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Make It Happen – Goals for 2020

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Happy New Year! I’m welcoming 2020 with open arms and leaving the negativity of 2019 in 2019.

I was never the type of person to make new year’s resolutions because I found that it always ended with people realizing all of the things they failed to accomplish by the end of the year. However, this year I am setting goals so I can be the person I want to be instead of dreaming about it in my head.

I decided on five goals, or “resolutions”, that I want to work on throughout the year. Here they are:

  1. Exercise at least twice per week, or whenever my schedule allows for it
  2. Read more – try to finish one book each month
  3. Keep screen time on my phone at four hours or less
  4. Put at least $300 into my savings account each month
  5. Try something new once a month

I set these goals that I know are within reach with my lifestyle. To some, exercising twice a week might be a setback, but for my busy schedule, it is something that I can maintain. Others might only have one hour of screen time on their phone on average, but others might have eight hours. My point is, is that everyone is going to have different goals that work for them.

In order to reach my goals, I got a journal that I can write in the things I am doing monthly to work towards them.

I can’t find the link to the journal, but I found the same one as a planner, although mine is just a blank lined journal.

January 1-7th

In all honesty, I did not do much to actually work towards any of my goals during the first week of January. Because I work two jobs, I have been busy. However, in the last couple of days, I have made some efforts that will benefit me moving forward.

With that being said, I did sign up for a membership at Crunch fitness. With the membership comes a free consultation with a trainer to get started. They looped me in and I signed up to work with a personal trainer once a week, who will also provide me with workouts for another twice a week. It also includes a diet plan, which will be the hardest part for me since my schedule can be so crazy sometimes.

Additionally, I also put just under $200 into my savings account. Luckily, this is already putting me close to my goal for the month within the first week. I intend to put more than just $300 into my savings each month, but I wanted to have a set minimum in order to not let myself fall behind.

I’m turning my life into what I want it to be this year. You can do it too!

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