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 πŸ™‚ 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 πŸ™‚ 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

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  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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