My 2017 Fuck Budget

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Hey, guys? It’s 2017. We’re finally out of the hell hole that was 2016 and I’m actually optimistic about this year. Let’s hope 2016 wasn’t just a test to see how far we could be pushed, hey?

You may remember the Fuck Budget from such posts as My F**k Budget and, well, that’s the only post I did on the subject.

UNTIL NOW.

I’m obsessed with the book The Life Changing Magic of Not Giving a F**k by Sarah Knight. It’s like my bible and I go back to read segments of it/the whole book quite regularly. Especially when those nasty little Fucks keep creeping back, as they do.

If you’re sat here wondering why I’m swearing so much and asking yourself whether you want to know what a Fuck Budget is or not, I suggest you do two things:

  1. Read my original Fuck Budget post.
  2. Buy the book.

You can thank me later, tbh.

A few days ago, I saw Vix had written a post all about creating a Fuck Budget for herself specifically for 2017. So, naturally, I’m copying her. (Lol jokes). No but seriously, thanks for the inspo Vix, babe. And go read her post because it’s pretty damn ace.

I’m not going to go into detail about what Fuck Budgets are/why you should have one because all of that is in my post from earlier in the year. (Can I link to this post any more?? Plug plug plug.) But what you do need to know is that the Fuck Budget system is broken down into four sections – things, work, friends and family – and they should be tackled in that exact order.

So here goes. My 2017 Fuck Budget.

THINGS

I will give less Fucks about: Followers. I get so hung up on followers and to be honest, I need to start caring less about getting new ones and more about keeping relationships with the ones I already have.

I will give more Fucks about: Engagement. I know of a few “big bloggers” who are convinced that the blogosphere is shifting towards valuing engagement over followers. The rise of the micro influencer and all that. I like to think I have pretty fab engagement across my platforms so my goal in 2017 is to keep improving it.

(Okay so I genuinely outright stole this one from Vix but she’s just so right.)

I will give less Fucks about: FOMO. Seriously. Sometimes I just can’t do things/go places I’d like to go, sometimes I just outright don’t want to. I need to stop giving a crap about the elusive idea of “missing out”.

I will give more Fucks about: Savings. I need to build up my savings again. And if that means not doing some things I want to do, so be it. Because at the end of the day – I want our own place more than I want to go to a swanky London blog event.

I will give less Fucks about: My weight/dress size. It’s all just a number at the end of the day.

I will give more Fucks about: My health and how I feel. I’m picking up the gym and healthy eating. (this is the first EVER January that I’ve actually looked forward to a serious detox – December has been heavy on the shit food and too much booze and I’m so ready to have neither of those for a while). But I’m not doing it for the way I look, I’m doing it for the way I feel.

WORK

I will give less Fucks about: Finding my “dream job”.

I will give more Fucks about: Finding a job that pays me money. At the end of the day, I can continue looking for my “dream job” whilst I’m getting paid. As it stands, I just need work. (Help me, I’m poor.)

I will give less Fucks about: YouTube. (As much.)

I will give more Fucks about: My blog. Doing vlogmas totally killed my creativity and I realised how much I prefer blogging. I’m still going to be doing the biz on the ol’ YouTube, but it’s going to be for me, not for subscribers/views/engagement. Whereas my blog needs to be treated more like a business again, like it was this time last year.

FRIENDS

I will give less Fucks about: How many friends I have.

I will give more Fucks about: How amazing the friends I have (and choose to keep) are. Goodbye any fair-weather friends.

I will give less Fucks about: People who don’t make an effort with me. Especially those who live further away.

I will give more Fucks about: Keeping up relationships with long distance friends I love. I have several friends that don’t live near me who I barely see. 2017 will be the year I make sure I see them more.

FAMILY

I will give less Fucks about: Certain family member’s opinions.

I will give more Fucks about: More important family member’s opinions.

I will give less Fucks about: Stuff that gets in the way.

I will give more Fucks about: Seeing my fam way more than I currently do.

So that’s it. A small look into the things I will be giving more Fucks about and the things I will be giving less Fucks about. And if I was to give you one word of advice for 2017? Stop giving a Fuck.

Peace out. (And Happy New Year!)


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  • Welp, looks like I need to go out and get this book! I need to start not giving a fuck about a number of things… Thanks for this!

    Amber || mylifeinlimbo.com

  • This is just Brilliant! Might write my own fuck it list, I love reading posts like these. Thanks :-) xX

  • Katie May

    This is the best. Tomorrow, I will be writing my own fucks list…so thanks!! X

  • Ellie’s Bits of Beauty

    This is brilliant! I definitely need to pick up this book.

    Ellie x

    http://www.elliesbitsofbeauty.wordpress.com

  • Totally with you with not giving a fuck about finding your dream job. Money is money, i gots bills to pay ?? Took me a few months of being poor to realise this!!

