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January Goals and Aspirations

Welcome to 2020, and the start of a brand new year!

2020 happy new year sign
Image by Samad Khakpour from Pixabay

December has been and gone in a blur of fairy lights and wrapping paper, and now here we are in a new month, a new year and a new decade. I hope everyone had a wonderful time over the festive season, and I hope you’re all feeling refreshed, revitalised, and ready to take on 2020.

January, for me, has always been the ultimate goal planning month. Some people hate it, but I’ve always thought of it as a fresh start, and a chance to think about what I really want out of life. It’s a month to get rid of bad habits, make new plans and get a start on all of those little projects that have been pushed to the back of your mind.

Before we get to January’s goals, lets first have a look back at December and see what I managed to achieve:

Health

  • Eat more – Achieved
  • Start a winter skincare routine – This one wasn’t achieved in December, but with my lovely new moisturiser that my Dad got me for Christmas, it will be something that I start doing in January.

Family

  • Christmas film night – Achieved
  • An evening drive to see the Christmas lights – Achieved

Lifestyle

  • Finish at least half of my ebook – I didn’t achieve this one, but I did instead write a Christmas ghost story which I was really proud of. I was going to try and do both, but I just didn’t have the time.
  • Catch up with friends – Achieved

I managed to complete 4 out of my 6 goals for December which was amazing considering it was Christmas month and I was pretty busy.

2 glasses of champagne and happy new year
Image by Markéta Machová from Pixabay

Now, let’s make some new goals:

  • Me time – I’m quite bad at making time for myself because there’s always something else that needs my attention. I’ve had this as a goal before, and I think it deserves another mention. Everyone needs ‘me time’ every now and then and it’s a goal that should be on everyone’s list.
  • Get outside more – I really don’t feel like doing anything at this time of year, apart from curling up under a blanket and drinking coffee, but when you have a little boy that loves to be outside, you can’t hide away and hibernate all the time.
  • Make the most of my days off – This one goes along with the one above. I’ve been a little bit lazy lately, so I’d like to start being productive on my days off again.
  • Don’t stress over the little things – Towards the end of last year, I found myself getting more stressed out than I usually would. A little bit of stress is ok, but not when it’s over the smallest of things that don’t actually matter.
  • Learn to cook – I think I am probably the worst cook in the world! Luckily I have a chef boyfriend who is happy to cook all of our meals, but I would like to start doing a bit more myself.
  • Have a blogging schedule/be consistent – I spent quite a few hours on new years eve writing up a blogging plan for the new year. My aim is to post at least twice a week, and get down all the ideas that are in my head!
  • Learn SEO – SEO has to be the most annoying part of blogging for me. I’ve spent so many hours researching it and trying to learn as much as I can, but I still struggle to put it all into practice.

So there are my goals, now it’s your turn. What are your goals, plans, and resolutions for January?

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10 Replies to “January Goals and Aspirations”

  1. I wish you sincere luck, will and time to finish your list of January Goals and Assisnments! Here’s to starting the year on a high! I need some of this motiation

    1. Thanks Hannah. SEO will be the one I need to work on the most! Maybe I should have done it as a yearly goal rather than a monthly one!!

  2. One of my goals for the new year is to learn SEO too. It is so confusing and I am having a hard time with it too! Hopefully we will both get the hang of it soon!

  3. These are some great goals. Good luck with all of them. SEO takes a while to learn but once you know it, it makes a huge difference. Learn it in chunks so it doesn’t become overwhelming.

    1. That’s a good idea, I’ll try that 🙂 I kind of understand it, I just need to figure out how to apply it to the site. I can’t say it’s something I’m looking forward to!

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