Happy New Year! I hope Santa brought you everything you wished for and you all had a well deserved break. Typically I’ve started off the New Year with another cold which is exactly how I went into 2019. 🤧 But unlike 2019 (and the past few years to be honest), I’ve decided to set myself 20 goals for 2020.
This has been greatly inspired by Britt who shared her 2020 bucket list at the end of year, then challenged others to do the same. Her list included a great mix of personal goals and inspired me to come up with my own list of goals. So I guess you can say, “challenge accepted”. 😉
The purpose of this list is to serve as a reminder for me but also to encourage others as well. And I plan to review this list on my blog in 6 months time. But this may be done earlier if my goals change or need adapting for any reason.
Here are my 20 Goals for 2020
1 – Become Debt Free by the End of April 2020
2 – Spend at Least One Hour Outside Everyday
3 – Read 12 Books
One a month?
4 – Have a Professional Photo Shoot
This will either be a mother-daughter or couples one… Or both?
5 – Splurge on Something on My Wish List
I’m terrible at spending money on myself, or treating myself, so this one will be a real challenge for me.
6 – Visit at Least One of Westonbirt Arbortoreum‘s Partner Gardens
As ‘Friends of Westonbirt‘ we get free or discounted entry to most of their partner gardens, but haven’t visited any of them yet.
7 – Hike a Mountain
This will likely be Scafell Pike
8 – Go on a Weekend City Break to Somewhere I’ve Never Stayed Before
This means it can also be somewhere I’ve visited on a day trip only.
9 – Star Gazing
Something my family and I used to do in our gardrn when my sister and I were little, that I’d like to try again.
10 – Bake Something
Baking used to be one of my favourite hobbies but it’s been so long since I’ve baked anything. So I’d like to change that this year.
11 – Cross Off at Least Two Items From My Exposure Therapy Hierarchy
E.g. Solo cinema trip, using public transport by myself, etc.
12 – Explore Cheddar Gorge and Caves
13 – Organise My Bedroom
Which will more than likely involve a trip to Ikea to look at storage solutions.
14 – Have a Picnic at Westonbirt Arbortoreum
15 – Hike to One of the Following:
- Bulford Kiwi, Wiltshire
- Cerne Giant, Dorset
- Osmington White Horse, Dorset
- Uffington White Horse, Oxfordshire
16 – Swim at The Tinside Lido, Plymouth
17 – Ride the Weston–Super–Mare Ferris Wheel
18 – Helicopter Ride Over the Cotswolds
19 – Add Meditation or Relaxation Techinques to My Self Care Routine
20 – Attend a Yoga Class (or Similar, e.g. Pilates, Tai–Chi, or a Combination Class)
This will be hard for me due to social anxiety and agoraphobia but would be good exposure therapy. An alternative will be to do yoga at home on a daily basis.
What goals have you set for 2020? Let me know in the comments. 😊