    Here’s to not giving a fuck x

  • Just came across this post and it’s amazing. I definitely need to write out a list myself, and focus on what’s important! xo

    McKenzie | maybemckenzie.com

  • What a lovely idea

  • This seems to me like the perfect fuck budget to start the year! My friend Anna has been posting about it too, I really need to get my hands on that book!! Alice xx

    http://www.woodenwindowsills.co.uk

  • Leanne

    i came across this post whilst googling ‘fuck budget’ so 1. i’d like to commend you on your SEO and 2. thank you for the post! learning to NGAF about the right things x

    http://www.thedressdiaries.co.uk

  • This is great – love the idea of a Fuck Budget. I really, really need to read this book, as I’ve seen it mentioned on a few blogs now! x http://www.aimeeraindropwrites.co.uk x

  • I love this! I’ve had this book for a few months now but haven’t actually written my Fuck Budget. I’m getting to it later, this post is genius! X

  • I really need to read this book. I give way too many fucks about all sorts of things and that’s something that needs to change if I’m ever to chill to hell out haha. Totally with you on letting go of people who don’t make the effort. I’m also letting go of making up for other people’s inadequacies because who has time to give a fuck about that?! Hope you smash all of your 2017 goals, sweetheart! :)

  • Great post! In 2017, I hope to give less fucks about 90% of the things I stressed and gave fucks about in 2016. It’s like we over-clutter our brains with nonsense. Bad, bad! Definitely adding this book to my “To Be Read” list — in which I hope to make a bigger dent in this year since I’ll free up so much extra time by not giving a fuck about things.

    xoxo – Kelly
    http://www.dreaminlace.com

  • I love this post, I think we all need to give less fucks once in a while and the friends thing was me at the start of 2016, it really made me happy cutting some people off, I’m all about the saving this year as I plan on moving out so no holidays for me in 2017.

    I’m so looking forward to this year!

    Leanne | http://www.oohsimplething.blogspot.co.uk

  • Louise

    I love this! And so many of these I agree with, especially the friends one, I get so hung up on how I don’t have that many friends, when really, I’d rather have no friends then friend’s who aren’t worth it if that makes sense! You’ve inspired me to go and buy the book now!

  • I love this!! Not giving a fuck is an important life skill and I think we could all do to work on it :) Happy New Year, hope 2017 is an amazing one for you! ♥

  • Abi Street

    I am dying to get my hands on this book! I need to de clutter my life and stop giving a fuck!!! x

    Abi | abistreetx

  • I’d like to work on my fear of missing out too. FOMO is real. Here’s to 2017! :]

    // ▲ itsCarmen.com ▲

  • Belle Hankey

    I love the idea of this! I need create a budget for myself!

    The Life & Times of Belle

  • Yasmin Rebecca

    Love this! I’m taking the year to work hard and focus on myself. And fuck fake friends. I seriously need to read this magic of not giving a fuck book, I see it EVERYWHERE. Great post, Happy New Year! x

    Y x | The Sweet Seven Five

  • The book is definitely at the top of my ‘to read’ list for this year! I agree with you on so many points, especially caring less about followers! Engagement is definitely more rewarding than a number!

    Becki xx
    http://www.beautyandthebrunette.co.uk

  • Frances Kayleigh

    I love this book ! And I love this post! My fucks are allocated so similarly to yours xx

    franceskayleigh.com

  • I love this book! Agree with you on so many of the above points. Fab post & all the best for 2017
    Amy x

    http://www.whatamysays.com

  • Love the post and the concept! I’m heading over to amazon to buy the book now x

  • Hahah I bloody love this concept! Sound’s brilliant and takes the pressure off new years resolutions so much. I really love the sound of that book. Always see it floating around the internet, so might have to invest. Best wishes for 2017 xx

    Lauren | itslaurenvictoria.blogspot.co.uk

  • This is such a good post! One of my colleagues has that book and I’m tempted to borrow it off her as I really need to start caring less. Good luck on your goals for this year!

    Lizzie Bee // mysticthorn.com

  • I love reading these kinds of posts! One of my resolutions this year is to start saving as well, I think it’s going to be the hardest one for me!

    Also can I just say that your flatlay photos are literally goals!

    Lynnsay x
    http://www.sartorialscot.com

  • Amazing post! It seriously made me laugh out loud! There are a few things I need to give less fucks about too :)

  • meg

    This is such a great post! And agree with you on so many points.

    Meg | Elmpetra

  • nicole

    I loved this post and I loved Vix’s one to! Love the concept! I think it’s important to spend more time and energy on things that really matter than things that don’t! Wishing you the best in 2017 xx

    http://thriftyvintagefashion.blogspot.co.uk/

  • I feel your pain about “finding the dream job”. 2 years out of Uni I still don’t know what I want to do with my life, I just have a standard office job and I am so sick of hearing people say “why don’t you use your degree?!” Like it’s that easy :’) Keep your chin up, and I hope you have a wonderful 2017 :) x

  • Great post – I think it is more important to work out what you do and don’t give a fuck about than making resolutions that are unrealistic and unachievable.

    Emma | HarmonyBlaze.co.uk

  • This is such an amazing idea! I definitely need to pick up that book as I give a fuck about way too many pointless things. xx

    Jessie | allthingsbeautiful-x