At the beginning of this year, I put together my goals for 2020. I honestly forgot I even made these until I started thinking about my goals for 2021, so it was really interesting looking back to see what I wrote!
In this post, I thought I would share what they are and my reaction to whether I completed/progressed towards them. Feel free to share your 2020 goal review in the comments below too – I’d love to hear them!
My goals for 2020 were as follows:
- Start (and finish!) a novel
- Read 12 books (not including university books)
- Get a full time job
- Create a morning routine
- Continue using my phone less
I honestly haven’t looked at these goals all year until right now, and I’m amazed at how well I managed to stick to these just because they were subconsciously at the back of my brain.
Lockdown helped enormously with finding the time to write the first draft of my novel – I’m still in the process of editing, but I’m proud I managed to actually write something!
Getting back into reading also went a lot better than expected – my goal was 12, but I’ve read 42 this year! Now that I’m no longer reading books for educational purposes (in the traditional sense), I’m enjoying it a lot more. It now feels odd if I go to bed without reading even just a page!
Securing a job was something that at first proved difficult, what with the pandemic and a really odd end to university, but I’m now 5 months into working a 3 day week in a marketing job I’m really enjoying and I never would have expected this to happen so quickly after graduation.
Creating a morning routine is still something I’ve been experimenting a lot with this year. During lockdown, I started doing morning yoga before breakfast, then more recently I’ve been doing meditation as soon as I get up. I haven’t fixated on one method yet, but I’m enjoying the journey figuring out what works best.
I’m really glad that I’ve been using my phone less this year. I think during the first lockdown I definitely had more of a slip up, since it was the primary way of contacting people, but since working, I find I’m very much in focused mode and barely touch it. It’s definitely helping me stay in the present and make effort to meet up with friends or video call them instead.
Overall, I’m super glad I made these goals for myself because I feel like it steered me in the right direction this year. I’m looking forward to setting my goals for 2021 and seeing what is in store for the new year.
Did you make any goals for 2020?
Let me know in the comments below!