If there's one thing I love about one year ending and a new one beginning, it's all the possibilities of setting goals, finding challenges and compiling lists of things we want to achieve during the next year. I figured I can't possibly be on my own in that one, since I know we all love reading challenges. Not to mention setting ourselves reading goals to challenge ourselves throughout the year! So here I am.. setting some goals / challenges!
We all know the drill by now, since it's something that's so "general" and.. world-wide known: setting yearly goals whenever the start of a new year is approaching. Those goals can include anything at all, but.. for us specifically? There's always some kind of reading goal involved. Reading goals that remain goals for a while, but eventually turn into a challenge because.. we always, always need to catch up on them. Then, after a while, the pressure comes into the mix because we really want to succeed and be able to say "I did it!" at the end of the year. But is it really all that realistic to put up a yearly goal without knowing what's going to happen throughout the year?
I don't know about you, but if there's one thing I've done and disliked in the past, it's moving. I only moved once, from the cozy mom nest to an apartment with my boyfriend and.. well.. let's just say I already hated putting everything in boxes back then. I didn't even have a third of the stuff I have now and - yup - we're moving again!
A while back, I felt guilty for not having read two of my ARC's and having pre-ordered a certain book. It made me think about peer pressure and how it's definitely present in our book community. So I wanted to take a closer look at just that: ways peer pressure might sneak into our bookish lives.
I always claimed that I'd have achieved this and this and that before 25. Not because I had to, but because I thought I simply would've. I was wrong, so wrong. To me, every birthday is another reminder of how life gets in your way of reaching the things you want. Not necessarily in a bad way, but your expectations are always so different compared to reality. With today being Evaluate Your Life-day, I thought it a good idea to do just that.
I often come across posts where bloggers are telling their followers about taking a step back and focusing on themselves, planning some self-care of even talking about the self-care routines that help them in the long run. Since today's World Mental Health Day, and since I too realized how important self-care is, I thought it the perfect time to share all the hints, tips and tricks I figured out for myself.
Since I was known for posting every day for quite some time, I felt like a post like this one would be the right way to go. I think the longest I've kept it up was four months? It isn't really a hard thing to do - you simply have to plan. Honestly. That's what it comes down to. Want to know how I handle it? Then you definitely need to read this post!