I’m sure many of you have seen the memes circulating social media about how 2020 should be cancelled and you should just toss your planner out the window. 2020 has been hard. There are so many heavy things going on in the world right now, and it’s easy to just wish that this year was over already. But I think that this year has given us an opportunity to grow. To slow down, reflect on what’s important, assess what we need to change about ourselves and our society. I don’t know about you, but I don’t want my 2020 to be for nothing. I want to balance reflection with action and not just sit on my couch wishing it would all be over. So, with that in mind, I thought it was time to give an update on my 2020 goals. I hope that it inspires you to keep making progress, keep working to make yourself better, and not let 2020 be wasted.
MY 2020 GOALS
Listen to one new Christian album monthly.
So far, I’ve listened to:
- Elle Limebear – Lost in Wonder
- Cody Carnes – Run to The Father
- Chris McClarney – Breakthrough
- Bethel Music – Peace
- Chris Renzema – Let The Ground Rest
Review my life plan monthly.
I accidentally missed my review last month, but other that have been doing good. I evaluate my life plan progress by asking 3 questions every month: What am I doing well? What do I need to change? When will I do those changes? Then I text my action steps to my husband so he can ask me about them.
Plan one date monthly.
Yes! We’ve had some great dates. My best one was where I had 5 games spread out around the house and we played each for about 15 minutes. The winner of the most games got to choose the movie and the loser chose the snack.
Stay within budget at least 9 months.
So far so good – only 1 bad month!
Do an in-depth Bible study of a book or topic.
I just started doing a Bible study on Galatians and have been reading it for the past 3 weeks or so. I bought How To Study Your Bible by Kay Arthur and it’s been challenging but good for me to not just breeze through a chapter. It’s made me think more deeply about scripture and its meaning. I would definitely recommend if you want to learn how to study your Bible better!
Write 30 blog posts.
This post will make 13 blog posts, so I need to get moving on this one 🙂
Work on one craft every month.
Truthfully I don’t think I’ve worked on a craft every month, but I have for most of them. I finally finished knitting a blanket I’d been working on for a while, I’ve gone back to watercolor and lettering, but I’ve really enjoyed doing embroidery! This floral stitch sampler was one of my favorites.
Drink 40 oz of water daily on average over the week.
I did great on this for probably the first 4.5 months. I was COMMITTED. And then I remembered how much I don’t like drinking water. So definitely need to get some motivation back to do this one. Anyone have tips?!
Read 10 nonfiction books.
So far, I’ve read:
- Sacred Marriage by Gary Thomas
- The 7 Principles for Making Marriage Work by John Gottman and Nan Silver
- Leadership Coaching: The Disciplines, Skills, and Heart of a Christian Coach by Tony Stolzfus
- Power Couple Habits: Work Together to Gain the Clarity and Energy to Crush Your Goals by Scott and Amy Noorda
- Mindful Relationship Habits: 25 Practices for Couples to Enhance Intimacy, Nurture Closeness, and Grow a Deeper Connection by S. J. Scott and Barrie Davenport
I hope this update inspires you to get back on the horse and work on those goals you made at the beginning of the year!