How to Set, Plan and Slay Your Goals in 2018

So I’m gonna soldier talk you through this.That’s my way of saying “Find yourself a notebook badasses of the world I’m about to teach you everything you need to know about goal-setting, planning in the correct way to achieve your goals and how to FINALLY ACHIEVE whatever it is that you have your heart set on for the upcoming new year.”

So the best way to explain this is to add in all the goals I have for myself. Also before we start here are a few things you are going to need:

Tools

  • Pens
  • Highlighters(optional)
  • Paper//Notebook
  • Ruler

Step 1:Create Categories

So before we even start thinking about what we want to achieve we’re gonna make 4-5 main categories which our goals will fall under.

-SCHOOL

-CAREER

-HEALTH

-SELF DEVELOPMENT

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I find that pretty much all my goals fit into the four categories but if you want to add more, feel free. Make sure that you don’t have too many categories or it can get very stressful and overwhelming.

Step 2:Brainstorm

What are your goals? These can be about anything. Do you wanna go to gym everyday or smile more? This is the time for you to figure out what all the random goals you want to achieve are.

Write them all down, no matter how weird they may seem.

New friends           80% average                              Workout everyday          Smile more

         Six pack       Stress-free                Write book                                        Inspire people

Step 3:Organise them into categories

*Make sure that you only have 3 or four goals under each category*

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School

  • New friends
  • 80% average
  • No stress

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Health

  • Workout everyday
  • Stay fit
  • Six pack
  • Go to the gym once a week

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Self- Development

  • Laugh louder+more often
  • Be happy
  • Read more self-help books
  • Meditate

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Career

Blogging

  • Post twice a week
  • Inspire young girls to live life the way they want and encourage them to shatter all the glass ceilings they want.
  • Teach girls less about fitting into glass slippers and more about shattering glass ceilings-UNKOWN

  • Make blogger friends

YouTube

  • Start the damn thing hehe
  • Post once a week
  • Have fun
  • Inspire 13 year old girls going through ish and people of other ages obvi

Okay, so now that  you’ve created the goals you want to achieve, you need a step-by-step action plan in order to achieve them.

So what you’re gonna do is look at each category, let’s start with School.You’ll notice how the bullet points fit into one another.If I’m getting good grades and have friends then I would be stress free. Let’s say I am stressed though, being around friends is always a great way to relieve stress.

Now we’re gonna make a few little notes under each goal about what you need to do to achieve the goal.If you feel the need to go into more detail about what you need to do for this goal to become an actuality then I would use a page per goal.

~The notes under the goal will be about all the little things you need to do, be it changing habits, or making new ones.

EXAMPLE

School Goals-Plan

80% Average

—Take notes in class (so I keep up and don’t have to stress at the end of each term) Cough cough, now where have I heard the word stress before?Take note of the sarcasm.

—Pay attention in class

—Keep up-to-date on homework

New Friends

—Be friendly

—Don’t gossip

—Reach out to people you wanna be friends with

Stress-Free

—Meditate

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YAYY!!I’m so proud of you for even coming this far.The steps you’ve taken so far will have made sure the goals you’re setting are valid and things you really want for yourself; not just something you thought of in the spur of the moment.You’ve made it this far:You know exactly what it is that you want, you have a plan and an excellent post bursting full of any motivation you lack.You have all the tools you could possibly need, so what are you waiting for?

Before you leave I want to leave a few tips to help you stay ontrack with your goals.

  1. BE SPECIFIC ABOUT YOUR GOALS-what exactly do you want?how will you get there?
  2. TRY NOT TO INCLUDE TOO MANY NUMBERS-you are not a number.your happiness should not depend on a number
  3. SET REMINDERS ON YOUR PHONE ABOUT YOUR GOALS-the number of times I’ve forgotten about goals #the struggle
  4. REVIEW YOUR GOALS EVERY TWO WEEKS-this is to make sure you’re making progress with your goals regularly
  5. DON’T FEEL DOWN IF YOU DON’T ACHIEVE A GOAL-knowing that you worked hard to get there is all that matters

 

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What are your goals for 2018?What goals did you achieve this year?What keeps you ontrack with your goals?

