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7 Things I need to learn in 2017

It’s a brand spanking new year which means the world is once more your oyster! You can quite literally reinvent yourself to do or become anything you want, have a think about what you wanted and learned last year, and where you want to go next. I’ve never been one for grandiose and somewhat vague resolutions, they tend to always feel unattainable and never actually take flight, but one thing that does work for me are goals. Personal, professional or even financial, a goal feels realistic and obtainable, something that, whether short term or long term, feels realistic to me. Here’s a list of 7 goals that I’ve set for myself, some really small, some bigger, and by the end of 2017 I’ll reassess which  goals I obtained, and where I stumbled:

1: Drink more water.
Sounds fairly easy right? And still I manage not to drink enough water. Coffee, tea, soft drinks, and the odd glass of wine or bubbly, that’s not the problem, but 1.5 – 2l of water a day seems to be a problem. I really do need to up my daily intake because my whole body seems to be suffering.

2. Put down that phone.
Lately my phone seems to be glued to my hand, and even my social media accounts have taken over my life. Less capturing the moment, and more living in the moment. Connect with people in real life instead of online.

3. Stop procrastinating (or at least try to)
This is a big one for me, as I am the Queen of Procrastination! My epic procrastinating skills have often led me to not being able to finish an article, and I really need to work on this, both on a personal and professional level.

4. Organisation
Tying in with my previous point, my organisational skills need to be whipped into shape as well. I am a fairly organised person in real life, bit when it comes to LeenLovesStyle, all organisational goodwill goes straight out of the window….

5. More quality time, less frantic time.
There seems to be a theme here, doesn’t it? As many others in my situation,  I am stretching myself very thin between my job, my kids and family, my household, hobbies and friends. 2017 should become the year where I try to focus on de-stressing, and not on all the things that I feel like I need to be doing or rushing around like a madman getting 1000 things done at the same time.

6. More purpose, less impulsive buys
Truth be told, I’ve been saying this for a few years now, but it’s still a wwork in progress….. Less impulsive buying so that I don’t have to feel guilty when I spot that gorgeous quality piece that works with half my wardrobe, instead of a quick fix on the high street that basically works with nothing I already own….

7. Compare myself less to others
An article I finally dared to post late last year (read here) proved the starting point for this goal, and if anything, this may be the most important and / or most difficult one. This current state of mind of constantly feeling like you need to do more, be more, attract more, is extremely exhausting, and takes away from the things that really need my attention and energy. So, Less others, more me!

What are your goals for this year? Do you have any? I’d love to hear them below in the comments.

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