New Year Goals | 17 Achievable Tasks in 17

Achievable tasks

Over the years, since I was a teenager I have put together a list of achievable tasks instead of New Years resolutions. The reason for this is that instead of one big thing that 99% of the time we fail at it was good to put a list of achievable tasks that you could cross off as and when. If I achieve over 50% I feel like I have had a good year.

This year I managed to rope in Claire to put hers together and we thought we would share them.

Here are mine:

1. Try cooking a new recipe
2. Read 1 book every 2 months
3. Get 2017 more subscribers on my main channel and reach 1k Subscribers on the Lander-Shafik’s Channel
4. Have one day a month off gadgets/TV
5. Learn to count to 10, say please and thank you, yes and no in another language
6. Ring my mother more
7. Write more letters to friends
8. Comment on more bloggers/vloggers posts/videos
9. Do more lives on my own Facebook page
10. Take Rupert to 6 different places for good walks
11. Discover a new band/artist
12. Create a better instagram theme
13. Make something crafty I’ve learnt from youtube
14. Create a new collab idea for my channel
15. Do something out of my comfort zone at least once
16. Make a new friend in my area
17. If there is an opportunity to make a random act of kindness take it

And Claires are:

1. Be positive in all I do
2. Make better food choices
3. Quality time with Leah
4. Walk Rupert Daily
5. Compliment others and myself daily
6. Quality time with family
7. Go to Bingo and Steelers LOTS
8. Sort out utility room
9. Try something new every month
10. Pay off all catalogues
11. Define my transferable skills
12. Cook more and offer Leah more brews
13. Read 4 new books
14. Take lunch to work every day
15. Cut grass and hedge every 2-3 weeks
16. Take the kids somewhere new
17. Vlog Daily!

We have some really different goals but they are all achievable in the year.

What would be your 17 in 17?


  1. January 6, 2017 / 8:14 am

    Setting smaller achievable goals instead of resolutions is a great idea, I feel. It gives you a sense of accomplishment throughout the year as you accomplish them. You both have great goals for 2017!

  2. January 6, 2017 / 10:07 am

    I love these – sometimes smaller goals are way more achievable than bigger ones x

  3. January 6, 2017 / 12:02 pm

    Smaller more achievable goals are the way forward as I think we sometimes put too much pressure on ourselves x

  4. January 6, 2017 / 2:42 pm

    This is a good list! I would definitely have read more on my list, gone are my long summer holidays so trying to read a book a month

  5. hannah
    January 6, 2017 / 3:35 pm

    I think acheivable tasks are much better than resolutions. I never do resolutions

  6. January 6, 2017 / 6:00 pm

    These are all great things to try to do. I am the same setting goals and tasks rather than resolutions that I will stop doing something. I am also trying to read more, and do yoga often!

  7. January 6, 2017 / 6:09 pm

    These are fab goals/resolutions – I want to read more this year, but my issue is that I get sucked into a good book and put off stuff that needs doing in order to read!

  8. January 7, 2017 / 1:33 am

    Loads of resolutions there but not excessive so making them more achievable. Good luck, I hope you manage them all x

  9. January 7, 2017 / 3:38 am

    Happy New Year Leah and Claire, I’m loving your resolutions, especially having one day off of technology! xxx

  10. January 7, 2017 / 12:33 pm

    I like to be microambitious and set small goals for a day/week/month, I find that so much better and I end up being far more productive as a result

  11. January 7, 2017 / 6:30 pm

    Happy New Year! What a great list you’ve both got, hope you achieve them all 🙂

  12. January 7, 2017 / 7:21 pm

    Creating and sticking to an Instagram is so hard but that’s one of my goals too!

  13. January 7, 2017 / 7:50 pm

    Great, achievable goals. Good luck to you both for 2017! xo

  14. January 8, 2017 / 7:41 am

    I love setting achievable goals, I set monthly and yearly goals and I check on them month end and quarterly respectively. Good luck to you and Claire and hope you guys achieve your goals

  15. Jemma
    January 9, 2017 / 3:34 pm

    Great list. Really lot of good luck in achieving them.

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