5 Personal Goals for 2022

January 1, 2022
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Happy New Year’s Day!!! I hope you all had a fantastic time celebrating the arrival of 2022, whether you went out or stayed in. After the last couple of years, I wanted to go into 2022 feeling positive and optimistic. Of course, with the pandemic still very much around and the uncertainty of future lockdowns and restrictions, it can definitely feel daunting. But, I’m determined to make this year a good one no matter what.

Every year I like to set myself a few, small, personal goals that I think will help improve both my mood and life in some way. I try not to set hugely unrealistic goals like publishing a book or actually enjoying going to the gym. But rather, little achievable things that I know will make me happy. 

So, here are my top 5 personal goals for 2022:

1. Get Into a Better Blogging Routine

I haven’t been in a good blogging routine for months. In fact, the last time I properly blogged was back in October. With so much going on in my life last year, like planning the second part of my wedding, working full time, taking care of our new puppy and decorating our new home, blogging definitely took a back seat. But, this year, I’m feeling much more motivated and really want to get back into it. I’ve already planned out posts throughout January and February, and I’m really excited to build this little space up again.

2. Read 15 Books

2021 saw the end of my reading slump as I had set myself a goal of reading 12 books during the year which I achieved. Because of this, I discovered a couple of new favourite series, including ACOTAR and Zodiac Academy. Seriously, go and read both of these series if you haven’t already and love fantasy books. So, this year, I’m upping that goal to reading 15 books. I already have so many lined up on my TBR list that I’m excited to start working through. If you want to see my progress, add me as a friend on Goodreads!

3. Re-Do the Kitchen

This is probably the biggest goal on this list that will require a lot of work but will be totally worth it in the end. We moved into our new build house in August 2020 and, despite everything being brand new and choosing what we wanted, I’ve been desperate to rip it all out and start again. I actually hate our current countertops as the pattern on them always looks dusty. 

So, we plan on changing the countertops to black granite, tiling around the kitchen area and painting the whole kitchen/diner as I’m sick of staring at white walls. We also want to turn our understairs cupboard into a pantry and finally find a light to put above the dining table. 

4. Update my Wardrobe

I have two wardrobes full of clothes that I bought years ago while working at Oasis and Monsoon that I just never wear anymore. A lot of these clothes also aren’t really my style anymore either. I’m now wanting clothes that are a little edgier with moody, darker tones as I feel that’s what suits me best and what I’m happiest wearing. So, I want to have a big clear out and start slowly filling it with pieces that are more me. Rather than buying lots of cheaper items, I’d now much rather buy 1 or 2 more expensive pieces that will last a lot longer and won’t go out of style so quickly. 

5. Learn to be More Body Positive

For as long as I can remember, I’ve always set a resolution to lose weight and exercise more. This usually consists of me crash dieting and seeing the gym as a chore or a punishment – which obviously is extremely unhealthy. Instead, I want to try to be more body positive and feel comfortable in my own skin. While, ultimately, I do still want to lose weight. I want to be able to do it in a slow and healthy way while learning to be happy with my current self and know that losing weight is absolutely not something I need to do to feel happier.

This goal will definitely be a long and, likely, difficult journey as I’ve spent years hating myself and how I look. But, by simply removing toxic people promoting fad diet and workout plans, and following more body positive accounts on Instagram, I already feel so much better. It’s all about the small steps.

Looking for some small personal goals inspiration for yourself? Take a look at the goals I set for 2021 – I actually managed to achieve most of them too!


  • Jaclynistic Vibes

    January 2, 2022 at 8:31 am

    Happy New Year!

    You have some great goals lined up for 2022. I have a very similar goal on the blogging front. I’ve been so inconsistent in 2021 with life getting in the way, so I’m also hoping to do more with my blog and put the effort into growing it this year x

    1. Hollie

      January 3, 2022 at 9:38 am

      Happy New Year! And thank you, hopefully I can achieve most of them 😊 Same here, it wasn’t until I started writing posts again did I realise just how much I missed it and now I’m on a blog writing spree haha. Looking forward to seeing your blog grow this year!

  • Lisa Valentine

    January 2, 2022 at 1:01 pm

    Happy New Year! I love this list, and also have three of these on mine 💕

    1. Hollie

      January 3, 2022 at 9:39 am

      Happy New Year! Thank you! Ahh awesome, which 3 do you have in yours?

  • jollyholidaywithclaire

    January 4, 2022 at 2:39 pm

    Happy New Year Hollie ! Wish you all the very best !

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