First of all, Happy New Year!
At the beginning of a new year, I think it is important to consider what you would like to achieve over the next 12 months. With set goals in mind, it is easier to manifest and make them a reality. This could include personal growth, work based targets or developing a new skill. Either way, it is easier to be motivated when you’re sure of what you want to achieve. It can also benefit progression to set out a plan of how to reach this goal.
This year is partiularly interesting for me. In primary school, I joined a ‘2020 Club’. The club consisted of different adults coming into school each week to talk to us youngsters about their career paths and answering any questions we had about their field of work. This was to help us get an idea of what career or job we wanted to pursue ourselves. Now that we have reached 2020, I wonder what my younger self would think if I travelled back in time and told her where life has taken us to at age 20. Would she be impressed with how she turned out? Growing up, I wanted to be a number of things; an astronaut, a hairdresser, a resaurant owner, to name a few. I remember feeling as though your job was the most important part of life and you needed to be paid well to be considered successful in life. I am currently an office administrator, working for my family’s business. Since having a secure job and being paid a salary, I have realised that I actually measure my success based on my wonderful relationships with family and my values of gratitude and helping others. 8-year-old me probably didn’t hope and dream about filling this position, but 20-year-old me is pretty happy with how things have fallen into place.
Perhaps now I should envision myself at a 2030 club. I wonder what my future self will be like and what advice they might give me if they could. By considering these things, I can create present day goals.
Here is my list for 2020;
- Going to the gym regularly and working hard to improve my fitness – There have been so many times where I’ve started gym memberships and then shortly after cancelled them because I wasn’t making an effort to go. This year, I am determined to stick to a routine so I can eventually notice the improvements in my ability. As well as this, exercising regularly can have a great impact on mental health which brings me on to my next goal…
- Rewiring my brain to be more optimistic and positive – This is something I struggle with on a daily basis for as long as I can remember. I am hoping to view life through different lenses and stop myself from being a ‘glass half empty’ kinda girl. I will be welcoming advice and recommendations with open arms!
- Building savings and stopping spending money on unneccesary things – By unnecessary things, I am absolutely including fast food and takeaways! Living by the ‘we have food at home’ rule from now on.
- Being well organised with work life – To avoid stress and panic, I will be making more effort to keep on top of all paperwork and tasks so that nothing is left until the last minute (famous last words!). To do this I will be setting weekly to-do lists to make sure that everything is covered.
- Walking more instead of driving – Sometimes I wonder what on earth I did before I could drive! If I can walk there, then I should and will – this will help me to be more active and also make a little reduction in my carbon footprint.
Now that I’ve shared my goals with you, I would love to hear what you are hoping to achieve in 2020.
Thank you for reading,