My New Year's Resolutions for 2020 & How I'll Keep Them
As I do every year around this time, I started planning my 2020 goals and resolutions. I love doing this because it gives me reasons to be excited for the upcoming year and motivated to make good changes. Of course, I don't always follow my goals and resolutions, but I try to and it's always a fun experience and just knowing that I tried makes me feel pretty good.
By the way, I always say "goals and resolutions" because I don't really like to just say "resolutions". When people make those, including myself, they often aren't followed and quickly forgotten. I think that only 30% of people follow their new year's resolution and, to me, goals seem less arch, if that makes any sense.
You can use this post as inspiration for your own resolutions and goals and, if you do, make sure to tell us in the comment section down bellow. I'd love to learn what you want 2020 to be like, I have a pretty good feeling about it and I hope you do too.
If you want to read my resolutions of the previous years, here are the links:
Now, onto this upcoming year's resolutions aka goals.
My resolutions & goals
Be more active on the blog: This is my first post in like 100 days and I missed blogging so much. I really want to get back at it. Take pictures, write posts, chat with other bloggers... I just really miss it. However, I don't want to rush into it because I don't want to feel pressured and stressed because I have school on the side and all. If you follow us on Instagram (@djikeablog), you saw on our insta story that I made a bujo spread for the blog. It included a tracker to know when we posting on here and on Instagram, post ideas for "anytime", post ideas for specific months, the stats of 2019 (+ a place to write the stats we'll get in 2020), my to do list when I write something new and want to promote it and, finally, Instagram post ideas and places to go take them. I feel so motivated right now, to be honest, and I'm hoping this feeling doesn't go away.
Make more memories with my friends/my family: Obviously, I love my friends and my family, but I feel like I haven't been spending much time with them lately. Since school started, I really have been spending a lot of time alone rather than with people I care about and who care about me. What I mean by making "more memories" is that I want to try to do more social things and take pictures, videos and write about it. To me, pictures, videos, journaling and things like that help make memories because it makes them never go away because they're always somewhere (in the least creepy way). I bullet journal and write out my plans, but I don't know if that's enough to remember the good times. I want to try to take more polaroids and stuff.
Finish my new sketchbook: I got a new sketchbook pretty recently (during Black Friday) and I've been enjoying getting back into art so much. I've always loved drawing and painting, but, somehow, doing that in a little book makes it so much fun because I know that I'm going to be able to look through it when it's done and see my progress. Also, it's so stress-free. I don't feel pressured to make the prettiest pieces ever because it's just a sketchbook, it's made to sketch and to just not care and get better. Any ways, my goal is to finish it before the year is over and to fill out every page. Let me know if you want a sketchbook tour once it's filled out.
Be able to do a middle split: Since my Alivia D'Andrea post back in 2017 or 2018 (in which I tried developing my flexibility as much as possible in a week) I've really been into stretching and getting more flexible. I stretch pretty often and I'm already pretty close to being able to do a middle split, but it's still my 2020 resolution/goal!
Get better at rock climbing: During the year, I started rock climbing indoors and I fell in love with it. I would go with my friend and we'd spend a few hours trying to, basically, climb walls. I haven't done it in a while because I went on a trip to Greece and I've had a lot of school work, but I want to get back into it and get better at it. I really like getting stronger and I've been spending a lot of time at the gym lately, so I'm hoping I won't get too sore when I do this sport again (I definitely will, I always do).
I know that 5 is not a lot, but I really didn't want to have too many because it would be easier to not follow them. Actually, I have more, but these 5 are my primary goals & resolutions. The other ones are really random or pretty personal and so I didn't want to share them all.
Now onto the next part of the post: The advice
How to keep your new year's resolutions & goals
Don't be too hard on yourself: Give yourself time to get into your new routine. The things you wish won't happen over night and might take the entire year or more to develop.
Write them down: Writing your goals down is proven to make you more likely to keep them. In my opinion, it makes them feel so real and exciting and, because you're most likely to keep whatever you wrote them in/on, you'll be able to go back to them at the end of the year and see if you succeeded.
Prepare yourself: Once you know what your resolutions are, you'll need to prepare to reach your goals and do whatever you need to do. For example, in order to make sure I was more active on the blog, I did a 4 page spread in my bullet journal and I did a lot of planning. If your goal is to get in shape, to prepare yourself, you could get a gym membership or buy new running shoes.
Keep a tracker: Since I started my habit tracker, I've been feeling so motivated to do them and do them as much as possible. If you have a bullet journal, make a year long resolution tracker with that goal and track every time you do a part of it or you do it.
This is it for today's post!
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