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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!)