~I WILL MAKE YOU BELIEVE YOU ARE LOVELY~

xxxChips

Everything I’m Saying Goodbye To At The End Of 2017

Hey everyone

I hope you’re all having an amazing day

So today’s post is about being happy and how you can make 2018 a happier year for you. These are a few things that I’m saying bye to because I want to be a happier person, and I think that hearing this and thinking about how it relates to you might help you aswell.

-Forget expectations

I’ve spent the past two years listening. Listening to people go on and on about how I’m too ‘unladylike’; listening to people say untrue things about me and judging me.Nobody has ever been afraid to share their opinions about me, please don’t pity me because I really don’t care about what they think😂The hardest thing about growing up is that you’re supposed to figure out who you are. It’s hard enough with social media but even harder when everyone wants to share their own peanut gallery of thoughts about your life.Tbh I’ve never cared about expectations so why would I start now?

-Friends

Recently I said bye to one of my best friends.And no he isn’t dead.We’ve been friends for roughly two years now.We told each other everything, he was the first person to message me after a panic attack and make sure I was okay and the only person I wanted to rant about Shooter with.He was the first guy I genuinely cared about.When we decided it was better if weren’t friend a anymore it kinda broke me.Our friendship had been and always will be one of the best thing that ever happened to me and even though I wasn’t ready to say goodbye.It was time. I still miss him. I mean if you were trying not to have a panic attack while listening to Marvin’s Room you’d understand that better.What I’m trying to remember through all of this is that even though I’ve had to say goodbye to friends I love, true friendships will always withstand time and distance.

As for the fake ones? I handled them a loooong time ago.

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-Stop Holding On To The Past

It’s never easy to let go of the past because it’s what makes you you.You need to understand that whatever happened, whatever memory you’re trying to hold on to, is always gonna be there. Holding on to the past is only stopping you from living in the moment, from creating more amazing memories that you’re gonna look back on and smile about.
Goodbye past, I’ll be sure to visit soon.

-Comparison

You will always live in someone’s shadow if you constantly compare yourself to others. You are your own person. What good will pointing out how Sarah has longer, better looking eyelashes and higher cheekbones do?The first step to getting rid of comparison in your life is self-acceptance.Once you’re more than comfortable in your own skin you can truly start living the girl boss life you want for yourself.
Goodbye comparison you sure weren’t fun and you sure as hell won’t be missed.

-Fearing judgement

Fear can prevent you doing a lot of amazing things. In You Are A Badass, Jen refers to fear as the Big Snooze or BS for short.She’s completely right, fear is pressing the snooze button on all your dreams, It’s stopping you from achieving everything you have ever wanted to achieve.So I’m gonna challenge you to challenge one of your fears in 2018, do something you’ve never done before because you were scared.

 

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“And so together they built a life they loved”
xxxChips

 

Instagram, Seventeen Wishes And Blogmas

Hey everyone💕

So recently, I decided to make an Instagram for Seventeen Wishes.

SEVENTEENWISHESXX

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If I’m not already following you, don’t forget to link your account in the comment section below😊

In other news:I’m 9 days behind with Blogmas!

How has to your week been so far??Any plans for December?

Have a great day🌻

xxxChips

2017 IN PICTURES//BLOGMAS

This is it. It’s been a hell of year, no doubt.But as I say goodbye to some of the best memories of my short existence, life carries on. It’s the start of something new, something big is stirring but that doesn’t mean I can’t reminisce about the most unforgettable and wild year so far. So instead of me trying to put my thoughts into words: I’ll show you.

2017 MOODBOARD

THEME FOR THE YEAR: MAKE A SPLASH

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Dont ask about the peach😂😂I know that some of you will get some of the things on here, and others won’t but I don’t wanna explain anything in this post.Every single one of those images represents something so much bigger than the tiny images you see,it’s memories with friends, and feelings, and mood swings, and tears, it’s quotes and goals…but it’s all me.86a0bde67f0696abcf6e7bc0261871b7.jpg

xxxChips

Non-Christmas Playlist|SOUNDTRACK TO MY LIFE pt.2

I hate Christmas songs.

