Gentle goals for January

I'm returning to setting monthly goals in 2023. I used to enjoy setting monthly mini goals and then reflecting on my progress towards the end of the month. My aim is to a) make myself more accountable b) build good habits c) try new things. Let's crack on with my short list.

1. To read at least 2 books, one fiction and one non-fiction. I've been in a reading slump of late and I'm not sure why when I love reading and have been given some interesting books recently. What better month than January to enjoy curling up on the sofa with a good book?
2. To exercise daily either by walking or training at the gym. I've been going to a gym since April last year and have been enjoying strength training, swimming and the occasional fitness class. My fitness has improved, I feel more confident and my body's more toned. However, I need to walk on my no gym days or at least stay active. 
3. Sew. I've got an embroidery kit and a some felt dog patterns both of which are adorable. 
4. Have a low buy month. We're currently shopping from our own fridge, freezer and cupboards and only buying food that we need after careful menu planning. Also, I won't be buying anything I don't need such as clothes, magazines, make-up, decorative items, plants or books. Buying from charity shops is also off limits. 
5. Make another Youtube video. I made 1 Youtube video last year which I'll link below. I'd be interested to know if this is something you'd like to see more of. 

I'll reflect on theses 5 goals towards the end of the month if not before. I'll hopefully have lots to write about as well as photos relating to each goal. 

The photo is Gwynver beach, just north of Sennen Cove. We stayed at The Hut in Gwynver last year for Tim's 60th birthday. We had fabulous views of the ocean and amazing sunsets. 

I'll leave you with last year's video which as it was filmed in January (2021) is almost current :) I'd love to hear whether you've set any goals for this month or year. 



  1. I just Googled The Hut in Gwynver ... what can I say WOW it looks amazing.

    I want to get back to reading more again this year and setting a low target like one fiction and one non-fiction sounds like a good way to inspire yourself, I might try something similar.

    1. It was a perfect hideaway and we hardly used the car. Watching the sea was mesmerising. Yes, just started up Richard Osman's second book and I have a non-fiction book on the go too.

  2. Loved watching your video Claire. So well edited and thoughtful. I wouldn't have a clue how to start with you tube. Keep it up. Jacquie x

    1. Thanks Jacquie, that's really kind and supportive. I'd love to make more videos x


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