blonde girl chloe harriets, sat on teal velvet m&s sofa, wearing red h&m dress, looking out window considering 2020 goals.
blonde girl chloe harriets, sat on teal velvet m&s sofa, wearing red h&m dress, looking out window considering 2020 goals.blonde girl chloe harriets, sat on teal velvet m&s sofa, wearing red h&m dress, looking out window considering 2020 goals.
blonde girl chloe harriets, sat on teal velvet m&s sofa, wearing red h&m dress, looking out window considering 2020 goals.
As promised, here are my 2020 goals - that new years magic tends to get me feeling a little over-ambitious so there are lots of them, but better to dream big, right?!
 They're also a little vague, so to ensure they're actually achievable, each month I'll be choosing more specific goals within each area to so I can make sure I'm actually working towards the goals rather than just talking about them. I've included those January aims in the post for those who are extra nosey.

Treat myself with kindness:

I don't mean letting myself off the hook when I have a to-do list as long as my arm but fancy being lazy, or taking lengthy baths over doing work for 'self-care', I mean, eating my veggies, working out, taking vitamins, listening to my body, writing every day even when I don't feel like it. An idea which I came across in Laura Jane Williams' book 'The Life Diet' is to ask yourself what the version of yourself who loves you most would do. Regularly I'm going to check in with myself and consider what the Chloe who loves herself the most would do. When I'm tempted to cancel a driving lesson, lay in bed all day or skip my work out, asking this question will help me prioritise doing what is actually good for me. In other words, it is, treating myself with kindness - the type of kindness which will positively impact me in the present and future, not just for a couple of moments.

January Goal: Complete this 30-day yoga challenge which I know will be good for both my body and mind.
blonde girl chloe harriets, laughing and smiling, sat on teal velvet m&s sofa, wearing red h&m dress, looking out window considering 2020 goals.


Take time to reflect, slow down, be more Zen.

Write in my diary more, scrapbook, meditate daily again, begin gratitude journaling again, get back into the habit of writing my line a day journal each evening, go for walks just to get outside, stop rushing around so much.

January Goal: Complete my line-a-day journal daily.


Get my finances in order:

Cancel any unnecessary subscription, set up regular a savings account that I can't access whenever I fancy splurging on ASOS, actually use my Monzo account, track my spending, get myself a lifetime ISA. set a budget for each month. (If you've got a similar goal, there's an excellent section on The Anna Edit's, An Edited Life book which will make the whole budgeting thing a lot less scary) Basically, be a grown-up when it comes to my bank account.

January Goal: Figure out where I am at with my finances, get into the habit of checking my bank account daily and cancel any unnecessary subscriptions


Blog, write, youtube: 

Take those things I want to do seriously again. I want to start treating my blog like a business rather than a hobby and start putting in the time and effort into creating the career I want. I'm going to start concentrating on the less glamorous side of things, SEO, promoting posts etc, alongside the creative aspect to ensure my blog starts getting some traction.

January goal: Get back into the swing of things. Stick to my posting schedule and continue making changes to improve my blog. Finally, get my new branding sorted. Edit a chapter of the book I've been writing.

 

Learn to cook:

I like to think I'm not an awful cook, but I am not a confident cook. If I offer to make you dinner, you can be sure you'll get fajita's, because it's the one dish that feels kind of fail-safe. This year I want to get confident making some different meals. I'm going to buy some recipe books (please, send your recommendations my way), and learn some actual recipes, rather than going by my usual method of throwing everything I fancy and hoping to make something tasty (and then when I do, wondering if I'll ever be able to remember how I made it). By the end of 2020, I want to feel confident enough to cook the new dishes I've learned to make at dinner parties with friends (because apparently, I'm an adult who throws dinner parties now, who knew?!).

January goal: Track down some good healthy recipes and get practising.


Get into a good routine:

Towards the end of 2019, I found myself with insomnia, awake most of the night tossing and turning and therefore struggling to get out of bed at a decent time. Working from home meant too many days spent completely indoors, and my PJ's worn more than anything else. This year, I want to get a solid routine down. Get up earlier, sleep better, exercise regularly, make sure I'm getting fresh air, and actually getting dressed each day.

January goal: Get back into a good sleeping pattern.


blonde girl chloe harriets, sat on teal velvet m&s sofa, wearing red h&m dress, looking out window considering 2020 goals.
blonde girl chloe harriets, wearing pretty red h&m dress, stood up. 2020 goals.

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Dress: H&M
Sofa: M&S
Cushions: unsure, similar linked here and here


Creating my 2020 Vision Board: Youtube Video:


Something I do at the beginning of each year is creating a vision board. It helps me both realise what I actually want to focus on in the year ahead and acts as a giant, aesthetically pleasing reminder of what I'm aiming for whenever I find myself going off track. So if like me, you want to get your goals for the year down, but feel a bit lost on where to start, I'd recommend doing the same... 
I made a full video on how I created my 2020 vision board, and I talk through all that I achieved on my 2019 board. You can find the video on my Youtube channel (be a doll, and hit that subscribes button while you're there), or down below...


What are your 2020 goals?

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