I’m sorry, but like they just really really annoy me. Which is why instead of a Christmas playlist for Blogmas I’m doing a Non-Christmas one, you guys really seemed to like my Soundtrack To My Life post❤.Which is why I hope you love this one just as much, because I now have like 980 songs which is way more than before and I have tons to share with you😆😆

Don’t Play-Halsey

Queen Dot Kong-The Dø

Stay (Just a Little Bit More)-The Dø

🍉A friend of mine told me about the Dø and as soon as I hear Stay(Just a Little Bit More) I downloaded their entire album and have been playing it non-stop since seriously tho:if you don’t listen to anything else listen to those!!!😻They honestly have like, such a raw sound and it’s so unlike anything I’ve ever heard which is part of why I’m obsessed enjoying listening to their music so much 😂😄

Dark Side-Bishop Briggs

🍉B.B is a total badass, like after hearing River I was like dayummmmm this women is goals!!!And then I hear Dark Side and I was just like…. does this women ever stop slayyying❤❤❤

Guillotine-Jon Bellion, Travis Mendes

Her Life-Two Feet

Take Me to Church-Hozier

Before He Cheats-Carrie Underwood

Fast Car-Jasmine Thompson

Drowning-Banks
Kissland– The Weeknd

Take Me to Church-Hozier

Fast Car-Jasmine Thompson

House of Balloons//Glass Table Girls -The Weeknd

Passionfruit-Drake
Would You Be So Kind-Dodie

I Do-Gin Wigmore

Needed Me-Rihanna

Bad At Love-Halsey

The Motto-Drake

Two shots-Goody Grace

Begging for Thread-Banks


There is no better artist to listen to than Banks when you are having a bad day. She just gets me and I honestly love her and her music soo sooo much. A lot of musicians these days no names mentioned just write about stupid stuff like, okayy we get that you’re a Starboy can you go back to writing songs with meaning. Banks isn’t like them at all her words are just so beautiful. And honestly her lyrics are heart-wrenching but they are so bloody empowering!

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Also the next two are meant to be there but my laptop is doing this weird thing where it’s crossing everything out.

Worst Luck-6lack

Skinny Love-Bon Iver

Unlock the Swag-Rae Sremmurd

Fuck With Myself-Banks

You Should Know Where I’m Coming From-Banks

Wasted Youth-Sody,Martin Luke Brown

Or Nah-The Weeknd

Sixteen-Chelsea Cutler

Nicest Thing-Kate Nash

Misfit-High Dive Heart

Poplar St-Glass Animals

Alibi-Banks

Dèjà Vu-Rogue

Drama-Jasmine Thompson

Black Out Days-PHANTOGRAM

R U Mine-Arctic Monkeys

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🍉And then I discovered THE MOST AMAZING SINGER EVAHHH!!!Ladies and gentlemen, I give you:Blackbear 🍉Like, after watching Titanic I thought Leo and I were meant to be but then I heard Blackbear’s music!!!!!!!!!!It is legit, solid gold and I honestly cannot get enough😻 Like I have listened to his songs every day since I first heard them, like…. bruhhh:SOULFOOD

-If I Could I Would Feel Nothing

-Do Re Mi

-IDFC

-Bright Pink Tims

-Chateu

-Flirt Right Back

-I miss the old u

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Charlie XCX

-Trophy

-Secret (Shhh)

Work-Iggyy Azalea

🍉PS:I didn’t make a mistake😂 I would definitely recommend listening to those three one-after-the-other.

Hayley Kiyoko

Feelings

🍉Also the music video came out a few weeks ago😻😻 I’ve been listening to it like everyday and I’m still madly in love with it because it is such a great song!!!!

Hey Violet

Guys my age is like one of my favourite songs and I like a lot of songs but this one is seriously one of the best!! I would definitely recommend listening to all her albums!!!

