Happy New Year!!! I’m so excited to have marked a bunch of goals complete for 2019 and to be starting on my new list for 2020! I have been making goals for so many different things. I love making plans and setting goals. I thrive with it! A know a lot of people are overwhelmed with the idea of it, and feel disappointed by what they don’t accomplish, but I’m very good at just focusing on what I achieved. So, I’m a definite planner addict!
I’ve already been sharing a lot of reading challenges I’m going for this year, but I haven’t yet shared any other goals. So, I’m doing that today.
- Have blog posts scheduled a week in advance.
I live in the woods and internet is often spotty at best and sometimes this gets me in a bind. I want to have posts scheduled and ready to go ahead of time, and I can always jump in an update them to keep them up-to-date before they go live. This is also helpful for days when unexpected things come up, and I just don’t have the time.
- Have blog posts planned out for 2 weeks in advance.
I had this done for December and it was so awesome! It made juggling my blog and the holidays so much easier. I definitely want to start implementing this for the whole year.
- Keep track of blog hopping.
I have made sheets of all the blogs I visit and I’ll start recording the dates that I visit. This will help me to make sure I’m not neglecting anyone. I’m always trying to remember which blogs I forgot to visit.
- Look at and record some stats.
I don’t blog for stats. I blog because I enjoy it, and I blog about things that interest me. That being said, I’m curious. I’m especially curious when other bloggers are discussing their stats. I don’t believe in playing the comparison game with others, but again I’m curious about things like which day of the week do most people visit the blog on.
- Visit a new state.
I ultimately want to visit all 50 states. My goal for this year is to at least go to one new state. I’ve currently been to 13. Actually, it’s a lot higher, but I’m not counting the states that I was too young to remember traveling to.
- Reach a financial goal.
I have mapped out a series of financial goals for my life, and have been blessed enough to climb the ladder I’ve made for myself. For 2020 I want to climb at least one more rung of the ladder.
- Hike a new trail.
I absolutely love hiking! It’s one of my favorite non-reading things to do.
- Lose 20 lbs.
I made a serious lifestyle change in the beginning of 2019, and I lost over 40 lbs last year and greatly improved my health. I’m still slowly losing more weight, and my goal for this year is to lose 20 more.
- Complete a home improvement plan.
I have a plan for different areas of my house and outdoors. I know, you’re not surprised at this point. My goal for 2020 is to complete at least one of my plans.
- Do a random act of kindness once a week.
Self explanatory. I want to be more intentional about being kind. I want it to be a bigger habit.
- Journal daily.
Journaling every day for a year has been a bucket list item for me, and I’m going to do my best to pull this off – even if it means I only have 2 words written for the day like “I’m sick.” Hoping I don’t have to go there, though!
- Vacation somewhere new.
I already have a loose plan in place for this one. We’ll see!
Are you a planner? Do you have any 2020 goals or challenges for yourself?