2017 Goals: Mid-Year Progress

We are well and truly over halfway through 2017. In the very first post on Chanelle Hayley for 2017 I set myself five main goals for the year. I wanted to take stock of where I am personally six months in and I thought it might be nice to share how I’m getting on with you as well. Hope you enjoy!

Goal #1: Get back into exercising regularly

Over the past few months I have been using my Exercycle more. When I first got it I would use it nearly every single day but I have been really busy the past 12 months and haven’t found as much time for it as I would like. Currently, I try to cycle four times a week. Last week I did yoga for the first time in ages but I was on my back a lot which isn’t the best for me. If I do get back into yoga I will do more sitting/standing routines so I don’t strain my back or neck. Kaily from Hello Kaily has inspired me to start doing squats again. I did a 30 day squat challenge a couple of years ago and I loved it! My aim is 50 a day on top of exercycling or yoga.

Goal #2: Take each day as it comes

This is literally one of the hardest things for me. I get anxious and worry about things easily and some days I find it difficult to relax and let go. At times the feelings are overwhelming. I hope to try and do better in the second half of 2017.

Goal #3: Don’t stress about blogging

At the beginning of the year my blogging routine was pretty sporadic. I have gotten into a better routine and I take extra time to plan posts. I have cut down to two posts a week and it is more manageable. My content has been less beauty based this year but I haven’t been purchasing a lot of makeup. I’m happy with the direction of the blog and I am positive about the near future.

Goal #4: Cut down on social media

If you saw last Thursday’s post you will know I’ve had a reshuffle of my social media. I deleted Bloglovin’ and the blog Facebook page as the audience I was reaching was tiny and most people who liked the page follow me elsewhere on social media – they won’t miss out on anything! I also changed my Twitter username and made the decision to use Pinterest for personal, creative purposes. Pinterest and Facebook weren’t growing the blog and I’d rather use social media I enjoy the most.

Goal #5: Drive

It’s already been one year since I passed my driving test and got my Learner License. It still makes me nervous when I sit in the driver’s seat and as a result I have only moved a car on two occasions. If/when I get more time I think the best thing is to get a few lessons either with my mum or an instructor. I don’t know if I’ll be ready to sit my Restricted License test by the end of the year but driving is something that I have to focus on and eventually I’ll get there.

Did you set any goals for 2017? How are you progressing?

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18 thoughts on “2017 Goals: Mid-Year Progress

  1. crystalsandcurls says:

    This is a great idea; i think checking up on the progress of goals that you’ve set is so important – you can feel like youre making no progress day to day only to look at your goals and realise youve made loads of it! Congratulations on sticking to your goals 🙂 x

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  2. petitechai says:

    Good luck for the rest of your goals. Make sure you only go for your licence when you feel ready, I had my parents pressure me into it even though I hadn’t had too much experience driving and I ended up failing! Take your time and become more comfortable driving.

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    • Chanelle says:

      Aww I’m glad you noticed lol, it’s nice they would pop up of a morning 🙂 that’s a good point, I need to get to know how a car works properly and it’s probably easier to learn that from people I already know x


  3. danniijane says:

    Aaw you’re doing well, especially with exercise😊 I’m the same with driving. When I first drove in peoples cars I was 18, but then I couldn’t drive to my uni so never bothered learning properly. Now I’m older I’m nervous and it’ll take me a while. But you’re taking it at your own pace which is good. Xx

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  4. stashy says:

    I need to get back to exercising… I got sick and fell off my routine. I have been doing a lot of walking which I enjoy, but I need to get back to weights and core training.
    I try to only do social media in evenings for less than an hour or else it becomes too much!
    Confidence with driving comes with practice – the more you do it, the more confident you’ll be!

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