One of my favorite things to do is to listen to or read about peoples goals.
With it being a new year(and decade) most people set themselves some goals to achieve in the next couple of months. It really motives me to also set goals and try to better myself in some way everyday.
I want to share some goals that I’ve set for this year and reasoning behind it. I’m also going to do a January review on what I’ve achieved thus far.
What I’m going to discuss:
- My goals for 2020 (16)
- Habits I want to adapt
- Skills I want to learn
- My January review
My goals for 2020:
- Read at least one book per month.
I know, I know. This is the most common resolution out there. But I recently heard someone say that a book is all of someones knowledge(gathered over years and years with tons of research and effort) put into the form of a book for you to read in a couple of days. Why wouldn’t you want to learn everything a expert knows in his field much quicker than they did?
2. Try to watch a sunset or sunrise everyday.
Sunsets and sunrises are the most magical time of the day. Its a time where you see the world begin to settle down or wake up. Plus they look pretty amazing and I think its important to realize that its a gift from nature.
3. Be able to do 10 body weight pull ups.
I mean no explanation. I just want to gain strength and challenge myself (and feel like a badass)
4. Run 2 km as fast as I can.
I saw that running 2 km was part of a U.S. navy fitness test and I want to challenge myself.
5. Do 50 push ups.
Also part of the fitness test.
6. Invest in educational courses.
I never want to stop learning. The world is full of information and opportunities and I don’t want to waste time not gaining some wisdom. “You can never be over educated”
7. Better my photography skills.
I want to document my life in more creative and quality ways.
8. Take care of my skin.
I want to be that aunt/ grandma /stranger that still looks youthful in their older age.
9. Become more flexible.
According to the Human Performance Resource Center, which is affiliated with a health-sciences university, if your joints are tight, that might affect your form when exercising. As a result, you could be more likely to get hurt.
10. Limit my plastic and paper use (Reduce, Reuse, Recycle)
Helps sustain the environment for future generations.
11. Do volunteer work.
I can’t think of anything that will make me feel more fulfilled other than helping others.
12.Learn a new language.
Benefits: better decision making skills, improved memory, increased attention span, improved ability to multitask, increased perceptual sensitivity, better cognitive abilities, delayed onset of dementia. The list goes on.
13. Have Sunday as my rest/planning day.
I want a day for my body and mind to relax and prepare for the upcoming week.
14. Try to write with my left hand(i’m right dominant and thought this could be a nice challenge).
Using your opposite hand will strengthen neural connections in your brain, and even grow new ones. It’s similar to how physical exercise improves your body’s functioning and grows muscles. via https://www.goodfinancialcents.com/benefits-of-using-your-opposite-hand-grow-brain-cells-while-brushing-your-teeth/ialcents.com
15. Become qualified to do CPR.
Only reason is that I want to be able to save someone’s life if there’s an emergency.
16. Go for drumming lessons.
I’ve been dreaming of playing drums since I was a little girl and I want to start practicing this year.
My daily habits:
- Try to have 45 min of exercise everyday.
- Listen to a podcast while I exercise.
- Hydrate before I caffeinate.
- Drink 3 liters of water everyday.
- 10 000 steps everyday.
- Be more mindful and in the moment.
- Read .
- Choose a skill to work on everyday.
- Practice my flexibility.
- Family time: Talk to or call family
- Plan my finances
- Journal about my day and thoughts before I sleep.
- Plan the next day the night before.
- NB: plan for one new,strange, challenging of exciting experience each week.
Skills I want to learn
- Learn a new language.
- Learn how to surf.
- Improve my cooking skills
- Blog (yup I’m doing it).
- Learn about investing.
- Play the drums
- Do a lot of accredited courses and learn about all aspects of life.
My January Review
I would say that January was a successful month. I definitely made progress on most of my goals. I’ve put action plans in place for the rest of the months on what goals I will focus on or practice.
My habits are coming along. There’s a couple that I’m still struggling with but I go over the list of habits often and try to be as committed to them as I can.
I know that I won’t be able to master all of my goals or goal habits in this year. But that’s the thing: they are goals, I put them there to motivate me to achieve them. and if I only achieve them in a couple of years that’s still okay! As long as I know I want to better myself and learn I know my year will be a success.
What are your goals for this year? How did you progress with them in January?
Don’t give up! See what happens if you stick to your goals this year.
Thank you so much for reading my blog and about my life. I hope to better my blogging skills as well so just bear with me. Have a nice day 🙂