2020: Resolutions, Goals and Plans

Good morning everyone! Happy New Year! I hope you enjoyed celebrating last night as we welcomed in a new decade. I’m hoping its going to be a good one. I’m still nursing a food hangover from the Christmas limbo period, I have eaten A LOT this year. I’m exhausted too, which makes no sense as I’ve done nothing but watch TV for the past week. Anyway, this post is going to be looking at this year ahead, and the resolutions and goals I have going forward.

2020 will see me graduate with a masters degree (hopefully), with my dissertation due late September. After that, I’ll either be going on a work placement or re-entering the workforce. For the purposes of goal-setting, I’m going to focus on the first part of the year where I will be at university.

My first goal is to be healthier. Common and boring I know, but it is desperately needed. I have absolutely ballooned again this year, and I’m enormous (and more importantly, unhappy) at the moment. I’m joining the university gym when I get back, with the goal of attending three times a week. At the moment I’m getting no exercise whatsoever, so I’m sure just three sessions a week will have a positive impact on my health and weight. I will eat healthily, which I have been doing at uni so far this year. I will make more of an effort to cook however, as I am getting bored of the same vegetables and rice every night (literally). I’ve started a new board on Pinterest for healthy recipes, so we’re off on the right foot already. I will drink more water to help my poor, fatigued, acne-riddled skin to have a fighting chance at getting back to normal. Whilst the advice is usually to drink 2 litres a day, my goal will be to drink 1 litre a day so I don’t fall at the first hurdle. I also intend to start taking vitamins every day. I am deficient in vitamin D and have finished the prescribed super-doses so need to start taking the over-the-counter dose. I’ve read that B12 helps with fatigue, so I want to take that supplement too.

From a mental health perspective, I will have one day off from the library each week as a designated self-care day. That day will be for laundry, organising, face-masks, lie-ins and anything else I need to make myself feel good. I will also try and do more things that make me happy, whether it be writing or blogging or playing with my dog. I can get caught up at university and forget that my degree will be pointless if it comes at the cost of my health. And after mentioning blogging, I intend to blog more frequently than I have been recently, posting every two weeks to bumble then bloom.

From a housing perspective, my family’s goal is to move house this year. This feels completely overwhelming, so for now the associated goal for this is to declutter and tidy the house. I intended to do this last year but it didn’t work out, so the pressure is on this year.

And that’s about everything for now! I hope you enjoyed reading about my goals for 2020. Let me know yours in the comments below, I would love to hear them. Here’s to 2020!

Sophie x

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