Happy New Year! Even though I feel very vulnerable in doing so, I want to share my goals for the new year with you. The action steps I plan on taking for each goal will also be listed.
I am hoping that by sharing my goals it will help keep me accountable. I am also hoping that they might inspire you to create some personal growth goals for yourself.
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Read 1 book every week
I have always loved reading, but since becoming a mom I haven’t made as much time for it as I would like.
Reading is something that I really miss doing, so I thought it would make a good goal for the new year. It is a very relaxing activity and counts as self-care (which is one of my other goals). This will allow me to work towards two goals at once!
My favorite books are self-help books and I am sure I will be reading a lot of them. They will be very fitting since my main focus for the year is personal growth.
- Make a list of the 53 books that I want to read in 2020
- Keep track of what I am reading using Goodreads
- Make time to read every day
- Create a blog post at the end of every month reviewing the books that I read
Do some form of self-care every day
Self-care is something that I do not participate in nearly enough. I am realizing how much of a necessity it is and so I am making it one of my goals for 2020. I need to take care of myself in order to take the best care of my family.
- Make a list of self-care ideas
- Fill out a monthly calendar with a self-care activity for each day
- Complete each self-care activity every day of the month and track it
Journal every day
I journaled all of the time as a child and found it very therapeutic.
Writing has always been something I have enjoyed and it helps me to deal with my feelings. There has been a lot that has gone on over the years and I have come to the realization how much I need to get back into journaling.
I bought myself a gratitude journal to make use out of, as well as the 5 Second Journal. Hopefully, they will help me to ease back into the habit of journaling regularly.
- Look up some journal prompts
- Use my gratitude journal
- Write in my 5 Second Journal every day
I have never been one for exercise. It is something that I dread doing.
I know that exercise is a big part of being healthy and so it is something I want to incorporate into my life.
I plan on trying out different exercises either every week or every month. Hopefully, by doing so, I will find what exercises I actually like doing.
If I can find something that I enjoy, it will make reaching my goal for this year a whole lot easier. Having this goal is really going to help me with my physical health, as well as my mental health.
- Look up some workouts on YouTube that I would be interested in trying out
- Decide which 3 days of the week I want to workout
- Determine what workouts I am going to do on those days
- Create a workout schedule
- Follow through with that schedule
Start going to therapy again
Taking care of my mental health is just as important as my physical health. My health is very important to me and it is something I really want to make sure I’m making a priority in 2020.
I haven’t been to therapy since around August 2019 and I have been able to tell the difference. I need someone to talk to who won’t judge me and understands why I am feeling the way that I am.
Just remember, going to therapy is nothing to be embarrassed about. I highly suggest it for anyone that is struggling with their mental health for any reason.
- Call to make an appointment
- Attend therapy appointment
Learn more about bipolar disorder
About a year ago I was diagnosed with having bipolar disorder. This came as a surprise to me, but after hearing an explanation a lot of things started to make sense to me.
There is still a lot I have to learn and understand so I want to educate myself more on it this year.
- Purchase a book about bipolar disorder
- Do research online
- Try to find a support group to join
Create & follow a morning routine
I really need some routines in my life. Without routines, I feel like I spend my day sitting around accomplishing nothing.
Having a routine will give me a plan so that I am prioritizing the important things and being productive. Plus, it will give me a nice start to the day to focus on making progress towards my goals.
- Complete the Make Over Your Mornings course
- Read Good Morning, Good Life by Amy Landino
- Use those 2 resources to create a morning routine for me
- Follow my morning routine and then reassess after 4-6 weeks
Get approved by Monumetric
I am so excited that I got past my fear and finally started a blog at the end of October 2019. I need to work on becoming more consistent with it and want to work really hard on getting traffic.
Monumetric is an ad network that you need 10,000 pageviews in 30 days in order to qualify. This is a goal of mine because it will help me to monetize my blog and start contributing to the family finances.
- Create more content on my blog
- Increase traffic to my blog
- Get to 10,000 pageviews in a month timespan
- Apply to Monumetric
Having goals is so important. Without them, we tend to live our lives aimlessly and never feel like we are getting anywhere.
Right now is the perfect time to set your goals for the new year because it is a fresh start. There are no feelings of defeat or guilt.
Even if you skip a day, just keep going! I like creating goals for myself instead of resolutions. There doesn’t seem to be as much pressure that way.
Have you created any goals for the new year?
Please share them with me in the comments because I’d love to hear what they are!