As an organisation and planner geek, I thoroughly enjoy the new year. I love to set up my planner and make goals for the months ahead. Today I’ve decided to share my 2016 goals with you, mostly so I’m accountable to the internet and actually get things done! Starting with my personal goals……
Finish that knitted jumper
I started a Wool And The Gang kit a while back and it’s been slow progress. It really needs to be completed or else it will be summer and I wont be able to wear it!
Crochet a blanket
Last year I purchased some lovely yarn in my brand colours. I want to make a blanket for the studio instead of just looking at the yarn.
Get back into scrapbooking
Must update Project Life binder! So many things to document from 2015.
Maintain a clean and tidy home
G has been SO patient with me, but last year I basically made a tip of our home by spilling out of the studio and never having time to tidy up after myself. No more clutter and back to my cleaning schedule. Separate work and living spaces needed!
Schedule self care time
My acupuncture lady reminded me I should take time off. The Christmas break also showed me I NEEDED it too. I want to have more baths with Lush Bath Bombs and spend time getting back into rollerskating for fun.
Continue my weight loss journey
I joined Slimming World in 2015 and have lost a stone. Half way through and I don’t hate the plan because I can still eat a bit of chocolate. My group is pretty ace too.
More date nights with G
Because he’s bloody brilliant and always always supports me in everything I do.
Last year, my business word was COLLABORATE and this year I am choosing two words; LEARN and GROW. I want to apply that to these business goals….
Keep the studio in order
It was a tip for the last 4 months of 2015 (way worse than the photo above). It impacted my productivity and ability to hoover the floor. Too much stuff. And yes, I’ve read that book.
Grow blog readership
Readership has been growing steadily since 2012, but I want to grow the blog this year by creating content which is more shareable. I enjoyed working with brands in 2015 and will continue to do so.
Share more DIYs
Goes together with growing readership, I want to bring more DIYs back to the blog as well as more planner and organisational posts. Do leave a comment if there are things you want to see more of!
Increase Freelance contracts
Writing for other companies was a great way for me to learn in 2015. I want to build on this and connect with international publications.
Release stationery products
After creating a notebook prototype, I’ll be planning more stationery products this year and will begin working on a calendar in the next few weeks.
Create a shop on my website
Etsy has worked well for me, but it’s about time right?
Learn more about video production
I want to invest in new video equipment and learn techniques and skills that will improve the quality of my videos.
Devise a strategy for You Tube channel
I am a big consumer of You Tube videos and would like to be part of that from the creator side. After a dabble in 2015, I now want to create themes for the channel and to up my game to monetise my content.
Stay up to date with accounting
I was horrendous at this in 2015 and I will be researching software and apps to make this a more streamlined and less laborious task for my business. I’ve yet to meet anyone who actually likes doing their accounts!!
I want to make use of my Skillshare subscription and take classes in different creative areas. Recommendations welcomed! I’m also starting this goal by taking a woodworking class at my local hardware store in a couple of weeks.
I still have a long term goal of making Claireabellemakes a full-time business for me, as well as writing my own book at some point!
Feel free to prod me throughout 2016 to ask me how I’m getting on with these goals….I might need it!
What are your goals for the year ahead?