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My 8 Personal Growth Goals For The New Year

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.

Action steps:

  • 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.

Action steps:

  • 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.

Action steps:

  • Look up some journal prompts
  • Use my gratitude journal
  • Write in my 5 Second Journal every day

Exercise 3x/week

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.

Action steps:

  • 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.

Action steps:

  • 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.

Action steps:

  • 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.

Action steps:

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.

Action steps:

  • 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.

Personal Growth Goals for the New Year.

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!

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30 thoughts on “My 8 Personal Growth Goals For The New Year”

  1. Thanks for sharing your goals and your honesty about mental health. I feel like we’re kindred spirits as we have a lot of the same goals and I have also gone back to therapy (for depression). Looking after ourselves is SO important. I’m also super impressed by your goal to read one book a week! Wow! Can’t wait to see what you read so I can get some recommendations from you 🙂

  2. These are great goals and I love how you’ve broken each one down into easy, actionable steps. Sometimes it’s better to take it a step at a time than look at the big picture at once. Thanks for sharing!

  3. I too have set a goal for myself to journal regularly again. I just think it is so therapeutic. I used to journal everyday multiple times then I had kids and told myself I didn’t have time. That’s changing this year.

  4. Good on you to know what you need and being bold enough to go get them! I should make a list, too, but i’ve made a mental note to myself that i do want to finish a book a month and resume my exercises.

  5. I love how motivated you are! So great that you have a vision and have found a way to take action steps towards each goal. Wishing you the best success!

  6. You have some amazing goals outlined here. For me, my biggest goal in 2020 is to pay off as much debt as I possibly can. I’m trying to be completely debt-free in the next three years, and I’m hoping I can stick to that bigger goal.

  7. Love that you are putting these goals out into the world and they are great! I love how easily achievable they are. I wish I could commit to reading every day. I have good intentions but then 11pm rolls around and if I want to have a great morning routine, I need to make sure I go to sleep no later than that. I have some adjusting in my routine I need to do for sure!

  8. These are great goals! I have the exact same goal in Goodreads this year. I had the same one last year but it was so busy I only read 11 of my 52! I hope you reach your goals this year and it’s a productive year for you!

  9. Holy cow you have done a LOT of planning work! Congrats! With your action steps for each goal already thought out/spelled out, you’re sure to have a VERY productive and successful year!

  10. I love your goals. I had similar ones in 2019. Therapy is good, as is journaling. I appreciated seeing your action steps identified. I am inspired to write out my own goals for 2020!

  11. These are all great goals and I love that they’re all geared towards bettering yourself. I would love to get a more consistent routine down, start journaling and reading my bible more, and honestly I’ve been thinking I should start going back to therapy! I hope this year is a great one for you!

  12. These are great goals, especially the one for your blog. I never thought about setting specific blog goals besides a general “get more views” goal. I will think about my own blog goals now! And reading and writing in a journal are also on my. list!

  13. What a great list of goals, and thanks for including the bullet points for the action steps. That’s a great way to break down things and get your goals accomplished!

  14. Goals for blogging are so crucial to your success, but if there’s one thing I’ve learned about blogging it’s that it’s a grind. You have to go out there and create the best possible content. Look up trending long tail keywords that you’re passionate about in Google Trends and think of the blog post you write as a free “product” designed to help people, and with that as your baseline, your blog traffic will skyrocket!

    Here’s to success in 2020!

  15. I enjoyed reading this article. We are definitely alot alike. I am an author so obviously I love to read, I love to journal, try my best to exercise, etc. I wish you the best of the best for 2020! Many blessings.

  16. You’ve got some great goals. I’ve found that establishing an easy-to-follow and well-structured morning routine really does set me up to succeed the rest of the day!

  17. Love these goals you’ve set for personal growth! Reading a ton of books is always on my list. One of my goals for 2020 was getting into Monumetric and I managed to get in this past December so that’s an awesome goal to have! Here’s to a great new year for us all!

  18. Applying to Monumetric is on my goal list for 2020. 10,000 page views sounded like a lot until I realized that I had 1,000 in December. Focusing on adding another 1,000 each month I will be there by the end of the year. Chunking it down to smaller numbers helps me see it’s possible. Congrats to you!

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