My goals 2017

My goals for 2017

For the first time in a long time I am finally feeling like I’m in a good place and I am ready to set myself some goals to complete throughout the year. Postnatal depression and anxiety has made me extremely reliant on friends and family to get out and about and I have found it almost impossible to do things on my own or with just my children. Even a trip to the local supermarket with my anxiety can be extremely overwhelming, but I’m ready to put my big girl pants on and start fighting back, so I can stop being limited enjoying my life. There is no better time than now for me to grab the world by the balls and start doing stuff for me again. I’m back in control of my life and will not be forced to sit on the sidelines anymore.

I am terrible for cancelling last minuet and it isn’t because I’m a bad friend it’s because of my anxiety. I over think every aspect of doing something, however small and find it so overwhelming and exhausting that I avoid it and hide away. This just makes things harder for me to get out the next time and stops me from doing something I probably would have enjoyed. The worse part is I feel my children miss out on so many lovely things because of my avoidance behaviour.

  • The first of my goals I’ve committed myself to is to see the lovely Vicki from Honest Mum at ‘Turn your passion into pounds‘ workshop in London. I’m so looking forward to doing this and planning to spent the day in London before to enjoy exploring. Going by train is something that has always caused me anxiety over the fear of getting lost and London I find quiet overwhelming, but I do love London and want to get out and explore.
  • I’ve been asked a few times to guest host, which is something I was very nervous about doing. I’ve always doubted myself and thought my content wouldn’t be good enough. I have now written my first guest post for mummyitsok and two more to write for two other amazing bloggers.
  • I am planning some trips with the children to go to some new places we haven’t been to before, not just for their benefit, but also for mine. It’s time to make some wonderful memories with these children of mine.
  • I really want to spend a weekend away with my husband. We haven’t stayed away anywhere since our honeymoon where I was 18 weeks pregnant and had terrible morning sickness. We’ve been married six years this August and I’m determined to do something with my wonderful husband.
  • I ended the year by joining the gym in November and I am happy to report (besides a Christmas break) that I am still going and enjoying the classes. I plan to keep doing this and would like to go at least twice a week. I had a real fear of going to the gym as I was scared of how unfit I actually was and how stupid I would look, but I’ve found it so rewarding and something I am honestly enjoying.
  • I would like a family holiday, if possible and if finances permit. I’m quiet happy for just a little break in England, but would love a trip for us together as a family.
  • Last year I started this blog at a very low point of my life through postnatal depression and I honestly didn’t think anyone would read it. Blogging has been amazing for my confidence and something I’m enjoying so much. Blogging isn’t just about writing good content and it takes up hours of my time each week, I’ve had to learn so much and still have so much more to learn, but I am keen to carry on and hopefully make my blog somewhere that people will want to keep coming back to.
  • I have a bad habit for starting to read books, but not completing them, This year one of my goals is to read at least one new book and month and finish it.
  • I am very keen to learn more about mindfulness and make it a part of my everyday life. After suffering with PND I’ve realised how important it is to look after you mind.

Wish me luck with my 2017 goals!




24 thoughts to “My goals for 2017”

  1. These are incredible and very inspirational goals. I think doing something even though you know you’re going to find it hard is one of the bravest things that anyone can do. You have obviously been through so much, but despite that your love for life and for your children really shines through. Thank you so much for sharing your goals with us here at #PostsFromTheHeart I’m honoured to have read them.
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  2. the Honest mother thing – is that the one at the British Library? I have been so tempted to grab a ticket for it!
    I got the million dollar blog book also – currently on my to read list (but linky posts always beat reading books haha)
    It is so good that you have turned a corner with your PND, you should be so proud of how far you’ve come. As a fellow sufferer, I know how hard it can be to get dressed let alone leave the house. *big hugs* #globalblogging

  3. I wanted to go and see Vicky too but I am at work so I will miss it! You need to write about it so that I can catch up please! A bunch of very diverse goals for2017, but I think achievable. You are rocking the gym! I have not joined one yet… Good luck with it all and the trip with your husband or at least a weekend! Thanks for joining #globalblogging. I hope you will join again next week!

  4. What a great list of goals for 2017! I think its fantastic that you are doing the best you can to overcome your anxieties and do some new things with your family, for your family and more importantly for yourself. The session with Honest Mummy sounds fantastic, im sure you will get lots out of it and have a fun day in London in the process. I think its great how blogging really helps so many of us discover ourselves, its been lovely reading the posts that you’ve linked to #MarvMondays over the last few months. Thanks for sharing so many great posts. Emily

  5. These are some great goals, in fact I might steal a couple of them. I pushed myself out of my comfort zone last year and went to an event with Vicki (Honest Mum) speaking. I even forced myself to go and say hi. She is really friendly and supportive both in person and online. Mindfulness is my main tool for coping with my PNA so i definitely recommend going for that goal. Good luck. #Postsfromtheheart

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