Wednesday 30 January 2019

6 plans for the year

This is a year of action and I’ve actually put that to good use in January! There are several things I want to do this year and I thought I'd share some of my plans/goals.

Keep organised 
I’ve feeling super motivated at the moment and it’s a good feeling. I’ve decluttered and sorted out loads of things in the house and submitted my tax return well before the deadline this year, well 5 days before haha! I'm back to writing a daily dairy to keep track of everything I do and I make a quick to-do-list every morning. I was sent the beautiful ADEXE Meek Petite Rosegold watch at the start of the year and absolutely love it! Since losing my other watch last summer I’ve relied on my phone for the time but having a watch makes such a difference to keeping organised. I’ve always worn leather straps but love the hand-made stainless mesh band. It is honestly the prettiest watch I have owned! I’m delighted to be giving any watch from the ADEXE collection away on my twitter page on Friday so make sure to check my tweets that day for a chance to win one! 

Move house
At some point we will be moving house and I’m excited. I’ve never really fallen in love with my house so I’m looking forward to finding somewhere I really like. I have a good idea of what I want and am looking forward to decorating a new home and a change of scenery!

I’ve mentioned meditation on the blog before and it’s a great way to relax, focus and calm your thoughts. It has so many health benefits and when I do practise regularly I really notice the difference. My aim is to meditate at least once a day. If you haven't tried it here are 20 scientific reasons to start mediating

Book a European holiday 
We travelled to India last year and I also went on a work trip to Ethiopia so I had lots of exotic adventures. I'd love to visit Europe again this year. We’ve been on city breaks to Venice and Amsterdam and I’d love to take Pip slightly further afield to Turkey or Greece. It’s been years since I’ve visited either country and I’ve love to visit somewhere I haven’t been to such as the picturesque Santorini! I’ve heard so many good things about the island including crystal clear blue water. Did you know you can hire your very own luxury Catamaran Santorini and sail around with friends and family as you choose! You can even hire your own captain and gourmet chef! How about that for a perfect holiday!

My two main sports are swimming and badminton and I go through phases of focusing on one over the other. In 2018, I played a lot more badminton which is fun because it’s a social sport and I play in a club and always in doubles. But I do miss swimming regularly so I’m going to aim to go regularly from now on. Pip is also a great little swimmer for his age (5 years) and plan to take him to the pool more too.

Learn a new language
I’ve learned quite a few foreign words over the years including French, Bengali & Arabic and although I can have basic conversations in these languages I am not fluent in any of them. It would be great to learn a new skill and be able to speak another language like a native. Using the Duolingo or FluentU app can be a great way to learn at home, or try private one-to-one sessions from someone like I would love to learn Bengali properly as all of my Indian side of the family speak it. What languages can you speak fluently?

*This is a collaborative post. All words are my own.

Many thanks to ADEXE for gifting me the beautiful watch!

What are your plans/goals for the year? I'd love to hear your thoughts ☺



  1. I would love to go to Greece this year too and Santorini looks lovely. We are hoping to do Route 66 from Chicago to LA so I think all my pennies will be spent on that but maybe next year.

  2. I keep thinking of meditating, apparently headspace is a good app and you can use it on Alexa

  3. What aa you watch! I'm loving rose gold at the moment. I need to be more organised too!

  4. I love having goals and aims for the year and I really like how varied yours are. We're off to Rome in May and I cannot wait x

  5. You have given yourself a varied and interesting list of goals. I hope you achieve them all!

  6. ADEXE watches are stunning, I love that it will go with anything!

  7. Great goals! Being more organised is one of my goals for this year too! Good luck with your house move, I hope it goes smoothly for you. xx

  8. Keeping organised is one which is top of my list as I am also moving and I know being organised will help it go smoothly x

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  10. Fab plans, all the very best with choosing a new house you can fall in love with. Mich x

  11. I have the same ADEXE watch, but it looks so much better on you than me! I'd not worn a watch in years though, so that may be why I feel like it looks odd? Haha. It sounds like you have a brilliant plan in place for the year ahead. I'm not gonna lie - I think I'll be winging it again this year as we never seem to put any real plans in place :)

    Louise x

  12. It looks like you have a well laid-out plan for the upcoming year.

  13. I can't believe we're already into the second month of 2019! It's gone so quickly - Christmas will be here again soon enough ;) sounds like you've got an action-packed year planned x


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