I am not into making resolutions. I prefer to set myself monthly goals to work towards.
So, we are officially well into 2020 now and I think it is about time I set myself some goals for January and for this year. 2019 was a mixture of good, great and not so great things for me on a personal level. I learnt a lot and changed a lot in 2019. The one thing I will take away from 2019 is that life is very precious. You should always live your life to the fullest every single day. For me, 2020 is not so much about making dramatic changes to my life, but more about making smaller, but significant tweaks to keep me on my overall journey of self-improvement, self-awareness and confidence building. Here are my working goals for January.
I completely love my blog and will always be a blogger at heart, despite the fact that people are reading blogs less and less now. That said, I very much feel that I feel that in 2019 I spent more time worrying about my social media numbers, stats and having the right ‘look and feel’ to work with brands. I stopped enjoying blogging and writing and felt it became more of a chore for me, than something I really enjoyed. 2020 will see me return to blogging for enjoyment, rather than for numbers and followers.
Publish 2 posts per week
I am taking the pressure away from myself to write and publish 3 posts per week, and reverting back to publishing 2 per week, which I feel for me, with my other commitments in life is manageable and achievable.
Work on my Social Media platforms
I am so very grateful to every single one of my followers – thank you so much for sticking with me. One of my overall goals for 2020 is for me to work on and build all my Social Media platforms including Instagram and Pinterest.
Attend more Blogger Events
I was very lucky to be invited to a lot of events in 2019 and I would like to continue working with brands and attending events in 2020.
2019 was a year that I started taking more care of myself and my own health and well-being. I began following the Slimming World plan and investing more time in my health and weight loss. I want to continue with being more aware of my own physical, mental and emotional health in 2020.
2020 is the year I intend to exercise regularly. I am never going to be a ‘gym-bunny’, however I have got a programme that was created by one of the Personal Trainers at my gym. The programme is a 40 minute cardio session and I am aiming to do this twice a week, along with swimming and a class. I am also going for regular walks in my lunch breaks at work, so I am really trying to increase my exercise and activity on a daily basis.
Look after ME
Throughout 2020, I am going to make self-care and self-awareness a priority for me. Spending more time on things like meditation, mindfulness and visualisation will really help me to focus on myself and my wellbeing even if it’s just for 10 minutes a day.
Write in my journal
I love spending just a few minutes at the end of the day writing in my journal. This for me was one of the biggest and positive changes I made in 20019 and I will be continuing to journal on a daily basis throughout 2020. I have written a guest post over on Do 5 Things a Day all about how journaling has helped my emotional health and to help process thoughts, feelings and emotions.
Have you set yourself any goals for January or any goals/resolutions for 2020? Leave me a comment and let me know what you want to achieve this year.