Are you a goal setting person? I’m setting some goals for the new year in a 20 for 2020 format, and wanted to share!

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I love setting goals for the new year, do you?

Ever since I was really little, I’ve set goals with my family. Both of my parents are really into goal setting, so it’s just in my DNA. I have been thinking about my goals for the new year over the last few weeks and wanted to share.

Because next year is 2020, setting 20 goals seemed like a fun idea.

The difference between my typical goal format and this year’s format

Typically I set goals in a category format, with HEALTH, FINANCIAL, SPIRITUAL, PERSONAL, etc. categories. I’m still doing that, but some of those are pretty personal so I won’t be sharing those here.

That kind of goal setting is more about WHO I want to be. the 20 for 2020 is more about what I want to DO this year. See the difference?

What kind of goals go in a 20 for 2020 list?

Your 20 for 2020 list can be anything — challenges, adventures, personality goals, chasing your dreams kind of goals. There is power is writing things done and then making them happen.

How I’m planning to display and check off these goals

I’ll be printing this list out in a checklist format and hanging in my closet so I can cross things off throughout the year. Some of the goals are for the entire year, but others have a definitive deadline and I love being able to put a checkmark in that box!

20 for 2020: A list of goals for the new year

  1. Run a half marathon. This was one of my 2019 goals, but between 3 moves, it just never happened. This is my year. I’ve already found one in April and cannot wait! I’m trying to convince Philip to do it with me.
  2.  Lunch with the boys at school once a month. I’ve done this three times since we started school this year and it’s my boys’ favorite thing. They’re so excited to make it a regular tradition and it’s an awesome way to get to spend time with them and meet their friends.
  3. Prioritize my sleep. This was one of my goals for 2019 too and I actually did a lot better than in years past. But I still want to continue to work on this. My goal is to be asleep before 10:30 every night.
  4. Listen to 1 book per month. I got really into podcasts in the last two years, but this year I’m getting an audible subscription and want to listen to at least 1 book per month. I’m sure it will be more, but I’m setting my baseline realistically.
  5. Complete the new year 6 week SWEAT Challenge. I have used the Sweat app for my at-home workouts for the last 2 years and have loved it. They have a challenge starting in January and I’m going to complete it! Last year I planned to, and then didn’t even start. Ha, whoops!
  6. Learn 6 new pieces on the piano. One of my 2018 goals was to re-learn how to play the piano. I’ve been working on it here and there, and learned 2 new pieces in 2019. In 2020 I want to learn 6!
  7. Take a kid free trip with Philip. We’re working on the logistics of this one, but have a really fun trip planned for the fall next year. It’s so important for us to have these kid free trips, and we didn’t get one in 2019. This year we’re hoping to get one in!
  8. Be at church early every week. We were so good about this last year and at the beginning of this year, but we haven’t been so good in in the last month or so, so I’m re-committing!
  9. Do a staycation road trip somewhere in Texas. When we lived in California, we did tons of quick road trip staycations to San Diego, Santa Barbara, Newport Beach, Palm Springs, etc. They were so close and it was fun to get away for a weekend. We have lots of places to explore in Texas, so now that we’re settled it’s time to start planning some road trips!
  10. Start meal prepping. This year I haven’t been super great about menu planning, regular grocery shopping, or meal prepping mine and the kids’ lunches. It’s all been a little bit of a scramble with a lot of “free choice” dinners and hodge podge lunches. Our church is at 8:30am every Sunday in 2020, so I’m going to take a little time on Sunday afternoon to prep for the week.
  11. Date night with Philip twice a month. This crazy year has not allowed for many regular date nights — we’ve still snuck one in almost every month, but I really want to schedule it in.
  12. Make time for friends. Working from home and working for myself is really tricky with friendships, because I could literally work all day everyday. There’s always something to do! But going to those lunch dates or morning hikes is what builds those deep relationships that women need. Also I really want to be better about staying in touch with friends from back in California.
  13. Speak every family’s love language at least once a day. Have you read the 5 Love Languages Book? It teaches you about how people best give and receive love, like through acts of service, through physical touch, through words of affirmation, etc. Philip and I talked a lot this year about the boys’ love languages, and I’ve really tried to “speak” each of those languages to them right before they go to bed every night. I want to continue to do that because it makes such a difference in our relationship.
  14. Friday adventures. My sister started this with her girls this past year, and every Friday they go on an adventure on Friday afternoons after school. I think it’s such a fun way to kick off the weekend and make sure you spend time as a family. Also it’s a great way to explore our new area!
  15. Stop pushing snooze. In 2018 I was so good about getting up early and getting my workout in before everyone was awake. This year I have…not been so good. I still fit my workout in, but it’s so my harder to take the stroller on my run, or workout while Sanny is awake. But also I have to go to bed on time!
  16. Run 15 miles per week. I’m planning to find or make a tracker for each week (don’t worry, I’ll share!) to keep track of how many miles I run. Is there an app for that?  
  17. Take the kids to Disney World! We’re going for spring break this year and I cannot wait!!!
  18. Host a party at my house 3 times this year. I hosted a Favorite Things party at my house last week and it was such a blast. Now that our home is done, I want to host more often!
  19. Take the boys on a weekly One Hour Mom Date. I started the one hour mom date this year and it has been such a huge success. I wrote all about it here. This year Sanny will get to join the rotation once he goes to preschool in the fall!
  20. Go to a concert with Philip. We have been really into concerts in the last few years, and they’re such a fun date night! Sometimes we plan months in advance, and sometimes we see that there are tickets available for that night and off we go.

