January is my favourite month for one big reason: it's my birthday! My birthday is mid-month so I look forward to it for two weeks and then celebrate for at least one week after! This month has been so crazy busy! I've done lots of overtime, I was sent on a work trip for a couple of days and I've had my back injury which has meant everything else has had to take a back seat!

Now I am fit and healthy again, I'm ready to kick some booty with my blog, my fitness and work. Meeting my January goals was always going to be difficult as soon as I got injured but here's a recap anyway:

1. Keep up with my organisation. I've only really used my everyday diary and my reading diary constantly but I want to make more use of the other diaries that I have!
2. No spending on toiletries or make-up. I failed because of the Boots sale and my birthday trip to Meadowhall! I've got so many products that need using up!
3. Go to the gym 3-4 times a week. So I failed massively at this. My slipped disc in my back caused me a lot of trouble so I've had to take it easy all month!
4. Get to 3,000 Twitter followers. My numbers keeping going all over the place but I'm about 50 away from reaching my goal!
5. Start living a minimalist life. Now I've updated my make-up stash and wardrobe, I think I'll be able to buy less and less from now on.
6. Read 4 books. I've managed to read two and a bit books. I finished Fifty Shades Freed and We Were On A Break by Lindsey Kelk and I'm also a few chapters into both The Great Gatsby and The Guest List (Melissa Hill).

As you can see, I didn't really achieve any of my goals fully which makes me even more motivated to achieve something in February! As I'll be spending Valentine's alone (no sad violins, I'm single and proud!), I have lots of time to focus on myself and my goals! Here's what I aim to do in February:


1. Write 5 posts a week. I want to get back to consistent posting and I think I've scheduled ideas for all posts up until the end of February so fingers crossed I can get them all written and published!

2. Create a workout schedule around work and blogging. Now I'm well rested with my back, it's time to get back into regular gym sessions and have a mixture of cardio and strength training.

3. No spend February on beauty, toiletries and clothing! This is going to be incredibly hard as I have a spending addiction but I want to use up all the beauty products that I have and wearing the clothes that I already own!

4. Less takeaway hot drinks/lunches! I have a Costa Coffee addiction; the staff know me because I go in so much! I need to start taking my own hot drinks and lunches so I save money!


5. Be more active on Twitter chats. I've been so busy this month that I haven't been as active on Twitter that much in January. The more organised I get, the more I'll be able to chat!

6. Reach 3,000 Twitter followers. If I become more active in chats, I should be able to increase my follower count. I'm not all about numbers but it is nice to see your numbers going up!

7. Read 4 books. Reading before bed has actually been helping me sleep so I want to continue this and try to read a book a week!

8. Keep tidying/de-cluttering. I've been making a huge effort recently with de-cluttering and getting rid of stuff that I'm not using. I've been through toiletries, make-up, stationery and clothing but I can always be a bit more ruthless!

Have you got any goals for February? Leave me a comment below with your aims!


  1. I didn't achieve many of my January goals, so hopefully I'll get more done this month! Also I really hope you reach 3K twitter followers soon! X

  2. I haven't started any of my 2017 goals yet so my goals this month is to start them. I have a Starbucks addiction and all the baristas know me as well! hehe! ♥


  3. This was such a lovely post, looking forward to reading all your posts throughout February xxxx

  4. I managed to achieve all of my personal January goals! I've set a few blog goals for February so hoping to achieve them too! Love your goals, I'm aiming to also start making sure I go to the gym 3-4 times a week! Fab post lovely xxx

  5. Blimey 5 posts a week is dedication! I upped my schedule from 2 to 3 posts a week at the start of the year - although tbh I'm contemplating trying daily blogging (I did it for Blogmas and bloody loved it!)

    No takeaway hot drinks/lunches is a good goal to have! One of my goals in January was to take a packed lunch to work every single day instead of buying my lunch, and I mostly stuck to it! Definitely saved some money, and also probably ate a bit healthier!

    Liv // petticoatsandpatriarchy.com

  6. I don't tend to make monthly goals, but I love reading the posts. I agree with the numbers thing, I don't do it for the numbers but it's nice to see your hard work being recognised-I get so happy from each new comment haha
    Good luck on reaching your goals!
    -Cait xx

  7. Ooh I'm so sorry to hear about your back, Sian! 🙈 I know how painful back issues can be, I suffer from scoliosis which can cause a lot of pain at times, so I really feel for you! I have saved so much money in the last few weeks as well just by not buying drinks and lunches while I'm out, so this is a great goal to have! Best of luck with everything, I'm sure you'll succeed!

    Abbey ❤️ www.abbeylouisarose.co.uk

  8. The new year started yesterday when it comes down to goals. I've stuck to some of mine but not fully. I really want to remember to chart my sugar readings especially as I have my yearly appointment and nothing on paper for them to review.

    Tania || www.taniaalexandraribeiro.com

  9. I really want to start reading more this year but I've failed so far! Good luck with all of these, glad you're fit and healthy again!
    Amy xx

  10. This sounds like a great list of goals! I'm glad you're honest about how you've done. Sorry about that slipped disc but that's a perfectly acceptable reason for not being able to go to the gym or work out! I mean, honestly that's a bit rough. I wish you luck with all your goals this month! Save that money! (:

    Single Vegas Girl

  11. You have a great list of goals, nice to read realistic ones, I have failed massively at everything so far this year. I haven't posted for awhile as I have been in so much pain but I have been signed off so when my lad is at nursery I have no excuse lol xxxxxx


  12. Good luck with all your goals :)

    Steph xx

    Steph's World | Lifestyle Blog | www.stephsworld.com

  13. Good luck with your goals, I need to declutter and stop spending too! But it's so hard ahah!! Oh the slipped disc sounds agony, just take your time! xox

  14. Thanks so much for sharing lovely. Good luck with all of your goals, I'm more than sure that you'll be able to achieve them. 💗✨

    With love, Alisha Valerie. x
    www.AlishaValerie.com | www.twitter.com/AlishaValerie

  15. I love the less takeaway/hot drinks/lunches goal, i could definitely do with cutting down on my lattes and meal deals before work and on my work break 🙈🙈 committing to going to the gym more than 3 times a week is so tough when you have work and a blog and a social life so I'm glad you're being more realistic and fitting it in with everything else :)

    You go girl!!!

    Lots of love Izzy | www.ADoseOfChatter.com

  16. I love that little calendar that you have there :D Super cute.
    Good luck with your goals :)

    Alex ox

  17. These all sound like very reasonable goals so good luck with achieving them! I am terrible at getting things done so it's probably time I start to make monthly goals as well

    Lauren | Lauren the Daydreamer

  18. I love reading posts about peoples goals! I can relate to so many of these - I really need to get back into Twitter chats!