Is anyone else feeling incredibly motivated right now? Like the New Year just gives you this burst of energy and this drive to go after your goals?

We've got a whole 12 months ahead of us guys. I mean, technically 11 now as it's February. And it's the perfect time to restart, refocus, reorganise.

It's time to decide that you will make the most out of this year.

No excuses.

I started 2018 in my happy place, by the sea with some much-needed sunshine. I couldn't have dreamt of a better way to enter the new year and reconnect with myself. So refreshing and so good for the soul. I have now set goals for this year and I’m taking baby steps every day towards them.

Physical & mental health will be a priority. Everyone is saying how important it is to take care of your body and workout but what about taking care of your mind too? Both go hand in hand, but that's a blog post for another day... I'm getting back into a consistent workout routine, I'm doing more yoga and it feels so good! I’m also getting back into the habit of daily meditation and I can feel the shift already, it's probably the one thing that is making the biggest difference in my mood and life right now. I have been eating more plant-based lately and it truly makes me feel my best.

I would love to travel more this year too and go to countries and continents I haven't been to yet. Last year I made the big move to the UK so I had been focused on working hard, making new friends and adjusting to the British life (and the sh*t weather...) and I'm really missing exploring new places!

I also really want to get back into blogging and post more regularly. Blogging made me feel kind of trapped last year. I originally started this website as a travel blog so I somewhat convinced myself that I must write how to's and travel guides and nothing else. But who came up with these dumb rules? Travel is one of my favourite things to do, topics to talk about, and I love love love writing about it on the blog. But there are so many other things that inspire me and that I want to share too. So this year, NO RULES - I will be writing content without any rules at all and just let the creativity flow (like I'm doing right now with this post and loving it!)

I just want to spend more time doing things that make ME happy this year, you know?

There's just no time for negativity, no time to overthink things, no time to care about what other people think. Let's make 2018 the year we stop wasting our time on things that don't matter. Let's send positive energy out to the world and more importantly, let's not allow negative thoughts to dictate what we do.

Do what you love. Do what makes you happy.

In other words, I have just been feeling this crazy surge of inspiration, motivation and creativity lately and it feels so amazing. Ready to conquer the year! Are you?

Are you still feeling that New Year's motivation too? What are your goals for 2018?