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January goals

It is January. That month that we literally just had like, 3 weeks ago. It is January… again. First of all, I want to wish you all a very happy and healthy New Year! I hope the end of 2017 saw you out well, whatever the year was like for you and I hope you’re feeling positive and enthusiastic about the year to come! I certainly am. Despite the end of the year being a bit meh and uneventful for me, 2017 as a whole wasn’t bad. I wrote about my highlights of the year here and I really can’t complain too much. But as always when a new year rolls around, I’m feeling motivated and inspired to tackle some brand new goals. But this year, I’m not going to set myself huge, unrealistic and un-achieveable goals for the entire year, I want to take it one month at a time. So here are my goals for January!

1. Read 4 books: Starting off nice a simple and easy, I want to read 4 books this month (full length books, not short stories). I’m a pretty slow reader so a book a week would be a nice little accomplishment for me.

2. Donate some money to an animal charity: I decided on this one one day in November after scrolling through Facebook for literally a minute and seeing over 5 articles about animal abuse. It really upset me, so I’m hoping to give whatever I feasibly can to an animal charity this month. If you have any suggestions of good charities, leave them in the comments!

3. Eat a vegetarian diet 2 days a week for the month: In 2017, I definitely tried to cut out meat more than I have ever done in the past and had a fair few vegetarian days. I’m not ready to take the full step yet but I want to try and do what I can to contribute and 2 days meat free a week is much better than none!

4. Blog every day in January: I started my January content back in November, so I thought it might be a good time to tackle a post-a-day challenge again, being as I was so ahead with posts. Hope you enjoy them!

5. Save a certain amount of money: I’m obviously not going to say how much I’m hoping to hit in my savings by the end of the month but I have a number in mind which I’m going to try very hard to achieve, especially after spending so much over Christmas!

6. Hit 8.3k on Twitter: At the time of writing (November 11th to be precise) I have 7.9k. I’m hoping to hit 8k by the end of the year so hopefully 8.3k by the end of January is perfectly doable!

7. Sort out my YouTube: I don’t have a YouTube channel, nor do I plan to start one but I very much enjoy watching YouTuber’s. However… over the last year, my subscription box and my “watch later” list has gotten out of hand. There’s so many videos on there which aren’t relevant to me anymore and so many others I want to watch but haven’t gotten around to. So by the end of January, I want a nice, clean YouTube!

8. Go for a massage: In my 2018 self-care goals post, I said I wanted to go for regular massages as a part of my self-care routine. So I’ll definitely be booking myself in for one (maybe 2!) this month to kick off the New Year.

What are your goals for January? Anything you want to achieve now a new year is upon us? How did 2017 treat you and what do you want to gain from 2018? Leave me a comment and let’s chat!



  1. I am loving #2 it’s such an amazing and selfless thing to do, but all of these goals are fab xx

    1. Thank you 😘 xxx

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  3. Lisa's Notebook says:

    First of all, happy 2018! And I think it’s safe to say you’ve smashed your Twitter goal already, yay! In terms of animal charities, are there any dog charities you could donate to (I’m all about cats so I don’t know about dog charities) or if not, what about donating to your favourite zoo? Lovely goals here, Jenny, I hope you achieve them all by the end of January X

    Lisa | http://www.lisasnotebook.com

    1. Favourite zoo is a good idea! I was thinking Battersea Cats and Dogs Home too Maybe? xxx

  4. Good luck on your goal! I’m looking forward to all you January content.

    A Sparkle Of Grace

    1. Thank you (:

  5. Kirstie Wheeler says:

    I love these goals – I hope you can achieve them! My goals for the month are to not spend money unnecessarily and apply for every job I am remotely interested in. It’s about time I did something with my degree.

    1. Best of lucky Kirstie! I’m such you’ll find a fab job that you love xxx

  6. Great goals! I donate monthly to Cats Protection, as well as Born Free now thanks to yourself and Danielle. I think it’s so important to help animals – as they can’t help themselves.

    1. Danielle is like the animal whisperer! I wouldn’t have known about Born Free if it wasn’t for her. And I totally agree, I still need to find a charity I really care about to donate to! Maybe Battersea Cats and Dogs Home?

  7. Suffering Wanderlust says:

    Best of luck with the vegetarian diet, if you ever need any tips just message me! Happy new year

    1. Thank you! That’s very kind. I completed my first meat free day yesterday!

      1. Suffering Wanderlust says:

        Well done, that’s a huge accomplishment!

  8. Very good goals Jenny. I wish you the best of luck in 2018!

    1. Thank you (: xx

  9. Caitlin says:

    I think you definitely set achievable goals! I’m going for a Lush Spa massage later this month and really looking forward to it! I hope you do get yourself booked in for one

    Caitlin @ Chronically Caitlin

    1. Wow that sounds wonderful! Enjoy 😘

  10. staceyspruels says:

    I have just signed up to GoodReads 2018 challenge to push myself reading. My best friend can read super fast, like a book in 1-2 days. Is mental. I am really slow as tend to read before bed and am already tired. Massages are so relaxing, I need to do this more too. I had a hot wax one which the next day I was so energetic and had a clear head. Happy New Year xx

    Stacey | SimplyStacey.co.uk

    1. I’m a fairly slow reader as well! Just do what you do and don’t compare (: I wish I was one of those people who could read a book in a day though! xxx

  11. Good luck with your goals! I’m trying to read more this year too and I have an informal target of a book a week. I really want to get back in the habit of reading a little bit every day because it’s so easy to get distracted by Netflix or YouTube these days instead! I love the feeling of accomplishment when you finish a good book and I have so many sitting on my shelf ready to be opened

    1. A book a week is a totally achieveable goal! That’s more or less what I’ve set for myself this year. Good luck with it! Hope you read some wonderful books xxx

  12. Great plan to put your goals into manageable monthly goals! Good luck with them 🙂

    Happy new year

    1. Thank you (: I’m finding it much easier and less stressful! xxx

  13. What a great post. I share the goal to read 4 books this month. I always write these posts about which books I’m going to read and I always fail. I’m such a slow reader too but I’m determined to read as much as I can this year x

    1. I’m a slow reader too and it’s so important not to compare yourself to other bloggers who are reading like 20 books a week! That’s my downfall as I always feel like I’m failing when I’m not! xxx

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