I’d love to know some things you’d put on your 20 for 2020 list!

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setting goals for the new year are my favorite thing to do

Are you a goal setting person? I’m setting some goals for the new year in a 20 for 2020 format, and wanted to share!

Outfit details:
old camel colored sweater (similar here)
black AEO jeans
digital screen protector glasses
large calendar
room details 

I love setting goals for the new year, do you?

Ever since I was really little, I’ve set goals with my family. Both of my parents are really into goal setting, so it’s just in my DNA. I have been thinking about my goals for the new year over the last few weeks and wanted to share.

Because next year is 2020, setting 20 goals seemed like a fun idea.

 

The difference between my typical goal format and this year’s format

Typically I set goals in a category format, with HEALTH, FINANCIAL, SPIRITUAL, PERSONAL, etc. categories. I’m still doing that, but some of those are pretty personal so I won’t be sharing those here.

That kind of goal setting is more about WHO I want to be. the 20 for 2020 is more about what I want to DO this year. See the difference?

 

What kind of goals go in a 20 for 2020 list?

Your 20 for 2020 list can be anything — challenges, adventures, personality goals, chasing your dreams kind of goals. There is power is writing things done and then making them happen.

 

How I’m planning to display and check off these goals

I’ll be printing this list out in a checklist format and hanging in my closet so I can cross things off throughout the year. Some of the goals are for the entire year, but others have a definitive deadline and I love being able to put a checkmark in that box!

 

