My Ins and Outs for 2024

This new trend of showcasing your "Ins and Outs" for the upcoming year is a trend I've really loved on social media during January! I know I've said that it's a trend that's only deemed for your social media followers to see, but I thought I'd bring it to my blog too.

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I've made it clear in the past on my blog that I'm not a fan of making New Year's resolutions. I just feel setting resolutions sets you up for failure if you're unable to complete them. I would rather just see where the year takes me and maybe make some goals as the weeks go on. 


So when I saw this trend begin to take over Instagram and even TikTok, I knew it was a great way for me to make some improvements for the new year ahead. I'd rather look at what I would to do more of in my life and get rid of some of the bad habits I've gotten myself into. 

So, what are my 'Ins and Outs' for 2024?

I'll give a mini explanation as to why I've chosen each one. I promise I won't go on for too long!

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Ins:

1) Start yoga - I've tried yoga many times, and always given up. I'm determined to stick with it this year!

2) Update my exercise routine - not only to include more yoga, but just generally change things up. I've been doing the same exercise routine for a while, so it needs re-jigging.

3) Get outdoors - I want to get outside more for walks etc. That bit of fresh air can do the soul wonders.

4) Wake up at 7:00 am every weekday - I think that extra hour can do wonders in terms of productivity.

5) Smile more - smiling can make a world of difference to my mood, so let's do it more!

6) Go on more adventures - I do want to travel more (budget-dependent) this year, maybe the Cotswolds? 

7) Step out of my comfort zone more - hopefully, I'll get some chances to do that!

8) Keep up with reading - I started reading again in the middle of last year, I hope to read at least 15 books this year!

So that's all my 'Ins! Let's have a look at my 'Outs':

Outs:

1) End the aimless scrolling, especially at night - I want to swap my phone for a book at night!

2) Search up symptoms on Dr Google - I've talked about my health anxiety on here before. I'm getting better at not Googling symptoms as much, but I still need to improve!

3) Comparing myself to others - comparison brings unhappiness. I need to stop the comparisons I make to others.

4) Thinking I'm not good enough - this can relate to a lot of aspects of my life. I'm aiming to stop thinking that way!

5) Learn to say no/stop people pleasing - I don't mind people pleasing, but I need to think about my well-being first and learn to say no when needing to.

6) Stressing over the smallest of things - I'm a stress-head at times. I need to learn to relax and take things as they come and not sweat over it!

7) Procrastinating - I've bought an hour-by-hour planner to help me stop procrastinating during the day. So far, it's working out quite well! As is following this method here

So these are my Ins and Outs for 2024!

As I said, I love this trend and I know so many others have written their Ins and Outs on social media. It's been really interesting to see what people want to prioritise in terms of goals and what they want to rid of in their lives. My Ins and Outs will allow you to get to know me a little and hopefully, you'll follow me throughout the year to see if I manage to achieve my Ins and completely throw away my Outs! 

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Maybe I should write a post at the end of 2024 to see if I've achieved that. Let me know if that's something you'd like to read at the end of the year. The way time flies by, it'll be here before we know it!

Let me know if you have any Ins and Outs for 2024! 

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  1. Those are some great ins and outs! I definitely need to stop comparing myself to others as well!

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    1. Making comparisons with others is one I definitely need to stop doing too Winnie!

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  2. Some great ins and outs. I'm definitely a victim of Dr Google! x

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    1. I'm terribly guilty for using Dr Google, I need to stop! x

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  3. I've not seen this social media trend yet, I must live under a rock! Love your ins and outs, Lucy, especially smiling more! x

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    1. It's been going around on Instagram in particular Lisa, but it's one that some people haven't done! x

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  4. I really like the ins and outs trend, just haven't done it yet! I'm with you, I want to alter my exercise and also go on walks more x

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    1. Do you have any ins and outs for this year Caroline? If so, I look forward to seeing what they are if you post them on Instagram!
      I've already altered my exercise regime and I'm loving exercise more than ever! x

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  5. Comparing myself to others is definitely something that needs to be out for me this year. I would love to get outside more.

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    1. It's something I need to work on, it's so easy to fall into the trap of comparison!

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  6. These are all such good ins and outs. The Cotswolds would be amazing! We're going down to Cornwall in the Easter holidays and are looking for somewhere in the middle to stop off to break the journey up. The Cotswolds looks perfect for this. Maybe we'll both get to go this year!

    Claire.X
    www.clairemac.co.uk

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    1. Oh Cornwall is such a beautiful place, I haven't been there since I was a kid, I'd love to go back! Let's hope we both get to go there this year! x

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  7. These are good ins and outs. All the best to you in 2024. May you become a better version of yourself day by day.

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    1. Thank you Fadima, all the best to you for 2024!

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  8. I totally relate to this! Especially point teo, four and eight of your ins. I've been messing up my routine a bit, like for example I'm never able to raise from bed at 7 am, but I'm trying to adapt my routine to the daily issue I face everyday and use January as a trial month to learn and adapt

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    1. I like that you're using January as a trial month to adapt your routine and make it work for you Cam, that's such a good idea!

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  9. I love this trend but I’ve never seen it on social media. It must be on the other side, haha! I would definitely like to read up at the end of the year how it all went. Wishing you only the best!

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    1. I hope you take up reading by the end of this year lovely!

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  10. I'm determined to get outdoors more this year, we spent so much of last year renovating that we spent far too much time inside! x

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    1. I hope you manage to get outdoors more this year Gemma! x

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  11. Definitely loving your lists :)

    https://brigittapasztor.blogspot.com/

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  12. Ooh, I really like the idea of doing some 'ins' and 'outs' for this year. Part of my focus/motto for the new year was "Release, Reinforce, and Revitalise" so I feel that this fits into it quite well. I really like the things you're going to work on, it's a great variety of things!

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    1. I like your motto for this year Molly, that's such a motivational motto for you to focus on in 2024!

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  13. I've loved this trend too! We've got a lot of similar "in's" for this year. I also want to get outside more, go on more adventures and sort out some sort of exercise routine x

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    1. Hopefully we can achieve ours 'Ins' for this year Jenny! x

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  14. I have loved reading peoples ins and outs!

    The Reluctant Blogger | thereluctantblogger.co.uk

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    1. I've loved reading other people's Ins and Outs too lovely!

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  15. Love this !!! I did this at the start of the year way better than resolutions
    shy - https://www.shyyshianne.com/post/how-to-set-boundaries-with-a-narcissist-and-manipulator

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    1. I think this method is much better than resolutions! x

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  16. I saw this trend everywhere on socials and I LOVE that you've repurposed it for a blog post. I want to be outside as much as I can this year!

    Rosie

    https://www.loverosiee.co.uk

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    1. It was such an amazing trend on social media, I loved reading everyone's ins and outs for 2024!
      I definitely need to get outside a lot more this year Rosie!

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