2016 Goals: Life, Blog & School

2016 Goals: Life, Blog & School

2016 Goals-Life, Blog &School (1)

With 2016 coming up in only a few days (already? that’s crazy!) and the semester ending, I can’t stop thinking about what I did good this year and what I could’ve donne even better. I don’t believe in resolutions and never have. However, I think goals are manageable and achievable. Some of you might think “Isn’t it pretty much the same?” It could be but to me it isn’t.

I see goals as being something you really want to achieve. They guide your thoughts and actions towards something attainable. Goals, to me, just seem much more tangible. I tend to see resolutions as a wish; often people take on resolutions and think they will achieve themselves. They won’t.

So here’s my round up of things I hope to achieve in the following year. I will be doing a check-up on these every 3 months to make sure I’m staying on the right track!

I have divided them into three categories because well that’s just creepy-organized-me.


Go to the gym at least once a week – Okay this is a confession. I used to love going to the gym and lifting weights. Since I moved in my appartment in July, I have purchased a gym membership to a gym really close to me in September and I have only been there twice. Yes, twice.Β Why? I’m lazy and with going to university and all that I just couldn’t (or wouldn’t) find the time to go. So I’m starting slow and steady and trying to get myself to go do some exercise at least once a week. Wish me luck, please.

Keep my appartment clean & orderlyΒ – When my semester is on full-spin I have a tendency of not picking up after myself. I let the dishes pile up, I throw my clothes pretty much everywhere and I find excuses to not sweep my floor. I’m bringing an end to the mess once and for all.

Follow my weekly schedule outline – I have just decided to start planning my weeks in advance. Not that I haven’t tried before, it just hasn’t worked for me. If you want to learn more about how I’m actually doing it and why this time I think it’s the right one, head on over here to this whole post I wrote about Planning Your Week In General For Success.

Spend less money – This year, I am going to budget better. Plan out grocery shopping more, resist my urges & temptations to get fast-food (all the time) and stop buying this I don’t actually need that much.


Finish setting things up – In case you don’t know, I just started this blog. Yes, that’s right! While I’m excited, I know I have a lot of work ahead of me. One of my goals is to finish setting up the design and the features of the blog to my liking.

Be consistent – I have pledged to blog at least three times a week (Monday, Wednesday, Friday) and when school starts I will have to be really organized in order to keep things rolling as smoothly as possible. I can’t wait to share study tips, strategies and whatnot with you guys, so this shouldn’t be much of a problem.

Grow a readership – Since just starting out, I know I probably don’t have a lot of readers and that’s fine! I have to work on promoting my blog and creating content that will interest people. Speaking of that, if you have a question or a subject you’d like me to talk about, don’t hesitate to talk to me here! Pssst. I always respond!

Reach out to other bloggers – Of course, like anyone out there, I’m a fangirl of some bloggers (don’t worry you’ll learn about them eventually, I promise). I would like to meet/talk to fellow bloggers, get to know them and share stories. After all, blogging is mostly social.


Stop procrastinating – I am so, so guilty of this. You could probably call me the queen of procrastination. This goal is really simple: get off my butt and work. Nothing else to say here.

Study a little bit everyday – School work is already and very present in my weekly plan. However, I want to do a little bit on the weekends as well. I think that working on assignments or readings constantly is necessary to help get better grades and lighten the end of the semester. We’ll see I guess!

Stay on top of readings – Being in Law School, I have a lot of readings to do every week. Trust me, it’s not an understatement. 300-400 pages a week for us is quite normal. I want to make sure I am reading them by the due date and doing summaries on my computer for every reading to add to my class notes.


Wow I have a lot of work planned ahead for 2016! I don’t know if I can do it all but I will certainly try. I think having planned it out and told you guys holds me accountable. I already feel like that’s a step forward in the right direction. This list might change during the year and that’s what it’s made for. I’m excited for 2016!

Now tell me, what do you have planned for 2016? What do you hope to accomplish or change in your life in the upcoming year? Maybe something you didn’t manage to find the time for last year? Or a new project you have coming up? I’d love to hear about it!

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2 Discussion to this post

  1. Sarah says:

    Great post Mariya! I look forward to following your blog this year, and I hope you manage to achieve all of your goals! Your blog looks gorgeous!
    My personal goals for this year are to start my own blog, finish the novel I’m writing, make a DIY planner and stick to it, complete my Senior Year Bucket List, and successfully move into University for the first time this fall!

    • TheStudyholic says:

      Thank you so much Sarah! That’s so sweet of you πŸ™‚

      Wow you’ve got a lot going on there, you must be a very busy person hehe! I’d love to know what your novel is about and what you’re wanting to blog about. And university is so exciting! Don’t hesitate to chat me up if you’d like. We can talk books and school and blogging. I’d love to help out if you have any questions. Seems we have a lot in common.

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