Happy New Year! It’s actually still December while I’m writing this, and it feels kinda strange to be plotting and planning for a new year, but here we are! I’ve taken a slightly different approach to planning goals for the new year, and I wanted to share it with you guys, if only to keep me accountable!
I wanted to pick a word for 2020, and then build my goals around it. 2019 has been more heavily focused on rest and recovery, and whilst I want to carry that through to 2020, I also wanted to add a little energy in. I played around with a lot of words, and I really wanted something that connected with this idea of living with intention, being mindful of every action, and doing more but in smaller spaces of time. If things go to plan this year there will be a lot of change afoot, so I wanted something I could use as an anchor through that too. I finally decided that whilst I had one word that stood out above all, I also had two supporting words that kept coming up, so I decided to keep those in mind when planning my goals too.
So, my main word for 2020 is going to be FOCUS. I really hope this will help guide me through the year with intent, and being more purposeful with my actions. It’s an energetic word to push me through, whilst still being considered.
My supporting words this year are QUIET and NURTURE, two words that kept coming up when I journaled my plans for the year, and I think the three of them fit together quite nicely, don’t you?
So, with those in mind, my goals for 2020 are…
- To take purposeful, intentional action in work and home life. Instead of seeing tasks as chores to be suffered through, I’d rather see them as actions for a greater good, and focus on the end result. I’d like to be more organised with my to dos, set focused, quiet time to achieve them, avoid procrastination and save time for what makes me happy.
- To be more mindful of my health. To nurture my mental health with daily mindfulness practice in a way that feels comfortable, to eat intuitively with what my body needs, and to practise intentional movement at least twice a week.
- To knuckle down and finish the first draft of my book! I intend to carve out slots in each week where I can focus on my writing and nothing else.
- To continue to challenge and nurture my creativity. Through working on my book, through trying different things with photography, and even through practising my drawing skills and playing with writing prompts.
All my goals are relatively simple, but I’m more about a slow lifestyle change than I am about lofty goals! I used the Susannah Conway Find Your Word emails to work through these ideas, as well as just journaling my intentions and feelings for 2020 and it really helped!
Have you set a word for 2020 or any goals for the new year?
P.s. check out my 2020 vision board here!