New Year – the time to make resolutions, set goals and make a commitment to improve yourself. Some people like to do it, some people don’t. Some people see a new year as a fresh slate and others believe that you shouldn’t use a new year as an excuse to change. Some people really commit themselves to their resolutions and others break them after the novelty of the New Years wears off.
In the past I have made resolutions, but this year I decided not to put pressure on myself. I like who I am so I don’t necessarily want to change. Instead I would like to set myself goals to work towards. So it got me thinking about what realistic and healthy goals we could ALL try to achieve in 2020!
1. Visit somewhere new in the world.
Even if this means visiting a new city in your own country. This world is an exciting place with so much to offer! There’s so many amazing places to go and things to experience. We only have ONE opportunity to experience life, so make the most of it. It doesn’t even have to be anywhere exotic or far, just go somewhere and experience somewhere new. I have booked to go away to the Amalfi coast this year and I’m so excited to explore somewhere new.
2. Learn a new skill.
You could learn to draw or paint, learn a new language, take up knitting or learn to play an instrument. Just do something to work your brain. It’s good to challenge yourself and learn new skills. Plus, you never know, it may lead into something more, like a job opportunity or a hobby! When we were young and went to school, we were learning new skills every day and even in work you may learn new skills everyday. But eventually you may find yourself stuck in a rut and work just becomes a routine which requires no thought. This is why it’s so important to work your brain and continue to push yourself to learn new skills. This year I would like to learn a new language – Possibly Greek as we do visit Greece every year and plan to move there one day into the far future, however I do love the French language too. At one point I was learning Japanese which is an extremely fun language to learn so I could even continue with this.
3. Try to be more positive.
Always try to see the positive side to every situation and understand that everything happens for a reason. Instead of letting things bring you down, grow from the experience. Sometimes life can get you down, and things can get negative. You may find yourself moaning about the most trivial things in life. Try to steer away from this. Smile and the world will smile with you. I feel like this is a goal we can all achieve. You have nothing to lose, and can only gain from being more positive. I’m a firm believer that positive thoughts attract positive things in life.
4. Drink more water, eat more fruit and vegetables and try to get more exercise.
Even if this means taking a short walk each day. I know, I know…this is such a typical new year goal, but it’s important to look after yourself! You only get one body, so look after it. It’s so important to stay hydrated and give your body the nutrients it needs to stay healthy. Even if this means taking tiny steps like drinking a glass of water first thing in the morning, eating one piece of fruit a day or deciding to walk somewhere instead of catching a bus. Every little helps and your health is so important.
5. Do one good deed a week.
Now this can be as simple as holding the door open for a stranger, picking up a piece of litter, or even popping your spare change into one of those charity boxes at the tills in the supermarket. Sometimes we can get so wrapped up in ourselves – so it’s nice to do something which does not benefit ourselves, but benefits others. In this life, it is important that we all support and help each other and this doesn’t just count towards our loved ones, we can support each other, even strangers.
Those are my 5 goals that anyone of us can achieve in 2020!
What are your New Year’s resolutions? Let me know if the comments below. If you enjoyed reading my goals, be sure to like this post and I’ll see you all on the next post.