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How to Set, Plan and Slay Your Goals in 2018

So I’m gonna soldier talk you through this.That’s my way of saying “Find yourself a notebook badasses of the world I’m about to teach you everything you need to know about goal-setting, planning in the correct way to achieve your goals and how to FINALLY ACHIEVE whatever it is that you have your heart set on for the upcoming new year.”

So the best way to explain this is to add in all the goals I have for myself. Also before we start here are a few things you are going to need:


  • Pens
  • Highlighters(optional)
  • Paper//Notebook
  • Ruler

Step 1:Create Categories

So before we even start thinking about what we want to achieve we’re gonna make 4-5 main categories which our goals will fall under.






I find that pretty much all my goals fit into the four categories but if you want to add more, feel free. Make sure that you don’t have too many categories or it can get very stressful and overwhelming.

Step 2:Brainstorm

What are your goals? These can be about anything. Do you wanna go to gym everyday or smile more? This is the time for you to figure out what all the random goals you want to achieve are.

Write them all down, no matter how weird they may seem.

New friends           80% average                              Workout everyday          Smile more

         Six pack       Stress-free                Write book                                        Inspire people

Step 3:Organise them into categories

*Make sure that you only have 3 or four goals under each category*



  • New friends
  • 80% average
  • No stress



  • Workout everyday
  • Stay fit
  • Six pack
  • Go to the gym once a week


Self- Development

  • Laugh louder+more often
  • Be happy
  • Read more self-help books
  • Meditate




  • Post twice a week
  • Inspire young girls to live life the way they want and encourage them to shatter all the glass ceilings they want.
  • Teach girls less about fitting into glass slippers and more about shattering glass ceilings-UNKOWN

  • Make blogger friends


  • Start the damn thing hehe
  • Post once a week
  • Have fun
  • Inspire 13 year old girls going through ish and people of other ages obvi

Okay, so now that  you’ve created the goals you want to achieve, you need a step-by-step action plan in order to achieve them.

So what you’re gonna do is look at each category, let’s start with School.You’ll notice how the bullet points fit into one another.If I’m getting good grades and have friends then I would be stress free. Let’s say I am stressed though, being around friends is always a great way to relieve stress.

Now we’re gonna make a few little notes under each goal about what you need to do to achieve the goal.If you feel the need to go into more detail about what you need to do for this goal to become an actuality then I would use a page per goal.

~The notes under the goal will be about all the little things you need to do, be it changing habits, or making new ones.


School Goals-Plan

80% Average

—Take notes in class (so I keep up and don’t have to stress at the end of each term) Cough cough, now where have I heard the word stress before?Take note of the sarcasm.

—Pay attention in class

—Keep up-to-date on homework

New Friends

—Be friendly

—Don’t gossip

—Reach out to people you wanna be friends with




YAYY!!I’m so proud of you for even coming this far.The steps you’ve taken so far will have made sure the goals you’re setting are valid and things you really want for yourself; not just something you thought of in the spur of the moment.You’ve made it this far:You know exactly what it is that you want, you have a plan and an excellent post bursting full of any motivation you lack.You have all the tools you could possibly need, so what are you waiting for?

Before you leave I want to leave a few tips to help you stay ontrack with your goals.

  1. BE SPECIFIC ABOUT YOUR GOALS-what exactly do you want?how will you get there?
  2. TRY NOT TO INCLUDE TOO MANY NUMBERS-you are not a number.your happiness should not depend on a number
  3. SET REMINDERS ON YOUR PHONE ABOUT YOUR GOALS-the number of times I’ve forgotten about goals #the struggle
  4. REVIEW YOUR GOALS EVERY TWO WEEKS-this is to make sure you’re making progress with your goals regularly
  5. DON’T FEEL DOWN IF YOU DON’T ACHIEVE A GOAL-knowing that you worked hard to get there is all that matters



What are your goals for 2018?What goals did you achieve this year?What keeps you ontrack with your goals?




11 thoughts on “How to Set, Plan and Slay Your Goals in 2018

  1. Thank you so much for this wonderful post.

    One of my goal this year was to blog frequently and to get at least 10 followers on my blog. This year I blogged more than I thought I would and I am so happy to say that now I have 43 follows on my blog.

    I had doubts and I procastinated.How I keep track was I wrote down my goals on my journal, see it everyday and miracles happened 🙂

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    • Congrats,being a blogger is hard😂❤️I’m so glad to see you enjoyed the post,it took ages and the photo with the candle and the notebook was the first photo that wasn’t of me that I truly loved☺️My goals for 2018 are too improve my photography,I’ll be sure to check out your blog xx

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  2. Chips! ❤️ (my best girl!)
    This must have taken agggesss for you to do! 😆
    It’s SO SO SO worth it though…it’s super userful!
    *Saves to favourites*
    I feel like I want to set myself a load of goals for 2018, so I am DEFINITELY going to turn to the Chips Method (get that copyrighted, right now 😆) to make sure I stay on track! Like you say, the struggle of forgetting goals after 2 weeks is oh so real! 🙈
    Truly BRILLIANT post, Chips. Thanks for working so hard on it for us 😊❤️❤️💕⭐️xxxxxxxx

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    • Oh my word🙈❤️I had so much fun writing this and I was smiling after it but I just read this and it’s been 10 minutes of me grinning from ear to ear😂❤️Your comments really do mean the world to me and honestly I still can’t get over the fact that I have someone as incredible as you in my life ❤️I love you so so much Claire❤️❤️❤️❤️ xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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      • Aaahhhh you deserve to be smiling….that was one seriously amazing post! 😊 And I meant every single word…I’m really going to be using the tips for my 2018 goals. I’ve even found out a new notebook especially for it 😊😆❤️
        You should be so proud of everything you’ve done this year…you are amazing. I have NO doubt at all that you will do even more wonderful things in 2018 😊❤️
        Love you, best girl! 😊❤️❤️❤️⭐️ xxxx

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      • I just love you so much❤️❤️If anything I should be thanking you,if it wasn’t for you and your lovely comments I probably would’ve given up on this a looong time ago💛It means so much to me to know that I’m actually HELPING people get closer towards achieving their goals and I know for a fact you’re gonna achieve everything you set your heart on❤️❤️I’m so excited for 2018,I really hope I get to collab with you again and I hope you have a terrifical day😂*cough cough modern day Shakespeare* ❤️❤️❤️ xxx🌸


      • Let’s face it, 2018 is going to be AMAZING for both of us!!!
        We are going to totally kill it! 😆😎😍❤️⭐️
        I would LOVE to do another collab in the New Year. They truly are the most fun 😊❤️
        Hope you have a terrifically day too 😆 xxxxxxz

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