I’ve been a little late on the 2020 goals front this year but I really wanted to post my goals today, the 17th of January. Why? Why it’s officially the day that people give up on their New Year’s Resolutions. I’ve said in previous posts that I don’t set resolutions, I set goals…but still, it’s a good day to post it.
Goals are more positive in my opinion. Resolutions always seem to be negative…”I will stop….” I’m not going to…” and when we don’t do it, it’s more negativity. I’m not about creating negativity in my life. My 2020 goals are achievable. They will enrich my life BUT it’s not the end of the world if I don’t achieve them.
So I’ve spent the first couple of weeks of the year really thinking about what I want to achieve this year. Incidentally, one my first day of work 2020 I was told that the company would have to lower my hours from two days to one so money became a talking point in the Roversi house. I returned to my WW workshop on the 4th of January and was thinking about last year’s unachieved goal of reaching my target weight. It’s still a focus but I need to change my attitude.
Anyway, before I talk about them all in one paragraph, here are my goals for 2020…
Have a Healthy Relationship With Food
As I said above, one goal for 2019 was to be at my target weight and I didn’t achieve it. With the start of the new year AND new decade, I realised I’d pretty much been the same weight for the last 5 to 8 years apart from when pregnant or for the first few months postpartum. I suppose the positive of this is that I’ve not just got bigger and bigger after pregnancy. I’ve written about body positivity and me so I’m not going to go into that again but I’ve decided that in 2020 I need to focus on food rather than weight.
The good thing I find with WW compared to other dieting groups is that it is very realistic and adaptable to what I want. Nothing is off-limits but I need to moderate and when my willpower and focus has a wobble, the moderation goes out of the window. I binge. That needs to stop. I don’t mean I eat a full grab bag o chocolate buttons. I mean I eat them and it sends me on a downward spiral of eating everything in the house within a few hours. With this in mind, 2020 is about my relationship with food. Taking back the control.
Manage Money Better
With the drop-in hours at work, we are going to need to be a little more conscious of our spending. 2020 is an expensive year with a holiday in Santorini already booked, my best friend’s wedding for which I’m bridesmaid and her hen do. The night before I went back to work we were discussing Disneyland Paris for a few days too.
Ric and I aren’t as “on it” with our finances as I’d like to be. We know what direct debits come out and everything gets paid. Where our spare money goes is beyond both of us. It’s the odd meal out or takeaway here and new clothes for the kids there. It’s that spare money that really needs to be maximized this year…if we want to do all the fun stuff!
Plan Ahead More
This is in relation to work mainly. I’m a planner by nature. I have a calendar, a diary and my phone calendar to keep my events and plans organized. I know what we are doing and when we are doing it.
However, when it comes to content, I get a bit behind. I”m starting creating content for the social pages for the family business this year. I’ll be able to build up a portfolio of my new career in social media and marketing. I also help a friend out with her social media. I’d like to be a month ahead on both of these.
If I can plan out a bit of my Becka’s Bubble stuff in advance too then I will. I’m going to try and use Facebook more and that will need some planning and scheduling.
I was going to try and think of a fourth goal as I had four last year. However, I don’t see the point in forcing it. These are the three things that I’d really like to try and work. They’ll improve my day to day life, my health, and my mental state.