Normally I think having specific goals for the entire year is almost a waste of time… but this year I am going to try to stick with it. This year has been difficult for me (I will get into that more later) so I am determined to have 2020 be a lot better 🙂 I have a few main goals and then a couple smaller goals that I want to work on. I will also be including some quotes that I love and want to think of or have posted somewhere this year. If you need some ideas for your own goals check out my post with 25 great New Year’s resolutions
This year I want to find peace. This last year was not very peaceful. For most of it I was stressed out and struggling. One of the main things that I struggled with is my relationship with food. I don’t want to get into this much, but it wasn’t healthy and it was damaging my mental and physical health. I am trying hard to step away from that harmful way of life and step into a more loving and healthy lifestyle.
I want to be at peace with myself including how I look and feel. I also want to find spiritual peace. At the end of this year I have taken a step in the right direction with my faith and I would like to continue that journey. Hopefully creating this better lifestyle will help me with that as well. On top of that, some of my other goals will help me with getting closer to God.
Overall I would like to be a more peaceful and happy person, someone who is truly happy. I am planning on writing a post about finding peace this year, so be on the look out for that.
2. Finding myself
This past year I have felt like I wasn’t really myself. I feel like this stems back to the issue I spoke about earlier and worrying about that. I want to take this year and kind of figure myself out. I would like to learn things about myself, about my personality, future, etc.
I have been attending a community college this past year and in the fall (of 2020) I will be going to a university away from home. This is going to be very different for me but I do think it will help me with this goal. Even before I leave though I would like to work on this.
Right now I don’t know what I want to do as a career. So many things sound interesting but I would like to narrow it down. Hopefully as I move past my old self and step into my new self I will figure some of these things out. This goal mainly comes with time, but some change helps this move along as well.
Not only do I want to find myself, but this goal also includes being myself as well. I don’t think I have a very hard time with this but it can be confusing when you truly dig deep and ask yourself “who am I really?”
This goal is also hugely connected to my faith. Not only do I want to find myself but I want to discover a better relationship between myself and God. This year I really want to focus on growing my faith because in the end this will help me achieve all of my goals.
3. Social media
Lastly, in order to help my mental health a bit more I would like to try to spend less time on social media. It is crazy to me how much time we ALL spend on our phones and I know we all have heard it before but we are missing out on life. We spend so much time of our own life, looking at other peoples lives.
I know social media isn’t all bad, but for a lot of people it is harming them more than helping them. It isn’t great for our mental health or out physical health. So this year I want to spend way less time on social media and my phone and focus that time doing something a bit more productive. I also don’t want to rely on my phone as much for a security blanket as I know we are guilty of sometimes. So instead of going on my phone I might read, go on a walk, do yoga, etc.
- Read more books (nonfiction and fiction)
- Write down my goals
- Show confidence
- Drink more water
- Make new friends
- Save money
- Write more
- Grow my blog
- Eat a bit healthier
- Give back
- Be kind but stand up for myself
Those are all of my New Year’s resolutions and goals. Thanks for reading and let me know what some of your goals and resolutions are down below. Also happy almost new year 🙂
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Question: What are your New Year’s resolutions?