Sometimes I struggle with writer’s block. There I said it. I’m a quote unquote “blogger” yet I haven’t been able to write a thing in nearly a month. It seems rather silly doesn’t it? But today, I’m overcoming my procrastination and I’m getting a little more personal than I’ve been before. Usually I write about style tips and my outfits, but I decided that my first blog post of 2018 is going to be about self-love. More specifically, this post is about setting goals for loving yourself and how to grow (on the inside) in 2018. I hope by sharing my goals they inspire you to love yourself more in the New Year too!

Goal #1: Exercise your creative freedom

Starting a blog in 2017 was one of the most stressful and exciting things I’ve ever done. I’ve put myself and my creative perspective out there to be judged by strangers – and boy was it scary! I hope that in 2018 I can show the world even more of my art and creativity. This means instead of thinking “will people like this?” I ask myself, “Do I like this?”

Goal #2: Don’t be afraid of saying no

Saying no has always been hard for me. I don’t like disappointing people and I HATE confrontation. But part of feeling good about who you are and standing up for what you value means saying no, even when it’s hard. In 2018 I want to say no more and not be sorry about it.

Goal #3: Trust your gut

I’ve always had a pretty strong intuition, but I don’t always listen to it. This year, I want to pay more attention to the little voice inside me that’s telling me to take risks. No more second guessing!

Goal #4: Be more open to trying new things

I’ve always been a bit on the timid side, but this year I want to do more things that challenge me. I want to be able to look back on 2018 and list all the cool new experiences I had, which is going to require me to get outside my box and be a little fearless. #Jesustakethewheel

Goal #5: Be patient and kind to myself

Self-criticism has been a powerful force in my life. While a little self-reflection is good, constant comparison and self-doubt it not. I often find myself picking apart everything that’s wrong with my content, which hasn’t been helpful for my confidence and growth. This year, I want to take time to relax, breathe, and accept who I am. I want to have patience for my mistakes and kindly tell myself words of encouragement for the next time around.

What are your goals for 2018? Any tips for being more mindful and kind to yourself are greatly appreciated!

You can check out my outfit details below too!