It’s January! I love January because it’s a brand-new year just ready to be filled with new ideas, goals, adventures, etc. I love making plans of what I hope will come of this year, and I am excited to see what other unexpected things will come our way.
For me, January is all about planning out my year and setting goals. I love writing it all down and figuring out how I’m going to get there. I’m trying something a bit different this year, though. Instead of focusing on big goals I want to achieve, I’m going to focus on habits I want to change.
In the past, I’ve made grandiose lists of goals that I wanted to accomplish that year, and most of the time, I accomplish 50% of them. That tactic has sort of worked in the past, but this year is different. This year is the year that I want to improve my habits. I want to get up early and go to bed early. I want to exercise every day and eat better. I want to learn more and be more.
I’m going to add one new habit (or cut out one bad one) for one month straight every month of the year – so 12 new habits. Rather than plan out my entire year, I’m going to just plan it one month at a time, but I’ve made a long list of ideas for the year.
I’m going to do things such as: taking a break from social media, exercising more, cutting out processed foods, cutting out caffeine, flossing my teeth, stretching, meditating, journaling, organizing, doing something nice for someone every day, etc. I do all these things already, just not consistently, so I want to focus on making stronger habits and adding them into a daily routine. I’m starting January off by taking a break from social media for the month. I figured it’s a great way to start off the year and focus on what I really want out of 2020.
Whatever your 2020 goals are and whatever your strategy is to accomplish them, I hope it works for you. I hope this year brings you health and happiness! If you haven’t written your goals down for the year yet, don’t worry, it’s not too late!