-Guys My Age

-Like LoversDo-O.D.D

-Break my Heart

-Hoodie

Billie Eilish

SHE DOESN’T STOP SLAYYYING😻😻😻 I’VE LISTENED TO MOST OF HER SONGS ALREADY AND WATCHED INTERVIEWS OF HER AND SHE SEEMS LIKE SUCH A NICE PERSON AND HER MUSIC IS TOTAL BADASSERY SO LISTEN TO THEM ALL!

COPYCAT
-My Boy
-Six Feet Under
-Hostage

-Ocean eyes

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-Party favour

-Watch

So, that’s it for this playlist😢but I hope you find some songs that you absolutely love and adore😉! Let me know if you wanna see a SOUNDTRACK TO MY LIFE PT.3 and as always leave song recommendations down below☺️

xxxChips

Music is my medicine

WOULD YOU RATHER|CHRISTMAS EDITION

Blogmas Day 1:

We’re starting off Blogmas with….

WOULD.YOU.RATHER.

But, like, Christmas edition. You can leave your answers below if you wanna share with the fam, but, like, yeah: Let’s get started!

Damn, just when I thought I had the intro thing nailed.

Would you rather…

SIT ON SANTA’S LAP FOR AN HOUR

OR

CHUG A GALLON OF EGGNOG AT ONCE

-Well… I’ve never actually tasted eggnog and I think I would kind of hate myself for chugging something I found gross but with the Santa’s lap for an hour thing, I get bored, really quickly. And kicking Santa wouldn’t exactly put me on the nice list so, I’m gonna have to go with Eggnog!

 

CHRISTMAS TREES FEEL PAIN WHEN YOU CUT THEM DOWN AND WATCH THEM CRY

OR

HAVE CHRISTMAS COOKIES FEEL PAIN WHEN YOU BITE INTO THEM AND HAVE TO LISTEN TO THEM SCREAM

-I actually find this one really funny because today, right before my mum left for her baking class I asked her to bring me some gingerbread men and women and they are absolutely DELICIOUS! With the tree thing, I’m a vegetarian because of my love for the environment and I hate the idea (and yes, I know it sounds stupid) of trees being in pain. Sooo, this is a hard one but I’m going with the cookies.

 

PERMANENT SANTA BEARD 

OR

PERMANENT REINDEER ANTLERS

-ANTLERS ALL THE WAY! Do you people have any idea how itchy, a beard must be! Let alone a beard, that full and luscious and long. I don’t do beards, soz.  

 

HAVE TO LOUDLY SING THE CHORUS OF “JINGLE BELLS” EVERY TIME YOU WALK INTO A ROOM FOR A WEEK

OR

HAVE TO WEAR A SANTA SUIT FOR A WEEK

-The song thing is a bit like the Star Wars thing for me, like if I could have that song I’d be down for dat! 

REACH INTO YOUR STOCKING AND FIND A DEAD MOUSE

OR

REACH INTO YOUR STOCKING A FIND A LIVE MOUSE

-Dudeee, I would rather reach in and find sweets, thank, you, very, much!

 

HAVE TINSEL FOR HAIR

OR

HAVE CHRISTMAS ORNAMENTS FOR FINGERS

TINSEL!!!It’s so much fun to play with,plus I could wack people in the face…

 

ONLY BE ALLOWED TO EAT CANDY CANES FOR TWO DAYS 

OR

ONLY BE ALLOWED TO EAT FUITCAKE FOR TWO DAYS

-Tbh, I hate both of them but if I had to choose I would go with the candy canes because you can throw them at people and it won’t knock them out. Hehehe

 

HAVE A NOSE LIKE RUDOLPH’S

OR

EARS LIKE AN ELF

-Guyysss who wouldn’t want a cute little red nose.

STAR IN HOME ALONE

OR

THE POLAR EXPRESS

-UHH… DUH-Home Alone. I know it sounds weird, lol, most things I say sound weird, but the thought of a bunch of thieves in my house with me playing tricks on them kinda appeals to me…

As always…

xxxChips

Dear Santa, I can explain…

HOW TO SLAYY THE NEW YEAR//2018 Girlboss Guide

Heyy fam❤️❤️

 Let’s face it. 2017 could best be described as the struggle between blogging, YouTube, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest and socializing.There really wasn’t much time to get all that done and fit in time to study for exams and make study notes.

