2020 is here. I love the new year. I like being able to shift my focus and create goals. I have made the decision to write this post solely about the upcoming year and what I have decided to focus on, rather than look back on 2019. I will do a recap of last year's word and how my goals turned out, but today I want to focus on the present and the future.
My word of the year for 2020 is BOLD. (Ha! See what I did there?) I wouldn't say that I struggle with a lot of insecurities, but I do struggle to put myself out there at times. I have always been the 'nerdy' kid and while I love who I am, I do worry about how other people will react to me. I was picked on as a kid (like a lot of people, I am sure) and I really internalized that. I like being me at home. When I am out and about, however, I try to shut my nerdy side down.
This year I am going to be me. I will be bold in honouring who I am and what I am passionate about. I will not worry as much about what other people think of me. I have already started to grow in this direction, but this year I will fully embrace who I am.
Earlier this year I did a 20 minute challenge in an effort to tackle the downstairs clutter that had accumulated. I found that committing to 20 minutes of an activity felt easy to achieve and quick. I didn't have to drum up much effort to do 20 minutes of work and the results were impressive.
I am using what I learned from my 20 minute challenge in my resolutions this year. Three times a week, for 20 minutes I will focus on a certain activity. This means that I will spend one hour a week focused on a certain goal, which isn't asking a lot. I have chosen 3 activities.
1.) Movement I will focus on moving my body. Walking, strength training, yoga and whatever else I can come up with. I need to increase my strength and this will be a good way to do that.
2.) Writing I love to write and I have let that fall by the wayside. I will spend time writing this year and getting back to what I love.
3.) Home Projects I will spend time clearing clutter, uploading photos to photo books and taking care of all those small projects that I have ignored for far too long.
Happy New Year, friends! May 2020 bring you joy, peace and strength.
I love your word of the year, Ashley! I think it's hard for nerdy, sensitive types to truly be themselves when that always hasn't been well-received by others. Childhood pain is hard to forget. So I think you're very brave for wanting to be bold, for choosing to push yourself in that way! Go you! :)ReplyDelete