20 for 2020: A list of goals for the new year

  1. Run a half marathon. This was one of my 2019 goals, but between 3 moves, it just never happened. This is my year. I’ve already found one in April and cannot wait! I’m trying to convince Philip to do it with me.
  2.  Lunch with the boys at school once a month. I’ve done this three times since we started school this year and it’s my boys’ favorite thing. They’re so excited to make it a regular tradition and it’s an awesome way to get to spend time with them and meet their friends.
  3. Prioritize my sleep. This was one of my goals for 2019 too and I actually did a lot better than in years past. But I still want to continue to work on this. My goal is to be asleep before 10:30 every night.
  4. Listen to 1 book per month. I got really into podcasts in the last two years, but this year I’m getting an audible subscription and want to listen to at least 1 book per month. I’m sure it will be more, but I’m setting my baseline realistically.
  5. Complete the new year 6 week SWEAT Challenge. I have used the Sweat app for my at-home workouts for the last 2 years and have loved it. They have a challenge starting in January and I’m going to complete it! Last year I planned to, and then didn’t even start. Ha, whoops!
  6. Learn 6 new pieces on the piano. One of my 2018 goals was to re-learn how to play the piano. I’ve been working on it here and there, and learned 2 new pieces in 2019. In 2020 I want to learn 6!
  7. Take a kid free trip with Philip. We’re working on the logistics of this one, but have a really fun trip planned for the fall next year. It’s so important for us to have these kid free trips, and we didn’t get one in 2019. This year we’re hoping to get one in!
  8. Be at church early every week. We were so good about this last year and at the beginning of this year, but we haven’t been so good in in the last month or so, so I’m re-committing!
  9. Do a staycation road trip somewhere in Texas. When we lived in California, we did tons of quick road trip staycations to San Diego, Santa Barbara, Newport Beach, Palm Springs, etc. They were so close and it was fun to get away for a weekend. We have lots of places to explore in Texas, so now that we’re settled it’s time to start planning some road trips!
  10. Start meal prepping. This year I haven’t been super great about menu planning, regular grocery shopping, or meal prepping mine and the kids’ lunches. It’s all been a little bit of a scramble with a lot of “free choice” dinners and hodge podge lunches. Our church is at 8:30am every Sunday in 2020, so I’m going to take a little time on Sunday afternoon to prep for the week.
  11. Date night with Philip twice a month. This crazy year has not allowed for many regular date nights — we’ve still snuck one in almost every month, but I really want to schedule it in.
  12. Make time for friends. Working from home and working for myself is really tricky with friendships, because I could literally work all day everyday. There’s always something to do! But going to those lunch dates or morning hikes is what builds those deep relationships that women need. Also I really want to be better about staying in touch with friends from back in California.
  13. Speak every family’s love language at least once a day. Have you read the 5 Love Languages Book? It teaches you about how people best give and receive love, like through acts of service, through physical touch, through words of affirmation, etc. Philip and I talked a lot this year about the boys’ love languages, and I’ve really tried to “speak” each of those languages to them right before they go to bed every night. I want to continue to do that because it makes such a difference in our relationship.
  14. Friday adventures. My sister started this with her girls this past year, and every Friday they go on an adventure on Friday afternoons after school. I think it’s such a fun way to kick off the weekend and make sure you spend time as a family. Also it’s a great way to explore our new area!
  15. Stop pushing snooze. In 2018 I was so good about getting up early and getting my workout in before everyone was awake. This year I have…not been so good. I still fit my workout in, but it’s so my harder to take the stroller on my run, or workout while Sanny is awake. But also I have to go to bed on time!
  16. Run 15 miles per week. I’m planning to find or make a tracker for each week (don’t worry, I’ll share!) to keep track of how many miles I run. Is there an app for that?  
  17. Take the kids to Disney World! We’re going for spring break this year and I cannot wait!!!
  18. Host a party at my house 3 times this year. I hosted a Favorite Things party at my house last week and it was such a blast. Now that our home is done, I want to host more often!
  19. Take the boys on a weekly One Hour Mom Date. I started the one hour mom date this year and it has been such a huge success. I wrote all about it here. This year Sanny will get to join the rotation once he goes to preschool in the fall!
  20. Go to a concert with Philip. We have been really into concerts in the last few years, and they’re such a fun date night! Sometimes we plan months in advance, and sometimes we see that there are tickets available for that night and off we go.

 

I’d love to know some things you’d put on your 20 for 2020 list!

 

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8 Comments

  1. David martin says:

    I have made something special on this day with my partner. overall all the things are great. thanks for sharing.

  2. Rachel says:

    You should use STRAVA to help with your running goals! You can use the app on your phone if you don’t mind running with a phone. If you have an activity tracking watch you can sync your runs to the app after (here are watches that are compatible: https://www.wareable.com/running/strava-compatible-watches)

    I started running in 2016 and have been using STRAVA since 2017 and I love it! You can see how far you’ve run in a week, find other runners, track the route’s you been on and you can set up privacy zones to keep your home safe 🙂

    • Katie says:

      Another vote for Strava! I use it to track every single run and it’s so great. I love having an easily ACCESSIBLE history of all my runs so I can see how I’m progressing over time.

  3. Alyssa Stewart says:

    If you all ever find yourself down in Houston, my husband works at NASA and was a flight controller for the Space Station and could definitely give you guys a tour! We moved down here about 9.5 years ago, and haven’t explored Texas that much but San Antonio was fun, and Lake Travis near Austin is great!

  4. Aleecia says:

    Hi Merrick! I just want to make sure you know you can listen to audiobooks free with you library card via the 2 apps overdrive and libby. You can access any books your county’s library catalog.

  5. Baillie Wood says:

    YOU HAVE SUCH A WONDERFUL LIST.I’m gonna read 1 book a month, at least. I want to get better at gambling. I’m reading books about it. This place https://rocketpayz.com/paypal-casino-usa/ is one of my favourites. I like to chill there. This year is gonna be a good one, I can feel it.

  6. Brita says:

    I also say use StRava. It tells you your weekly, montLy and year statS. It also gives you a fun end of the year summary video. I love that you can compare runs you did in the same place, post pictures and keep track of fastest times. You can get INVOLVED with different communities And challenges or just do your own thinG.

  7. Claire says:

    I love your list! This year i want to get paid for something i wrote, be able to name all the US presidents and something about them, paint my front door, and go to our Fine Arts Center on a fancy date night. Thanks for sharing!

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