Well, Happy 2020, y’all! 2019 came and went in a blur, and we’re already here at a new year, and a new decade. Talk about something that’s weird to type! As crazy and awesome as 2019 was, I have a feeling 2020 is going to kick the decade off with a bang. To start, I’m making a list of my 2020 goals and resolutions.
2019 was a year of growth, in a lot of ways. I learned a lot about myself, my body, my friendships and relationships, my work, and my mind. I’m taking those lessons with me into the new year, and hoping that 2020 is full of even more lessons and success.
One thing I have to remind myself with goals is that progress still counts. Some of my goals will definitely be more long-term, “marathon, not sprint” type goals, that I can’t necessarily check it off a to-do or “done” list. Others are more traditional goals that I’ll be able to call “done” or “completed.”
Here are some of my 2020 goals and resolutions.
If I can make progress toward half of these, I’ll be happy. And I’m sure more will come to fruition as the year goes on!
Be more environmentally conscious. We can’t do everything, but everyone can do something to be a little more friendly to our planet. In 2018, I started using silicone reusable zip bags for food storage, and those have been a great addition. I recently upgraded to stasher bags, and I love them. Other ways I’m trying to be more environmentally conscious are:
- Reducing food waste by shopping and cooking smarter.
- Drinking from reusable/refillable water bottles.
- Finding ways to recycle (my apartment complex doesn’t offer it).
- Reduce single-use items (straws, bags, etc.).
Shop smarter. From my groceries to my clothes, I want to make an effort to shop smarter in 2020. Recently I’ve been paying attention to certified b-corp companies and shopping from them when possible. These companies are usually a little more expensive, but I feel better paying more for something I know is well made and attached to a cause I believe in. Some brands I’ve been loving recently are:
For me, shopping smarter also includes investing in pieces of clothing that are well made and will last longer, rather than buying cheaper items that I’ll have to replace more often. I may not ever have a true “capsule wardrobe,” but I can have a smarter wardrobe. Lastly, being smarter with my grocery shopping and meal prepping so I actually cook and eat everything I buy, rather than letting it go bad before I use it.
Stay consistent with my workouts. And try some new ones! Huge shoutout to Neighborhood Barre Chattanooga and Kyle House Fitness for getting me back into a good fitness routine in 2019. I’ve spotted a few other workouts I want to try in 2020, so here’s to trying new things and keeping it interesting.
Write and release at least two ebooks. Technically I wrote and released a free ebook in 2019 (get it here!), but one of my 2020 goals is to write more. Whether they’re cookbooks, memoirs, social media guides, or anything else—keep your eyes open for the next one! You can also sign up for my email list to make sure you don’t miss my ebooks (or other fun exclusive content) when they’re released!
Find and maintain a realistic balance among my blog, podcast, email list, and other projects. I laughed at myself as I typed that. I experimented with a few different routines and workflows in 2019, and I learned a lot about what worked and what didn’t. 2020 will continue to be a learning experience (I didn’t have an email list in the mix for most of last year), but I’m confident that I’ll find a good balance in 2020 without driving myself crazy!
Learn to eat broccoli and like it. Last year I wanted to incorporate more veggies into my diet, and I added Brussels sprouts, spaghetti squash, and butternut squash, to name a few. This sausage & veggie sheet pan dinner has become a regular in my meal-prepping routine. Next veggie on my list: broccoli. It was never my favorite as a kid, but it’s packed with vitamins and antioxidants, and I really should incorporate it into my diet more. Surely if I can train myself to like Brussels sprouts, I can handle broccoli.
Incorporate more video into my content. This year, I made one video. Surely I can do better than that in 2020. It’s time to make amends with Adobe Premiere and make more video content. Video content doesn’t have to be that daunting or difficult. What kinds of videos would y’all like to see me make? Let me know in the comments!
Start and finish every day with water. I got a lot better about drinking water before coffee in 2019, and I want to keep that up in 2020! There’s lots of discussion about the benefits of drinking water first thing in the morning, but I do it because it helps me wake up and gets my body started on a good note. The same can be said about drinking water before bed. Either way, improving my water-drinking habits is one of my 2020 goals!
There we have it—a taste of my goals and resolutions for 2020. Have a safe and wonderful New Year, y’all!
What are some of your 2020 goals and resolutions?
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