every payday down to my last pound! Cutting back on random purchases and things I don't really need is at the top of my list!

4. Keep Blogging : I have loved the last 7 months so much and can't wait to keep up with blogging in 2014! I've met some lovely people through starting my blog up again and the comments and response I've had for A Yellow Brick Blog have been overwhelming! I went to try and post at least 3 times a week - although sometimes working full-time comes in the way of this but I am going to try my hardest to keep this blog exciting and updated! I would love to do some more fashion based posts like OOTD's and definitely want to carry on with my Travel Diaries series which has taken a brief hiatus! My next goal is to hit 1000 Bloglovin followers, I cannot believe I'm on my way there already!
5. Get Organised : I'm not the most organised or tidy person - this year I want to change this. I need to be tidier at home (before my boyfriend kills me!) clutter puts me in a bad mood, too de-clutter will be to de-stress! Tidy home - tidy mind, organised life - happy life.
So there we have it - 5 things to get me happier and motivated about 2014..... check back in 363 days to see how it went!
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  1. I think a lot of blogger resolutions are to blog more.. let's hope we keep it up! hahah xx


  2. great goals hun , good luck ! :)
    Melissa x

  3. You and I have virtually all of the same resolutions, especially when it comes to managing my money. I'm horrible. Also, I need to be more consistent with my blog, too. Hope you had a wonderful New Year's! Good luck :)

    Diary of a Debutante

  4. Eating healthier and blogging more are a couple of my goals for 2014 as's to a wonderful 2014...and Good Luck. x

  5. Definitely with you on cutting back spending!

    Georgina at

  6. Some fab goals, I love reading too and have set myself a challenge of 50 books again this year. I complete it last year x
    Beautyqueenuk xx

  7. great goals. very similar to mine. happy new year xx

  8. Great resolutions! Mine is to get fitter and eat healthier. I'd definitely recommend reading 'Z' by Theresa Ann Fowler if you liked The Great Gatsby as a book to try this year!

  9. Great resolutions, I hope you stick with them. I have set myself some challenges for 2014. Heres the post if you are interested

  10. These are all great things for the new year! I'm working on so many of them too-- especially reading more & being more organized!

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  12. Great goals and hope you manage to stick to them :)
    with you on the keep bloggin one, I've not long started mine so just getting in to it all but hopefully I can keep it up and my posts will get more exciting, fun and more often

    Belle x

  13. These are some pretty great goals-especially the getting healthy one, which I feel like that's everyones New Years resolution/goal! (I know it's mine!)

    Anyway, awesome post, Kristie. Can't wait to see what you have in store for 2014 posts! :)

  14. I'm so excited for 2014 blogging!! Think it will be such a good year. More people than ever!



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