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Thursday, 7 July 2016

Personal Goals for 2016 | Update

At the end of 2015 I set myself a series of personal goals for 2016 and as we are over half way through the year I thought it would be the perfect time to dedicate a little bit of time reflecting on those. I'm completely guilty of setting myself these targets and then never re-evaluate them at any point during the year, so really I'm always setting myself up to fail. Not good!

So personal goal number one was to meal plan. This is something I have pretty much stuck to throughout the entire year. There has been a handful of weeks where I have completely forgot but on the whole it's been pretty successful. I think I have saved myself on average £20 a week doing this, so well worth doing.

Another goal was water intake. This is something I have failed miserably on! I wanted to cut down on my sugary and coffee drinks and then up water intake. Unfortunately, it would appear I have gone in the opposite direction! Since returning to work, my coffee intake has increased slightly (only two cups a day). But with a baby and a full-time job and blog I feel it's warranted!

Getting my driving license. This was something that I have been putting off for years. I had a couple of tests prior to going to university (obviously, I failed those), and then I never really picked it up again. I always seemed to find excuses like, buying a house, getting married and having babies. I could never justify spending that amount of money on me. When really I should be investing more in myself, especially as this will be something that will benefit my entire family. 

So as I said in post at the start of the year, my Dad very kindly offered to pay for me lessons - so there really was no excuse now. It was all on me. So in March I renewed my license as it was over ten years old, in June I passed my Theory test (for the third time, as my other two certificates had expired) and this month I have restarted my lessons.

My first lesson I felt very overwhelmed, I was making silly mistakes and getting quite frustrated with myself. Thankfully I have found an amazing driving instructor who just explains things in a way that I just get immediately. I feel that I have been very let down with previous instructors as they've never been bothered to actually "teach". Last night I had my second lesson and my confidence has gone through the roof. Breezing general driving and maneuvers. I feel like I'm getting somewhere again with it all and like I can actually pass my test. As with most things, it definitely comes down to your attitude.

So in general, I'm really happy with my achievements to date. I didn't set myself a load of crazy unachievable goals because I knew I would be setting myself up to fail.

Did you set any personal goals at the beginning of the year? Are you on your way to success?

Mummy B xoxox


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