It’s been ages since I’ve taken part in a bloggers tag post! They don’t seem quite as popular as before. Or maybe I’m just not being tagged in them? Whatever the reason, I was delighted when Katie from Life With Ktkinnes announced that she was taking part in The This Time Next Year Tag.
Although I’ve taken the leap into becoming self-employed with my blog this year, I have been a little discouraged with it recently. I thought that I would have earned a bit more money by now, so I think that setting myself some goals for the year is just what I need to get my mojo back!
Rules Of The This Time Next Year Tag
- Thank the person who tagged you.
- Write your goals for next year
- Write how you’re going to achieve these goals
- Tag at least 5 blogger friends
- This last one is optional, but in 365 days, write a post about whether or not you’ve been successful!
1. Thank The Person Who Tagged You
I’m thanking the lovely Katie from Life With Ktkinnes. Katie has been blogging for many, many years now and is one of the loveliest bloggers I have come across. Katie is a lifestyle blogger who is obsessed with Christmas and also runs a blog called Christmas With Katie.
2. Write Your Goals For Next Year
I need to have a good think about this. They need to be good. After all, I have a whole year to achieve the goals, but they can’t be too unrealistic that I haven’t hope of achieving them.
*Leaves for several hours to think of goals*
(This is funny because it’s true. Actually, I lie, it wasn’t several hours. It was several days).
- Make £1,000 per month from my blog
- Clear some of my debt
- Build on my savings
- Improve my health
- Grow spiritually
3. Explain How You Will Achieve These Goals
1. Make £1,000 per month from my blog
£1,000 a month feels like a reasonable amount. Not too much, but enough to survive on.
I’m going to try and achieve this by working smarter! I am going to re-read all of the helpful ebooks and courses that I have purchased in the past and really really try and implement everything that I learnt from them.
I will start pitching to brands that I want to work with and create my own ebook on mental health or fertility. Maybe both. I will also work on increasing my views so that I can apply to bigger ad networks as their payouts are a bit better.
2. Clear some of my debt AND 3. Build on my savings
I’ve deliberately not put any numbers or percentages on these goals. Being self-employed, I have no idea how much I’ll earn each month and obviously some months earnings will be lower than others.
I’ll achieve both these goals the same way.
I’m not going to tell you how much debt I’m in because it’s none of your business! We are paying back a set amount at the moment, and thankfully there is no interest being added. I’m not expecting to clear even half of it, but it would be great to pay a chunk off of it.
It would be great to grow my savings while paying off the debt. I have about £20 in savings at the time of writing this, which isn’t exactly a life-changing amount…
I’m planning on continuing with matched betting. I’ve also been completing surveys so any extra pennies earned through these will either go in the debt pot or the saving pot.
I’ve already cut back a LOT with buying things I don’t need but I could definitely do better with regards to the food shop. I DETEST meal planning so I don’t do it. I think maybe if I started we would save money but it’s one of those jobs that makes me want to cry.
4. Improve my health
Physical health, mental health, general health – I’m going to try and improve them all. As you probably already know, I’ve already given up alcohol and caffeine but there is more that I can do! Like exercise.
I know that this needs to be my next goal. Exercise is so incredibly beneficial for your body and mental health due to all the endorphins that get released. I just have never enjoyed exercise, apart from a very short window in 2011 when I became obsessed with it.
I’ll have to start slow by going for walks again, doing some nice, gentle yoga, and building up from there.
I’ll also start meditating again and bring the ol’ journal back as I found that really helpful.
5. Grow spiritually
I have thoroughly enjoyed discovering my spiritual side, but I’ve lost touch with it all over the last few weeks/months. I think with Christmas coming up and buying presents, doing the matched betting and trying to get my blog off the ground, I just haven’t had the time or energy to put into it.
Spirituality is so incredible, though, and over the next year, I would love to develop my skills further and learn more about crystals and angel cards. And learn more about my higher self too.
4. Tag at least 5 friends!
I always struggle with this part. Everyone has already completed it! So, I’m just going to say, whoever wants to take part, take part and tag me!
And there are my goals for the this time next year tag! I’m quite happy with my goals. I’ll definitely have to work hard for them but I don’t think that they’re unobtainable. I’ll have to make sure that I put a note in my diary to pick this post back this time next year, otherwise, I’ll completely forget.
What do you think of my goals? Out of reach, or doable? What about you, where do you want to be this time next year? Let me know in the comments.