Hey 2020! This is my first official blog post for the new year, and I couldn’t be more excited about 2020!!! Seriously 2019 was a doozy, and maybe one day I’ll chat more about that. But all I can say is I am ready for 2020!
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This is THE year of change for us. Brandon finally graduates medical school, meaning he will enter the next chapter of being a resident and we will likely move. I’ll probably have to look for a new job and home in a new city. And factor in all of the other minor changes associated with moving too (updating driver’s license, update addresses everywhere, find new family doctors, find a new groomer for Tira, etc). The year of change, get it?
Even though the changes ahead are exciting, change can be overwhelming sometimes and I find it hard to be my best self when I’m overwhelmed, who can relate? I don’t want this year to be the year of change that almost made me lose my sanity. I want this to be the year of change that I embraced and found my best self in. I don’t know if that’s possible, but I’m going to give it my best shot to try!
A big part of setting myself up for a new year is goal setting. Last year I really only focused on health goals (you can read my post HERE on that… These are actually great intentions and ideas, but a lot has changed since then personally for me and I’ve modified both my exercise and eating habits). This year though, I wanted to focus on all major areas of my life, not just the health related ones. I’ve listened to countless podcasts from high performing professionals on goal setting the past couple of weeks. And after doing some own self reflection after listening to these podcasts, I came to the conclusion that there are six major areas in my life I needed to goal set for this year.
Six Areas to Goal Set for 2020
- Faith: How do you want to grow in your walk with Jesus this year? Establish a morning quiet time? Complete a certain number of devotionals? Go to church more regularly?
- Marriage + family: What type of wife do you want to be this year? How do you want to show up for your spouse? Are you not married yet, but want to prioritize your relationship this year? How do you want to show up as a mom, sister, or daughter this year?
- Health + wellness: How do you want to eat to nourish your body this year? What exercise or activities do you enjoy that you want to incorporate more into your routine? Do you have a weight loss goal (if you do, is it a healthy weight established by your doctor)? Do you need to prioritize sleep this year? Do you want to mediate this year?
- Financial: How much money do you want to save this year? Do you want to build an emergency fund? Do you want to completely tackle your debt? Do you want to get in the habit of monthly budgeting?
- Career: What do you want to accomplish this year in your career? Do you want a promotion? Do you want to change jobs? Do you want to go back to graduate school?
- Social: What type of friend do you want to be this year? Do you need more girls nights? Do you want to make more regular phone calls to your best girl friends?
Choose Your Word for 2020
As I wrote down my goals for 2020 in all of these areas, I realized they all had one common thread, I want to simplify my life and stop making everything so complicated. I want to be less of a perfectionist and simplify areas of my life. We have so much change ahead of us this year, if I don’t make the conscious decision to simplify, I will likely be engulfed by trying to do it all. The more I leaned into this, I realized there’s a whole movement about choosing a word for the year instead of goals. You know your girl loves goals, so I can’t throw that out the window. But I really wanted to incorporate an overlying theme for all of my goals with choosing my word for 2020 to be simplify.
If you don’t have a word yet, don’t sweat it! I suggest first dreaming up and writing your down your goals in each category. Then look at each of the categories and see if there is a common thread. Is this the year to grow, be brave, be present? If you can’t seem to find a common thread, here are a few resources to give you ideas for words:
Just for Fun
When’s the last time you did something just for fun? I couldn’t answer this either. I decided to add in something I wanted to do this year just because I want to for fun. I want to learn to hand letter this year. You know the pretty cursive/script font that you see all over etsy? I want to learn to do that. I have a book to teach me this I bought two years ago, but I’ve never made time to actually practice this skill. This is the year I’m making it a priority just for me! I realize not everyone is going to be into this just for fun thing, and so in the freebie you’ll see some templates include this, while others don’t. You do you girl!
I’ve actually created several templates for you to choose from, as you’ll see in the download. Some of them fit on a single piece of paper, if you have small handwriting and have really honed in on your goals. However if you need more space to write, I have also provided a template that spans across two sheets of paper. Use whichever template fits your goals and needs better!
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I am not a physician, registered dietician, or counselor. Some blog posts discuss mental health, healthy eating, and exercise. The purpose is to share my personal journey and experience with diet, fitness, and mental health. It is important to seek professional help in regards to mental health. As always, consult a physician before making any changes in diet or exercise. The author and blog disclaim liability for any damage, mishap, or injury that may occur from engaging in any activities or ideas from this site.