What you should do to make the last of 2017 worthwhile & my New Year’s Goals

New Years Goals

New Years Goals

If you don’t know how to make the last days of 2017 count, read on because I have some pretty cool ideas that will help you to really soak up the last bits of December and get in the mood for 2018!

Have some of your favorite treats

New Years Goals

After all the holiday craziness, you seriously deserve to treat yourself! A little carbs and sugar never hurt no one, right? My treat would probably be a big Cheese Burger and my favorite Truffle Pasta, yuuum!

Prepare a list of your loved ones

…and keep it close to you, so you can wish them a happy new year. Sometimes we forget to say how much we appreciate our loved ones, especially when they are spread across the country or even globe. Put together a list of your favorite people in the world and give them a call. Trust me, it’ll mean the world to them.

Get a good night sleep

Once the alarm goes off, do yourself a favor and hit snooze! Even though there might be plenty tasks on your schedule before New Year’s, take the time to get a good rest and sleep in. My mind is usual full of stuff so that I can’t sleep very long. The end of the year is the time where your brain needs to shut off. It helps you to see things from a different angle and prepares you for a fresh new start, full of energy.

Turn your home into a staycation resort

New Years Goals

If you can’t get out of town, why not turn your home into a relaxing spa resort? Whether you transform your bathroom into a home spa or fill up your space with soothing sounds – it’s up to you. Just make sure that you do things differently and break the routine for a while.

read a good book

New Years Goals

There won’t be enough time to finish that book, that’s been sitting on your bedside table forever but at least you can start. It’s the hardest thing anyway. Once you did it, you’ll be happy and it keeps you motivated to continue reading in 2018.

write yourself a letter

I read about it in another blogpost and it really inspired me to do the same! Writing your future-self a letter about how the past year has changed you, what you loved, what you hated and anything significant that comes to your mind is such a lovely idea. Imagine who you were back in 2016 and who you are now with everything you have achieved and experienced. It’s crazy how far you come in a year.

New Years Goals 2017

Now, let’s get serious about my goals. Looking back at my New Year’s Post from last year, I noticed a few things. First and most important of all, I’ve actually worked on my goals over the past year and turned some of them into reality, f.e. break the routine, spend more quality time with my friends and family, travel more and the part with the video footage. Of course there is always room for improvement but that’s life: imperfect and unpredictable. The next thing that came into my mind, when I read last year’s post, is that my goals and focus have changed. Sure, because my life perspective was totally different back then and I just started my job as a freelancer. 2017 was a mix between success, personal struggles and making difficult decisions. I don’t want to give away too much yet, but if you’re a keen Follower on Instagram, you probably heard that I’m about to move to the big city, aka Berlin. It’s a quite a big step for me, as I’m giving up the apartment I lived in for more than 3 years together with my boyfriend and start a new chapter. I won’t be able to afford another flat so I’ll have to move into a shared apartment, but that’s ok. I’ll tell you more when the time is right.

Summing it all up, these are my main goals for 2018:

  1. No more goals, I can’t stick to (e.g. working out every other day, let’s face it – this is not gonna happen)
  2. Take more time and better care of myself
  3. Save up enough money & finally spend some time abroad
  4. Eat more healthy and work on that ,,juice goal”, you set yourself in 2016
  5. Create better and more consistent content for your YouTube channel, as I really enjoy getting creative with videos
  6. Work smarter and set yourself priorities (you can’t do everything at once)

New Years Goals

New Years Goals

Here is to a new year full of great times, happy moments, wild adventures & new beginnings! Cheers to all my lovely readers – I’m so, so grateful for each and everyone of you! 

Lost and Layers,