Goals

So what will 2018 bring? My mind is already at me, but now I’m fighting back. New year…new (you know the saying). With all these empowerment movements I’m more determined than ever to face that doubt. After 9 months of blogging, here are some learnings, thoughts, and goals to welcome 2018 with some girl power and positivity.

Reflections

Sammy HoubenWhen I started The Glow Manifesto, I envisioned what life as a beauty blogger would be like. In search of the perfect brow/eye/lip/hair product, I could justify spending my time beautifying. I’d be able to use my spare time pamper and primp till my heart was content. That is the best part! but the truth is sometimes there is no energy left in me to try these things, even look in the mirror, let alone sit down and write.

After a good year of fighting the internal battle on how I spent my time – should I go back to work or stay and enjoy the double time with my young twins. How can I find time for myself without feeling guilty? I’ver decided to approach things a little differently.

It’s hard to know what’s best. ‘Having it all’ is a constant juggling act and something is always going to be out of balance, relationship, mental well-being, physical health, body, boobs…the list goes on. We constantly doubt ourselves, so how can we move forward if we don’t back ourselves (and each other)?

Well, I think it starts with being honest with yourself.

Goals

So, what will 2018 bring? My mind is already at me, and now I’m fighting back. New year…new (you know the saying). With all these empowerment movements I’m more determined than ever to face that doubt.

I turn 30 this year – that’s a goal in itself. Plus, my twins will be turning 2 the same day. Before then I’d love to lose weight, get financials in order, blah blah, the list goes on. But, I realized that if I’m going to be happy, I need to release the pressure on myself.

So there it is – 2018 ‘goals’ are to put less pressure on myself, be more accepting, focus on positivity and appreciate what I’ve got. Simple really. Any other dreams I achieve are a bonus!

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Bonus

I turned to beauty blogging to encourage myself take some time out, to nurture, check in and ensure I was looking after me. Doing this for myself and possibly helping others do the same brings me joy.

So if I post and preach here online, to love yourself, or to get your skin checked or a time-saving trick – it’s equally something I’m trying to do in my life. I don’t know the answers but I hope anyone who reads this will be encouraged to feel a little more beautiful, to feel better about themselves and to make the journey in our lives a little more interesting.

I always say that The Glow Manifesto is for the time poor, who know that being the best version of themselves will enable them to have strength, take pride, and care for others. I believe this more than ever.

Resolutions

So here is to 2018 with no pressure. I simply aim to feel better, share what life brings and maybe laugh a little more along the way.  Wish me luck and I would love to hear how you’re planning to back yourselves this year in the comments below.

Sammy x

 

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