2019 was, overall, a pretty terrible year for me, looking back. I thought it was fantastic but it turns out that wasn’t the case (more on that in next week’s post!) for now though, instead of looking back I’m looking forward, at my 2020 goals and plans.
This will probably change as the year goes on but for now, I want to switch to decaff tea (I drink at least 10 cups a day and that’s not good for anyone) and have a home made smoothie once per day. I’m going to experiment with getting veg in there I wouldn’t normally eat, and try to get myself to eating my 5 a day on a regular basis. I’m no longer adding credit to my card for the vending machine at work so I don’t fall for Crisps and Chocolate when I’m feeling rubbish and I’m going to make sure I eat healthier food. Ultimately, I’d like this last stone of weight off, but that should happen naturally as I eat a better selection of food. I’m also going to start back on daily vitamin d tablets, multivitamins and hair and nails tablets. I badly need them all.
Sort my finances:
I’ve just bought a house, a new car, and new carpets for the entire house. I’ve booked a trip for June, I want a short break every month from March onwards, and I want to build my savings. So, I need to work as much overtime as I can, to pay back money I’ve borrowed from my parents and then build a decent savings pot by the end of the year. The ultimate aim is £1200 by the end of 2020 which I think is doable, if I’m sensible with spending.
I’m sick of having too much stuff, too many books, too many bits of makeup, clothes I never wear. Even down to too many files on my laptop, too many Instagram accounts that don’t make me feel happy, too many Facebook friends…I started cutting down on everything when I was packing to move into my house, and I’ve also started removing friends and people I’m following. I now see everyone’s posts and can interact more with the people I care about and it’s just better for my soul.
I aimed for 10 new countries last year but only managed 3, mostly due to the new relationship and the shit that happened. I’ve targeted myself 6 this year as that feels more realistic, but I’ve booked a trip in June that covers 4 so maybe I will hit that 10 after all! I’m currently 17 countries in to my 40 before 40, and I turn 34 at the end of 2020, so if I can get that 17 to between 23 and 27 that would be very useful. I’m also considering a 20 new cities in 2020 challenge, including UK cities in that one. There’s a fair few cities near me (within a few hours drive) that I’d like to explore and that might give me the push I need.
I’ve set my GoodReads Challenge to 52 books, bearing in mind if I get hooked I can read a book in a couple of nights and I get one done on a plane journey, it should be totally doable. I’d also like to get back to reading blogs, and commenting on them. Ideally 70 a week as I can read and comment on 20 posts in an hour or so.
I feel like 2020 will be a year of making myself feel better, happier and pushing forward, so these goals will probably be added to and evolved throughout. Lets hope I smash them all!
Do you have 2020 goals?