2018 – goal setting, word of the year, mental health and self care

The new year brings with it millions of posts on goal setting, resolutions, dreams, aspirations and so much more.  It can leave people feeling inspired or totally overwhelmed.  Some people avoid resolutions as it can bring with it negative connotations but others need to have targets and things to work towards.

With that in mind, I thought I would pull together some blog posts for you to check out.

Mental health, self care and general well being are so important – and these things can have a huge impact on other areas of your life.

There are some amazing bloggers out there, who regularly write amazing content.  I have picked four who have all written about setting goals, new year resolutions, words of the year, well being, mental health and self care.

They each have their own take on the topics, their own ideas and opinions – but hopefully there is something you can take from each of them.


Rosalilium is a lifestyle blog, created by Elizabeth.  Her blog focuses on wellbeing in various aspects of everyone’s lives. It is a personal blog and features blog posts on travel, recipes, lifestyle, mental health, wellbeing and much more. http://www.rosalilium.com

Choosing a Word of The Year – not sure what this is or means? Maybe you need a little inspiration? Elizabeth has written a blog post all about choosing a ‘word of the year’ and her post also includes a free download.

Your well being has a massive impact on your work, your studies, your mood, your relationships.  If you need a little help then here are 5 ways to boost your well being.

Looking to improve your overall self care and well being? Stuck for ideas? Elizabeth has created a list of 100 things to do for self care – which should definitely give you some ideas or inspiration, you can check it out here.

365 Pearls of Wisdom

365 Pearls of Wisdom is a blog written by Karen.

Are you looking for some alternatives to setting new year resolutions? Then here are 5 alternatives to help you plan your 2018.

Struggling with winter? We (well us here in the UK) still have 2 more wintery months ahead of us and the cold and dark mornings can play havoc for some students and those heading off to work.  Karen created a winter wellness toolkit which you might want to check out

Wholeheartedly Laura 

I met Laura, Wholeheartedly Laura at a Blognix Conference back in 2016 and was sat with her on a table for a mastermind before Laura did a talk.  Out of all the blogs I read, I can really picture Laura and hear her voice when I read her posts.  She is very real and authentic and personal.

New Year New You – Struggling with this time of year? Unsure whether to set goals/resolutions, struggling to get motivated, have a million and one things you want to achieve? If you need some clarity on how best to plan your 2018 then maybe give this a read.

Wanting to set some intentions for 2018? This blog post does share Laura’s intentions – it also talks about the process of setting them

Mind set and wellbeing – your mindset is the most powerful tool for better well being.  Are these things you struggle with? Laura explains all about how your mindset and well being work together in a lot more detail here.

The Travel Hack

Now, you know me, I love a good holiday.  Even a weekend away.  One blog I love reading is The Travel Hack – Monica has the best blog ever (and she has pretty great blog contributors as well).  On The Travel Hack, you can read some great posts on luxury based travel and adventure travel.  It also contains posts on general every day life, packing, books, days out etc.

Now you might be wondering what the Travel Hack has to do with new year, resolutions, self care.  Well… Monica recently uploaded a post all about Simple New Year’s Resolutions for a healthier, happier and more organised 2018.  This post contains some great suggestions that are perfect for students, academics and lawyers who are looking for a more rounded, happy and easy 2018.

I hope you found some of these useful – and wishing you a happy, healthy, motivated 2018.

Rebecca x

More Stories
Bookmas 2016