{Monthly Series} December 2018 Goals Festivities

December 2018 Goals are part of the monthly goal-setting series where I share my ambitions for the month. At the start of each month, I take some time to think of things I want to accomplish. Being a go orientated person, I love mapping out the new month in advance. I often get asked why I set goals and how I manage to stay on top of them monthly. 

For me setting goals is all about providing myself with purpose and direction. Life will often throw curve balls but that doesn’t mean you can’t set goals. December is often a hectic month due to the festivities and often life goes into disarray. I, therefore, give myself direction by setting December 2018 Goals that are in alignment with the season.


Recap of November 2018 Goals

Before I can get ahead of myself and planning the rest of the month, a recap is necessary. I am a strong believer in learning from the past near and far this is why a recap is essential. Here is a recap of the November 2018 Goals;

  • Travel – I am visiting Bremen, Salzburg, Zagreb and Gdansk this month alone. Every single week, I am travelling abroad. SUCCESSapart from a cancelled trip to Zagreb, all went smoothly.
  • Local Adventures – Explore National Trust Properties. SUCCESSI managed to explore some local areas
  • Christmas Gifts and Guides – Start shopping for the family and write guides on the blog. PARTIAL SUCCESS whilst I have written all the guides, I haven’t started Christmas shopping yet
  • Monthly Personal time – need a media detox. FAILEDI wanted to take some personal time especially from social media but that didn’t happen. 

I did not do too badly in November but I failed on one item that is most essential. If there is one thing I have learned in the 5 years of blogging is knowing when to take a break. I have not been able to take a media detox because of the various commitments. But I will strive to have that this month even though it’s bound to be hectic. Regardless, here are some of my December 2018 Goals

December 2018 Goals – festivities

December promises to be such a wonderful and busy month of festivities and adventure. I am excited to be heading Faro, Portugal this month and reviewing some amazing locations. Make sure you be following me on Instagram for up-to-date information on my latest adventures.

December 2018 Goals are part of the monthly goal-setting series where I share my ambitions for the month. At the start of each month, I take some time to think of things I want to accomplish. Being a go orientated person, I love mapping out the new month in advance.

Before I get carried away talking about my upcoming adventures, listed below are the December 2018 Goals. When I was writing these goals, I wanted them to be seasonally orientated.

  • Social Media detox – though I have loads of blogging commitments to do, I want to take some time off. As a blogger, I almost always have to be switched on to everything social media. Thankfully I have some tools that help me to not always be online.
  • Travel Home & Abroad – as mentioned already, I am off to Portugal this month for a couple of days. In terms of home adventures, I am off to Leamington Spa for a nice spa break. Very much needed and excited to be exploring Faro and relaxing at a spa. 
  • Christmas Plans & Presents – I am yet to buy any presents for my family. But I am hoping to change that in the next few weeks and no last-minute buys. Our plans this year is to spend time with my family and visit some old friends too. 
  • Blogging Commitments – in order for me to have that social media detox that I sorely need, I need to complete my commitments. I have a few commitments that are running behind and want to complete before I fly to Portugal. 

I am so excited about December as I will get to spend a lot of time with my family. We all live some distance apart and will be nice to spend time under the same room. Have you set any December 2018 Goals?



  1. December 17, 2018 / 6:28 am

    It is so hard to take a social media break, isn’t it? Especially as a blogger so close to Christmas. Hopefully you get all your work tasks for the blog completed in time so you can have a well deserved break.

  2. December 16, 2018 / 11:13 pm

    You’ve had a busy month! Such a great way to measure your success for the month 🙂

  3. December 16, 2018 / 9:25 pm

    I think it’s really healthy to always keep a ‘social media detox’ as part of your goals. As bloggers, we spend our lives online and it feels good to disconnect and enjoy the real world. I switch off every Saturday and Sunday and don’t go back online until my children are in bed. It feels so good every weekend.

  4. December 14, 2018 / 5:30 pm

    You have already smashed so many goals! Well done. I hear you on the social media detox, it is so hard to switch off from!

  5. December 14, 2018 / 1:40 pm

    I am with you on the social media detox. I am hoping to wrap everything up by Monday and then will be offline until January – woohoo!

  6. December 14, 2018 / 12:45 pm

    This is so good and keeps you accountable to them, more so as they are published publicly. I am desparate to take a break from social media, but my blog relies so heavily on it 🙁

  7. December 14, 2018 / 12:44 pm

    Wow you’ve had a busy month in November with all that travelling – what amazing opportunities! I hope you have a lovely time in Portugal and get all of your commitments completed 🙂

  8. December 14, 2018 / 11:22 am

    Portugal will be lovely, make sure you try their chicken piri pirri it’s yummy!!!! OMG no presents yet I’ve almost finished, get shopping quick to reduce stress last minute xxx

  9. December 9, 2018 / 9:31 pm

    I need to follow through with my personal goals I set. I always start and stop…then start again. Kudos to you!👍👍👍

  10. December 9, 2018 / 3:07 pm

    Have fun in Portugal, and glad you are meeting goals.

  11. December 8, 2018 / 2:46 pm

    Boy how I wish I could be this organized in my life! I need a plan like this and topping my list would be a social media detox as well 🙂

  12. December 7, 2018 / 5:37 pm

    I love that you set goals and then hold yourself accountable for them! I have a couple of goals I want to achieve early next year.

  13. December 6, 2018 / 10:39 pm

    Wow! you seem to be very organized. Really helps to set SMART goals. Love the idea of having it monthly. I’ll probably fail on the social media detox too if that’s gonna be among the goals. 😅

  14. Konstantina
    December 6, 2018 / 10:26 pm

    Travelling is definitely so therapeutic especially during the holidays. Congrats on having a complete list and sticking up with it.

  15. December 6, 2018 / 3:36 pm

    Social media is a tough one, I had problems with it myself. I hope you tick off all of your new goals for this month 🙂

  16. December 6, 2018 / 3:02 pm

    I’m doing an email detox and subscriber detox. My goal is to not be overwhelmed in 2019 as I focus on my top priorities. Another goal is to be consistent with my new blog. Lastly, I plan to keep up on my personal service commitments.

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