Let’s all face it. New Year’s resolutions never work out. We all set these unrealistic goals and three days into the new year, we have already given up on it.
However, the universe – no matter how we always screw everything up – still sends us hope and gives us faith by letting us start over every single time. With the new year unfolding, I hope you had the chance to evaluate where you are and where you really want to be. If you haven’t yet, then this is the sign you have been looking for.
What do you like to leave in 2019? What do you embrace this year? More so, instead of setting unrealistic goals for yourself, what are your attainable goals this 2020?
1. Read more books. Oh, how I miss the days that I can finish several books in one month. I can barely finish a book lately with adulting on the side; you feel me? The current one I’m reading is something I’ve been reading since last year. :( So for 2020, my goal is to spare even 30 minutes of my day reading. I think that’s not hard to achieve.
2. Journal more. I used to write Three Things I’m Grateful For for the past years but I never get to complete a whole year journal of it. Writing things you’re grateful for every night is so humbling because it reminds you how you will never run out of things to be thankful for even if you had such a shitty day. I advise you to try it also.
3. Write more. This has been a yearly resolution but I never felt like I have achieved it. When do you know that you have finally written “more”? Hmm. I think I should set a realistic goal for myself, shouldn’t I? Should I write weekly, can I achieve that? Or maybe 2 posts a month? Anyhow, I don’t want to fail myself again so the goal is to just write immediately when a thought comes to mind. Even if it doesn’t make any sense, write.
4. Save money!! Okay. Here’s the thing. My friends know me as someone who knows how to save. I don’t spend money on things I don’t need and I don’t get tempted by those huge sale cardboards hanging around the mall. Not until last year that I started thinking, “I deserve it” (almost) every time I like something. Lol! This excuse seriously isn’t worth it sometimes! This year, we will be back to being financially stable so we can travel more and spoil ourselves (once in a blue moon) because.. we deserve it. Chos!
5. Solo travel again. Last year, I solo traveled to a country where I don’t speak the language and I don’t know anyone and I still owe you guys stories from that. I loved it so much that this year I want to do it again. But to achieve this goal, I need to achieve goal #4 first. So everyone, repeat as I say, St. Mary Euphrasia, pray for me.
6. Find a job that I enjoy doing. I know that not a lot of people will be given such opportunity, but if ever that time comes, I hope it matches all my needs. What I meant to say is.. I hope it will make me financially stable because I have other priorities aside from myself right now. Yes, a job that supports your passion would honestly be a dream, but if it doesn’t match with your other priorities, then it’s hard to risk things. I am not working overseas just for myself. I have to think practical right now.
7. Exercise again. I was actively working out last year because dad gifted me a 15-month membership at a gym nearby but then I stopped last October because it expired and I wasn’t given a reasonable renewal price. Haha #kuripot! I promise to work out more this year kahit at home lang siguro.
8. Lastly, and the least important, no stalking 2020! :p
I saw this post online that said, “Don’t carry toxic people into 2020 or it’s gonna be another 2019.” So I hope by now, 10 days into the new year, you’ve already said goodbye to the things and people that have brought you down last year because that’s where they all belong. In the past.
Here’s to a better year and decade ahead. We might have been saying this yearly – and I know it gets tiring – but let’s repeat it until it happens; let’s keep on shouting it out to the universe until it responds.
This is going to be our year. Let’s claim it.
PS: I love getting inspired by other people’s goals. So what about you? What are your attainable goals this year?