Things I need to remember in 2016

Just a few things I need to remember over the next year…

Things I need to remember. A picture of a pink Girl Boss mug from Urban Outfitters
Things I need to remember: be a Girl Boss!

Don’t worry about what other people think

In some ways, I don’t care what people think of me at all. I’ll happily eat alone in a restaurant without feeling self-conscious. I’ll order coffee at a bar when my friends are having cocktails because I’d rather be sober. I’ll wear multi-coloured sequin trousers if I like them and not worry about the attention that they draw to me. But in other ways, I do worry needlessly so my aim is not to care in the slightest!

Make time for everything

Generally, I’m quite organised but I tend to focus too much on some things and not leave enough time for something else. To tackle this, I’m going to make a schedule for myself that incorporates time for the important things such as catching up with family and friends, dinner dates with my boyfriend and exercise as well as the not as important (but still nice) things such as social networking, mani-pedis  and shopping.

Keep creating your own opportunities

“No one is going to knock on your door and give you the opportunity”. My mum has been saying this to me since I was young. Basically, it means that you need to get out there and look for what you want in life because it’s not going to come to you. This mantra has stuck with me throughout life so far and I’m a firm believer in creating your own opportunities rather than waiting for something to happen.

Reward yourself

I never used to treat myself after achieving something because I believed that I hadn’t worked hard enough or pushed myself to my limits, even though I had. What a stupid way of thinking! This year, I want to reward myself more instead of thinking that I don’t deserve it.  Perhaps a manicure after getting through a long week at work or a hot soak with luxury bath oil for going to the gym three times a week? Why not!

Embrace your weirdness

I’ve been called ‘eccentric’ for years. I’m guessing it’s my personality over my appearance because it’s not like I have bright pink hair or anything. I didn’t like being called eccentric as a teenager but now I embrace it. I’d much rather be quirky than the same as everyone else. Plus, it’s good to be different – life would be very dull if everyone was ‘normal’. This year, I’m going to be completely me and embrace being quirky.


  1. 11th January 2016 / 8:17 pm

    I think these are all great things to remember. I need to work on the reward myself one as well. I need to celebrate the small stuff more and acknowledge when we actually meet some goals!

    Jasmin Charlotte

    • Georgia
      12th January 2016 / 2:53 pm

      Thank you for reading Jasmin – glad you like! It is important to celebrate the small victories as well as the big ones. Let’s go for it this year! :)

  2. 12th January 2016 / 12:38 pm

    I absolutely love this post. I think these are things everyone needs to remind themselves to do.


    • Georgia
      12th January 2016 / 2:54 pm

      Hi Sarah! So you glad that you like the post. Hopefully they will serve as reminders to everyone and not just myself. Thank you for reading! :)

  3. 14th January 2016 / 8:36 pm

    Organising myself more is definitely key for me this year – i usually start lots of little things and a few end up not getting finished so I think this year I will take on a few tasks at a time that I am able to finish!

    Rewarding myself is another thing that I want to do more. Working full time and blogging takes a lot of time and those little milestones are something I need to learn to think of achievements!

    • Georgia
      19th January 2016 / 11:12 am

      Hi Fay, I think prioritising tasks is the key to getting things done. And taking on a few tasks at a time rather than loads at once and feeling overwhelmed. I need to do this more often too!

      I totally agree with you. Working full-time and blogging is not easy at all so definitely reward yourself if you manage to do both! Hope you achieve your goals and thank you so much for reading! :)

  4. 14th January 2016 / 10:05 pm

    Lovely post, Georgia! It’s always nice to take a bit of time out and write a list like this and get life into order. I definitely want to be more of myself this year too and stop worrying about what everyone else is thinking! x

    Always, Alice

    • Georgia
      19th January 2016 / 11:16 am

      Hi Alice!

      I appreciate your kind comment, thank you for reading! Let’s make this the year we worry less about what everyone else thinks and just focus on ourselves. :)

  5. Claire
    15th January 2016 / 9:12 pm

    I LOVE this post and definitely relate – I used to get so self-conscious when people would describe me as quirky haha, but now I embrace it ;) And you know I adore your eccentric self!

    Claire | xx

    • Georgia
      19th January 2016 / 11:19 am

      Hello lovely lady!

      Thank you so much for reading. Ah I always knew you and I would get on, we can be quirky and eccentric together! The feeling is mutual, keep being you (said in the least cringe-worthy way as possible!) xxx

  6. 15th January 2016 / 9:36 pm

    I think rewarding yourself is one that majority of us need to do more often – even if it’s just going to Starbucks for a coffee or buying a new lipstick.

    Lovely post.

    Emma Louise xx

    • Georgia
      19th January 2016 / 11:22 am

      Hi Emma Louise!

      Thank you so much for reading, it means a lot. I agree with you, I think it’s important to reward ourselves for working hard. Plus a coffee or new lipstick will hardly break the bank!

  7. 16th January 2016 / 10:35 am

    I think all of us can take some of these on board. I love reading lists, so this post was great to read x

    • Georgia
      19th January 2016 / 11:25 am

      Hi Lauren Victoria!

      Thank you for reading, I appreciate your lovely comment. Yes, I think that taking a few of these points on board wouldn’t harm anyone! :)

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