I don’t really like doing New Years Resolutions, but I have set goals for myself in the past.
This year, I wanted to change it up a little. I’ve realized that I haven’t had super clear priorities for my life, so I wanted to firmly lay out two of my priorities for the year and set a few goals to make them so.
So without further ado, here are my 2020 priorities and goals…
priority one // family
I have a relatively small family, and they all mostly live in other states. My parents are currently on the other side of the country. I’ve gone out there a lot to visit them, but I feel like I could do more to keep in touch.
goal one: do more to communicate with my family
With setting my family as my first priority, I will write them more letters, call and facetime with them more frequently, and make time to visit them when I can.
Additionally, I will be fully present with them by limiting phone use and other distractions when I’m with them.
priority two // health
I know everyone focuses on their health in the new year, but it’s for a good reason. Without these big meat sacks hauling us around, we wouldn’t really be able to do anything. And I like to travel, so I’d better take care of my body so I can do more travelling.
To have my health as my second priority, I will have a few goals dedicated to it.
goal two: I will continue to drink more water
My boss says hydration is happiness, and I fully agree.
goal three: dance more
I grew up dancing, and I miss it. There are some local groups I can participate in, and I can also do plenty of dancing at home.
goal four: stretch more
I want to be able to do a backbend and full splits without pain again.
goal five: hike and walk more
This will probably be the easiest goal to accomplish.
goal six: eat less meat
Those are my two main priorities for 2020. I picked two priorities in order to keep things simple.
I also have other things I’d like to do in the year, but if I create too many priorities and goals, they’re less likely to be done.
However, I also want to (in no particular order):
- Read 20 books
- Write more in my daily journal
- Focus on my art forms more (writing, photography, dance, etc.)
- Finish the initial steps for my big personal project and actually get it off the ground
- Continue to say no more and put myself first more
- Continue to bird every day
- Finally go through all of my bird photos
- Travel more
- Level up my bird knowledge
- Complete a super meaningful project at work
If those things happen, that’s wonderful. If they don’t, that’s okay. Even if I make some progress to them, I’d be happy.
Ideally, 2020 will be a nice reset for me. I want to start with those two priorities, and if I can accomplish at least those, I can then move on to other areas of my life I’d like to improve.