My 2023 personal goals


I am more than determined to make 2023 a great year, I seem to have got some motivation from somewhere to make the most of this year and I am going into it with a clear idea of where I want my life to be at when we get to the end of 2023. I will have separate posts going up with my fitness goals & the goals for the things I want to get done at home however, today is all about the personal goals I have set in terms of relaxation, finances and even blog wise. I am really hopeful that this year is going to be a year of growth for me in terms of the blogs, social media and me personally, there are so many areas I want to work on including looking after my skin more, I want a decluttered life that will help me mentally and I would love to create a routine that will help me grow my websites and social media accounts but also allow me have some down time too so I aren't getting burnt out like I have in previous years. So here are some of the personal goals I am setting for myself for the year...

Build a routine

This is a big one that I really want to get ticked off this year, I really want a consistent routine that is going to help me achieve the rest of my goals without burning me out and leaving me lacking in motivation. I am one of these people that really needs routine in their life or they just don't do anything. I am aiming for a good routine to be built before work where I can tick off my workouts, get a good breakfast in and then do a bit of planning for the day ahead then I want a good routine post work where I can get some blog work done some evenings including scheduling social media posts and on other evenings I can go to boxing or football or even settle down and play some games or read a book. I don't want 2023 to be like 2022 where every night was in front of a computer screen, I do want some downtime to avoid that burnout. 

Create a skincare routine

At the start of 2022 I was looking after my skin really well and it looked great however, as the year went on I really stopped taking care of it and it went really downhill and I aren't happy with the condition my skin is at the start of 2023. I am going to build a skincare routine into my daily routine on both a morning & an evening and fingers crossed by doing this my skin will be much better condition by the end of the year and I will have created a healthy habit that I am always going to stick to. 

Improve my editing skills

This is a pretty big one for me as I want to get more into video content especially for this site and Edge of the Area. I want to start creating more content especially on TikTok however, I know that my editing skills need to improve if I want to go for the quality I have in mind. I know that this is going to be a case of practice makes perfect so over the course of the year I won't be shying away from making video content I will be trying my best when it comes to that form of content and hopefully I will see a big improvement with my editing overall both in the style and time it takes and fingers crossed this will be reflected in my content overall.

Improve my photography 

Alongside my editing I also want to improve on my photography, especially so I can get to the point where I can take outfit images for Instagram on my own without having to drag poor Liam out every time I need new content. Improving all areas of my photography is going to help massively when it comes to some of the social media goals I have set myself. I can't wait to look back on my photography throughout the year and hopefully start seeing some differences.

Get more confident in front of the camera

I know that to achieve some of my other goals (especially ones for Edge of the Area that I won't be covering in this post) I am going to have to get used to this. In 2022 I had so many ideas for the football website however, I never got around to completing them as I got too nervous about being on camera and they got pushed to one side. I am definitely going to work on this though and by the end of 2023 I want to be really confident in front of the camera and actually speaking it so that I can have these ideas and little projects up and running. By improving the confidence I think we will see a big difference in my content and just in myself in general, no shying away in 2023.

Grow on our Instagram & TikTok accounts

If you have read the blog for a while now you will know I have a few other websites and each one has its own social media accounts, more specifically they all have their own Instagram and TikTok accounts. Now the big thing for me this year is pushing the content I create on their, being consistent and actually growing my account. 2022 was a year where I neglected creating content for a variety of reasons however, in 2023 I am determined to be a lot more consistent with content and see growth across all my accounts. I have a good way of recording the starts for this year and I am hoping seeing them change will motivate me to stay consistent and then in turn push me to create better content. 

Grow all 3 websites 

For years now I seem to have fallen into the trap of always neglecting at least one website per year and I will be honest it drives me mad as I know each site has the potential to grow if I just gave them all the same amount of attention. As part of building my routine I will be setting out specific days to work on a specifc website and each one will have at least one evening a week then the weekends will be broken down accordingly. I am really hoping this helps with the plan of growing all 3 sites as the potential is there it is just a case of making sure nothing is neglected and I am on top of promoting the content etc. Again I will be tracking the stats monthly and I am really hoping that I see a change in 2023 and see the growth rise steadily and consistently for each site.

Read 10 books

I don't switch off often enough as I said earlier most of my evenings are spent glue to my PC screen and I don't want that to happen in 2023, in 2022 I definitely suffered from burn out and I can assure you I never want that to happen again so I am going to spend plenty of time switching off this year and making sure I am relaxing. My to be read pile is getting a bit out of control so I am aiming to read a total of 10 books throughout the year, they can be any topic but I am just looking forward to having some time away from a screen and finally reading some of the books that have been gathering dust for far too long.

Get back to the savings 

I was absolutely terrible at saving in 2022 so I want to make changes to that throughout 2023. I want to finish the year with £1,000 in my treat account and £2,000 in my home & car account even after jobs have been done. We have plenty we want to get done around the house this year so if we can keep topping the home account up even after taking a fair bit out I will be more than happy. It just gives us a good start towards 2024 jobs which are going to be a lot more expensive unfortunately.

Make better choices when it comes to shopping

I have a whole post coming up very soon about this topic so I won't go into too much detail in this post however, a big goal of mine is to make better choices when it comes to shopping, I waste so much money on items I don't really need and I want to stop that in 2023 especially with the weight loss buying items for the sake of it is just wasting too much money which I could easily be saving.

Streamline my wardrobe and workout clothing

I often find myself getting overwhelmed when opening my wardrobe or where I store my workout clothing as I just have far too much. I hold onto items for the sake of it and other items I just know I will never wear. That is going to change in 2023 though as I am going to be using a bank holiday weekend at some point to go through and be ruthless with clearing out, of course there will be a post all about doing this and plenty posted on social media about it too. I just want to be able to open my wardrobe piece together an outfit and get ready without feeling overwhelmed.

So there you go those are the goals I am setting myself for the year, I am really hopeful that I can smash each and everyone of these goals, it is time to knuckle down and get my websites and social media accounts to be where I want them to be with the view to grow even more in 2024 and beyond. I am also hopeful I can finally get my finances under control ready to get jobs done and go on some much needed holidays. Let's hope this all goes to plan and in my end of year goals wrap up we will be seeing some big growth in all these areas and see a lot of these goals completed.

Remember to check back as I will be doing a post all about my fitness goals for the year and the jobs we are aiming to get done around the house in 2023. Going into the year I have had a feeling it is going to be a good one so fingers crossed that feeling is right. Time to get smashing those goals and making this the best yet. 

Do you have any goals you are aiming for in 2023?

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