1. Keep reading a lot
This may seem obvious, but I tend to neglect my reading when things get busy. In the last couple of months of 2012, I haven't read as much as I would've wanted, and I want to change that. Reading is the best way for me to relax, to be able to get away from stressy things, but at the same time it's one of the first things to suffer when I get busy. To make it a goal I can accomplish: I want to read at least 90 books in 2013.
2. Read more sequels
I started a lot of series in 2011 and 2012 and I didn't really keep up with reading their sequels, which means I've got a ton of unfinished series that I'm in the middle of. I need to finish them before I dive into even more series in 2013. My goal is to finish at least 10 series in 2013.
3. Read more standalones
This goal doesn't really work with the last one, at least not on first glance. But I've been reading so many books that are part of a series and while I love those, I sometimes long for a book that is just that; one book. One book to suck me in, grab me, and take me on a roller-coaster. I love those kind of books and I just don't read enough of them. The goal: read 15 standalones in 2013.
4. Read classics
While I love reading, I haven't read a lot of classics. I think I should be able to count the amount of classics that I've read on one hand. Which is pathetic, and I need to change that. There are so many good books out there. Many of the classics are outside my comfort zone, so I'm starting carefully: read 5 classics in 2013.
5. Read books I already own
So I have a bit of a book-buying problem, which results in crammed shelves with tons and tons of books (love!) that haven't been read (not so much love). While I've been making some progress in 2012, I have a long way to go.. Which is why I'm aiming to read at least 20 books that I own as of January 1st, 2013, but haven't read yet.
6. Cook properly and healthy
So I'm moving out of my parents' house in 2013 and I'll be cooking for myself, and I'm aiming to cook some healthy meals for myself. I'm a bit of a lazy person, so I tend to lean towards food that can be made in less than 30 mins, and they are often not the most healthy dishes. But my parents gave me a cookbook for single cooking with delicious looking meals in it, so I'll be using that a lot.
7. Do things that make me happy
If there's one thing that I've learned in the past year, it's that I need to keep myself happy. I was in an unhappy place for a long time, but lovely friends, getting a job, going to London by myself and buying a house have brought me back to that happy place again. I want to stay there, so I'll be doing stuff that make me happy; go to an aquarium, visit a city, go see a film in theatre, things like that. It'll be a learning curve, but I'm going to do it. For me.
So those are my goals for the new year! What are some of yours? Feel free to link up to your own posts, if you have one :)