I recently joined a planning workshop for 2020 and that has caused me to really examine where I am at the moment and where I would like to be next year at this time. My planning of previous years has not been fruitful and I am determined to make my plan for 2020 work. I have researched the best ways to implement a plan into my life and to take the necessary action on a daily basis in order to make 2020 my best year ever.
I have already worked out my plan for the last two months of 20109 focusing mainly on my studies and my health because I am able to anticipate any event that might occur in order for me to plan around it. This will be one of the biggest changes next year as I plan to return to a full time job and the uncertainty surrounding exactly which month is making my planning for 2020 a bit of a challenge. The addition of a full time job earlier in the year will mean that I might not be able to reach certain goals in time due to the time constraints. With a full time job, I would need to factor in any overtime I might have to work unexpectedly as well as commute time and time to get ready for work in the morning.
With that said, these are the major goals I plan to accomplish in 2020:
Career: It is my plan to enter the workforce at a higher level than I was when I left in 2017. I now have a higher level of education as well as almost 10 years of experience in the finance field. I also feel as though I have matured in the last few years and have a different approach to my career. I don’t want to make the same mistakes I did before when it came to finding the right job for me so I plan to be meticulous about which opportunity to take while realising that if I do make a mistake based on error of judgement, it can always be fixed. My goal is to find a job where I am able to learn daily and grow as a professional.
Studies: While I know that completing my entire qualification is not possible (with the work experience needed included), I do hope to be at the Strategic Level by the end of 2020. It is a realistic goal and with my husband who has gone through the curriculum himself, I will be able to turn to him for assistance where needed.
Health and Fitness: I truly believe that 2020 is the year I reach all of my fitness and health goals. I have already started making changes to my nutrition and definitely plan to become more active as the days go by. By the end of the year I hope to have fully implemented an effective exercise routine as well as a much healthier outlook of nutrition. I am beginning to understand the issues I have with food and I am currently using journaling to work through a lot of them. In 2020, my goal is to be as healthy as possible, to always choose what is good for my body over immediate satisfaction.
Personal Development: This is by far the area where I will be devoting a large amount of time. My plan is to listen to one full podcast every single day as well as read 52 books in 2020. Another plan is to join Jay Shetty’s Genius programme. I would have loved to join this year but I am not employed yet and cannot make the financial commitment. I also plan to meditate daily and continue to journal on a daily basis as it has been a tremendous help to me. I would also like to learn 2 new skills next year. I have a list of things I have always wanted to learn how to do, and from next year I would like to start making a dent on that list.
Relationships: Every relationship has its ups and downs and in 2020 I want to spend more quality time with friends and family. I want to have one day each week where I spend at least 5 hours without my phone when I am around my family.
Blog: I have BIG plans for my blog overall but for 2020 I plan to focus mainly on increasing my visitors as well as increasing my following on social media. I also want to streamline and stick to a particular niche and clean up the design of my blog. I also plan to monetize my blog next year which is exciting for me!
General: A big goal of mine is definitely to cut down the amount of time I spend on social media. There are so many more things I could be doing with that time instead of scrolling through social media. I have definitely reduced my time on social media by having only specific times of the day that I am online but there are days when I don’t stick to that schedule. I plan to cut this down to maximum one hour a day.
What are some of the goals you plan to achieve next year? I would love to hear about them!
-The Uninspired Blogger