Obviously you’re gonna let school work be a priority but we all get de-motivated and procrastinate or make notes and don’t study from them.

ORGANISATION

1.PLAN

This is the first step because this stage can make it break you. I find that writing a to-do list is always the best way to start off a productive day. Knowing that you have a set plan of what you want to achieve is only gonna make you want to get it all done.

2.HAVE A GOAL

What’s the point of doing anything if you don’t have a goal? A goal is gonna push you towards working harder for your dreams,no matter how far away it may seem.My whole thing is that I wanna inspire people. And I wanna pass math because I wanna get away from school and watch Netflix and travel and blog without any distractions.

3.HAVE A GOOD VIBES 

If I go to school, unhappy about learning or listening in class, it’s gonna be really hard for me to actually get stuff done when the time comes. I love school don’t get me wrong, but I don’t love it because of work or anything, I love it because I get to see my friends. Knowing that in 10 minutes the bell is gonna ring and I can hang with my friends, is one of the only reasons I bother in NS😂

4.SIT NEAR THE FRONT

Knowing that at any second a teacher is gonna catch you talking is a great way to get you to focus, lol. But it’s been scientifically proven that if you sit in the front, your teacher just assumes that you are one of “those” students.

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5.ASK QUESTIONS

Not only will it make it seem like you care about learning the stuff, but it’ll help you understand and remember the topic better. Never be too afraid to ask questions, because trust me, when you know the answer to that question in the exam and everyone’s sitting there clueless, you won’t regret asking.

6.TAKE NOTES

I’m one of those people who always seems to have their life together but like, in reality is such a mess. And like, the only reason that happens is because I spent a year watching organisation YouTube videos for fun. Honestly still obsessed with them but, the one major thing I learnt from them is that it’s important to make notes as you learn about the stuff and not wait till two days before the exam to do them. I obviously, being me, didn’t make notes throughout the year for all of my subjects. But for the really content-heavy stuff like EMS, History and NS I did, and that saved me so much time. Because when everyone got their study notes they had to do everything and I was having such a joll because I’d done over half of it.

Also these aren’t my study notes because I’m on holiday in Australia and I don’t need them so I left them at hometumblr_nmirfudga81u9hg3jo1_1280-1.jpg

HACKS

THE TEDDY BEAR METHOD4857d2f92eca6c6a28ea51783fcd74dc7b0ed4ed_hq.jpg How it works: You place gummy bears or any other sweet of your choice at the end of every paragraph.When you’re studying the information, as soon as you’ve studied a section and reached a gummy bear you get to eat it.

THE TEXTBOOK METHOD

How it works: You read through a page in your textbook once or twice, close it and quickly write down everything you remember.You then, re-open the textbook and add the bits of info you forgot in a different colour.

THE 3 DIFFERENT TYPES OF LEARNERS

Finding out which type of learner you are can help you find the study methods that work best for you.I’m a visual and auditory learner, mostly visual.So I’m gonna break it down so it looks aesthetically pleasing and isn’t just a bland paragraph looking thing. What am I even saying 😂😂

Visual learner

  • Learns best by seeing things
  • Flashcards, colour, diagrams, charts

Kinesthetic learner

  • Learns best by movement
  • Walk around while revising, use games or activities to help you remember,toss a tennis ball around while studying

Auditory Learner

  • Learns best by hearing
  • Study groups, reading aloud, videos,recording yourself and playing it back

NOTE TAKING There are so many different ways to go when it comes to making study notes: flashcards, mind maps, bullet pointing

So this is the Cornell Note Taking technique, the thing I love the most about this, is how visually appealing it is.I tried it for a bit and I loved it so much and then I lost my ruler so😂

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PS:If you wanna see more ways of taking notes comment the word “blue” down below

img_0602-1How long do you study for? Favourite subject? Would you like to see a part 2? Are you following my socials? What type of learner are you??

xxxChips

Never stop dreaming