Did you know that January 17th is known as Ditch Your Resolutions Day? I just learned about it this year. Apparently, when you are in the hangover of the new year you set up some wild expectations for how you want your life to go. Then around the 17th of January, you cut yourself some slack and let those resolutions go.
I took a different approach this year. An approach I have learned is referred to as “slow planning.” I didn’t go all out and make my resolutions on January 1st. (I hosted a brunch that day and was too knee-deep in planning and executing a fun event with friends to worry about setting my life goals for 2020!)
So I took my time to think about what I really wanted to accomplish in this new year (and decade!). Then I learned about #20in2020 (thanks to my friend Lis) and knew that was the right plan for me. I made my list of 20 things I want to do/be/accomplish in 2020. And, ironically enough, I made that list on 1/17!
Because I am also a #plannernerd I wrote it in my notebook and decorated it with stickers. I get that this may look silly to some of you. But for me, if I am going to keep referring to this list I need to A) make it look nice and B) let me check things off. I am much more likely to stick with these goals by doing it this way. Are you the same way?
I’ll admit, it feels scary to share my 20 in 2020 here. It’s not easy to be vulnerable. And I fear some of you are thinking “why am I following this food lady’s blog when she posts this stickered-up goal list?” But just look at the many items on the list that are food related. I hope you stay tuned to see how I accomplish them.
Okay I shared mine – will you share yours? I’d love to hear something you want to accomplish in 2020. And, if it IS food related, I hope that I can help you accomplish it!